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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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Legal and Legislative Event Series – What to Expect When You’re Expecting an Antitrust Investigation of the Platforms?

September 22, 2020
Zoom Video Event

Please join us for this year’s DCN Legal and Legislative Virtual Event Series. This is an exclusive members-only event series designed for senior policy executives from our member companies to hear from their peers and outside experts on pressing regulatory issues facing publishers.

In this session, DCN’s SVP for Government Affairs, Chris Pedigo, will discuss with Seth Bloom the process by which antitrust cases are brought by the Department of Justice and state attorneys general. The discussion will examine the timing, successes and failures of past cases and how the current investigations of the big tech platforms are likely to play out.

Speaker:

  • Seth Bloom, President and Founder, Bloom Strategic Counsel PLLC
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Legal and Legislative Event Series – Will Platforms Be Required to Pay Publishers? What We Can Learn from the EU and Australia

September 29, 2020
Zoom Video Event

Please join us for this year’s DCN Legal and Legislative Virtual Event Series. This is an exclusive members-only event series designed for senior policy executives from our member companies to hear from their peers and outside experts on pressing regulatory issues facing publishers.

In this session, Dr. Ole Jani will discuss the EU journey to the Publisher’s Right and the current state of play with regard to platforms compensating publishers for content. Georgia-Kate Schubert will discuss how Australia’s competition authority ultimately developed a mandatory code requiring platforms to pay news publishers. The session will close with a guided discussion about whether and/or what changes are needed to the copyright landscape in the US for publishers to be more fairly compensated for original content.

Speakers

  • Dr. Ole Jani, partner, German law firm CMS
  • Georgia-Kate Schubert, Head of Policy and Government Affairs, News Corp Australia
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Content Everywhere Series – Creating News Content for an OTT Audience

October 1, 2020
Virtual 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.


From short form videos to 24/7 streaming services learn how NBC news is programming their suite of video products.

 

Speaker:

  • Anna Magliocco, Head of Digital Growth and Operations, NBC News Digital
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Content Everywhere Series – Managing Off Platform Content with an SEO and Audience Development Strategy

October 8, 2020
Virtual 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.


Anna and Claudio will describe how the audience department is structured at The New York Times and how they work with the newsroom. They’ll also talk about what tools they use to make data-driven decisions about coverage and their four key desk goals to achieve audience growth.

Speakers:

  • Claudio Cabrera, Deputy Off-Platform Director, News SEO at New York Times
  • Anna Dubenko, Deputy Audience Director Editor, New York Times

2021 DCN Next: Summit

February 1 - 5, 2021

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.  The 2021 event will be virtual. More details to come.

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Content Everywhere Series – The New World of Audio: The Public Radio Perspective

September 17, 2020
Virtual 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 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.

We are living in a golden age of audio, inspired by new technologies, new formats and new audience behaviors. As the leading producer of audio journalism in the U.S., as well as the #1 producer of podcasts, NPR together with its member stations is in a unique position to help lead this transformation.

 

Speaker:

  • Thomas Hjelm, Chief Digital Officer, NPR

Subscription Innovation Series – ESPN Talks “The Last Dance,” Streaming Subscriptions and more

September 10, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access the session video. Link appears below the speaker’s headshot.


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.


Speakers:

  • Brian Lockhart, Vice President and Executive Producer, Original Content, ESPN+
  • Libby Geist, Vice President & Executive Producer, ESPN Films and Original Content
  • Flora Kelly, Senior Director Brand & Strategic Insights, ESPN Consumer Insights

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Subscription Innovation Series – The Numbers That Matter in Subscriptions

September 3, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access the session video.  Link appears below the speaker’s headshot.


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.

Learn from Piano’s latest research on acquisition and retention, including the COVID-19 pandemic subscription surge. Michael Silberman, Piano’s SVP of Strategy will share data and insights from Piano’s subscription benchmarks.

Speaker:

  • Michael Silberman, SVP, Strategy, Piano

 

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Subscription Innovation Series – Insider Inc’s Approach to Analyzing Subscription Consumers

August 27, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access the session video.  Link appears below the speaker’s headshot.


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.

An overview of how Insider Inc. is analyzing their subscription business with a journalist-based, data- informed, experiment-driven perspective. Selma will discuss what is driving challenging complexities at the moment and the vast opportunities within them.

Speaker

Selma Stern, SVP Consumer Subscriptions, Business Insider

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Subscription Innovation Series – Subscription Growth In the Midst of COVID

August 20, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access the session video.  Link appears below the speaker’s headshot.


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.

Publishers had a boost in subscription growth at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. Now, months into the crisis, they are analyzing new subscriber behavior to formulate content strategies, and to understand on-going acquisition tactics and how to retain new audiences. This discussion will focus on current subscription trends and cover what’s next, as we move towards a post-COVID era.

Speakers

  • Megha Garibaldi is Director, Consumer Strategy at The Guardian
  • Lindsay Horrigan is the General Manager of Subscriptions and the Global Head of Consumer Marketing at Bloomberg Media

 

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

August 13, 2020
Zoom Video Event

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access the session video.  Link appears below the speaker’s headshot.


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 and sales teams took a hard look at its existing slate of content and began to envision what could be produced remotely. The content team also evaluated existing IP to develop new video series that would be optimized for remote production as well as existing and evolving audience expectations. At the same time, Complex Networks’ sales team worked with new and long-term advertisers to demonstrate its ongoing ability to deliver highly-engaged, targeted audiences. Learn how Complex leveraged creative content and business strategies to work through this time of crisis resulting in not only new brand partnerships, but also innovative, new-to-world IP and franchises.

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

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access the session video.  Link appears below the speaker’s headshot.


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

 

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Video Strategy Series – COVID-19 and the Streaming Wars, a Retrospective

July 30, 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.


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

Lots has been written about huge streaming audiences since the beginning of shelter-in-place. But we all know that big audiences don’t necessarily translate into healthy businesses anymore. So how did those big viewership numbers translate into business gains?

In this session, ANTENNA’s Co-founder & CEO Rameez Tase, will examine exactly how much COVID-19 boosted each service’s actual business. We’ll examine who the winners & losers were, what audiences did once they watched all of the content on a new service, and more. Rameez will use never-before-seen data to tell the story of new sign-ups, subscriber growth, churn rates, loyalty, and customer lifetime value as he analyzes who won and lost this episode the streaming wars.

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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

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access the session video.  Link appears below the speaker’s 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 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.

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Legal and Legislative Committee Call

July 14, 2020

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access a PDF of the presentation.  Link will 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.  Contact DCN at members@digitalcontentnext.org for a registration URL.

Meeting Agenda

  • Review of the newly-qualified ballot initiative, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
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Video Strategy Series – How Condé Nast Built home/made x Condé to Build Brand Partnerships

July 9, 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.


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 for Branded Entertainment 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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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

 

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Legal and Legislative Committee Call

June 9, 2020

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access a PDF of the presentation.  The link will appear below the speaker’s headshot.


egal 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.  Contact DCN at members@digitalcontentnext.org for a registration URL.

Meeting Agenda

  • Update on Congressional efforts related COVID recovery
  • W3C Efforts to Develop Post-3rd Party Cookie Solutions
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Legal and Legislative Committee Call

May 12, 2020

If you are a DCN publisher member, please be sure to log in or register to access a PDF of the presentation.  The link will 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

  • 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.