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Ways Around the Wall: We know you are all unhappy about having to pay for the NYT now, but cry no more. Besides the fact that the NYT has made it possible to still view 20 free articles a day along with unlimited articles through search, blog, and social network links, two Mashable readers found a really easy way to avoid the paywall. Just remove “?gwh=numbers” from the URL. Happy Hacking. (DIGIDAY:DAILY doesn’t necessarily condone hacking). Mashable
Love is (Species) Blind: Who doesn’t love a good interspecies relationship pic? Get ready for a cuteness overload, because here are 40. urlesque
Making New Friends: Facebook is looking to hire President Obama’s former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs for a senior position to manage the company’s communications. Apparently Gibbs had been planning to help with Obama’s re-election campaign before taking a job in the private sector, but with Facebook’s alleged offer of a cash salary and shares ahead of the company’s initial offering, he may want to head over to the private sector a little sooner than he had anticipated. NYT
DPS Park City Pic of the Day: You can see we have a pretty broad definition of business casual here at the DPS — that is a man in a jerky suit, a Perky Jerky suit, to be exact.
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.
Digiday+ Research: The economy will hit the media and marketing industries this year, but differently
The economy will plague both the media and marketing industries in 2023, but the hit will be uneven between publishers and agencies.
Podcast ad buyers have yet to see a slowdown
Ad buyers have yet to see clients cut their podcast budgets – though the time of podcasts as the shiny new medium may be coming to an end.
SponsoredWhy Best Buy Ads sees retail media as integral to its customer-centric purpose
Sponsored by Best Buy Ads Retail media networks have become critical for marketers, with retailers investing in ways that enable advertisers to engage consumers across online and offline channels. Given the wealth of retailers’ first-party customer data and measurement capabilities, retail media networks have become a natural fit for augmenting performance marketing programs. Alongside the […]
The programmatic open marketplace is faltering, but publishers see a bright spot in private programmatic deals
Publishers are coming to terms with their open programmatic marketplace RPMs being 20-55% lower than they were this time last year, but the hope is that programmatic guaranteed deals will make up the deficit.
Marketers weigh the cons of working with Google Ad Manager amid Justice Department’s new lawsuit
When is it time to back away?