Interviews and news

Good things come to those who plan ahead. By booking your place for the next DIS (Digital Innovators’ Summit) in March 2019, you will save a whopping €800 per person on final rates

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In addition to featuring prominent and respected speakers from established media companies, DIS (Digital Innovators’ Summit) also boast its fair share of speakers from start-ups in and around media.

At DIS 2018, few were as innovative and ambitious...

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For a quick introduction to where the media currently resides, start with the DIS 2018 report, available here as a FREE download.

 

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Having been one of Europe's top media events for 11 years, we're interested in all things relating to media innovation and the future of print. Each week, we round up the stories in digital innovation, publishing, and magazine media that got people...

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By Ashley Norris

The rise of artificial intelligence in general, and machine learning in particular, has been an emerging theme at DIS for several years now. In 2018 the topic hit the mainstream as it was analysed in no fewer than five sessions with...

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A few years ago at the Digital Innovators’ Summit, everyone was talking about free content and advertising, with the rising use of ad blockers in the forefront of everyone’s minds. This year, however, the strongest takeaway was that publishers are no...

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The dynamics between magazine media publishers and platforms like Facebook and Google have shifted a lot over the last 12 months, some might even say was broken. Vivian Schiller, independent editor-in-chief at Weber Shandwick and director at the...

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By Jessica Patterson

At the Digital Innovators' Summit in Berlin last week, Bleacher Report and The Economist offered insight into engaging the younger generation: Gen Z and millennials.

The post-millennial generation, Gen Z, operate a little...

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The line between brands and media owners has been blurring for some time, with many brands experimenting with their own media to reach consumers and showcase brand identity. One excellent example of this is Thomas Cook, and the main room was full for...

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Throughout DIS 2018 representatives of companies from across the globe have taken to the stage to share their insights about how they are growing their businesses. For the mid morning segment on the second day, execs from two tech based companies,...

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As voice-activated devices and services become more ubiquitous, new opportunities are opening up for publishers to reach users. On day two of the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin, Alexander Bregman, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google...

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By Ashley Norris

Although much of the DIS this year has focused on emerging revenue streams, advertising remains a huge industry that is vital to both brands and publishers. Bernhard Glock, senior  VP Medialink, who is also a former President of the...

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From being described as an “internet midget” losing hundreds of millions a mere 17 years ago, Axel Springer managed to rebuild itself into a digital publishing powerhouse. Dr. Andreas Wiele, President Classifieds and Marketing Media at Axel Springer,...

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By Jessica Patterson

Cheddar, which launched two years ago in the United States as a live and on-demand news channel, is a new type of media for a new generation, filling a gap in the market for business news tailored for millennials. Melissa...

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Blockchain, which was one of the key buzzwords of 2017, is a technology that its champions believe will transform many industries. 2018 has seen the hype around Blockchain abate a little, so now seems to be an apposite moment for publishers to take a...

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As the internet pivots more and more towards visual content, VG.no, Norway’s largest online news site, is maintaining its position by investing significantly in one thing: online video. 

On the first day of the Digital Innovators’ Summit 2018, CEO...

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Maureen Hoch, editor of Harvard Business Review’s HBR.org on Monday provided insight into the experimental work HBR has been doing with new media formats in the past year to reach and engage audiences, including subscribers, in new ways.

Hoch was...

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