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

Beyond The Screen: How Blockchain Will Impact Influencer Marketing

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web over three decades ago, he couldn’t have foreseen that the Internet would evolve to be the ubiquitous phenomenon it is today, fundamentally changing the way the world functions across all spheres of life. Before the Internet, children aspired to be astronauts or doctors, and the job title of influencer or content creator simply didn’t exist. Fast forward to today and nearly 30 percent of children aged eight to twelve

DMP Integration: Data-Driven Business for Publishers

The radical reduction in the availability of third-party data means fewer possibilities for behavioral targeting and a drop in advertising revenues for many media owners. To offset the losses, publishers need to think of new ways to approach user data. Hiring the data management platform can be a way out. Within the next two years, the advertising market will phase out third-party cookies, which will alter the traditional model of targeting users, managing ad spaces,

13 Ways that Content Is Monetized Online

A good friend contacted me this week and said that he had a relative that had a site that was getting significant traffic and they wanted to see if there were a means of monetizing the audience. The short answer is yes… but I don’t believe the majority of small publishers recognize the opportunity or how to maximize the profitability of the property they own. I want to start with the pennies… then work into

PRISM: A Framework to Improve Your Social Media Conversions

The reality is that you typically don’t sell on social media channels but you can generate sales from social media if you implement a full end to end process. Our PRISM 5 step framework is a process you can use to improve social media conversion. In this article we’re going to outline the 5 step framework and step through example tools you can use for each step of the process. Here’s PRISM: To build your PRISM you