Despite all the challenges, 2020 has had some bright spots for publishers. Subscriptions have almost universally boomed, and traffic to sites has hit record highs as audiences turn to publishers for vital information – or as a distraction from – the pandemic. Publishers have not… Read More »Three alternative revenue streams that show promise for publishers in a post-COVID world
Esther Kezia Thorpe
Esther is a freelance media analyst, marketer, designer, and co-host of the Media Voices Podcast, a weekly round-up of all the key media news, as well as interviews with guests from top organisations. She writes frequently for industry sites like What’s New in Publishing, as well as editing their popular weekly newsletter and their growing library of reports. She has written and designed The Publisher’s Guide to Podcasting, a comprehensive 50 page report on the challenges and opportunities of podcasts for publishers. Esther is also the founder of the Publisher Podcast Awards, celebrating the best in podcasting from media and publishing businesses.
The coronavirus crisis has been a challenging time for many media and publishing businesses. Some have struggled with severe declines in ad revenue, with events also proving challenging to maintain at pre-pandemic levels of profitability. But there have also been opportunities, with readers flocking to… Read More »How publishers are growing and retaining audiences during COVID-19