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The UK’s Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) and Hearst Corporation, of the US, can each claim to be the world’s oldest media company. Both were founded as newspaper publishers in the last years of the nineteenth century by head-strong entrepreneurs with a lust for money and power. Exactly 100 years ago, at the end…
Everybody loves exhibitions. They are the traditional media which have been growing revenue at an average of 6% for the past 10 years, thriving as an antidote to the virtual world for business people everywhere. It’s a highly-competitive £30bn global industry and the signs of success are easy to find: 44% of B2B exhibition companies…
The daily newspaper best known for its ‘salmon pink’ newsprint wants the world to know it is unique in other ways too. The Financial Times (FT) is feeling pleased with itself. It is celebrating its 130th anniversary with 910k paying readers across print and digital in what is now “a majority digital content business”. Even the…
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What is it about daily newspapers? Falling circulations and advertising have broken business models that cannot be mended even by booming digital audiences. But you wouldn’t guess it. Perhaps one-time power, prestige and profitability somehow persuades them that one more marketing tweak or a revamped web site is going to restore their fortunes. Many still…
It’s a tale of two traditional media sectors which once thought the world of magazines and now find themselves, well, a bit confused. They were once the kings respectively of glossy consumer magazines and (sometimes) high-minded business-to-business ones, famed for their paying readers and profit margins juiced up by advertising. Then came the 21st century….