by Kevin Anderson on May 10, 2013
As markets develop digitally especially in this age of mobile data, long held assumptions about your online audience may change as a study in South Africa has recently shown. The changes in the online audience there highlight the importance of investing in audience measurement and research to make sure that your multi-platform strategy
While growth in the Russian digital advertising market is slowing, the share of digital ads continues to grow, and in three to four years, digital advertising is predicted to capture a third of the market. The rapid growth in digital advertising is challenging not only print but TV groups, and it is attracting international investment that will remake Russia’s media market.
by Kevin Anderson on May 2, 2013
More than a half dozen major news organisations including Reuters, Al Jazeera, the BBC and The Guardian have had their Twitter accounts taken over by hackers in the last year, and outlets in emerging democracies could be next. Twitter is warning news organisations that they will continue “to be high value targets to hackers”. Twitter advised news groups on how to keep their accounts safe as it works on improving security, and we look at the best ways to make sure your accounts aren’t taken over by groups looking to damage your credibility and reputation.
by Kevin Anderson on April 11, 2013
The digital transition challenges us to think differently. Media leaders need to understand how the business of digital media fundamentally changes how consumers read, listen to and view our content, and how advertisers can reach their target audiences more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Former newspaper executive Alan Mutter summarises these change neatly as ‘reach’ versus ‘each’.
by Kevin Anderson on March 26, 2013
Matching the time you publish content on your website with the time your audience is most likely to be online is a simple and affordable way to increase consumption and engagement. Publishing specific types of content at times of the day when that type of content is most in demand works even better.
Data journalism is evolving quickly beyond its roots as a way to analyse numbers and create charts into entirely new ways to tell stories incorporating images, video and text. The results are impressive but the process can seem daunting. We look at ways to justify the effort and build a business case for developing these types of projects.
by Kevin Anderson on February 26, 2013
Last year, the number of internet subscribers doubled in Zimbabwe, largely due to the increase in mobile internet users. The mobile revolution is here, and news organisations need to think beyond how to distribute their content to mobile audiences and already think about how they need to respond commercially to this shift.