Building Specialist B2B Communities
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Building Specialist B2B Communities

On 26th June 2007, the Specialised Information Publishers Association held its 13th annual conference, at the Grange City Hotel in London. The event’s best ever attendance listened to a full programme of presentations and participated in a range of i

By William Buist  |  01/09/2007

Waste management
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Waste management

No one likes waste, but the need for availability and the commercial pressures caused by falling sales means that some returns are inevitable. The question is, says Andrea Kirkby, to what extent the intelligent use of systems and local knowledge can

By Andrea Kirkby  |  01/09/2007

Pricing Strategies
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Pricing Strategies

You might be forgiven for taking the view that charging for content was a bit of a non-starter nowadays, what with so much being given away for free. But, says Michael Upshall, many sites are showing that, with a little imagination and lateral thinki

By Michael Upshall  |  01/09/2007

Email Marketing - the current trends
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Email Marketing - the current trends

Probably every publisher does it – email marketing that is – though few could claim to do it well. The rise of the spam filter, and publishers’ continuing inability to properly integrate and manage their data sources is resulting in diminishing effec

By Paul Crabtree  |  01/09/2007

A veteran’s guide to publishing trade shows
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A veteran’s guide to publishing trade shows

Love them or loathe them, trade shows are an inescapable part of any industry landscape. Naturally, visitors, vendors and organisers all approach these events from different angles and with different expectations. David Owen gives us his views on wha

By David Owen  |  01/09/2007

Better Mood music
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Better Mood music

On the face of it, the outlook for newspapers is little different now to what it was three or four years ago. Circulations were declining then, and they still declining now. Yet the mood in the industry is different. Wild eyed panic has been replaced

By Ray Snoddy  |  01/09/2007

Multi-Platform Publishing
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Multi-Platform Publishing

MEN Media Group has been at the forefront of multi platform publishing for some time now. Mark Rix explains why the core strategy of convergence has been vigorously pursued throughout the organisation.

By Mark Rix  |  01/09/2007

Digital Editions
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Digital Editions

The first sight of an all singing, all dancing digital edition is a truly memorable experience. The pages turn, you can zoom in and out, place your electronic bookmarks, play audio clips and look at video, all from what is unmistakably a magazine. Fu

By Andrea Kirkby  |  01/09/2007

And the winner is ...
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And the winner is ...

Each year, the Newspaper Society’s Circulation, Editorial & Promotions Awards recognises the most innovative and successful promotional campaigns from across the regional press. Austen Dack has trawled through this year’s entries and here highlights

By Austen Dack  |  01/07/2007

The Integrated Newsroom Has Arrived
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The Integrated Newsroom Has Arrived

While there has been much talk about the Daily Telegraph’s shiny new newsroom, less well publicised has been the progress made by many regional papers down the integrated path. Andrea Kirkby talks to some leading lights in the regional press about th

By Andrea Kirkby  |  01/07/2007

Adding Value, Adding Readers
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Adding Value, Adding Readers

With newspaper circulations generally heading in the wrong direction, the onus is on marketing teams to help stem, and if possible reverse, the tide. Most newspapers invest heavily in reader promotions, and it is increasingly difficult to create inno

By David Greene  |  01/07/2007

The Good News
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The Good News

With so many pundits talking the newspaper industry down, it is refreshing to find someone prepared to fight its corner. Gavin O’Reilly acknowledges some structural problems with the UK market, yet sees a bright future for the printed newspaper. Ray

By Ray Snoddy  |  01/07/2007

My Digital Life
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My Digital Life

AOP research into the digital lives of UK consumers shows that new patterns of consumption continue to develop, as users access content in new and evolving ways, presenting publishers with new opportunities. Ron Nussey summarises the key findings.

By Ron Nussey  |  01/07/2007

Monetisation Model - in a Web 2.0 World
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Monetisation Model - in a Web 2.0 World

Most publishers now make some money from the web, some of the time. Some make lots all of the time. But the challenge for both groups is to find new ways of monetising their online presence, because, says Ian Jindal, the current business model is uns

By Ian Jindal  |  01/07/2007

Landing Page Driven Internet Marketing
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Landing Page Driven Internet Marketing

The marketer’s lexicon has expanded dramatically in this online age. Terms and phrases unheard of even five years ago, are now commonplace in our marketing departments. One such ‘new’ term is ‘landing page’. Don Nicholas explains its significance and

By Don Nicholas  |  01/07/2007

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