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DCN events are designed for members to roll up their sleeves and dig into discussions with their peers. Speakers provide insights into their businesses and share real-world examples of what’s working and what’s not. Why? Because these events are closed-door, no press or video and members feel safe sharing their expertise and their questions.

In addition, the content is noticeably different from the PR-approved, substance-light presentations you’ll find at events targeting more general audiences representing the entire digital ecosystem. Members attend because the agenda is focused exclusively on their current issues and there are no consultants or press in the room. There are countless industry events that cater to anyone and everyone – DCN member events are hyper-focused on what publishers need to know today.

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If your organization is interested in participating in the DCN Supporter program and event sponsorship, please contact us and we’d be glad to set up an introductory meeting.

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Video Strategy Series – How Conde Nast Built “Home/Made” to Build Brand Partnerships

July 9, 2020
Zoom Video Event

In this series of interactive, DCN members-only events, participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.


Content is everywhere. Now, more than ever, consumers crave content to stream, read, and consume across platforms. Media organizations are constantly searching for ways to innovate, cut through, and effectively monetize. Condé Nast’s influence is undeniable, and the ways in which its brands cover home through the lens of style, tech, culture, food and wellness sets it apart from the competition.

In this session, Condé Nast’s Head of Sales for Home Jeff Barish and Condé Nast Entertainment’s Head of Content Development Lloyd D’Souza will discuss the changing video landscape, the launch of Conde Nast’s exclusive new “Home/Made” video network, and how they are creating opportunities for advertisers to co-create, integrate, and optimize as partners in real-time.

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Tech and Product Innovation Series – How Insider Inc. is Leveraging First Party Data for Advanced Advertising Strategies

July 16, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing various aspects of the technology and product areas of their businesses. DCN members will have time during the event to share their insights and expertise and to help each other with practical, in-depth information for their businesses.

The impending death of third party-cookies, advertisers are becoming data-poor and publisher’s first-party data is becoming the dominant currency in the digital ad market. Based upon Insider Inc.’s advanced advertising strategies, which led to the launch of their own ad targeting and reporting tool called Sága earlier this year, this interactive session will help publishers effectively leverage first party data to build direct relationships with media buyers.

Speakers

Jana Meron, SVP of Programmatic & Data Strategy at Insider Inc. and Kristy Schafer, VP, Americas at Permutive.

Thanks to our sponsor!

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Video Strategy Series – Adapting During Challenging Times: The Complex Networks Video Strategy

July 23, 2020
Zoom Video Event

In this series of interactive, DCN members-only events, participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.


In February, as the realities of Covid-19’s impact on how business is done came into focus, Complex Networks’ content team began conceiving and developing new video series that could be produced remotely. And, even as the quarantine reshaped the lives of millions – and the video business – our nation has been moved to act in the wake of the continued loss of black lives from racism and at the hands of law enforcement.

Complex Networks’ creative output during these challenging times has, in some instances, been completely original, drawing from the company’s expertise in areas like news, food or sneakers. In other cases, Complex Networks has leveraged new extensions of existing IP. In every case, the organization had to be creative about how they re-conceive, produce, and work with brands around video content. In this session, you’ll hear from three leaders across Complex Networks’ content and brand partnerships divisions. They will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and learnings that have emerged including best practices for remote video production, staying timely but true to your communities and brand, and helping advertisers adapt their own content strategies.

Speakers

  • Edgar Hernandez – Chief Revenue Officer – Complex Networks
  • Erika Turner – VP, Programing and Development – Complex Networks
  • Justin Killion – General Manager; EVP of Operations + Content – Complex Networks
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Video Strategy Series – How Bloomberg QuickTake is reinventing news for a streaming world

August 6, 2020
Zoom Video Event

In this series of interactive, DCN members-only events, participants – video content creators, technologists, sellers and marketers – will discuss the strategies, challenges and innovative approaches that are critical for successful digital video initiatives.


News needs reinvention. While there are major shifts taking place with video storytelling and consumer streaming habits, the way news is delivered has not adapted to the cord-cutting, social-driven world we live in today. Jean Ellen Cowgill will share how Bloomberg QuickTake is building an innovative storytelling model for news for the next generation and how they are working with advertisers and data to drive revenue.

Speaker

Jean Ellen Cowgill – GM of QuickTake and Global Head of Strategy and Business Development – Bloomberg Digital

Subscription Innovation Series – Session #1

August 13, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations a more diversified revenue approach that includes subscriptions and memberships. But no one said change is easy. Join us for an open conversation about the opportunities and the challenges in building reader revenue and subscription businesses.

More details coming soon!

Subscription Innovation Series – Session #2

August 20, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations a more diversified revenue approach that includes subscriptions and memberships. But no one said change is easy. Join us for an open conversation about the opportunities and the challenges in building reader revenue and subscription businesses.

More details coming soon!

Subscription Innovation Series – Session #3

August 27, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations a more diversified revenue approach that includes subscriptions and memberships. But no one said change is easy. Join us for an open conversation about the opportunities and the challenges in building reader revenue and subscription businesses.

More details coming soon!

Subscription Innovation Series – Session #4

September 3, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into the critical issues, challenges and innovations a more diversified revenue approach that includes subscriptions and memberships. But no one said change is easy. Join us for an open conversation about the opportunities and the challenges in building reader revenue and subscription businesses.

More details coming soon!

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Content Everywhere Series – Session #1

September 10, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events to discuss some of the hottest topics for publishers around distributed content, from monetization strategies and building strong distribution teams, to negotiating with platforms, protecting your brand loyalty, smart measurement and more.

More details coming soon!

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Content Everywhere Series – Session #2

September 17, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events to discuss some of the hottest topics for publishers around distributed content, from monetization strategies and building strong distribution teams, to negotiating with platforms, protecting your brand loyalty, smart measurement and more.

More details coming soon!

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Content Everywhere Series – Session #3

September 24, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events to discuss some of the hottest topics for publishers around distributed content, from monetization strategies and building strong distribution teams, to negotiating with platforms, protecting your brand loyalty, smart measurement and more.

More details coming soon!

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Content Everywhere Series – Session #4

October 1, 2020
Zoom Video Event

A DCN members-only series of events to discuss some of the hottest topics for publishers around distributed content, from monetization strategies and building strong distribution teams, to negotiating with platforms, protecting your brand loyalty, smart measurement and more.

More details coming soon!

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2021 DCN Next: Summit

January 27 - 29, 2021
The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL

The DCN Next: Summit is for executives from Digital Content Next member companies and select invited guests. Featuring insight-packed speakers and interviews with leaders from inside and outside the media business, the program is designed to inspire creativity and innovation.

Completed 2020 Events

The Next Conversation: Digging Into Audio

June 25, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN member, you can view the recording and download the presentation by logging in to our Member Center (top right of page).  Links appear under the speaker’s headshot.


Designed to dig deeply into a few tactical areas important to publishers exploring audio for their businesses – from podcasting to digital audio to voice-activated technology. The agenda will feature DCN member speakers who will share their insight and expertise and facilitate room-wide discussions to help our members exchange practical, in-depth information valuable to understanding where audio makes sense for their businesses.

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Tech and Product Innovation Series – The Five Tech and Product Innovations Essential to Thrive in the Uncertain Future

June 11, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN member, you can view a recording by logging in to our Member Center (top right of page).  Video links appear under the speaker headshot.


A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing various aspects of the technology and product areas of their businesses. DCN members will have time during the event to share their insights and expertise and to help each other with practical, in-depth information for their businesses.

The Five Tech and Product Innovations Essential to Thrive in the Uncertain Future

The pandemic, combined with ongoing changes in ad tech, have created unprecedented uncertainty in the advertising climate for publishers. In this interactive discussion, Britepool CEO Dave Moore will discuss specific strategies for retaining and growing revenues with Craig Kostilec, Conde Nast’s Chief Business Officer for U.S. Advertising and Global Advertising Solutions. To provide insights to fellow DCN members, Kostilec will address the ways in which he is leveraging new technologies, and new ways of doing business, to capture greater fourth-quarter advertising revenues and succeed in the coming years

Speakers:  

Craig Kostelic, Chief Business Officer, U.S. Advertising Revenue and Head of Global Advertising Solutions, Conde Nast

David J. Moore, Chief Executive Officer, BritePool

 

Thanks to our sponsor!

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Tech and Product Innovation Series – Couch to Kitchen: Building for the Entire Brand Ecosystem

June 4, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN member, you can view a recording by logging in to our Member Center (top right of page).  Video links appear under the speaker headshot.


A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing various aspects of the technology and product areas of their businesses. DCN members will have time during the event to share their insights and expertise and to help each other with practical, in-depth information for their businesses.

Couch to Kitchen: Building for the Entire Brand Ecosystem

With Food Network Kitchen, Discovery’s DTC Digital team has created a subscription service that combines traditional linear television with step-by-step recipes, on-demand video classes, and live interactive cooking demonstrations across mobile, connected TV, and voice-first smart screens. In this talk Tim McElreath, a senior product and tech manager will discuss creating situational cross-platform customer journeys, extending the Amazon Alexa platform, and building commons technology services across devices to create an ambient brand ecosystem.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Tech and Product Innovation Series – Practical Ways to Inject User-Focus into Your Product Development Strategy

May 28, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN member, you can view a recording by logging in to our Member Center (top right of page).  Video links appear under the speaker headshot.


A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing various aspects of the technology and product areas of their businesses. DCN members will have time during the event to share their insights and expertise and to help each other with practical, in-depth information for their businesses.

Practical Ways to Inject User-Focus into Your Product Development Strategy

User experience makes or breaks businesses. It is the frontline of every product, of every service. Doing UX the “right way takes a lot of dedication and resources… but it’s worth it. That said, there are also inexpensive, practical ways to inject users-focus into your strategic conversations and product design and development process. Sure, gathering data is important. But every business will benefit from breaking out of the “we need more data” addiction and asking themselves some basic, human questions about why users come to your products, and what makes them leave. This talk will give you everything you need to create a winning strategy that you can take to your company’s leadership team. You’ll learn to uncover critical stumbling blocks including uncertainty about business goals, communication, and assumption disconnects between key decision-makers. And you will develop a new vocabulary to help solve these problems by putting user needs front and center.

Speaker

Tamara Adlin – author, speaker, and consultant in the fields of user experience, executive alignment, startup strategy, and career development for women, especially in technical fields.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Tech and Product Innovation Series – Building Ad Technology Products in a More Private World

May 21, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN member, you can view a recording by logging in to our Member Center (top right of page).  Video links appear under the speaker headshot.


A DCN members-only series of events designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing various aspects of the technology and product areas of their businesses. DCN members will have time during the event to share their insights and expertise and to help each other with practical, in-depth information for their businesses.

Building Ad Technology Products in a More Private World

A lot of people are concerned about the two-year deadline on third party cookies. This talk will focus on some of the engineering and product considerations around the end of third-party cookies. It will look at some of the proposed solutions being discussed by browser teams and then provide an opportunity for attendees to bring forward their concerns around use cases they currently are worried about maintaining in the post-3p cookie world for discussion.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Legal and Legislative Committee Call

May 12, 2020

Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.

Meeting Agenda

  • Update on Congressional efforts to address COVID-19
  • Current state of play on CCPA
  • French and Australian Competition Authorities Require

The Next Conversation: Affiliate Revenue

April 30, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN Publisher member, be sure to log in or register (top right corner of the page) for access videos. The video link appears below presenter headshots.


A DCN members-only Zoom video event designed to dig deeply into how DCN’s premium publisher members are managing their affiliate revenue businesses, with particular focus on the impact of COVID-19.

Jason Fox, Chief Digital Officer and Carol Lappin, General Manager of Shopping and Business Development – Consumer Reports, spoke about the power of context, attribution challenges, coupons/codes, pricing strategies and team structure – much of which is changing or in flux in the current environment.

Legal and Legislative Committee Call

April 14, 2020

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access PDFs of the presentations.  Approved presentations appear below the speaker’s headshot.


Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.

Meeting Agenda

  • Outline of DCN comments on the FTC Endorsement Guidelines
  • Update on CCPA Regulations
  • Update on Maryland and New York Digital Advertising Tax Laws
  • Discussion of How Public Policy Agenda Has Changed for Remainder of 2020

Legal and Legislative Committee Call

March 10, 2020

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access PDFs of the presentations.  Approved presentations appear below the speaker’s headshot.


Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.

Meeting Agenda

  • Review Results of DCN Survey re CCPA Compliance Strategies
  • Update on Federal Consumer Privacy Legislation

Legal and Legislative Committee Call

February 11, 2020

Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.

Meeting Agenda

  • Review Newly Introduced Federal Privacy Legislation re: Children and Teens
  • Discussion of Proposed DCN Survey re CCPA Compliance Strategies
  • Review of Changes to Finalized CCPA Regulations

Legal and Legislative Committee Call

January 21, 2020

Legal and Legislative Committee Calls are webinars summarizing and commenting on important policy, law, and legislative news surrounding digital content.  Only Digital Content Next Publisher members may attend.

Meeting Agenda

  • CCPA Discussion
  • Review of House Energy and Commerce Committee draft privacy legislation
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2020 DCN Next: Summit

January 15 - 17, 2020
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami FL

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At the 2020 DCN Next: Summit, our members gathered to hear from leaders in the digital media business and to network and learn from each other.  See the full agenda and speaker profiles here.

2020 had a diverse set of speakers who spoke about what media companies look like in the future, the value of brands and how to transform organizations beyond the expected. Read our key takeaways here.

If you are a DCN Publisher member, be sure to log in or register (top right corner of the page) for access videos. Video appear below presenter headshots.