A couple of interesting announcements this week, including the merger between ABM and the Software & Information Industry Association, underscore the rapid pace of change that is sweeping through B2B media – and the increasing urgency behind publishers’ transition to diversified, digital-driven business models. Full Story
Cloud-based CMS and e-commerce provider ePublishing agrees to purchase the Ellington CMS and Marketplace from The World Co.'s Mediaphormedia division. Ellington was developed by the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and licensed to other news organizations. Full Story
Media companies are finding new revenue opportunities in lead-gen and other marketing services. But if these services aren't built on a foundation of quality content and a premium audience, is the model sustainable?
Three years ago, Guardian's acquisition of paidContent was proof to many that digital media companies could be built and valued at levels similar to print media business. So, why are digital media businesses today having such a challenge attracting investment? Full Story
Whether you're building or buying your way toward a digital-first strategy, the shift is likely to require a complete overhaul of the existing culture. Part of the challenge: Assimilating new talent without crushing their spirit.
Enabling technology was a key driver in last year’s media deals, a trend that DeSilva + Phillips' Dan McCarthy expects to continue. For print-centric publishers looking to buy or sell, that's a challenge on many levels.
The changing online advertising landscape makes it easier than ever for small, niche-oriented to publishers to compete with - and often outmaneuver - the mega-portal aggregators. The keys: passionate audiences and sharply focused content. Full Story