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Malaysiakini doubles revenue with premium ad strategies

In the past year, independent news website Malaysiakini has been able to double its revenue, from an already healthy base, through a relentless pursuit of premium advertising. Malaysiakini’s senior advertising manager, Chia Ting Ting,…

Schibsted finds ad success through data-driven targeting

Digital advertising revenue has risen globally by 55 percent in the last five years, but much of that increase has gone to search engines and social networks. To compete for this rising pool of revenue, news organisations need to provide…

Required reading: Newspapers turn to video for new revenue opportunities

In the latest installment of our Required Reading feature, we focus on television and digital video as well as some of the latest trends and tools in mobile and social media. Online advertising may overtake television advertising in the US…

WAN-IFRA: Challenge for newspapers in digital age is income not audience

The World Press Trends annual report found that just 2.2 percent of global newspaper advertising revenues came from digital platforms in 2011, but Raju Narisetti of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network sees a glass half full. He says,…

Using ad networks as a base for your digital revenue

Ad networks are an important part of your digital advertising mix especially when you’ve just launched a new website or new digital product. They provide much needed revenue to your site until it reaches the point where traffic will…

Measuring and optimising Google AdSense campaigns

Google’s advertising network, AdSense, has a number of services available to help you measure how effective the ad campaigns earning revenue for your site are performing, and insights into how to make them perform better. We go through…

How to get started with Google AdSense

Ad networks can be an important element to building revenue for your site. In many markets, Google AdSense is the dominant ad network. This step-by-step guide shows you how to setup an AdSense account and put your first ad on your website.

Newspapers and digital: Looking to the future 20 years ago

The Knowledge Bridge is about helping independent news organisations make the digital transition. While you look forward to your digital future, it’s worth taking look back to the digital vision of the Washington Post’s managing editor.…

South Africa: Digital first doesn’t mean digital only

Digital first is one the hottest phrases in journalism, but with South Africa’s Business Day launching not just a digital first editorial strategy but also a metered paywall, media watchers in the country say success is as much about a…

Launching, evolving and sustaining your digital media product

In June’s Digital Briefing, we talked about developing a product mindset to help you identify audience needs so that you can set your digital priorities, and this month we look at what you’ll need to launch, evolve and sustain your digital…