18 - 19 March 2013
Deutsche Telekom Conference Center
Französische Straße 33 a-c, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Invitation to join the editors of the Innovations 2013 World Report
Innovations 2013 editors Juan Senor and John Wilpers of the Innovation International Media Consulting Group will offer insights from the World Report (and beyond) during the webinar, as well as answer questions participants may have.
It takes place on 13 May 2013 at 3 pm (UK time).
The 2013 edition is the fourth Innovations in Magazine Media World Report. It covers innovations in content, advertising, social commerce, design data and more.
As in previous years, the World Report was launched at the Digital Innovators Summit in Berlin (you can get John Wilpers' launch presentation here - scroll to the 12:00 session).
All Digital Innovators' Summit 2013 delegates are welcome to join the Innovations 2013 webinar, which will be hosted by FIPP. Click here to register.
Join us there
The DIS Team
Presentations available for download. And more
A big thank you from FIPP, VDZ and emediaSF for attending and helping to make the 6th Digital Innovators' Summit in Berlin a success! This was our biggest event yet, with nearly 500 delegates from 34 countries and more than 40 speakers sharing lessons, insights and ideas.
We trust you enjoyed the event – the speaker sessions, networking with your international peers, visiting solution providers in the expo, and the inaugural DISFest. The speaker presentations (where available) are now ready for download here:
The next Digital Innovators' Summit will be on 24-25 March 2014, at the same venue in Berlin. So mark your calendars. We hope to see you there next year!
In case you missed it, we announced the inaugural Digital Innovators Tour to the USA which will take place from 11 to 16 May 2014. If you are interested, please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIPP will further soon announce details of a webinar with the editors of the Innovations in Magazine Media 2013 World Report, which was launched by John Wilpers at the Summit on Tuesday. Visit FIPP.com or email Cobus Heyl (email@example.com) or Helen Bland (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Many thanks again for your participation in this year's event.
It was our pleasure to host you.
The DIS team
Day 2 (19 March 2013)
It's a wrap for the Digital Innovators' Summit 2013
Near 500 delegates from 34 countries attended the 6th Digital Innovators Summit in Berlin, Germany this week (18 and 19 March 2013) where 44 speakers shared lessons, insights and ideas relevant to the magazine media industry today.
Two US media heavy weights kick-started Day 2 of the Summit. Justin B. Smith, President of Atlantic Media, talked about radical change at the 150-year-old Atlantic, as well as the launch of Quartz, a news site operated as a digital only startup, fuelled by social media. Paul Smurl, VP of the NYTimes.com, took the audience through the NY Times’s thinking ahead of the launch of their subscriber paywall, and shared data on what has happened since.
Further Day 2 sessions included subscription platforms, digital advertising (including publisher relevance in the age of owned, earned and paid media, as well as responsive ads design) and the future of technology.
Some of the lessons shared included that paid content can work, that publishers should learn to act as marketing agencies and that the industry have to become even more entrepreneurial, prepared to disrupt their own companies to survive and prosper.
The 2013 edition of the highly rated Innovations in Magazine Media World Report was launched at the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin today. All delegates will each receive a free copy of the report; others can get more information and/or order it from here.
· We will add all the available Summit presentations to the website soon
· Save the dates for the Digital Innovators’ Summit 2014: 24 and 25 March
· For more information on the inaugural Digital Innovators Tour (11-16 May 2014) please contact Ray Min at (email@example.com)
And last but not least, thank you to everyone who participated to make the Summit a success: delegates, sponsors and exhibitors, speakers, the media and everyone else who contributed in their own special way.
We hope to see you in Berlin in 2014!
Day 1 (18 March 2013)
Record numbers at 6th Digital Innovators' Summit
The 6th Digital Innovators’ Summit kicked off today with a record number of speakers for the event addressing a wide variety of topics of interest to magazine media publishers.
Near 500 delegates from 34 countries are attending the Summit in Berlin.
Following the Day 1 speaker sessions, delegates joined together in the expo area for the inaugural DISfest – an opportunity to network in more informal fashion over German food, drinks and music with colleagues and peers from around the world.
An overview of some of the Day 1 sessions is available here (we will upload speaker presentations to the website after the event).
Many thanks to all those – speakers, delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, writers and others - who participated today.
See you on Tuesday!
About the Digital Innovators' Summit
The Digital Innovators’ Summit is an annual two day international digital media conference that brings together more than 400 senior executives from international magazine and digital media companies, technology innovators and solution providers to understand emerging trends, share innovative ideas and solutions, gain exposure to new relevant technologies and to network.
The conference is a platform created by FIPP and VDZ, two major magazine media trade organizations, to help magazine media leaders develop better strategies and build better media businesses. Since 2007, invited speakers and digital media executives have come together to share their insights, vision and experiences from their digital businesses.
The event is hosted by:
FIPP - the worldwide magazine media association represents companies and individuals involved in the creation, publishing, or distribution of quality content, in whatever form, by whatever channel, and in the most appropriate frequency, to defined audiences of interest. FIPP assists its members to develop better strategies and build better media businesses by identifying and communicating emerging trends, sharing knowledge, and improving skills worldwide.
emediaSF is a digital media research, analysis and consulting company based in San Francisco, California which provides timely and insightful intelligence on US interactive media industry developments. We cover a wide range of interactive media topics including online publishing, advertising and marketing, business models, social networking, consumer media trends, mobile and video. emediaSF produces custom reports, market analyses, presentations and other materials for industry associations, individual publishers and other media and consulting companies. Since 2001, we have provided the VDZ and its members with the regular report “New Media USA – Trends & Insights”. emediaSF also organizes new media tours in the US and digital media conferences in Europe with US publishers and digital media companies.
VDZ is the Association of German Magazine Publishers. It was initially founded in 1929 and is made up of seven federal-state associations. VDZ represents more than 400 publishers together publishing more than 3,000 titles. Well-known members are Axel Springer AG, Hubert Burda Media, Gruner+Jahr, Spiegel, Holtzbrinck, Deutscher Fachverlag and Europa-Fachpresse-Verlag. Most of the members are small and medium sized consumer and B2B magazine publishers. All in all, VDZ represents about 90% of the market (by turnover) in Germany. The association’s focus includes employer, service and business lobbying.