‘Race to the bottom’: Top publishing execs sound off on the biggest challenges in the industry
At the Digiday Publishing Summit last month, hundreds of industry leaders gathered to discuss building products to monetize audiences, sifting through data and incorporating insights. Here’s a quick look at five major takeaways from our most recent summit. The key hits:
- Publishers that are focused on the top line are depressing the entire business.
- To create effective subscription products, you have to constantly test, learn and iterate.
- Apple News+ puts publishers in the position of becoming production houses, and they lose their connection with the consumer.
- When trying to scale an events business, the key is partnerships.
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