The time for quick fixes is over. As the advertising landscape continues to transform, publishers are being forced to find other ways to make money. While the display ad still exists and as programmatic media becomes a force to be reckoned with; e-commerce, subscriptions, memberships and beyond are taking center stage. We’ll discuss how publishers are keeping up with both internal and external pressures to find balance and keep sustainability in focus.

At the Digiday Publishing Summit, we’ll offer insight into what lies ahead for publishers, including everything from mastering subscriptions, to making programmatic smarter to balancing revenues.

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Speakers

  • Dan Burkhart
    Co-Founder + CEO
    Recurly
  • James Capo
    CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
    OMEDA
  • Guillaume Clement
    CHIEF PRODUCT & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
    DAILYMOTION
  • Tim Cronin
    VP, SALES
    AAX
  • Kat Downs
    VP, PRODUCT & DESIGN
    WASHINGTON POST
  • Kevin Gentzel
    PRESIDENT, MARKETING SOLUTIONS, GANNETT
    USA TODAY NETWORK
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  • Nina Gould
    CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
    FORBES
  • Adam Hansmann
    CO-FOUNDER & COO
    THE ATHLETIC
  • Mia Libby
    CRO
    THE DAILY BEAST
  • LD Mangin
    CEO & CO-FOUNDER
    CONFIANT
  • Anil Mathews
    FOUNDER AND CEO
    NEAR
  • Adam McClean
    CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
    DOTDASH
  • Ryan Pauley
    CRO
    VOX MEDIA
  • Chris Rudy
    CEO & CO-FOUNDER
    CUT
  • Faisal Saidi
    SVP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY
    SPOT.IM
  • Rick Smith
    SENIOR SALES director
    PERMUTIVE
  • Natalie Williams
    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
    BRIEF MEDIA
  • George Wilson
    HEAD OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, NBA G LEAGUE
    NBA

Agenda

Wednesday, July 8

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Registration Open
  • 3:00 p.m.
    Opening Remarks & State of the Industry

    Welcome to the Digiday Publishing Summit, we'll kick off our three-day summit with an overview of the top trends impacting the current industry.

  • 3:15 p.m.
    How to Achieve Balance

    As the publishing industry continues to find its footing in the world of multiple-revenue streams, hear from one media exec as they outline their path to equilibrium and success. From commerce to subscriptions, we'll discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy balance.

  • 3:45 p.m.
    Sponsor Workshop
  • 4:00 p.m.
    Getting Subscriptions Right

    Subscriptions, memberships, paywalls, oh my. Join a media executive as they make a case for their subscription product. They'll walk us through a product overview, key challenges, metrics they're utilizing and lessons to take into future planning.

  • 4:20 p.m.
    Dialog with Omeda
    • James Capo

      CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

      OMEDA

    • Natalie Williams

      CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

      BRIEF MEDIA

  • 4:30 p.m.
    Publishing Leaders Track Explanation

    The media industry is home to various avenues of success and revenue gain. Throughout the following few days of content, we will be splitting off into three tracks: Programmatic, Product and Revenue. Please choose your area of expertise as these conversations will dive into the nitty-gritty wonders of publishing.

    Programmatic 

    Product

    Revenue

  • 4:40 p.m.
    Networking Break
  • 5:00 p.m.
    Programmatic Leaders Track

    Publishers only. 

    Advertising still takes center stage in most media companies, but how is it staying above the curve? Join fellow attendees in discussion around programmatic platforms and what lies beyond the cookie. 

    5pm - 5:35pm -- Challenge Board and Town Hall

    5:35 pm -- Publisher's first-party date is the new media currency -- Permutive

    • Rick Smith

      SENIOR SALES DIRECTOR

      PERMUTIVE

  • 5:00 p.m.
    Product Leaders Track

    Publishers only. 

    What encompasses the overarching title of  ‘product’? Let’s find out. In this track, we’ll explore what is needed to successfully manage new product implementations and how to make sure these products are in line with overall business goals.

    5pm - 5:35pm -- Challenge Board and Town Hall

    5:35 pm -- Sandbox

  • 5:00 p.m.
    Revenue Leaders Track

    Publishers only.

    In this track we’ll figure out how to truly diversify revenue. From subscriptions and memberships, online commerce, even events. Let’s take a look at the future of media revenue. 

    5pm - 5:35pm -- Challenge Board and Town Hall

    5:35 pm -- Sandbox with Recurly

    • Dan Burkhart

      Co-Founder + CEO

      Recurly

  • 5:45 p.m.
    VIP Welcome Reception
  • 6:00 p.m.
    8-Minute Meetings

    The 8-Minute Meetings are designed to help connect publishing participants with innovative technology platforms and build valuable business relationships. 

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Cocktail Reception
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Dinner with Strangers
  • 9:30 p.m.
    After-Hours Hangout

Thursday, July 9

  • 7:00 a.m.
    Morning Yoga
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Breakfast Served
  • 8:45 a.m.
    Welcome Back
  • 8:50 a.m.
    How to Maintain Healthy Relationships

    When working with brands and agencies, publishers often get the short end of the stick. In this session, hear from one media exec as they explain what is needed to create and sustain successful partnerships with clients and branded content alike. 

  • 9:20 a.m.
    Upland Software Dialog
  • 9:30 a.m.
    The Future of Video

    Every few months it seems that there is a new streaming service or OTT platform popping up around every corner. How do you stay ahead of the curve? Let’s talk video strategy. From branded content to scripted shows, hear how one media company leads the pack. 

  • 9:50 a.m.
    Dailymotion Workshop
    • Guillaume Clement

      CHIEF PRODUCT & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

      DAILYMOTION

    • George Wilson

      HEAD OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS, NBA G LEAGUE

      NBA

  • 10:05 a.m.
    Publishing Leaders Track Explanation

    Round two. As we reconvene in our specified tracks, let’s take a moment to hear from the experts. Join us in discussion with a few media moguls as they outline what it takes to become leaders in these areas.

  • 10:15 a.m.
    Networking Break
  • 10:45 a.m.
    Programmatic Leaders Track

    Open to all

    Advertising still takes center stage in most media companies, but how is it staying above the curve? Join fellow attendees in discussion around programmatic platforms and what lies beyond the cookie. 

    10:45 - 11:15 - Topic 1 discussion 

    11:15 - 11:45 - Topic 2 discussion 

    11:45 - 12:15 - Topic 3 discussion

    12:15 - 12:25 - Sandbox

  • 10:45 a.m.
    Product Leaders Track

    Open to all. 

    What encompasses the overarching title of  ‘product’? Let’s find out. In this track, we’ll explore what is needed to successfully manage new product implementations and how to make sure these products are in line with overall business goals.

    10:45 - 11:15 - Topic 1 discussion

    11:15 - 11:45 - Topic 2 discussion

    11:45 - 12:15 - Topic 3 discussion

    12:15 - 12:25 - Sandbox

  • 10:45 a.m.
    Revenue Leaders Track

    Open to all. 

    In this track we’ll figure out how to truly diversify revenue. From subscriptions and memberships, online commerce, even events. Let’s take a look at the future of media revenue. 

    10:45 - 11:15 - Topic 1 discussion

    11:15 - 11:45 - Topic 2 discussion

    11:45 - 12:15 - Topic 3 discussion

    12:15 - 12:25 - Sandbox with Spot.im

    • Faisal Saidi

      SVP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY

      SPOT.IM

  • 12:25 p.m.
    Lunch Served
  • 1:30 a.m.
    Afternoon Activities & Free Time
  • 5:00 p.m.
    Programmatic Leaders Track

    In this final session, we’ll round up all of the topics discussed, figuring out solutions to challenges presented on day 1. 

    5:50pm - Sandbox

  • 5:00 p.m.
    Product Leaders Track

    In this final session, we’ll round up all of the topics discussed, figuring out solutions to challenges presented on day 1. 

    5:50pm - Sandbox

  • 5:00 p.m.
    Revenue Leaders Track

    In this final session, we’ll round up all of the topics discussed, figuring out solutions to challenges presented on day 1. 

    5:50pm - Sandbox

  • 6:00 p.m.
    8-Minute Meetings

    The 8-Minute Meetings are designed to help connect publishing participants with innovative technology platforms and build valuable business relationships. 

  • 7:00 p.m.
    JW Player Cocktail Reception
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Dinner with Friends
  • 9:30 p.m.
    After-Hours Hangout

Friday, July 10

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast Served
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Welcome Back

Activities

  • Wednesday
    8:00 P.M. DINNER WITH STRANGERS

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby restaurant. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

    9:30 P.M. AFTER-HOURS HANGOUT

    Join fellow attendees for one more drink at the hotel bar. Costs are at your own expense.

  • Thursday
    7:00 A.M. MORNING YOGA

    Join us for a zen start to your day. All are welcome. Equipment provided. Sign up at registration desk.

    1:30 P.M. AFTERNOON FREE TIME

    Digiday Publishing Summit attendees can save 20% on ski rentals when you book from March 24-29. Book here.

    8:00 P.M. DINNER WITH FRIENDS

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at a nearby restaurant. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

    9:30 P.M. AFTER-HOURS HANGOUT

    Spend your final night of the summit with a cocktail at the hotel bar. Costs are at your own expense.

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One of the best events I've attended over my 18-year career in digital media. The networking opportunities are unparalleled.

— CRO, NYIAX

The Digiday Publishing Summit remains the best use of our event budget during the entire year.

— VP Publisher Development, Prodege

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— VP Product, Tribune Publishing

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