Bibblio Blog

Thought pieces on media, publishing, machine learning and content recommendation

Mobile publishing: common mistakes and how to avoid them 22 October 2020 Mobile engagement is up, but digital publishers see marginal returns on their mobile campaigns. These common UX and monetization mistakes might be why. Simple Flying's Arran Rice: Our returning visitor rate is growing month over month 14 May 2019 As part of our Vertical Heroes series, Bibblio’s CEO Mads Holmen asked Simple Flying's founder Arran Rice about his journey to running a successful vertical publication. If you can’t beat them, jam them 6 February 2019 What if it's time to go rogue against the massive tech companies that are farming us for data. Can we subvert their activities? Can we live duplicitously to keep our true digital selves more genuine? In the end, can we actually switch off? Diversification in Digital Media and Publishing: Part II 15 October 2018 Part II of the highlights of our panel discussion from Future of Media and Publishing New York: we discuss evolving commercial strategy, moving to a digital first publisher, long-term thinking in publishing, branded content, subscription and new horizons. Diversification in Digital Media and Publishing: Part I 11 October 2018 Part I of the highlights of our panel discussion from Future of Media and Publishing New York: we discuss traffic sources, Facebook and social, metrics, audience loyalty, video and monetization. A digital librarian for all 10 July 2018 Bibblio’s Mads Holmen was at The London Festival of Learning highlighting what good recommendations can mean for learning: find out why it’s vital for any platform interacting with (lifelong) learners, teachers or researchers. AI: The threat or cure for media? 18 June 2018 Read our roundup of the panel 'AI: The threat or cure for media?', from CogX 2018. We've got the takeaways featuring Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large for Tech Crunch, Grace Boswood, COO, Design and Engineering at the BBC, Dan Gilbert, Director of Data for News UK, and Bibblio’s Mads Holmen. The decline of Facebook referral traffic: It’s time to get bullish about SEO again 28 March 2018 With the decline of social referral traffic from Facebook, what can publishers and media do to replace lost visits? The answer lies in the resurgence of Google: work on your SEO, build a loyal audience and don't mourn the loss of poor quality traffic. Winning as a modern content business: what would you recommend? 12 December 2017 Bibblio’s Mads Holmen was at AI Summit with the Department of International Trade talking content recommendation: find out why it’s vital to content companies The secret lives of algorithms 30 November 2017 Algorithms have a big impact, but their workings are often hidden. This lack of transparency has led to diminishing public trust in them. How can we do better? Making the most of every page 28 November 2017 Article pages can’t just tell great stories anymore. They have to perform the function of a homepage too. Find out how good recommendations help you do this. In the land of content, relevance is king 7 November 2017 Publishers and industry partners came together to examine the opportunities in the digital publishing sector at the 2017 AOP Digital Publishing Convention. Where stories and ideas in Russia find a home 10 October 2017 The most important approaches when growing an independent subscription platform, according to a Moscow publisher.