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American Lawyer Media to present their new DPS app at ABM Annual Conference

Jeff_The 2014 ABM Annual Conference provides a three-day look at how top B2B publishers conceive new ideas for products and services, and the challenges of bringing those services to the market.

At this year’s conference, you won’t want to miss Jeff Litvack, Chief Digital Officer of American Lawyer Media (ALM), unveil their new DPS app and share how ALM is using it to capture valuable leads, increase digital circulation, drive more advertising revenue and deliver on their multi-channel app distribution strategy.

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Friday, May 4-7 in Phoenix, Arizona

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Attend the DPS webinar series in April and May

Get ready to dive into Digital Publishing Suite and empower your team to create amazing digital experiences. The DPS team will be hosting four webinars on a variety of topics designed to maximize the impact of your digital publications.


Four Ways to Add Animation to Adobe DPS Apps

Join us to learn more about the four ways to add animated elements to your DPS apps. You’ll learn when to use each method, how to optimize animation performance and see real-world examples of each method in use.

Register: Four Ways to Add Animation to Adobe DPS Apps
Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET


Digital Publishing Suite for Financial Services and Insurance

Deliver next generation investor relations content to all mobile devices. We’ll show you how to use a template-based workflow to get mobile content to apps using Adobe DPS and Experience Manager. Brief case studies will illustrate how leading brands are engaging consumers and stakeholders on tablet devices. Plus, we’ll demonstrate how to use analytics to create the content people connect with most.

Register: Digital Publishing Suite for Financial Services and Insurance
Wednesday, April 23 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET


Behind-The-Scenes with Adobe Inspire Magazine & Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Join Bob Donlon, SVP & General Manager of Wrecking Ball Media Group, for a look at how his team uses the full potential of DPS interactivity to produce one of the top 10 digital publications on the iTunes Store each month: Adobe Inspire Magazine.

Register: Behind-The-Scenes with Adobe Inspire Magazine & Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Tuesday, May 6 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET


Working with Video Content in DPS Apps

One of the best ways to engage readers in apps is with video content. In this webinar, we’ll share our favorite tips and techniques for working with videos in Adobe DPS. You’ll learn best practices for preparing videos for use in DPS, which scenarios call for video streaming vs. embedding from a website, how to use video to engage readers in introduction screens and more.

Register: Working with Video Content in Adobe DPS Apps
Tuesday, May 20 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET

 

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Accenture Interactive drives client engagement with digital app

Accenture Interactive, a specialty group within international consulting company Accenture, helps some of the world’s leading brands drive multichannel marketing performance. One of the latest sales enablement and communications tools that Accenture Interactive has added to its mix is a digital app built using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Enterprise Edition. The app, Accenture Interactive, is a custom-branded showcase of the company’s latest research, reports, and insights for customers and prospects.

“Although this started as sales enablement, it grew from there,” says Molly E. Spatara, global director of digital marketing at Accenture Interactive. “Once we saw what we could do with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, we realized there was tremendous potential to go beyond sales enablement to more deeply engage people with the Accenture brand.”

The app is the latest technology the firm uses to communicate with its customers and prospects. Since launching the iPad app in January 2013, Accenture Interactive has built more than 100 folios that address topics including marketing strategy and operations, analytics, media optimization, experience management, and social media.

The Accenture Interactive app has been well received and many executives embrace it as a key component of the integrated digital campaigns that support the launch of new research. Older content is replaced as new research becomes available, keeping the app fresh and relevant. Using the Custom Store capability of DPS, Accenture presents its folios in a rich, branded experience and organizes information into categories that support intuitive browsing.

AccentureApp2Analytics in Digital Publishing Suite let the firm gauge the popularity of its more than 100 folios and refine the app experience. In addition to looking at what content is downloaded from other channels, Accenture is examining folio usage, interactivity, and how related content is accessed in the app to create the best possible experience for its audiences.

Accenture Interactive reports that it is seeing a steady rate of app downloads per month, with increases tied to paid search and paid social efforts. Accenture plans to continue investing in the app and growing its content library. The firm is also looking into opportunities to use of Digital Publishing Suite to create an app for its analytics content.

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Recordings of recent DPS webinars now available

The DPS team recently presented to two publishing associations. If you weren’t able to attend the webinars, be sure to catch the recordings.

An introduction to DPS for Associations
Adobe’s Bridget Roman, Sr. Product Marketing Manager and Colin Fleming, Digital Publishing Evangelist, will guide you through what it takes to seamlessly transition from a PDF version of your magazine to a highly interactive reading experience with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

Watch the recording or get more information on the webinar.

More than just magazines. The many uses of DPS for B2B publishers
This one-hour webinar hosted by Adobe’s Bridget Roman, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, and James Lockman, Principal Solution Consultant, in partnership with the ABM, introduces B2B publishers to the wide variety of apps that can be created using Adobe DPS.

Watch the recording or get more information on the webinar.

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Cygnus Media to Deliver Case Study at ABM Seminar in NYC on March 27

If you’re a B2B publisher interested in learning more about the latest advancements in content marketing, don’t miss this seminar hosted by the ABM and sponsored by Adobe where the topic “Understanding Content Marketing and Making Money from It” will be explored. Speakers will delve into why this is such a hot topic, share statistics on their content marketing spends and reveal strategies that are delivering results. One highlight of the day will be a mini case study that Sharon Wright, VP of Digital Operations from Cygnus Media, will share about their app strategy and how they are turning their digital magazines into a highly relevant medium that delivers revenue, engagement and leads.

Register now: Understanding Content Marketing and Making Money from It
Thursday, March 27 at 8:30 am EDT in New York, New York.

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DPS team hosts webinar with B2B Association, ABM, Wednesday March 12

Join Adobe as they host a free, one-hour webinar in partnership with the ABM that will introduce B2B publishers to the large variety of apps that can be created using Adobe DPS.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get inspired by the many examples the DPS team will present that go beyond the digital magazines you’re familiar with. You’ll see real-life examples of other types of content-centric apps being created by publishers and brands like event and program guides, brochures, sales collateral and presentations, white papers and more and learn how you can make the most of your investment in DPS.

Register now: Webinar: More Than Just Digital Magazines: The Many Uses of Adobe DPS for Your Business
Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00pm EDT

Free to members and non-members.

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Adobe and AM&P to host digital publishing events for association leaders

Association professionals turn to AM&P (the Association Media & Publishing) for insight, information and connections to the association media community.

Adobe is excited to partner with the AM&P to offer two events in February that are essential for leaders from associations who are looking to advance their digital strategies.

Executive Think Tank: Defining Your Association’s Mobile Strategy

Association executives will join digital publishing luminaries at an Executive Think Tank dinner, Thursday, February 20 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm ET at Vidalia in Washington, DC. It’s an ideal forum for association leaders who oversee e-media, publications and marketing and want to explore how other associations and non-profits have developed and executed on successful digital strategies. Special guests include:

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To reserve your seat, please contact Sarah Patterson at (703) 234-4107.

Webinar: Introduction to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite 

Adobe’s Bridget Roman, Sr. Product Marketing Manager and Colin Fleming, Digital Publishing Evangelist, will guide you through what it takes to seamlessly transition from a PDF version of your magazine to a highly interactive reading experience with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

This one-hour webinar touches on topics that assocations new to DPS will care about most, including:

  • Ways that DPS ensures efficient and affordable production costs for your organization
  • How to use the robust feature set in DPS to create strong adoption of your digital publications across your member base
  • Real-life success stories from other assocations and non-profits who are using DPS to achieve their digital publishing strategies

Don’t miss this information-packed webinar Thursday, February 27 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET.

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Executive Think Tank: Defining Your Association’s Mobile Strategy

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Webinar: Introduction to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)

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Adobe’s Connection Newsletter Brings the Latest News to Publishers

Stay up to date on the latest publishing news with Adobe’s Connection Newsletter.

Each month, the Connection Newsletter provides the rundown on topics and events that drive your digital publishing business.

Adobe's Connection Newsletter

Topics in the January issue include:

  • Adobe to offer .folio file format for Digital Publishing Suite
  • Learn strategies for measuring your app’s ROI
  • View best practices for driving more downloads

View the online version of Connection Newsletter’s January Edition for Publishers.

View the online version of Connection Newsletter’s January Edition for Corporate Publishers.

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Forbes Insights Report reveals apps strengthen connections with customers and are driving internal efficiencies

Increasingly, consumers expect the ability to retrieve information on-the-go with tablet and mobile devices. To further explore these trends in mobile marketing, we’re releasing today a new report about apps that examines how marketers are integrating them as a key part of the marketing mix. Produced in conjunction with Forbes, the new report The Connected Marketer: How Apps are Engaging Customers, Partners and Employees, surveyed top-level decision makers in large organizations and found:

  • Apps are on the rise. Of companies with customer-facing apps, 78%, report increases in their mobile app audiences over the past year.
  • Use of customer-facing mobile apps is seen as a post-sale loyalty strategy. 31% of respondents say that customer-facing apps have the greatest impact when maintaining loyalty post-purchase.
  • Internal apps are driving efficiencies. More than two-thirds of executives report the number of end-users of their internal apps has grown over the past year; they see apps playing greater roles in facilitating sales, communication and training processes.
  • In-app analytics represent opportunity. 44% of respondents attempt to measure metrics within the app such as content views and number of downloads. However, marketers are not yet focusing on user-interface metrics such as analysis of navigation through the app, pathing or length of time spent with the app in large numbers yet –an area that represents opportunity for marketers to gain further insight into their customers.

 

As marketers seek to create stronger connections with their customers and employees they should:

  • Have marketing step up to the task. In a majority of cases, both external and internal apps are developed within the organizations—mainly with the assistance of IT, and internal designers/developers. Because IT plays mainly a supporting role – and given marketers’ focus on the customer – app publishing is a role that marketers are uniquely qualified to step up to.
  • Implement unique content to attract users. Apps require more than simply scaling down a website to fit a smaller screen. Sixty-eight percent of all the respondents say they are offering exclusive content that cannot be found elsewhere. A majority of those who have seen the number of mobile app users increase, 60%, attribute that to the fact that they are making more exclusive content available through the apps.
  • Analyze metrics to create a compelling experience. According to the report, the ability to design user-friendly interfaces and to keep end-users interested and returning to the app was seen as the biggest challenge for marketing executives. Since only 44% of marketing executives look at metrics from their app, they should use a data-driven approach to gain further insight into their customers and optimize the user experience.
  • Get the word out across channels. Use both your own and third-party marketing channels to drive downloads of your app. Sixty-nine percent of companies rely on their company’s website to get the word out to customers about their apps. Another 58% employ email as another means of advertising availability of apps (58%). Other strategies include search engine marketing (36%), Facebook notifications (35%) and app store marketing (35%).

Two Adobe customers are mentioned in the report as case studies of successful companies using app marketing.

WorthwhileFor nine years, Raymond James Financial has published Worthwhile, a quarterly aimed at high net worth clients and the most popular of all its client communication pieces. In 2013, the firm decided to use Digital Publishing Suite to supplement the printed quarterly with a digital edition, expanding its reach and allowing financial advisors to custom-brand it for their clients. Clients can email their advisor or go directly to their website from the Worthwhile app. The result has been a deeper engagement with clients and increased customer loyalty. “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.”

Another example is Sotheby’s International Realty, the global luxury real estate network whose Anthology app has replaced the printed brochures it used to distribute to its nearly 700 sales affiliates around the world, and which were often out of date as soon as they were printed. In contrast, its iPad sales enablement app provides up-to-date information to its affiliates and includes interactive features such as slideshows and videos. Best of all, the firm has seen direct ROI as a result of the app—in addition to the $1 million a year it saves by using a tablet app instead of print collateral.

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Latest DPS stats show rapid growth in circulation and readership; .folio file format to be offered under free license

Adobe made two exciting announcements today. First, circulation and readership metrics associated with digital magazines continue to climb rapidly, showing more proof that reader adoption of digital magazine content on devices continues to take off. Following on this momentum, Adobe has also announced its plans to aid expansion of the digital publishing industry by providing the .folio file format technical specification at no charge.

Here are the details:

Circulation and Readership Continue to Grow

Back in June 2013, Adobe announced that cumulative downloads of publications to DPS apps on mobile devices had reached 100 million. In the six months since that announcement, we’ve continued to see rapid growth and are excited to share that the cumulative number of DPS downloads is now 150 million.

This increase in circulation correlates directly to the solid gains we’re seeing in readership of DPS apps. In a year-over-year comparison from October 2012 to October 2013, DPS data shows that publishers have added more than three times as many unique monthly readers to their digital editions. Plus, the content in DPS is really grabbing and keeping their attention. Our data shows that subscribers are now spending an average of 50 minutes per month in DPS apps.

This growth in circulation, readership and engagement are clear indicators that digital magazines are creating opportunities for magazine publishers to transform their business by generating readership around the world and attracting high value advertisers.

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DPS Features Power Reader Engagement

A large part of what is fueling this growth is a set of consumer marketing tools built into DPS. Social sharing, web viewer capabilities, push notifications and free preview of content are being successfully used by commercial publishers to engage new readers and increase subscription sales through app discovery, immediate access to content and timing and placement of purchase offers.

Social Sharing

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  • Encourage readers to share content through their social networks
  • Enable sharing across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and email
  • Promote subscription offers through sharing flow to drive revenue

 

 

 

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  • Leverage web traffic to build awareness of content available through mobile app
  • Introduce high-fidelity content without needing to download and install app
  • Convert web viewers into app subscribers

 


 

 

Push Notifications 

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  • Encourages repeat visits
  • Enables publishers to announce new issues and promote off-cycle and other related content
  • Target readers based on behavior or purchase history with customized messages

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Ensure readers explore your app after installation
  • Give customers immediate access to sample content
  • Convert to paid subscription through paywall

 

 

 

 

From Bill Phillips, Editor in Chief, Men’s Health, Rodale:

“Marketing of our content is critical to our business and we trust Adobe to continually deliver innovations to DPS that make it easy for us to grow our base of digital readers. The ability to deliver free previews of each issue introduces potential subscribers to our magazine in a meaningful way and this functionality is an important key to increasing circulation and revenue.”

Be sure to check out our white paper designed to help publishers take full advantage of DPS consumer marketing features to generate awareness, collect data, formulate optimal pricing and subscription offers, and ultimately maximize readership and purchase conversion.

.folio to be Offered Under Free License

Adobe has also announced that it will publish the technical specification for the .folio format under a free license in the first quarter of 2014. The .folio file format has become the de facto standard for highly interactive digital publications. Because of the fast growth of the digital publishing industry, and the increase in marketplaces that want to leverage .folio, Adobe believes that the industry is better served through the licensing of the .folio specification.

This is exciting news for our commercial publishing customers who will be able to extend their content through a variety of marketplaces that accept the .folio file format specification. Publishing to .folio as a universally accepted digital publishing file format will allow magazine publishers to more efficiently produce digital content for mobile devices by eliminating the need to create and publish interactive, digital content in multiple, individual proprietary file formats supported by each unique marketplace. Newsstands and marketplaces that accept the license for the .folio file format specification will be able to create their own native viewers capable of displaying digital magazines  available in the .folio file format.

From Nick Bogaty, Adobe’s Head of Digital Publishing:

“Adobe has a long tradition of creating and supporting open file formats to enable content publishing and distribution. PDF was instrumental to the advent of desktop publishing and document sharing, and our work in Web standards, including HTML5, has advanced what’s possible to do on the Web and in mobile apps. We are thrilled to make .folio available for free use to accelerate the growth of digital magazines and other publications.”

Read the press release here: Latest Adobe Stats Show Rapid Growth in Digital Publication Readership 

Stay connected to our blog and social media channels–Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn–for more news about the .folio free license when it becomes available.

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Vanity Fair brings its iconic title to the iPhone with DPS

Vanity Fair iPhone app

We’re thrilled to announce that Vanity Fair has launched the iPhone version of its publication using Digital Publishing Suite. With its signature mix of pop culture, business, politics, and fashion, the magazine is now available to readers in an on-the-go format, specifically formatted for iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, and iPhone 3GS. The iPhone edition follows the successful launch of the brand’s iPad edition and enhances the content of the print magazine with videos, photos, slideshows, interactive infographics and more – to engage readers.

In a nod to Liberty magazine, which first launched its reading times in the August 6, 1927 issue, Vanity Fair is the first publication to sort its mobile app’s content by reading time, categorizing the magazine’s features in a table of contents broken down by “Short,” (five minutes) “Medium,” (5-10 minutes) “Long” (10 minutes or more) reads, and “Everything Else.”

The result is a beautifully formatted iPhone app that engages Vanity Fair’s audience with its signature content – produced from print assets for the smartphone screen size—using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and Adobe Experience Manager.

Be sure to download the September issue and be sure to spend 10+ minutes reading the “long” cover story featuring the late Princess Diana.

Vanity Fair for the iPhone

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Time Inc. launches Entertainment Weekly on iPad

Publication uses Free Article Preview to pique reader interest before purchase

Last week, Time Inc. launched Entertainment Weekly on the iPad, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the publications’ new interactive tablet format. Using Digital Publishing Suite, the title engages readers with interactivity – through video, animations, slideshows and more – allowing the brand to bring to life the celebrities, TV shows, movies, music and books it covers.

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In order to drive reach, readership and revenue for its content, Entertainment Weekly uses the Free Article Preview feature from Release 26 of Digital Publishing Suite. Upon opening the app, readers are greeted with a designed custom storefront that displays issues for browsing and purchase – all merchandised in the look-and-feel of the Entertainment Weekly brand. Readers can then download specific articles that the publisher marks as “free” in order to preview and sample selected content before purchasing.  Free Article Preview allows Entertainment Weekly to pique reader interest with free content, and then when a reader swipes to a non-free (“protected”) article, he or she is presented with a prompt that encourages purchase or subscription. This way, readers can “try before they buy”, and Entertainment Weekly can drive greater readership and revenue.

Learn more about the Entertainment Weekly iPad app through the links below.

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New Avenues for Growth with Bates Creative

By Sonia Sawhney

It’s Agency Spotlight Week on the Digital Publishing Suite blog! This week, we are highlighting how advertising and creative agencies use DPS to strategically position clients in the mobile space. We will share case studies, a guest blog, and an opinion paper on digital advertising. DPS allows agencies to quickly deliver and flexibly adapt mobile content for their clients, running full speed ahead of the competition. In addition, they are building advertisements in digital publications that merge the best of print and digital, with targeted placement, cutting edge interactivity, and integration with e-commerce.

Bates Creative

At Bates Creative, a marketing agency specializing in design and branding, their team works to create an Experience Under Glass for clients using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Investing heavily in a strategic decision to develop web and interactive skills, the agency chose to work with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to create dynamic digital publications for clients. As a member of the DPS Agency Partner Program, the team at Bates Creative is able to claim a leadership position in the industry while rapidly and affordably expanding communications to tablet devices for clients.

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Delivering value and expanding opportunities with Digital Publishing Suite services has put Bates Creative in a more strategic position with clients. The agency has worked with DPS Enterprise Level clients, the U.S. Marine Corps and Heifer International to help them move their publications and brands into more interactive, digital realms.

Continuing a legacy of award winning apps, Bates Creative clients have been recognized for excellence:

  • US Marine Corps, Marines Magazine App: 2011 Association Media & Publishing Gold EXCEL Award, Media Innovation in Mobile Apps
  • US Marine Corps, Marines Magazine App: 2012 Association Media & Publishing Gold EXCEL Award, Media Innovation in Mobile Apps
  • Heifer International, World Ark Magazine App: Min’s Best of the Web 2013, Honorable Mention, Digital Magazine
  • Heifer International, World Ark Magazine App: 2013 Association Media and Publishing Gold EXCEL Award, Media Innovation in Mobile Apps
  • Heifer International, World Ark Magazine App: 2013 Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington, Gold Award

Heather Shelton, director of business development for Bates Creative says, “Adobe Digital Publishing Suite has enabled us to change our client conversations and puts us in a leadership position in our industry. There are so many more ways we can now help our clients achieve their goals.”

Bates Creative is excited about the opportunity this technology opens up to clients to leverage the private publishing and restricted distribution capabilities within Digital Publishing Suite. This enables clients to deliver timely and relevant sales tools and other internal communications. The power of Digital Publishing Suite enables Bates Creative to bring content to life and transform the way their clients engage with audiences.

The analytical tools in DPS illuminate audience behavior and preferences, allowing Bates Creative the opportunity to provide clients additional insight. The limitless business opportunities this creates is just one way in which the agency is able to establish itself as a strategic partner delivering measurable results.

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