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A game-changing web and mobile content management technology for the global news media industry

After months of hype and hyperbole, Drupal 8 was released on November 19, 2015, ushering in a new generation of content management software for large and small websites alike. For news publishers, the Drupal 8 platform represents a potentially game-changing technology to power media web and mobile sites. News media websites are, by necessity, complex [...]

2017-03-27T14:39:31+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Blog: Content, Blog: Mobile|

Thinking Outside the Block

Four strategies to help news media publishers combat the global ad blocking phenomenon Adblock Plus, Blockr, 1Blocker, Purify Blocker, Crystal, uBlock Adguard. The list goes on. There’s a reason ad blockers are so popular. Most people hate online banner ads. They hate pop-up ads, mobile display ads, interstitials and pre-roll video ads. People especially hate [...]

2017-03-27T14:40:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Blog: Advertising, Blog: Content|

The Cybersecurity Imperative for News Media Companies

Businesses around the world are increasingly under threat from cyberattacks, and the news media industry is especially vulnerable. In a recent global survey of media IT executives, more than 50 percent reported experiencing a cyberattack or data breach within the past two years. The October 2015 study, conducted by NEWSCYCLE Solutions, surveyed 110 senior technology [...]

2017-03-27T13:38:39+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Blog: Advertising, Blog: Cloud, Blog: Content|

Rethinking Audience Segmentation, Targeting and Engagement

You don’t know me. You may think you do, but you really don’t. Sure, I like basketball and tennis. But, when I visit my favorite news media website, that doesn’t mean I want to constantly see ads for basketball tickets or stories about Wimbledon showing up in my personalized home page. Your targeting software may [...]

Six Tips for Effective Mobile Copywriting

There’s a clever but misguided acronym in our industry called COPE. In creating newspaper content, some editors encourage their teams to COPE – Create Once Publish Everywhere. The concept sounds great, especially for busy newsrooms that must produce more content for more channels with fewer staff members than ever before. The problem is that content [...]

2017-03-27T14:41:38+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Blog: Content, Blog: Mobile|

Compliant or Complacent?

What Every Media Company Needs to Know About PCI Compliance At first glance, it all sounds so simple and straightforward. Back in 2006, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) – the good folks from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and others – came up with a set of rules to ensure that all merchants maintain a secure [...]

2017-03-27T14:57:35+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Blog: Advertising, Blog: Circulation, Blog: Cloud|

Worst Practices in Cybersecurity

Three Things Every News Media Executive Needs to Know News media websites continue to be prime targets for cyber-attacks. Earlier this month, The Washington Post’s mobile site was hacked by a group claiming to be part of the Syrian Electronic Army. The attack lasted about 30 minutes, and visitors to some section fronts saw messages [...]

2017-03-27T14:42:50+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Blog: Cloud, Blog: Content|

One Cheek to Kiss

When shopping for point applications or enterprise software systems, buyers face a familiar dilemma. Best-of-breed or single-source? Is it better to purchase the best components possible and make sure they all work together? Or, is it preferable to work with one supplier who will take responsibility for installing and supporting the entire package? For companies [...]