24-26 March 2019, Berlin

with the main Summit 25-26 March


DIS 2018 Sponsors


AdvantageCS - the leader in world-class subscription management, marketing, sales, and customer relationship software - has been developing solutions for the information industry since 1979. Highlights include:

  • digital and print subscriptions
  • fully integrated e-commerce platform
  • ebook (and print book) sales
  • packages / bundles
  • product orders
  • content access and entitlements
  • conference & event management
  • continuity programs
  • membership management
  • multi-product, multi-currency
  • donations

The Flexibility to Go Anywhere

What sets Advantage apart is the total flexibility it offers. Coupled with all-inclusive functionality and exceptional business intelligence tools, you can configure the system to operate your business exactly as you choose. If you need subscription management software that adapts to your requirements without forcing you to choose between options a, b, or c, then Advantage is for you.

Go Anywhere with the E-commerce Platform Made Just For Subscription Marketers

Cider is Advantage’s e-commerce platform offering fully integrated shopping cart and self-service capabilities. It includes the marketing tools you need to push your ideas to market, such as the ability to quickly create landing pages, special promotions, packages, and choices. Cider employs a very flexible theme design allowing you to customize the look-and-feel of the site. Sharing the same business logic engine as Advantage gives your online presence access to thousands of Advantage features. Plus, it supports 3rd party plugins, with Google Analytics already integrated. It’s designed with key architectural considerations: security, scalability, and extensibility - you can be sure that Cider is ready to handle your demanding online needs.

Advantage Clients Include:

  • Agora Publishing
  • Bauer Media - Australia
  • Bayard Presse
  • Hearst Business Media
  • Ogden Publications
  • Oxford University Press
  • Penton Media
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Aller Media
  • A-lehdet
  • Ouest France

Our active Advantage Users Group helps to set the direction of our more than 60,000 hours of development each year. Come see why world-class publishers use Advantage.


CCI & Escenic develop multi-channel publishing platforms for media corporations all over the world. We help our customers create engaging content, reach new audiences, and optimize their business strategies.

Our new cutting-edge digital publishing platform, CUE, is designed for digital-first publishers and a constantly changing media environment. CUE offers countless ways of bringing innovation to content production and a whole new perspective on editorial efficiency.


censhare is a universal, smart content management software vendor that supplies a content and marketing platform to global brands such as Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, IKEA, Kohl's and Hearst Media Group to enable their digital transformation to providing multi-channel, multi-language, personalized communication to their audiences.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, censhare has offices in the USA, UK, Switzerland, France, Netherlands and India.


Content Insights is an Editorial Intelligence tool created by editors for editors to better understand content performance and increase revenue opportunities. Powered by CPI - a comprehensive, complex comparative algorithm that identifies what stories are resonating with the audience and which behaviours they exhibit when reading - Content Insights is the ONLY Editorial Intelligence tool on the market and a perfect fit in any newsroom.


Founded in 2009, DCORE is the innovative research and consulting agency in the Media sector. With long-standing expertise and know-how, DCORE offers a wide spectrum of services on market and media research. At a time when change happens faster than ever, asking the right questions to get the most accurate results is more important than ever. This is what we do best. We develop the suitable concept and strategy for you- either with a qualitative or with a quantitative focus and for all media channels- relying on a combination of proven market research methods and innovative technical procedures. We support and consult throughout the whole planning, evaluation and optimization phase and our in-house statistic experts take care of the cleaning, analysis and visualization of the gathered data.

Within the past years, DCORE has grown rapidly and now consists of over 20 passionate, curious and creative researchers- our Motto is: We research for media, we research for markets, we research people.


Magazine and specialty publishers use Desk-Net to streamline the planning and coordination workflows in their editorial departments:

Plan stories across digital and print publications.

Manage tasks across teams and publications.

Coordinate internal and external staff.

Desk-Net integrates with other tools such as WordPress, Drupal or Slack.

A strongly growing list of publishers around the world such as Time Inc. (UK) or the LA Times use Desk-Net.


digidip is one of the fastest growing ad tech companies which solves a big problem for publishers around the world.
Publishers don't like to refer customers by linking to products and shops without getting something in return, and instead, recognize the value and influence of their traffic and want this to be adequately rewarded.
Although performance marketing already exists for years and is paying publishers for referring users, they often struggle with the complexity of handling thousands of merchants, because of the different technologies and networks that come with each of these merchants. digidip is THE one stop solution to all these issues, acting as a PREMIUM META NETWORK that does all the work, automatically connecting publishers with 40.000 shops through over 140 affiliate networks and does not only monetize their outgoing links in the most non-invasive way possible but also offers the best commission rates and merchant relationships on the market as well as paid placements, combined with powerful and most detailed reportings, so publishers can follow and understand their performance revenues and therefore optimize their content intelligently.


EatAndTheCity helps users discover and book great eating experiences in their city.

The AI-powered platform combines feedback from journalists, food critics and local users into unbiased reviews of nearby restaurants and takeaways. Digital media companies can in turn generate new revenue through white label integration as a trusted source of information for local eating experiences.


Inviqa is a technology partner and consultant trusted by leading brands to meet strategic goals through digital solutions. A specialist in ecommerce, content solutions, and custom software development, we help pioneering businesses engage, convert, and retain their audiences.

Inviqa customises and implements complex content, information, and collaboration platforms for websites, intranets, customers portals, and next-generation content hubs.

We are specialists in Drupal, Thunder, and bespoke CMS development and have previously helped companies such as Arsenal FC, DroemerKnauer and the BBC to improve their content distribution and to reach their audience.


Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government affairs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada’s magazine media.


An agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation supports the province's creative economy by providing innovative programs, services and funding for the film & television; book & magazine publishing; interactive digital media & music industries.


PressMatrix offers a gateway for traditional print publishers into the digital world of publishing.

We specialize in the digital publishing of journalistic content and support publishers, agencies and companies in aligning their activities in the field of digital media cost-effectively and profitably.

Our SaaS platform "PressMatrix" contains all the components for a successful distribution of print products on mobile devices and the publication of individual articles in social media and on websites.

A centralized platform coupled with years of experience in digital publishing means we can offer each customer tailored solutions for increasing their commercial reach and sales.

With more than 400 customers, 1,700 apps and 9 million readers, PressMatrix is the leading provider of magazine apps across Europe. Our Berlin office, comprising some 30 employees, has been supporting young publishers and established media houses such as Burda, Funke Media and Falke Media since 2011. Our customers include numerous companies such as Basler Versicherungen, ADAC and Deloitte GmbH.


We're on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. With 175 employees in Vancouver, and more in both Dublin and Manila, we're building a place for people to find great content from anywhere in the world. That's why we've partnered with thousands of publishers to give readers unlimited access to leading newspapers and magazines.

We're all about choice. Using their phone or tablet, readers can browse content online or download entire issues using the PressReader app. They can subscribe for unlimited access, or get the full experience sponsored by one of our partners.


Salesforce pioneered the idea of CRM software in the cloud, creating a whole new economy. Today, Salesforce is the world's #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform setting the global standard for customer relationship management, customer engagement and intelligence. The Customer Success Platform empowers sales, service and marketing to better understand their customers' needs, solve their problems, and identify opportunities by managing customer information and interactions on a single platform that's always accessible from anywhere. The company is one of the most highly valued cloud computing companies with a market capitalization above $55 billion. The company also redefined philanthropy by its "1-1-1-model" donating one percent of its technology, people and resources to NGOs.


Springwise is a leading digital publishing brand in the innovation and disruption field, sourcing and curating the most cutting edge innovations from all over the world.

As the global source for innovation intelligence, our mission is to drive positive change through disruptive innovation. Our editorial team is supported by a network of 20,000+ Springspotters who sources the latest innovation, start-up and new business ideas from around the world. Every day we validate, curate and summarise the top innovations, which feed into a fully searchable database containing 8800+ innovations across all industries and geographies.

Springwise expertise helps our subscribers to drive product and business transformation and gain visibility into profitable innovations for faster deployment and competitive advantage.

Every year we donate to 1% for the Planet to help deliver greater support for environmental solutions.


Vindicia, an Amdocs company, offers comprehensive subscription management solutions that help businesses acquire and retain more customers. Providing much more than just a billing and payments system, the company's SaaS-based subscription management platform combines big data analysis, strategic consulting and proprietary retention technology.

Vindicia provides its clients with more recurring revenue, more customer data, better insights, and greater value throughout the entire subscriber lifecycle. That's why they call us The Subscription People. To learn more visit www.vindicia.com.

Vizrt is the world's premier creator of video production tools for digital publishers, and media content producers. Vizrt's tools include solutions for real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, story and video editing, compositing, and multiplatform VOD and live playout tools.


vjoon®, a fixture on the publishing market since 1990, is a leading developer of software solutions for the management of digital content. vjoon rapidly integrates technology innovations into its solutions and consistently develops its products to meet market needs. vjoon's flagship product vjoon K4® is one of the most innovative cross-media publishing platforms available in the market and lets you deliver your valuable content to any output channel – print, online, mobile, tablet. Based on the time- and cost-saving Unified Publishing Process™ vjoon K4 provides the tools that allow your team to publish anywhere, smoothly and efficiently – whether you produce magazines, newspapers, sales materials, annual reports or books. Renowned customers worldwide and in configurations from 3 to more than 1,500 concurrent users benefit from this sophisticated solution.


WoodWing is a global market leader in providing solutions to streamline multichannel content creation. Working with top editorial publishers, brands and agencies, WoodWing encompass a customer-first approach to ensure products are constantly addressing business challenges, reducing costs, increasing quality and driving the future of content creation.

With experience in the publishing industry for over 17 years, partners in over 100 countries and more than 1,000 customers, WoodWing is a recognised and trusted name. Beginning life to assist print publishers with improving their publishing workflow, WoodWing now produce products to assist a range of organizations with their print and digital content creation, and digital asset management.

WoodWing is a long-standing Adobe Technology Partner and provides best-in-class integration with Adobe InDesign and InCopy. In addition, their products easily integrate with third-party applications.

Thousands of companies all over the world trust WoodWing to help them remain competitive, leverage new opportunities and consistently grow their business.


X-CAGO (www.x-cago.com) – is a Media Solutions Company that has developed, commissioned and deployed internationally recognised technology solutions that bridge the gap between the print, archive and online worlds. X-CAGO's speciality is to generate unified content (XML) from print PDFs.

X-CAGO is committed to the delivery of solutions for publishers to contribute to the commercialisation and monetisation of their content by successfully and securely capturing, unifying, storing, retrieving, publishing, distributing and syndicating this content from both Print, Analogue and Digital Media (including XML, PDF, RSS & website).

X-CAGO's advanced patented software and technologies manage growing volumes of media content by providing clients the capacity to organise and catalogue this information to deliver 'knowledge on demand'.

Headquartered in Roermond, the Netherlands and with full client services and sales offices located in Australia, Germany and the USA, X-CAGO's clients worldwide include the world's leading Publishers, Press Clipping Agencies, Libraries, Corporate Archives, Public Relations Departments, News & Advertisement Tracking Firms, Trade Associations and other content professionals in public and private organisations.


For further sponsoring details please contact:

John Schlaefli

35 New Bridge Street
London EC4V 6BW, UK

Tel: +44 20 7404 4169
Email: john[at]fipp.com

Lutz Drüge

Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger (VDZ)
Haus der Presse
Markgrafenstrasse 15
10969 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 726298 187
Email:  l.druege(at)vdz.de

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altstoetter und team
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10627 Berlin

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Email:  altstoetter(at)z-a-t.com

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