December 18, 2013
When it comes to informing and inspiring creative individuals, Adobe Inspire Magazine has always placed emphasis on providing visually stimulating editorial content to fuel audiences’ imaginations. However, the mobile nature of Inspire’s readers and the growing prevalence of tablet devices signaled an opportunity to better serve the creative community with rich, multimedia content that was easily accessibly on the go.
With Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Inspire editors created an iPad edition that uses the dynamic nature of a tablet device to provide inspiring, interactive content, while connecting readers and influencing revenue for Adobe.
“When we have an opportunity to use our own software, we take advantage of it,” says Julie Campagna, executive editor, Adobe Inspire Magazine. “From the outset, we knew Adobe Digital Publishing Suite would enable us to expand the quality of content in our publication and take reader engagement to new levels.”
Through the use of multimedia elements like videos, interactive diagrams and image galleries, Adobe and design partner Wrecking Ball Media created an immersive digital experience that has proved to be immensely popular with creatives worldwide. From November 2012 to November 2013, the Inspire app consistently ranked between #2 and #15 in the App Store Newsstand category, with 1.7 million downloads.
Adobe Analytics provides Inspire with a detailed look at which stories resonate most closely with readers, enabling them to determine which content and interactivity types have the greatest impact.
For example, when analytics revealed only half of all initiated downloads were completed, the Inspire team quickly responded by updating its delivery method to distribute content in prioritized sections. Push notifications were also added to alert subscribers of the newest issue’s availability on Newsstand. Within the first two weeks of implementing this functionality, download completions jumped to 64%.
Integrating DPS into the publishing workflow was a natural fit, as the Inspire team already used Adobe Creative Cloud applications to help plan and produce each issue. Inspire editors import completed drafts of articles into Adobe InCopy CC, the writing and editing companion to Adobe InDesign CC. Wrecking Ball Media uses InDesign CC to create and layout the publication; Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Illustrator CC for overall design; as well as Adobe Edge Animate CC to produce cover images.
Read the case study to learn more about Adobe Inspire Magazine uses DPS to create a highly engaging and visually rich app – and drive results for the business in the process.