Chantal Kolber, Director of Digital Advertising at Wolters Kluwer to Headline 2013 Seybold Going Digital Conference

We are excited to announce that Chantal Kolber, Director of Digital Advertising at Wolters Kluwer, will be headlining the 2013 Seybold Going Digital Conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, December 4.

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leader in the medical journal transformation to digital. As a publisher of hundreds of journals for professionals in the medical, nursing, and allied health fields, the company has evolved its print and online journals with access to rich digital app editions of the journals published on the iPad using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Enterprise Edition.

This year’s Going Digital conference will focus on what is practical, achievable, and important in digital publishing. The day will be filled with solid news, views, information, and tools publishers need today (and tomorrow) to plan, create, implement, manage, and monitor successful digital publishing initiatives and projects.

Learn more and register for the conference:
2013 Seybold Going Digital Conference

Read the case study:
Wolters Kluwer Health: Medical journal transformation

Watch the video:
Wolters Kluwer: Transformation of a global medical publisher

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Ready to accelerate your readership and revenue? Attend our webinar and read the Driving Digital Readership white paper

You’ve created your immersive and beautiful digital magazine and delivered it to the Newsstand, but now what? If you’re ready to take your digital magazine strategy to the next level, be sure to check out our jam-packed white paper that focuses on all of the consumer marketing tools available within Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. You’ll learn how to:

*   Offer freemium content with tools for converting readers into subscribers
*   Leverage the power of your readers social networks
*   Monetize your web traffic by embedding a high-fidelity version of your magazine
*   Keep your readers coming back from more with custom push notifications
*   And much more

Read the PDF here:
Best practices for driving readership with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

 

Plus, don’t miss the free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, November 21 at 9am PST where all of these topics—and more—will be covered! You’ll learn firsthand how and why to use these features and see terrific examples of how publishers are using them today.

Register for the webinar to reserve your spot!

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Webinar Recording: Forrester Research, Inc. shows how to drive downloads for your app

Your mobile or tablet app will only make an impact if customers can find and download it. View a report and one-hour on-demand webinar by guest speaker Thomas Husson from Forrester Research to learn how to put your mobile app into more hands. With these expert tips and strategies, you will discover new ways to promote your app more effectively.

In this recording and associated report, you will learn new ways to increase the awareness and discoverability of your app—both through your own channels and in mobile app stores. To dive deep into best practices, join us to explore case studies of successful brands and learn how they are succeeding in driving downloads.

In this on-demand webinar and report, you will learn:

  • Best practices to drive awareness of your mobile or tablet app
  • Marketing strategies for app promotion – both in app stores and in your own channels
  • Expert tips to drive downloads from case studies of successful companies
  • Trends across industries and verticals from Forrester Research

Access the webinar recording link:

Learn from Forrester Research, Inc, how to drive downloads for your app

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Video: Sotheby’s International Realty drives ROI with Sales Enablement App

We’ve blogged in the past about leading global luxury real estate network, Sotheby’s International Realty, which equips its affiliates with a sales enablement app built with Digital Publishing Suite. Today, dive deeper into the Sotheby’s International Realty story through a short video that shows how the firm is using its Anthology app to enable agents with the latest interactive sales material – and how it drives ROI in the process.

Sotheby’s International Realty has over 13,000 sales associates in its network and needed to enable distribution of the most up-to-date sales enablement content to their affiliates. The app, Anthology: The Collection of an Extraordinary Brand, not only encapsulates everything that Sotheby’s International Realty does from a marketing perspective, but helps drive down publishing costs and enhance its direct ROI. View the video below to discover the story of the Anthology app, as well as how adopting Digital Publishing Suite has helped differentiate Sotheby’s International Realty within the industry as an innovative leader.

Watch the video to learn more:

Sotheby’s International Realty: Driving ROI with Sales Enablement App

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November 7 Webinar: Measure Mobile App ROI

Join us on November 7 to learn how to quantify the impact of your app in a one-hour webinar session with Adobe and guest speaker Julie Ask from Forrester Research, Inc. In this session, learn best practices on measuring ROI for your tablet or smartphone app, and gain a clearer understanding how to measure impact and ROI for your mobile apps.  Forrester Research will overview strategies to quantify the impact of your app, factors you should look at and more.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn best practices to measure ROI of your mobile or tablet app
  • Discover measurement strategies to quantify app impact – both for internal and external apps
  • Explore case studies from successful companies
  • Gain insight from Forrester Research about key factors to measure and how to weight those costs

Event details:

Thursday, November 7
10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Julie Ask, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

Learn more and register for the webinar:
Learn best practices to measure mobile app ROI

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AZ, Digital Magazine from The Arizona Republic, Wins AP’s Innovator of the Year Award

azmagazine We are thrilled to announce that AZ, a twice-weekly news magazine produced by The Arizona Republic, has just won the prestigious Innovator of the Year award from the Associated Press Media Editors at their annual conference. The APME Innovator of the Year award recognizes innovation that demonstrates a bold, creative, and successful effort to improve a news or information product and increase audience.

In less than a year, AZ, built on the Adobe DPS platform, has delivered on all of these fronts, consistently providing readers with a publication that weaves amazing design and interactivity around compelling and timely editorial designed to serve their local community. In addition, the team at AZ has been able to quantify the success of their content and prove they are building a highly engaged and committed readership:

  • 75% of AZ readers come back within a week of their last visit, some come back daily
  • Readers spend an average of 69 minutes in each issue
  • Readers have spent more than 46M million minutes with the app since December 2012

Be sure to watch the AZ video to see first hand how this passionate team delivers their award-winning magazine. Keira Nothaft, Editorial and Creative Director of The Arizona Republic, sums it up by saying “We are in the fight of our lives. We have to engage and reach audiences where they are, on the device they’re using, at the moment they’re using them, and do it in a way that is captivating. People must feel AZ is must read. We are able –with the device, with the software and with our amazing talent — to give readers stories in a way they’ve never been able to experience them before.”

Congratulations to the team at AZ!

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Adobe Digital Publishing Summit (EMEA) 2013: Mobile Is the New Digital Hub

DPS DPS DPS Summit impressions from the London stop, Mark Greenaway, Digital Media Sales at Adobe

From 26 September to 3 October, leaders in the field of digital magazines, newspapers and corporate publications came together during several Digital Publishing Summit (EMEA) events in Hamburg, Stockholm, Paris and London to share successes, best practices, and challenges with their peers. Top Adobe clients in attendance included Top Gear, Daily Mail, Airbus, Renault, Remy Cointreau, Adidas, Sotheby’s, Elle, and Shop Direct as well as representatives from several agencies and publishing partners specialized in digital.

Adobe shared product insights and demonstrations, as well as data analysis pointing to the future of the publishing industry with highly designed content delivered on mobile devices and the web. Nick Bogaty, Senior Director Digital Publishing at Adobe talked about the future of digital publications and how the company is driving platform development to increase digital readership for its clients. One of his predictions: Publishers who are taking advantage of tablets and their possibilities (for example, rich media design) will see this translated into higher number of readers, increase in reader engagement, and last but not least, their advertising income will be on the rise as well. Finally, Bogaty pointed out the great opportunities in digital publishing which lie ahead for corporations either seeking to create higher brand affinity with their customers and prospects or wanting to put out impactful content and communications materials for internal purposes while saving costs at the same time.

Nick Bogaty

Nick Bogaty, Senior Director Digital Publishing at Adobe

DPS Customers Talk about Their Digital Publishing Strategies

Afterwards, Adobe opened the stage so our DPS customers could share their stories with the audience, among them Daily Mail, Sotheby’s Realty International, Remy Cointreau, and Top Gear. From Top Gear, for example, we heard how an iPad edition has enabled them to combine the great editorial content of the magazine, the interactivity of the website, and the top quality video content you associate with the TV show.

Top Gear

Caption: Simon Carrington, Publisher at Top Gear

Jonathan Wall, Group e-Commerce Director at Shop Direct discussed the results the Group is reaping after reinventing its retail business to take into account growing mobile and tablet use amongst its customers.

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Jonathan Wall, Group e-Commerce Director at Shop Direct

Advertising Trends: Mobile & Apps – Whatever You Do, Your Strategy Should Include Mobile

Thomas Husson from Forrester Research shared recent survey results about the so-called “Mobile Mind Shift” and talked about best practices of making the most of mobile and apps in the marketing mix and how publishers can exploit this new environment to connect with customers in a more meaningful way. Key takeaway: Whatever you do, your strategy should better include mobile.

Interesting stats (Source: Forrester Research):

  • Number of iOS devices sold: 700 million
  • eBay predicts it will generate 20 billion dollars on its mobile platform by 2014
  • Number of Android devices sold: 1 billion
  • Active users on Facebook per month: 820 million

Thomas Husson

Thomas Husson, VP Principal Analyst Marketing Leaders at Forrester Research  

Key Takeaways

The conversations at this year’s DPS Summit show that publishers are thinking creatively about how to bring their brands or publications to life on leading tablet and smartphone devices and deliver even greater mobile results. Among publishers we see proof of digital business models that work, resulting in higher income from readers and also advertisers. Furthermore, there is increasing focus on innovation and higher investment in successful marketing of a growing variety of digital publishing content.

Watch Highlights from DPS Summit (EMEA) 2013 in London & Paris on Video!

Leaders in digital publishing joined us in London and Paris to discuss their digital publishing strategy, and we are delighted to share a video of their talks here.

DPS Summit in London

DPS Summit in Paris

Official DPS Summit (EMEA) 2013 App & Presentations for Download

Download the official DPS Summit EMEA 2013 app for iPhone & iPad and get access to valuable presentations made at DPS Summit. (Log in: dps, password: summit).

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App of the Week – GE Inspired

By Teresa Demel

GE Inspired

GE Inspired Magazine, published six times a year by GE Appliances on the iPad, showcases features and benefits of GE Appliances’ new product innovations. This publication is a must-have for appliance aficionadoes. Download the app to learn more about GE’s appliance technologies, latest product innovations, and promotions.

In this video, I show how GE uses DPS to educate its sales team and fans about the latest innovations:

  • Video overlays show the new features in action
  • Buttons and slideshows allow readers to thumb through show rooms and see the appliances in futuristic living areas. In addition, they allow readers to tap on product elements and learn more about the features

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App of the Week – O, the Oprah Magazine

By Teresa Demel

Oprah is everywhere. From her talk show to her magazine to her book club, her warm and thoughtful character can so easily permeate many parts of our lives. In this app of the week video, I show how Oprah Magazine on the iPad uses features in Digital Publishing Suite to pull in her personality and uphold the Oprah brand that we know and love.

Oprah Magazine uses DPS in the following ways:

  • Video overlays of Oprah pull the talk show host’s personality into the story of her farm on Maui.
  • Nav-to buttons and web overlays allow readers to peruse Oprah’s “book shelf” and read samples of her recommendations.
  • Buttons and multistate objects allow readers to take a quiz on women’s heart health.

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Raymond James Financial: Strengthening client relationships

The Personal Touch (And Swipe) 

Raymond James

The most-successful financial advisors regularly demonstrate a personal interest in the prosperity of their clients. To help its advisors engage both clients and prospects, investment advisory firm Raymond James Financial now offers a digital version of its award winning quarterly publication, WorthWhile, created using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. With more than 2.5 million accounts managed by 6,300+ financial advisors, Raymond James Financial helps guide those clients on how best to save, invest, and grow their money — and the WorthWhile app is a key part of the firm’s strategy.

“The digital edition brings financial advisors and clients closer together,” says Cameron Diehl, manager of advisor productivity and marketing strategy at Raymond James. “It keeps advisors’ names in front of their contacts, who can then email the advisor or go to their website directly from within the WorthWhile app.”

Customization of the app is made possible using restricted distribution capabilities in DPS. Advisors can include a banner with their logo and contact information, and clients and prospects access the interactive publication using a unique ID. The digital edition’s engaging content, which includes embedded videos, timelines, slideshows, and animations, are only part of its appeal to Raymond James. It also supports the company’s strategic move to enable advisors to practice at any time in any place. Overall, the digital edition offers advisors more immediate contact with clients to help shorten the sales cycle and enhance relationships.

PDF Success Story:

Learn more and download the Raymond James Financial success story:  http://adobe.ly/GBISuq
Download the WorthWhile app:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/raymond-james-worthwhile-magazine/id650024552?mt=8

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Wolters Kluwer Sees 68% Boost in Overall Engagement With Tablet Editions Added to Mix

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Wolters Kluwer, a publisher of over 280 medical journals, has embraced DPS and is seeing a rapid and exciting transformation of its business.

Journal reading and access preferences for doctors, a core target audience for Wolters Kluwer, have come a long way in the past five years. Rather than sitting at their desks reading printed journals, more and more doctors are accessing portable, online content in between patient visits. When tablets hit the market, the publisher recognized the opportunity they presented to reach audiences in new ways. In 2011, Wolters Kluwer began expanding into digital publishing with the goal of translating static content into exciting reading experiences—complete with audio, video, slideshows and interactive advertising—that would complement popular printed journals and website.

“It’s about overall audience engagement,” says Chantal Kolber, Director of Digital Advertising Strategy. “For us, it’s not a digital, print, or online edition. It is the journal. It’s a whole.” This approach has paid off. The company has seen overall engagement of an average journal’s content—available via print, tablet, and web—increase by 68%.  “One is not cannibalizing the other, it’s adding more interaction with the publication as a whole,” adds Kolber.

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In rapid succession, Wolters Kluwer created apps for over 150 journals and immediately saw this new platform benefit readers, authors, editors, and advertisers. Over a six month period, the digital journals had over 1.2 million visits; readers returned to an issue two to three times, eventually consuming all of the information in that issue; and time spent on individual ads was 5 to 20 seconds. Being able to share ‘time spent’ with advertisers has been very powerful for Wolters Kluwer. It proves to the advertiser that the digital platform turns a basic ad exposure into an educational experience that is worth investing in.

Wolters Kluwer believes that the enterprise edition of Digital Publishing Suite is a solution that will get help it reach 200 to 300 journals very quickly. And the company is well on its way.

PDF Case Study

Summit Videos
Watch the short or long version of the Wolters Kluwer presentation at the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Summit

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AMC 2013 Coming to New York City- October 22 and 23

AMC

Adobe is proud to sponsor the MPA’s premiere event of the year– The American Magazine Media Conference (AMC). The MPA promises that this year’s event is more important than ever and will bring  together the top minds from publishing editorial, technology and advertising to explore the topics that matter most during these transformational times.

The annual event will surprise, enlighten and challenge preconceptions, while offering up strategies and inspiration to advance our common goals and expand our businesses.

Event Information:
October 23, 2013
New York, NY

Learn more about the MPA AMC 2013 conference here!

 

 

 

 

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App of the Week – Sears Patio and Grills

By Teresa Demel

Sears and Patio

 

Sears: They know catalogs. In this app of the week video, I show how the catalog experts use Digital Publishing Suite to create an interactive shopping experience from inspiration to purchase.

Watch this app of the week video to see how Sears uses DPS:

  • Use buttons and multistate objects/slideshows to show light-up patio furniture in evening and daytime settings, gas grills in multiple colors, and product specifications
  • Apply nav-to buttons to an index at the top of each page so that readers can jump to relevant sections of the app
  • Audio and video overlays set the mood – an important showroom tactic

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Adobe and JWT/Casa Miami: Event apps drive customer engagement

Adobe & JWT/Casa Miami

When we tapped JWT/Casa Miami to build an event app for the Adobe DPS Summit, we knew we wanted a content-rich, interactive app to engage, inform, and connect conference attendees. The agency regularly uses Digital Publishing Suite to develop specialty apps that support business processes, both externally to customers and internally to employees. For our DPS Summit event, JWT/Casa Miami made a rich, interact app that highlighted the solution’s capabilities, including direct entitlement, social media integration, and real-time notifications.

The digital app allowed attendees to view information about sessions and speakers, take notes on presentations, and download or view presentations after a session. They were also able to access offline content and Internet links, including news articles and videos, without leaving the app. Push notifications helped accommodate the fluid nature of the event by allowing the event producers to update speakers and sessions in near-real time, without having to rebuild the app and resubmit the content to an app marketplace. Social media integration also enabled attendees to interact with each other and follow social media activity about the event.

The Summit featured two sessions, each with its own agenda and speakers, and attendees easily downloaded the appropriate version of the app for their sessions through a registration front-end linked to an entitlement database. By using restricted distribution and direct entitlement, the app was able to deliver proper content to attendees based on their login credentials.

Overall it was a hit with attendees. Douglas Fajardo, CEO and chief creative director of JWT/Casa Miami, concluded, “Event apps created with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite are a great solution for bringing event content to life in a way that engages attendees on-site, and facilitates ongoing relationships.”

Read the PDF case study here:
Adobe & JWT/Casa Miami: Event apps drive customer engagement

 

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Adobe and Adweek Digital Publishing Award Winners Announced!

By Sonia Sawhney

The judging is complete and winners have been announced for Adobe & Adweek Digital Publishing Awards! Congratulations to Dan Marcolina of Marcolina Design, Inc. for receiving the Best Mobile App award and Fernando Carreira of the goodfellas for the Best Mobile Ad award. The winning entries used Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to develop ingenious, inventive, and effective apps and ads for tablets.

The Adobe & Adweek Digital Publishing Award recognizes the most innovative mobile ads and apps that reflect imaginative thinking, awesome creativity, and design acumen. This year’s winners truly harnessed the power of Digital Publishing Suite to create compelling experiences for consumers.

Entries were judged on originality of concept, execution of creative elements, and inventive use of interactive components to enhance understanding and engagement with content. The four judges on this year’s panel were:

  • Joe Zeff, President, Joe Zeff Design
  • Josh Klenert, Director of User Experience and Design, The Huffington Post
  • Nick Mrozowski, Executive Creative Director, Adweek
  • Carol Wells, Design Director, Adweek

Best Mobile App Award
Dan Marcolina of Marcolina Design, Inc. snagged the Best Mobile App Award, partnering with Rick Smolan of Big Data book.  The winning app, The Human Face of Big Data, is an innovative app with enhanced stories bringing the Human Face of Big Data to life. Exploring the world from a new lens, this pioneering app is a seamless blend of interactive elements and groundbreaking ideas encapsulated into a digital journey. As we shared in the past, it’s no question that this is an award-worthy app. The Human Face of Big Data app transcends expectations with thought provoking concepts and extraordinary imagery woven into a truly seamless tablet experience.

Check out The Human Face of Big Data in the DPS Showcase Gallery to learn more.

Best Mobile Ad Award
Fernando Carreira of the goodfellas partnered with ALmapBBDO to bring home the Best Mobile Ad award. Fake Ad, the iPad ad for Bradesco Seguros, used Digital Publishing Suite to bring advertising to life on the tablet. As readers swipe across the screen, the advertisement’s car follows the direction leading to a crash. The interactivity embedded in this ad revolutionizes the way advertisers connect with readers by telling the story: “unexpected events happen without warning. Make a Bradesco car insurance plan.” The unexpected yet remarkably effective advertising racked up votes with this year’s judges to take home the Best Mobile Ad Award.

Experience Fake Ad in the DPS Showcase Gallery to learn more.

This year’s winners receive prize packages including:

  • Trip to NY for Advertising Week + guest
  • One Super Delegate conference pass to Advertising Week (Sept 23-27, 2013)
  • Honored at Reception during Advertising Week (Monday, September 23)
  • Winning entry featured as an insert in Adweek iPad edition digital publication
  • One year Adobe Creative Cloud membership (estimated value $600)
  • One year subscription to the Adweek iPad edition digital publication
  • A ticket to 2014 CLIOS Awards

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Explore the Adobe & Adweek Digital Publishing Awards:

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