How Publishers Are Converting a Spring Traffic Surge Into Sustained Growth

Sponsored by Pushly 2020 wasn’t supposed to go quite like this. Whether digital natives or survivors of a decade-long shift away from legacy models, most large online publishers entered the year forecasting significant revenue growth and continued investment in more sophisticated digital products that would enable increasingly diversified audiences and businesses. The ensuing global pandemic has impacted every publisher differently, but a few common challenges have generally emerged: the immediate shelving of long-planned initiatives or new launches, a total pause on live events—an increasingly vital extension for many, in normal times—and frustratingly, a dramatic yet difficult-to-monetize rush of web traffic and social media engagement. On an hour-long, virtual panel sponsored by Pushly and hosted by Folio: in mid-July, four months after the U.S. began locking down, a group of content strategists, digital and audience development directors and editors, gathered to share how the publications they operate, each of which reach millions of consumers every month, have faced down the challenges and worked to position themselves for continued growth. “There’s a surge of interest around news, so we saw huge tides of increased traffic in certain categories, but not necessarily the categories that people surround with sponsorships, so that’s always a challenge,” said Alison Overholt, senior VP of multiplatform storytelling and journalism at ESPN. “How do you match up the spots... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

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