How Ascential is changing the shape of B2B media

Eighteen months ago, Michael Kassan, the owner of US advertising consultancy MediaLink, was interviewing WPP’s Martin Sorrell at Advertising Week in New York, during which he ... Continue Reading →

Here’s the answer newspapers are not looking for

Was the heyday of newspaper advertising a Faustian pact made in the heady days of the twentieth century? After all, booming display and classified revenues swelled the profits of daily ... Continue Reading →

How daily newspapers can win after all

The successful reinvention of some of the world’s leading publishers is clarifying the future for the best daily newspapers. Axel Springer may still be best known for Bild, Europe’s ... Continue Reading →

How B2B media can strike gold again

Preston, is a little-known northern British city with an illustrious past in the country’s 19th century industrial revolution, and a football team whose best days were more than ... Continue Reading →

What’s next for Haymarket Media?

For almost 50 years, Haymarket has been an innovative force in specialist magazines, exhibitions, content marketing, and information services. It is the UK-based media company responsible ... Continue Reading →

Is UBM’s strategy the real deal or not?

UBM was founded almost 100 years ago as United Newspapers. The company was created by then UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George in order to acquire the long-gone Daily Chronicle, which ... Continue Reading →

Heroes & Villains: Oprah celebrates, Wenner mis-fires

Heroes Oprah Winfrey: It is 15 years since Oprah Winfrey chose to channel her motivational “you-can-do-it” spirit into a glossy monthly, in a joint venture with Hearst. ... Continue Reading →

Can this Brit reinvent B2B magazine-media?

Time was when business-to-business media groups seemed the least likely to be disrupted by the web. Executives routinely boasted that the success of business and professional magazines ... Continue Reading →

What ‘new media’ should mean for publishers

Thirty years ago, the world’s largest B2B publisher (then called Reed International) de-merged a nascent exhibitions division from its hundreds of closely-related business magazines ... Continue Reading →

How 8 journalists are revolutionising media

Many newspaper bosses still think traditional journalism represents the unique strength that will, somehow, secure their digital future. But it’s all about people, and digital-only ... Continue Reading →

Is the world’s first media group now the best?

Many traditional media companies are tormented by the twin challenges of a glorious, imperious past and the disruption of digital natives. Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn, and BuzzFeed ... Continue Reading →

How a US giant and UK minnow are shaking up B2B

For traditional media companies savaged by sharp-eyed digital natives, the problem seems to be all about new channels and low costs. But it is so much more: the technologies that have ... Continue Reading →

How ‘print’ can get WISE and profitable on web

Digital media success depends on the three Cs: Content, Community and Commerce. But newspapers and magazines struggle to create new business models, often because they are trying to ... Continue Reading →

What will Informa do next?

Peter Rigby is one of the great survivors among European media company chiefs. He became CEO of what is now Informa Plc in 1989, the year when: Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide ... Continue Reading →

Could it be beginning of the end for Reed Elsevier?

The digital whirlpool will claim some big corporate scalps over this next few years. Consumer-facing media companies across newspapers and television risk being caught in the headlights ... Continue Reading →

B2B in a new world where ‘need to know’ is not quite what it seems

It’s a tale of two traditional media sectors which once thought the world of magazines and now find themselves, well, a bit confused.  They were once the kings respectively of glossy ... Continue Reading →

Who or what killed Britain’s best media company?

Seventeen years ago, The Independent described a British group as “one of the most admired media companies in the world”. It was a widely shared view of a business which ... Continue Reading →