We’ve worked in the digital media space since the Web 1.0 boom of the mid-1990s—the wild, wild west of the Web. We helped washingtonpost.com ride the boom; we witnessed marchFIRST and so many other interactive agencies fall apart when the bubble burst. We’ve been a part of the industry’s evolution from dial-up to the cloud; from portals to apps; from content “push,” to “pull,” to engagement.
To remain relevant and competitive, digital media and ecommerce companies must constantly reinvent their offerings as technology evolves. Digital media is a continuum into the future. Content and product companies that rely on digital media communication and distribution channels—from newspapers, to websites, to to mobile apps, to location-based offers—must continuously innovate to maintain their competitive edge and customer relevance.
Through our experience working with digital media and technology companies, we have a deep understanding of the competing challenges of advertising and editorial content, building a user base and generating revenue, investing in infrastructure and building a brand. We work cross-functionally to balance organizational priorities and generate the most effective short and long term strategies.
Some of the challenges we’ve tackled with our clients include:
- Led strategy and business development at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, identifying and researching new revenue opportunities; managed and grew the online syndication business through partnership development and outreach.
- Created a system for USAToday.com to conduct ongoing competitive analysis and monitoring to discover untapped areas of opportunity in the digital news arena.
- Conducted competitive analysis for Freewebs, enabling them to define the company’s unique value proposition and anticipate unexpected competitive threats.
- Developed an online strategy that shifted Sirius XM Satellite Radio from thinking about the web as a marketing vehicle for its automobile-based service, to a revenue-generating service offering, in and of itself.
- Educated Comcast Cable’s regional leadership about emerging trends in mobile video; identified opportunities that capitalized on the strength of their established subscriber base.