Digital Publishers Come Together as Group Nine Media, Backed by $100 Million From Discovery

The digital media industry is facing an extremely competitive revenue landscape. In times like this, it's sometimes better to link arms with other, similar, companies, backed by an even bigger, more profitable company.Discovery Communications on Thursday announced a $100 million minority investment in a new entity that will merge three digital media companies -- Thrillist Media Group, NowThis Media, and The Dodo -- with two companies, Seeker and SourceFed Studios, that are already owned by Discovery.The digital media companies will maintain independent editorial operations, which seems to make the deal announced today more of a partnership than an outright merger or acquisition. But the new entity, Group Nine Media, will enjoy a larger consumer reach than any of its individual components, a fact that executives hope will attract advertisers. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2016-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Masterclasses on audio publishing, innovation and digital marketing at FutureBook Live

A series of "lunch & learn" masterclasses are to take place at FutureBook Live, featuring sessions on audio publishing, effective innovation, using consumer data and digital marketing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-04 13:45:03 UTC ]
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Adam Matthew Digital to publish RSC archives

Publisher Adam Matthew Digital is working with the Royal Shakespeare Company to digitise parts of the organisation’s archive and make them accessible to academics. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 09:28:08 UTC ]
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Direct Line Group is shifting digital ad spending to targeted TV ads

Insurance group Direct Line dumped a large chunk of its digital media for TV in 2017 and could move even more over. The company is one of the largest TV advertisers in the U.K. As Direct Line upped its spending on TV, the business cut the number of display and programmatic online video ads it... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-24 04:00:05 UTC ]
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Media experts on the future of publishing: Hear from Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, NYT, Vox, WSJ and more

For publishers, this is a time of radical reinvention marked by a breakneck pace of innovation. To make sense of the changing landscape for both digital-native and traditional publishers, Ad Age is convening a high-level gathering of some of the best minds in the business. At Ad Age Publishing:... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-22 14:50:00 UTC ]
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‘The industry will always find a way’: Candid thoughts of European publishers on the state of media

During the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe in Budapest this week, 250 publishers and industry execs shared the struggles they face navigating the current environment. The post ‘The industry will always find a way’: Candid thoughts of European publishers on the state of media appeared first on... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-22 04:01:43 UTC ]
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Media experts on the future of publishing: Hear from Condé Nast, Essence, NYT, Vox, WSJ and more

For publishers, this is a time of radical reinvention marked by a breakneck pace of innovation. To make sense of the changing landscape for both digital-native and traditional publishers, Ad Age is convening a high-level gathering of some of the best minds in the business. At Ad Age Publishing:... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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‘We realized we could pull it off’: 2 years in, Bayer is on track to take all digital media buying in-house by 2020

Bayer is on its second year of in-housing programmatic. At Digiday's Media Buyer Summit this week, the company shared how it set up its team. The post ‘We realized we could pull it off’: 2 years in, Bayer is on track to take all digital media buying in-house by 2020 appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-18 04:01:51 UTC ]
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How Digital Media Could Help Decide the 2020 Election Winner

Digital media is poised for a major role in the 2020 election season. While we all know that elections are decided based on numerous factors, no one can deny that messages conveyed to would-be voters via media (whether it's paid, earned or owned) plays a major role in swaying the minds of the... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-10-16 15:10:26 UTC ]
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Eurospan acquires Transatlantic Publishers Group

Eurospan has acquired academic and educational sales agency Transatlantic Publishers Group for an undisclosed sum.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Digiday Research: Digital publishers still see growth in direct-sold display ads

Of the 135 publishers surveyed by Digiday in a wide-ranging research survey this Fall, more than 50% of publishers reported that direct-sold advertising was a large or very large source of revenue for them. The post Digiday Research: Digital publishers still see growth in direct-sold display ads... Continue reading at Digiday

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Media Mergers Aren’t New. So Why Are Publishers Consolidating Now?

Perhaps it was promising, years ago, to see the media industry booming thanks to investments by venture capital-backed funders and large media conglomerates hoping to cash in early on promising new digital media titles. But now, it's the time in the industry's life cycle for those same flashy... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-10-14 15:22:42 UTC ]
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RELX Group Is 2019's Biggest Publisher

The producer of STM and legal materials overtakes Pearson as the world’s largest publisher. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital media companies consolidating should boost their forays into Hollywood

The recent media mergers could help the combined companies to secure more production deals with streaming services. The post Digital media companies consolidating should boost their forays into Hollywood appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-09 04:01:45 UTC ]
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‘It can be demotivating’: Digital media’s all-stock deals are the new normal

With banks more reluctant to lend, venture capitalists aren't interested in buying digital media companies that aren't growing quickly. The post ‘It can be demotivating’: Digital media’s all-stock deals are the new normal appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Vesuvian Media Group Buys Black Spot Books

Vesuvian Media Group, a books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, which has a growing list of adult and young adult titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital focus for Libraries Week as Bobby Seagull publishes manifesto

Libraries Week kicks off today with a focus on what the nation’s libraries are doing with digital technology. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-06 18:00:32 UTC ]
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Upheaval at Sports Illustrated, Mergers in Digital Media | News & Notes

A staff uprising at Sports Illustrated... Following Tuesday's New York Post report that editor-in-chief Chris Stone is exiting Sports Illustrated after 27 years with the magazine, The Wall Street Journal added late Wednesday evening that the brand's new operator, TheMaven Inc., is planning to... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-10-03 20:41:59 UTC ]
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MediaMath launches new platform to 'clean up' digital media supply chain

Partners on the initiative include the Rubicon Project, Telaria, Acoustic, Akamai, Business Insider, Crackle Plus, Havas Media, IBM Watson, Inscape/Vizio, IRIS.TV, News Corp, Octopus Interactive, Oracle Data Cloud, Publishers Clearing House and White Ops. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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