I will talk to ANYONE who will listen to me when I am exploring a new magazine launch idea, and you should as well. Contact the big fish vendors within that niche about your idea... it’s way more beneficial to you and your magazine to talk to advertisers before you have a rate card or anything formal.
You’ve heard the term, a lot. Native advertising is a reality. But as with many new “must have” tactics, we end up asking ourselves, “What exactly is it and how exactly should I be handling it?” That’s a good question, especially when the publishing world at large is still trying to define native advertising.
If you aren’t operating with a multi-tier taxonomy system and working diligently to deliver related, highly relevant content to your readers, then you are likely selling yourself short, not just in content marketing, but also in advertising revenue.
BtoB publishers talk a lot about driving traffic to their websites, and it’s true, increasing traffic is an important goal—but you don’t want your visitors to keep on driving through. You want them to park for a while.
It’s no secret that many publishers use performance incentives based on metrics also used to measure the success of their content strategy. If you use editorial incentives or are considering them, let's see which metrics are truly relevant and produce measurable results.