News and Media Report UK 2019

Strategies and Tactics for Growing Your Online Audience Macro-level data shows that Britons are time-poor but keeping up with the latest news. How can news and media providers then grow their online audiences and advertiser sales when engagement is more difficult? News and media organisations need to know what their audiences care about and where […]

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UK News & Media Report 2019: Proving the Value of Your Audience

INTRODUCTION The online News & Media industry is growing, with total visits to the top 100 sites rising by +14% YoY. But the time Britons spend on these sites has decreased. In July to September, 64% of the online population visited National Titles, like The BBC News and Daily Mail. Britons were checking these sites […]

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HQ-Eco travel

“Eco Travel” searches rise +40% YoY

Sustainability has dominated headlines in the past year. The UK government announced plans to cut over 100,000 tonnes of food waste each year. Supermarkets have agreed to ban all single-use plastic by 2025. Sir David Attenborough also said that if we don’t take action against climate change, we could face irreversible damage to the natural […]

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State of Publishing: June 2018 – UK Market

There was a lot to cheer for in June. The country was swept up in World Cup fever, celebrating England’s success during the qualifiers. Britons were glued to their screens with the new season of Love Island and other summer TV favourites. After a gloomy start to the year, Britons were also lapping up the […]

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State of Publishing: May 2018 – UK Market

After chilly months, May brought about the sun and some good news to readers. We celebrated one of the most anticipated events of the year – the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We also celebrated another yearly tradition – Eurovision, which saw the UK entry, SuRie, most remembered for her stage invader […]

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State of Publishing: April 2018 – UK Market

April was another news-filled month. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child. Ant McPartlin left rehab. Britons were loving/hating the turbulent weather conditions, from a freezing Easter to record-breaking heatwaves. We also saw the impact of Facebook’s algorithm change back in January, which prioritised personal over public content. Social Media as a […]

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State of Publishing: March 2018 – US Market

Top 20 Publishers A wide range of stories captured public attention in March, resulting in another shakeup of the publisher pecking order. USA Today dropped three spots in March, and lost significant visit share compared to last month. Meanwhile, BBC climbed in the rankings, thanks in part to a popular article memorializing Stephen Hawking. Wall […]

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State of Publishing : February 2018 – US Market

Top 20 Publishers The news industry experienced a few shakeups the top and bottom of the rankings this month. USA Today enjoyed a small traffic boost, which moved them up to 6th. Reuters also climbed the ranks, and has enjoyed traffic growth since the beginning of the year. Time and The Daily Beast also saw […]

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State of Publishing: January 2018 – US Market

Who Won the Top Stories This Month? Top 20 Publishers Compared to the relatively stagnant rankings in December, January saw a solid shakeup in the pecking order. The Atlantic joined the Top 20 due in part to their popular opinion piece on Aziz Ansari, while The Daily Beast likely rose due to coverage on interactions […]

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Liberal Audiences Consuming More Conservative News Since Inauguration

Key political events, particularly the presidency of Donald Trump, have lifted news consumption across the political spectrum in 2017. Comparing the two months before and two months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, we see an increase in audience size across the top 10 news publications on the conservative and liberal end (except for The BBC and […]

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