Relaunching Mirror.co.uk
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Relaunching Mirror.co.uk

Hardly a day goes by without a media brand touting its latest web relaunch. Many involve little more than a change of font or background colour and are quickly forgotten. Occasionally, though, you do get a relaunch worthy of the name – a full root an

By Paul Hood  |  01/11/2008

AOP’08
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AOP’08

The great and the good of the online world gathered at the Park Lane Hilton on 1st October for the UK Association of Online Publishers’ annual conference. James Evelegh was also there and, here, picks out the main themes.

By James Evelegh  |  01/11/2008

ACE opens its doors to retail
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ACE opens its doors to retail

ACE has been with us for almost sixty years, hosting awards, Christmas lunches, raising money and bringing the disparate elements of the industry together. It is also moving with the times, and here, Christopher Collins outlines some of the changes t

By Christopher Collins  |  01/11/2008

Cross-platform Advertising Sales
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Cross-platform Advertising Sales

By extending into other media, newspaper brands have managed to increase their audience despite declining print circulations. The new advertising opportunities created have caused a cultural upheaval for sales teams, much agonising over packaging and

By Andrea Kirkby  |  01/11/2008

SIPA 2008
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SIPA 2008

SIPA UK’s (Specialised Information Publishers Association) 14th annual congress was held on 9th July in London. Louise White looks at the main themes and conclusions from the day.

By Louise White  |  01/11/2008

Common mistakes when marketing to niche audiences online
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Common mistakes when marketing to niche audiences online

With email marketing, seemingly insignificant tweaks to the copy or structure of your email can produce dramatic uplifts in open and response rates. Sara Baugh reveals what she has learnt from her experiences marketing to one particularly demanding a

By Sara Baugh  |  01/11/2008

Riding out the downturn
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Riding out the downturn

Beset by credit crunches, advertising downturns and increasing competitive threats, what should the regional press be doing to get through these lean times? Lynne Anderson says that recognising their USPs and continuing to strengthen their position a

By Lynne Anderson  |  01/11/2008

No more City Finals?
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No more City Finals?

Producing multiple editions of daily and evening papers was once the norm. No longer. With some notable exceptions, most publishers are moving remorselessly towards single editions. Peter Sands tracks the demise of editionising.

By Peter Sands  |  01/11/2008

Adding Value to your Information Website
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Adding Value to your Information Website

As a specialist publisher, you enjoy one big advantage over Google and the other big online players – your market knowledge and reputation within your niche. And, says Michael Upshall, turning this to your advantage has never been easier ... or cheap

By Michael Upshall  |  01/11/2008

The Incredible Disappearing Classifieds
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The Incredible Disappearing Classifieds

The continuing impact of online, coupled with the looming recession, has had a devastating impact on newspaper classifieds. The question, says Ray Snoddy, is will they return when the economic sun shines again, or are they gone for good.

By Ray Snoddy  |  01/11/2008

The future of newspapers – beware the merchants of doom
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The future of newspapers – beware the merchants of doom

According to some commentators, the best thing that traditional media companies could do, would be to close the presses and go web-only. Odd then that Rupert Murdoch should have recently invested so much in the new Broxbourne plant. A big miscalculat

By Bob Satchwell  |  01/09/2008

Redesign time?
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Redesign time?

Redesigns need a clear purpose. Otherwise it’s best not to bother. Satisfying a clearly defined reader need is the best reason for a change; a desperate last roll of the dice is probably the worst! Alan Geere casts his eye over some recent makeovers.

By Alan Geere  |  01/09/2008

How to Monetise Online Content: 10 Dos and Don’ts (Part 2)
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How to Monetise Online Content: 10 Dos and Don’ts (Part 2)

In the second part of his ‘how to monetise’ article, Angus Phillipson presents five more dos and don’ts. Two themes that emerge are audience engagement and site development – both of which need to be continuous. Your site needs to be in a permanent s

By Angus Phillipson  |  01/09/2008

On the street where you live
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On the street where you live

The Evening Gazette in Teesside has won a clutch of national awards for its digital development, which includes a pioneering network of postcode websites supported by an army of community bloggers. Gazette editor Darren Thwaites explains Teesside’s h

By Darren Thwaites  |  01/09/2008

Customer Research
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Customer Research

Effective research relies on buy-in from editorial and marketing to ensure that the right questions are asked and that valuable findings are put to good use. Without their active involvement, there’s not much point doing it! Andrea Kirkby looks at ho

By Andrea Kirkby  |  01/09/2008

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