Flashes&Flames: Here is the answer newspapers are not looking for

Display and classified revenues once swelled the profits of daily newspapers but also wrecked the relationship with their readers who became mere statistics with which to sell advertising. Readers (sometimes attracted as much by classified jobs ads as by journalism) became less important than advertisers who provided up to two-thirds of revenues and often 100% of profits

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Still in vogue: luxury magazines defy print market gloom

With 100-year-old Vogue and design and lifestyle bible Wallpaper producing their biggest-ever issues – and “handbag” size pioneer Glamour seeking to bulk up to a bigger, glossier edition – the luxury magazines appear to be defying the advertiser and reader exodus rapidly eroding the rest of the magazine market

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How the FT grows subscriptions by focusing on journalism

It’s a solid business model, and combined with its unique position in Europe makes its acquisition by Nikkei in July of last year easy to understand. There isn’t another publication quite like the Financial Times, and its 805,000 paying subscribers are testament to that. Speaking at Web Summit earlier this week, its chief product and information officer Cait O’Riordan explained how the publication’s focus on accurate journalism encourages people to move along the funnel from free user to paid subscriber

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The future of newspapers: owners seek safety in numbers

The outlook for print advertising has gone from bad to worse. Print newspaper ad spending in the UK, for instance, is set to fall by £135m to £866m this year, even steeper than the £112m drop in 2015, says Enders Analysis. “These are big numbers,” says Douglas McCabe, an analyst at Enders. “This is not advertising that is going to come back.”

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Exhibition revenues worldwide: UBM’s growth contunues

Overall, companies from Europe dominate the rankings of exhibition firms with revenues over EUR 100 million. Just five of 31 companies have their headquarters outside of Europe: Emerald Expositions (USA) in 12th place, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 15th, Coex (Korea) in 16th, Tokyo Big Sight in 20th and SNIEC Shanghai in 28th

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Shard Media Group and The M&A Advisor announce JV for Europe

Press Release: LONDON, 30 September 2016 – Shard Media Group is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for the establishment of a joint venture with New York and London based The M&A Advisor to expand the company’s event, publishing and media services into the UK and Europe through its Shard Financial Media brand

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Clarion launches Multimodal Americas

Clarion Events, owners of both Multimodal UK, and the Supply Chain and Logistics Summits, to launch Americas exhibition and seminars and colocate with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Toronto Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in 2018 London, UK, and Miami, USA,

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