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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

Beyond the S Curve

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker has been presenting her deck on internet trends for a few years now. Twenty-three, to be precise. They’re good, albeit lengthy, always thought-provoking. And each year I see if I can use her data to tell…

Know Your Audience, Build a Clique

Many great actors failed to adapt from silent movies to the “talkies” and disappeared from the big screen. By the same token, many great journalists risk fading away because they are not adjusting from the era of virtually silent audiences…

Basics of web analytics by BBC Academy

Who is reading, watching or listening to your online content? And where are they from? Web analytics measures performance and can inform site strategies. How metrics help your journalism? How BBC News uses web analytics? BBC prepared the…

Time for A/B testing

Out of all the tools available for media websites, only a few are more useful than A/B testing. A/B testing allows for much better decision-making along with fine-tuning the website into perfection. At the same time, it’s one of the…

Real-time analytics for publishers

Internet is often described as ‘the most measurable medium ever created’, thus real-time analytics is designed to monitor very precisely the current data on the behavior of visitors in order to help you optimize your website, content and…

Newspapers need to invest in data analysis

More and more publishers move from a “tracking” mentality that simply states what audience does to concentrate on what any such insight would imply for journalism and business of journalism. Newsrooms need to adopt the kind of…

Invest in audience measurement to keep track of changing market

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…

Diversity in Latin American markets drives paid content strategies

Even though most Latin American newspapers and magazines still enjoy rising circulation and advertising revenue, many are rolling out paid content strategies. But the diverse market conditions across the region mean that there is no…

Dayparting: Publishing digital content when your audience is most likely to see it

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…

Publishers need to leverage their audience knowledge to increase revenue

In sophisticated digital markets, advertisers now know more about audiences than publishers do, Rodney Mayers, the chief revenue officer of data and analytics company Proximic, warned the independent news publishers at the Association of…