March/April 2017 Issue


News Features

Publishers gave a lot of blood, sweat, and tears getting their content up-to-speed on mobile over the past few years. Now, things are getting audible with speakers such as Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo and Google Home, featuring Google Assistant. And, according to experts, publishers have to adjust. To do otherwise is to risk being drowned out by the sound waves of competitors and overlooked by consumers eager for immediate gratification audio.
By - Posted Mar 06, 2017

Featured Stories

It's not easy taking information across borders. That's particularly ironic in a digital environment where the ability for information to cross borders is relatively seamless. For media companies, simply being in the digital environment where content can technically be accessed globally does not mean they are global media companies.
By - Posted Mar 13, 2017

Columns

Fake news isn't new, but for most of history, it has been the province of conspiracy theorists and weird family members with a chip on their shoulder. Before the web, the only way you would run across these kinds of stories was to buy a National Enquirer at the checkout stand. Stories about Elvis living a secret life as a scuba instructor in Belize had little consequence. But one of the unintended consequences of the democratization of information on the web is that it gave a wider platform to fake news.
By - Posted Mar 07, 2017
At the beginning and end of each year, we see the emergence of thoughts about what was achieved and how to excel going forward. While better, faster, or cheaper are recurring considerations, the near future may be defined by "connecting for growth." Leaders and players in the global marketplace should keep delivering on that mantra. New and ambitious global challengers should adopt it sooner rather than later. Connections are the name of the game. Here are a few words of advice for trendsetters.
By - Posted Mar 21, 2017
The rapid advance of ad-blocking tech turns up the pressure on content owners to seek more engaging and effective ways to monetize their assets. While the results of strategies aimed at delivering content and communications aligned with our context in the mobile moment are impressive, the progress is overshadowed by the steep decline in digital advertising revenues.
By - Posted Mar 28, 2017

Faces of EContent

As the executive editorial director for SheKnows Media, a digital media company with a mission to inspire women, Julie Ross Godar leads community content on sheknows.com and blogher.com.
By - Posted Mar 03, 2017

Case Studies

Content marketing is hot, but many companies find that actually producing quality content on a regular basis takes too much time. Similar to those companies, Envoy wanted to give back to its customers by creating engaging, useful content in the form a podcast, but the small 37-person team didn't have the resources to spare for in-depth content marketing efforts.
By - Posted Mar 20, 2017