Buzzfeed UK x4 profits, publishers invest in Chrome plug-ins & print ad revenues drop 8.7%: the week in media

Buzzfeed UK x4 profits, publishers invest in Chrome plug-ins & print ad revenues drop 8.7%: the week in media


Buzzfeed UK’s profits quadruple

Buzzfeed UK posted profits of over £500,000 in 2015, publicly available financial accounts reveal - x4 the previous year, showing that Buzzfeed’s investment in their London office is paying off.  Read more on Business Insider here >>
 

Publishers invest further in Chrome plug-ins & desk top notifications

The Washington Post is one of several publishers trialling Chrome notifications as a new way to interact with their readers.  Across their initial test, the Washington Post has signed up over 200,000 to their Chrome notification service.  Read more on Digiday here >>
 

Print advertising set to drop 8.7% in 2016

Advertising group Group M have released research showing that print advertising is set to drop 8.7% in 2016, with newspapers being the worst hit.  On the plus side, the research shows that digital revenues have grown x10 since 2001.  Read more on the Wall Street Journal here >>


Snapchat stops sharing revenue with media partners

Snapchat this week announced plans to change their partner revenue model for Discover, changing from a revenue share model to a flat fee model.  Read more on Recode here >>
 

Facebook adds 360 to video and photo features in Instant Articles

Facebook has announced the launch of 360 degree video and photo functionality has now been added to Instant Articles.  German publisher Bild and USA Today are two of the first publishers to test this functionality.  Read more on Facebook's blog here >>
 

The programmatic skills shortage, and how one Dutch start-up is tackling it head on

The programmatic skills shortage, and how one Dutch start-up is tackling it head on

Innovating within a publishing giant: how Time Inc UK operates their innovation skunkworks

Innovating within a publishing giant: how Time Inc UK operates their innovation skunkworks