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Thursday, December 21, 2017

AMMC Speaker Ronan Farrow and New Yorker Editor David Remnick among Mediaite's "75 Most Influential in News Media" List
Mediaite staff: "In a year where a focus on national politics skyrocketed as a result of the new world we are living through thanks to President Trump, we believe the writers, editors, TV personalities and business people on this list have had the greatest impact on how politics gets delivered to the masses." Don't miss Ronan Farrow speak about truth in magazine media at AMMC!
Q&A: Condé Nast's Dawn Ostroff Has Some Thoughts for Video Pivoters
Ostroff, who had a hand in generation-defining TV hits like "Gossip Girl" when she was entertainment president at The CW, talked with Ad Age about the real value of video, the whims of Facebook, aging TV audiences and finding the next "Gossip Girl."
Meredith Corp.'s Britta Cleveland on the Importance of Brand Safety
Cleveland: "92% of media decision-makers we surveyed say it is more important than ever to find credible, brand-safe environments in which to advertise. Concern about content quality has also changed the habits of many advertisers. They now scour the list of participating sites to make sure they are reputable..."
Meredith Corp.'s Elise Contarsy Honored in License! Global's "The Influentials Report"
Congratulations to Elise Contarsy, VP of Brand Licensing at Meredith Corporation (the world's second largest licensor), who is honored as a woman who has "greatly influenced the business of licensing" in License! Global's inaugural "The Influentials" report.
Jay Penske Gets Wenner Media/Rolling Stone
The deal has Penske Media taking a majority stake in Wenner Media, in return giving it the controlling stake in Rolling Stone. The deal allows Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner to stay on as editorial director. His son Gus will also stay on in his current role of President/COO of Wenner Media.
Eight Key Media Trends from 2017 that Could Impact 2018
New technology has helped to power significant new revenue streams, at the same time enabling innovation which might prove to be lucrative in the future. Trends include Blockchain, ecommerce, podcasts, augmented reality, bots and more.
Google’s Chrome browser will start blocking ads on February 15
Google this year joined the Coalition for Better Ads, a group that offers specific standards for how the industry should improve ads for consumers — full-page ad interstitials, ads that unexpectedly play sound, and flashing ads are all banned.
‘We are not going to be a video-first company’: Bustle sees video as a complement
“We are a digital publisher, however you want to define that,”said Kate Robinson, svp of business development for Bustle Digital Group. “Our editorial is our strength, and we live by that. Video is really important and absolutely complementary to all of that, but our editorial is not going to be reduced or going away to only focus on video.”
The Mr. Magazine Interview with issuu CEO Joe Hyrkin
Hyrkin: "...there is a great future for quality content, and I believe that the publishing industry is striving more now than ever before. There is more content being created, consumed, shared and engaged with now than ever before."
Digital Ad Spending Tops $40B In First Half, IAB Reports
Predictions for Journalism 2018
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