South Asia Media Summit
Join INMA in a deep dive into the strategies, transformations, inspirations, and celebrations of the South Asia news media scene. Over two days and five hours of programming, the INMA South Asia Media Summit will feature South Asian case studies on how to grow revenue, audience, and brand as publishers emerge from the pandemic and lockdowns. This event is free to INMA members in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Latin America Media Summit
Media executives from throughout Spanish Latin America will gather for this virtual summit aimed at presenting best practices to grow audience, advertising, and brand. Learn from Latin American peers the practicalities of balancing print and digital in fast-changing markets from Mexico in the north to Chile in the south. Learn about the transformation of the journalism business model, new audience opportunities, the challenge of innovation. This event is free to INMA members in Latin America.
Digital Reader Engagement
How editorial, marketing, and data managers help retain digital subscribers through world-class reader engagement is the focus of this Master Class part of INMA's Readers First Initiative. Key topics will include: the value of reader engagement for business and editorial; defining and measuring reader engagement such as metrics, KPIs, dashboards; engagement strategy focused on content audit and reader segmentation; engagement tactics such as editorial and marketing initiatives to grow engagement; and organisation looking at workflows, cross-department teams, and experiments. This Master Class is curated by the head of INMA's Readers First Initiative, Greg Piechota.
What’s Next For Advertising Sales
What every publisher needs to know next about advertising in fast-evolving times is the focus of this deep-dive master class: After 18+ months of pandemic and lockdowns, how did we get to where we are, and what does the next year start to look like as economies rebound? Where do we shift sales resources next as we make bets on rising accounts? After months of messaging focused on empathy and support, do we double down or evolve? How do we take greater control of advertising sales by smartly using first-party data? How do media companies better incentivise sales behaviours? What do independent and local small businesses need from media companies next? In this Master Class, learn what the advertising playbook for 2022 looks like – including best practices ranging from brand studios to programmatic.
30 Under 30 Awards Announcement
Join the International News Media Association (INMA) in unveiling the “30 Under 30” Awards for 2021: the rising stars in news media with early career achievements, insights into innovation, ability to influence, and likely management and leadership potential.
Product and Data For Media Summit
The intersection of product and data at news media companies is producing an explosion of innovation that is resulting in new ways of engaging and monetising readers and advertisers. In this five-module, virtual summit featuring 13 hours of world-class programming, learn more about setting strategies and priorities, product methods, prototyping and experimentation, measurement and KPIs, along with practical applications of data throughout your media company. You will walk away inspired by the new ways value is created at media companies.
Digital Subscription Acquisition Accelerator
No matter where you are in your subscription journey, and you likely have begun to hit plateaus using traditional methods of acquisition around news. Or you aren’t getting the results you think you need. In this Master Class as part of INMA's Readers First Initiative, we will review what successful publisher subscription operators are doing, how they re-think acquisition efforts when they hit a wall, and how to make smart, actionable decisions. Learn how to better integrate the newsroom into efforts to gain subscribers. The Master Class will be a de facto audit or subscription acquisition efforts and how to re-kindle growth. This Master Class is curated by the head of INMA's Readers First Initiative, Greg Piechota.
Africa News Media Summit 2.0
How African news publishers continue to grow audience, revenue, and brand as publishers make the difficult transition from print to digital will be the focus of the INMA Africa Media Summit. Over two days and nearly eight hours, hear directly from peers throughout Africa on their best practices in the face of societal and business challenges. As always, INMA will focus African participants on the business of news media: audience development, advertising, the smart use of data and insights, and emerging digital models that work for emerging markets. The Zoom summit is free to African participants.
Methodologies To Launch and Innovate Products
Designed for senior product executives at news media companies, this Master Class will dive deep into successful working models and structures for product development. From harnessing and prioritising ideas, communicating and managing expectations internally, through to finding product/market fit through prototyping and experimentation. We’ll hear from seasoned product executives on strategies that have had proven success. This Master Class will be curated by INMA's lead for its Product Initiative, Jodie Hopperton.
Media Subscriptions Week 6.0
The news industry’s premier event dedicated to the fullest and broadest look at the cutting edge of subscription best practices and strategies will return to its physical form in Oslo: study tour, seminars, and summit. We will break down subscriber acquisition and retention, the emerging registration-data capture funnel, the ramp-up of logins, reader engagement, and niche products to keep subscriber interest high. We will look at the math behind ARPU and where the line between subscriber volume and revenue should be. We also will zoom in on the results of the longer trial subscription runways. Curated by Readers First Initiative Lead Greg Piechota, the INMA Media Subscriptions Week -- featuring a study tour, hands-on seminars, and summit -- is the news industry’s ultimate benchmark. Come away inspired as you re-connect with peers for the first time in two years!
Today’s newsroom is going through a massive transformation of responsibilities and focus that can make it the engine driving media companies. Yet how to practically activate these new roles and change the newsroom culture to take ownership? In this Master Class, learn more about the role of data and algorithms: subscriber vs. non-subscriber audiences, authenticated vs. non-authentical audiences, data products, dashboards, what to measure, assigning numerical value to original journalism. Learn about the need to rebuild trust with audiences, listening to readers, involving readers in the journalistic process, community connectedness. Learn more about platform knowledge, relevance, meaning, and whether news companies should be solution-oriented and advocacy-focused. Re-think the value of your newsroom in fast-changing times.
Smart Data For News Media
Accelerate your knowledge of data strategy at news media companies and the practical applications of data to facilitate audience, content, and advertising with this Master Class focused on smart data for news media. Benchmark and upgrade your company’s data strategy and playbook in light of privacy and secure mandates, imperfect results on personalisation, and the new reliance on first-party data for digital advertising. Learn how to more closely tie data to business outcomes, especially with advertising and subscriptions. And take data beyond informing content decisions to creating products.
World Congress of News Media
The INMA World Congress is the news media industry’s pinnacle for what’s happening next, the latest strategies, and emerging best practices in subscriptions, data, advertising, newsrooms, and product/tech. As the news industry fully emerges from the pandemic, what has permanently changed and what is the growth path? In INMA’s first physical World Congress in three years, re-connect with peers from around the world across New York’s elite venues featuring a study tour of Manhattan media companies, hands-on practical seminars, an unforgettable conference, and receptions and dinners that mark the beginning of a return to normalcy. This 92nd Annual World Congress of News Media is curated by INMA CEO Earl J. Wilkinson.
Digital Subscriber Retention
The trust-fueled rise in new digital subscribers to news brands from the past two years has been unprecedented – as has been efforts to retain them. In this Master Class as part of the Readers First Initiative, INMA lines up top experts and media practitioners to share the latest evidence-based strategies and tactics in retention. We will cover data-informed onboarding, engagement, and fighting churn. Apart from practical, hands-on presentations and fireside chats with the guest experts, INMA will invite participants to the virtual stage to share opportunities they discovered and workshop the quick wins. This Master Class is curated by the head of INMA's Readers First Initiative, Greg Piechota.
Asia/Pacific News Media Summit
Embrace the “new normal” the pandemic has revealed for the Asia/Pacific news media business: data, product, subscriptions, and what comes next for digital advertising. Connect with global experts and learn from Asia/Pacific news publishers on the emerging growth path for news media. This is a virtual event designed for media companies in the Asia/Pacific region.
The Roundtable at Vail
The Roundtable at Vail will look at horizon planning for news media companies in an interactive, relaxed, and confidential setting that will identify growth paths over the next three years. The Roundtable attendance will be capped at 60 participants to preserve an intimate atmosphere, each representatives of INMA corporate members at media companies.