It’s Friday, so allow us to break down Digiday’s best reporting of the week in under a minute — just in time for happy hour:
Every second counts! The Financial Times is making the case that time-spent is more valuable than an impression. Thirteen brands — including Microsoft and BP — are on board, paying up only when readers spend five seconds or more with their ads.
Macy’s is getting millennial. The chain’s flagship New York store has dedicated an entire floor (the basement, acutally) to lure the coveted demographic, complete with an Instagram selfie wall and 3-D printers.
Sharing is caring? Publishers want ad sharing back on Snapchat. No one knows exactly why it was turned off — Snapchat isn’t chatting — but so far there’s been no rioting over the fact that Taco Bell’s latest snap isn’t shareable.
Speaking of not seeing ads, ad blockers are on the rise, but if you’re using them, watch out: You’re the new, hot, tech-savvy target segment brands and publishers are looking to get in front of. In other words: You’re spammed if you do, spammed if you don’t.
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Dentsu’s support of a Black-owned podcast tries to do its part to fill the advertising inequity gap
The Dentsu-backed More Than That with Gia Peppers kicked off season 3 last week, featuring several major advertisers (and Dentsu clients) including Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Kroger and Mastercard.
The Athletic’s Sebastian Tomich is looking beyond ads and subscriptions to reach profitability
The Athletic's path to profitability is set for 2025, and to achieve this goal, chief commercial officer Sebastian Tomich is focused on more than just selling ads directly to prospective advertisers.
How newsroom unions intervene when members get laid off
Amid the recent wave of media layoffs, here are some of the ways newsroom unions are intervening.
SponsoredAdvertising predictions that will shake up the media industry in 2023
Chris Kelly, CEO, Upwave Like many people, marketers and advertisers were ready to see 2022 come to a close. A year that started off promising was assailed by inflation, layoffs and the disastrous effects of RSV, the flu and additional COVID strains. Still, despite an uncertain outlook for 2023, there are plenty of reasons for […]
Despite Q1’s slow start, publishers are bullish about events revenue for 2023
Publishers like BDG and Apartment Therapy are banking on events revenue to give them a leg up in 2023.
Media Briefing: The case for and against monthly and annual subscriptions in the battle for retention
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions for improving retention in a subscriptions business. While annual subscribers might stick around longer for some, other publishers will have better luck with monthly plans.