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Digital Media Europe 2014


Digital Media Europe 2014


DME14, London, 7-9 April 2014

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Introduction to Programme

Join us at DME, the top digital news media event for over 20 years. Led by the industry, serving the industry. Key topics for 2014 are listed below - full programme with dates and times will follow shortly.

This page is updated on a daily basis! Latest update 06 April 2014.


Monday, 7. April 2014

  • 10:00

    Meet our main moderator for DME14:

    Diego Carvajal (FOR SLIDE CLICK HERE) is one of our (many) great discoveries from Digital Media Latinoámerica 2013. Carvajal is Content Manager at ICCK and responsible for the digital enhancement of the content that comes from the different media outlets owned by GSD group: the national daily El Espectador (, leading television channels in Colombia (, and ); Magazines ( and, Radio ( ) or movies ( “My role can be summarised as the generation of relevant multi platform and multi device experiences for our audiences” says Carvajal - our moderator this year at DME.

    Content Manager at CARACOL TV/EL ESPECTADOR Digital Media, Colombia

    Chief Executive Officer, WAN-IFRA, France

  • 10:30

    Taking digital revenues to the next level is a common goal for all media companies. But how are the best people focusing their efforts? Forward thinking heads of digital share their top 5 priorities for 2014 and beyond, and tell you about the number one issue that keeps them awake at night.

    • Digital media and product development expert, Rebecca Miskin (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES), is working at Hearst Magazines UK to develop digital strategies across all brands in the UK. They publish 19 magazines and 19 websites (Cosmopolitan, ELLE, ELLE Decoration, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and pureplay sites like redonline, allaboutyou, digitalspy, handbag, netdoctor, sugarscape and triathletesworld). And Hearst UK registered a 70 per cent increase in mobile traffic across its portfolio. That's a clue to one of the priorities they will talk about at #DME14.
    • Ben Christensen (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES) is Vice President Digital & Classified Media at Amedia. One of his group’s priorities this year: Data. A topic that will resonate with many in the audience. Amedia is Norway`s largest publisher of local media titles (100+), boasts the first national online newspaper – Nettavisen, and has
 recently acquired the leading catalogue provider 1881, and the largest blog provider –
    • RCS MediaGroup in Italy is an international multimedia-publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital and satellite TV. It is also one of the leading operators in advertising sales & distribution markets. Alceo Rapagna(CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES) is their Chief Digital Officer and one of the core challenges for a company operating in so many areas in Italy is to be the best in class in e-commerce.

    Digital Strategy Director, Hearst Magazines,UK

    Chief Digital Officer, RCS MediaGroup, Italy

    Ben Christensen, Vice President Digital, Amedia, Norway

  • 12:30

    We've been to see David Nemetz (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES) twice in recent months in his hometown in San Francisco. Each time we walked away with superb insights for the group of elite European publishers that participated. In July 2005, Nemetz co-founded the cutting edge digital media sports property Bleacher Report - recently bought by Turner Broadcasting for approx $200m. He is also a Digital media entrepreneur. In this Q&A session, conducted by Garrett Goodman, we will ask him to go back to the elements that built the success of Bleacher Report and ask him how he sees the start-up landscape evolving in Silicon Valley.  

    Digital media entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Bleacher Report, U.S.A

    New Media Consultant, Goodman Consulting, UK

  • 13:00
  • 14:00

    Big publishers are looking to different models, selling a variety of different packages and increasingly sophisticated in marketing and use of customer data.

    BUT… can you ever be as clever as Amazon?

    Matt Lindsay (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES) and Neil Budde (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES) probably have the most in-depth expertise in digital paid content on the U.S. market. Lindsay, president of Mather Economics (USA), has worked for most if not all the American publishers that have launched paywalls and is one of Ken Doctor’s sources of information for its newsonomics analysis; Budde was part of the small team that implemented the Wall Street Journal digital paid content offer back in 1997; when he left in 2002 the WSJ had 600,000+ digital subscribers. He is now Vice President/Executive Editor at The Courier-Journal, USA, Kentucky's largest newspaper and part of the Gannett regional paper group. Meanwhile Lucia Adams and Suzi Watford (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES) at the Times in London have been heavily involved in launching a unique Spotify paid content bundle - aiming to migrate readers to a full price subscription model. Response so far has been positive!

    Gregor Waller (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES) is one of our WAN-IFRA associate consultants - after a strong career at Axel Springer he now works with our clients across the world.

    Senior Advisor at Schibsted

    President, Mather Economics, USA

    Vice President/Executive Editor, The Courier-Journal, USA

    Principal Associate Consultant, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Marketing Director, Times & Sunday Times, UK

    Deputy head of digital, The Times and Sunday Times, UK

  • 16:30
  • 17:00

    Choose from:-

    • Mather Economics on Paid Content - in depth discussion on topics raised by Matt Lindsay in the preceding session. 


    • YouTube and channel monetisation - let the operations guys from Google explain how you can practically raise improve revenue share. Hear some great case studies and find out how you can get tone and content right to build audience share. CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES


    • Facebook behind the headlines - visit to their London office
      67% of smartphone owners already follow news recommendations from Facebook and the recent launch of Paper in the U.S. should boost this number. It also massively improves the news reading experience. Meanwhile, the company has bigger plans. The acquisitions of Whatsapp and Oculus Rift might make the headlines, but the purchase of drone maker Titan Aerospace shows equal ambition to expand internet reach (and therefore Facebook) into Africa. 

      We meet with Tinnie Chow, Strategic Media Partnerships. CLICK HERE FOR SLIDES

    Strategic Partnerships Manager, YouTube, UK

    President, Mather Economics, USA

    Strategic Media Partnerships, Facebook, UK

  • 18:00

Tuesday, 8. April 2014

Wednesday, 9. April 2014

Date and Location

  • 07 Apr 2014 - 09 Apr 2014
    United Kingdom


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