Is this how retailers will dominate media?

Nothing better illustrates the convergence of retail and media than the UK magazines market. Four of the country’s five largest-circulation magazines are produced for supermarket ... 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 →

How newspapers, magazines must get radical…

Newspapers and magazines are the frontline of traditional media tormented by changing times. New and not-so-new competition has reduced readership and savaged profits. How can they ... Continue Reading →

Can magazines really compete as online retailers?

Magazines are perfect for ecommerce. Or are they?  Well, the major online women’s retailers – like Net-a-Porter, ASOS, HauteLook, TopShop and Groupe Gilt – use content ... Continue Reading →

3 steps to seismic change in media

Life is confusing for incumbents. Ask any business school student. It’s not meant to be easy for traditional market-leading, cash-generative companies quickly to reinvent themselves ... Continue Reading →

Radio broadcasters face digital dogfight with internet

Radio has always confused media futurologists and defied the sceptics. The sound-only medium survived the conquest of TV and the ipod, and has managed to bounce back from recession ... Continue Reading →

iPad comes to the rescue of magazines (sort of)

UK magazine publisher Mark Wood knew what everyone was thinking: “The iPad is not the saviour of magazines”. But the calm-down words came just as it looked as if Steve Jobs’ ... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter keeps changing things

The book publishing and retailing business is in turmoil. Nothing new about that. But look at the momentous things, happening in the UK right now, that will transform the industry at ... Continue Reading →