Publishers: Paywalls Need to Die. There’s a Better Way to Monetize

Paywalls have become commonplace in digital publishing, but they’re ineffective and create a barrier to the free press. Instead, publishers must use advertising to monetize new channels and give consumers the content they crave for free. Back in the 90s, when publishers began moving their content online, there emerged a range of strategies: only the major headlines for some, whole editions for others. As they built a web presence, an entirely new genre of digital-only

What do Consumers Think About the New Media Landscape?

There’s an interesting quandry when asking for feedback via a survey versus collecting actual behavior. If you ask any consumer if they like advertising, a select few may jump up and down about how they can’t wait for the next ad to popup on Facebook or the next commercial during their favorite television show. I’ve never actually met that person… The reality, of course, is that companies advertise because it works. It’s an investment. Sometimes

The Rise of the Modern Mobile Traveler

Usablenet has prepared a new series of infographics that illustrate the rapid evolution of mobile in the travel industry, with stats speaking to the rise of the modern mobile traveler, the surprising results a mobile loyalty program can have on booking frequency, how millennials are prioritizing mobile in their travel decisions, and more. The full series includes takeaways such as: Millennials lead the mobile travel charge: most mobile travelers are consumers between 25-44 years old.