Brands and publishers turn to actors and comedians to give chatbots personality

Increasingly, companies like Google are hiring writers to give their AI a more human edge. Companies building bots for platforms like Facebook and Kik can’t really compete with the resource of these tech giants. But giving bots a personality is becoming more of a competitive advantage, companies need creative types on payroll to make this authentic. In some cases, bot developers are coming up with entire backstories for their bots, including their hopes and fears. The post Brands and publishers turn to actors and comedians to give chatbots personality appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2016-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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YouTube’s brand-safety woes give publishers a boost in selling video ads directly

To avoid brand-safety issues, agencies are increasingly buying premium publisher audiences directly on YouTube. The post YouTube’s brand-safety woes give publishers a boost in selling video ads directly appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News publishers are giving personalization a fresh look

With consumer revenue and loyalty newly important, news publishers are personalizing their products more. The post News publishers are giving personalization a fresh look appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NewsCred Turns Brands And Marketers Into Publishers With NewsRoom

Although big media brands like The New York Times and The Economist aren't going away anytime soon, the online publishing industry increasingly includes brands, marketers, and independent journalists. With the launch of a new content network, the tech startup NewsCred wants to be the liaison... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Gives Publishers New Tools, Hopes They’ll Use Them to Give Facebook More Stuff

Facebook has been courting content companies for years because it wants content companies to bring more of their content to Facebook. Here’s a new example: A set of tools that will make it easier for publishers to share their stuff ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2014-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How a Better Understanding of the Digital Media Supply Chain Can Give Brands a Leg Up

Chris Kane's job is to take a look at a brand's digital ad buys to see where there are overlaps that can be eliminated to improve the efficiency of the entire strategy. But in order to do that, brands have to understand exactly what they're buying through each exchange. Kane, founder and... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-29 21:03:28 UTC ]
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Shout-Outs to Publishers Giving Back to Their Communities| June 5

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., we began recognizing publishers who, despite having their own challenges, stepped up and helped out their communities. We’ve recognized more than 30 such publishers so far, but that only scratches the surface on the acts of kindness from around... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-06-05 15:54:15 UTC ]
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4 Shout-Outs to Publishers Giving Back During the COVID-19 Crisis | April 24

Today marks the fifth week we have recognized publishers that, despite difficult challenges and uncertainty, have prioritized their community as much as, if not more than, their own business interests. We continue to be inspired by all of the gestures we’ve seen from around the industry, and we... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-24 15:33:49 UTC ]
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Yes, you might be a publishing person

One of the biggest underlying publishing assumptions is that you have to be a ‘certain’ type of person to make a career in the industry - bookish, introverted, creative. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-22 15:57:57 UTC ]
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Hot Key Books to publish 'personal' new novel from Arvin Ahmadi

Bonnier Books UK's Hot Key imprint is to publish How It All Blew Up, Arvin Ahmadi's third YA novel.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-05 23:22:32 UTC ]
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S&S to publish 'powerful, beautiful and personal' book from Tom Percival

Simon & Schuster Children's UK has acquired two picture books from author and illustrator Tom Percival.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 16:26:40 UTC ]
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How 4 Publishers Are Turning Surveys Into Revenue

In a data-driven industry, an age-old product becomes more relevant than ever. The post How 4 Publishers Are Turning Surveys Into Revenue appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-24 14:28:37 UTC ]
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Canadian publishers turn to e-book discounts to entice readers amid COVID-19

Some Canadian publishers are offering special deals on e-books in a bid to entertain readers and pay authors during the COVID-19 shutdown. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-03-23 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Mountaineers Books Names New Publisher as It Turns 60

As Mountaineers Books—the independent publisher of outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation books—turns 60, it shifts around its staff. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Cairo international book fair turns away jailed publisher's company

Khaled Lotfy, whose firm Tanmia published a new edition of a book about Egyptian double agent Ashraf Marwan, has been sentenced to five yearsCairo international book fair has excluded imprisoned publisher Khaled Lotfy’s firm from the event citing “security reasons”, the International Publishers... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-22 13:55:22 UTC ]
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‘A silent assassin’: Brand safety tags slow publisher sites

"The challenge we have is that we don’t get visibility of the full extent of this, it’s a bit of a silent assassin," said one magazine publishing executive, speaking anonymously. The post ‘A silent assassin’: Brand safety tags slow publisher sites appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-12-19 05:00:20 UTC ]
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Authors urge publishers to 'give space' to mental health

Authors have discussed the importance of perspectives on mental health when considering diversity and inclusion, with Rose Cartwright revealing she walked away from a traditional publishing deal for fear of being “compromised”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 00:58:31 UTC ]
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The 2019 Publishing Hot List: The Print and Digital Media Brands Paving a Way to Profitability

Media is dying? Don't tell that to the winners of this year's Publishing Hot List. Whether legacy media outlets or digital upstarts, these publishers are creating groundbreaking work, finding new revenue streams and otherwise nimbly adapting to an unstable landscape. Even as the president... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-10-21 00:00:55 UTC ]
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Brand Safety Worries Are Hurting News Publishers Ahead of 2020 Election

Ahead of a contentious 2020 U.S. presidential election, two trade bodies representing media agencies and publishers are working toward more sophisticated brand safety standards and how to apply them to news content. These organizations--the American Association of Advertising Agencies and... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-09-27 20:14:59 UTC ]
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Turning Editorial Franchises into Brand Builders and Moneymakers

Bon Appétit’s "Hot 10" list of the best new restaurants in the country began as a typical magazine feature when it made its debut in BA's September restaurants issue in 2009. The following year, the magazine threw a party to honor and celebrate the restaurants, inviting them to New York to cook... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-09-27 19:55:46 UTC ]
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