Hywood looks back on seven-years with 'last' report

There was a touch of the royal 'we' when Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood - who is 64 next month - looked back on his seven-year tenure as head of the Australian publisher.

News Corp invites staff to tell it where to go

Big and disruptive ideas are in demand as part of a News Corp initiative to boost innovation.

Question Marks? Nine head agrees to Inform keynote

With so many issues to resolve and questions to answer, Nine Entertainment chief Hugh Marks becomes the 'must hear' speaker at next month's Inform News Media Summit in Sydney.

Nine to lead in Fairfax 'merger' but News still in there

By just over a couple of percentage points, Australia's Nine Entertainment is taking control of Fairfax Media in a 'merger' announced this morning.

Boucher back to keynote at Inform 2018

Chief executive of Fairfax Media's NZ unit Stuff, Sinead Boucher has joined the speakers roster for the Inform News Media Summit in September.

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'.

Hywood looks back on seven-years with 'last' report

There was a touch of the royal 'we' when Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood - who is 64 next month - looked back on his seven-year tenure as head of the Australian publisher.

News Corp invites staff to tell it where to go

Big and disruptive ideas are in demand as part of a News Corp initiative to boost innovation.

Question Marks? Nine head agrees to Inform keynote

With so many issues to resolve and questions to answer, Nine Entertainment chief Hugh Marks becomes the 'must hear' speaker at next month's Inform News Media Summit in Sydney.

Nine to lead in Fairfax 'merger' but News still in there

By just over a couple of percentage points, Australia's Nine Entertainment is taking control of Fairfax Media in a 'merger' announced this morning.

Boucher back to keynote at Inform 2018

Chief executive of Fairfax Media's NZ unit Stuff, Sinead Boucher has joined the speakers roster for the Inform News Media Summit in September.

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'.

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Positive news as News-Nine JV names recruits

Signs that News Corp's partnership with Nine Entertainment is still progressing today with the announcement of new on-air host and executive appointments.

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Virtually amazing: Harnessing AR for World Cup effect

As the football World Cup progresses, fans and tecchies alike have been able to savour mind-blowing visual effects and the imaginative use global broadcasters have made of them.

Ma's billionaire fist is death to basketball

The eccentricities of billionaire media moguls are something the industry needs to get used to, but it's taking time to come to terms with Jack Ma's performance aspirations.

How two Aussies became the ocean's global video stars

An audience delivered via YouTube now supports the blue water dreams of a few with the imagination to exploit it.

Markets vary on localised OTT content, seminar hears

With the rapid advances in technology, people can tune into their favourite OTT platforms anytime and anywhere, but how do you meet demand for such content.

Now Adobe shows why you can't believe your ears (video)

More than three decades since it was founded, and almost that since the birth of its best-known child, Adobe continues to amaze.

SPH contributes to London 'deep dive' video day

Helping publishers turn video investments into a successful strategy is the subject of a 'deep dive video day" during WAN-Ifra's International Newsroom Summit in London this month.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

AI and NL power data platform for Fairfax sales teams

Sales teams in Fairfax Media's Australian Community Media business are now better informed, thanks to a new AI-driven intelligence platform.

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Advertiser looks back to years before the phone rang

What would South Australian daily The Advertiser have looked like if the internet had been around in 1858?

NZ and India speakers for AIM's AutosPlus conference

Top speakers from India and New Zealand have joined the roster for AIM Group's AutosPlus18 conference in London.

Hyperlocal pages and app help turn tide on print decline

ABP flagship Anandabazar Patrika has launched a hyperlocal 'paper within the paper' to make it more attractive to readers in six districts.

Piechota's brief on living with social giants

Participants in a Bali masterclass were told to consider an exit strategy among options, writes Peter Coleman

How getting Neighbourly saved Stuff from Facebook

New Zealand-based publisher Stuff is connecting with online users at a new level following its full acquisition of social media platform Neighbourly.

SA business gets a $1 million chance to 'make an impression'

News Corp is backing print advertising with a marketing campaign which offers small businesses $1 million in advertising as prizes.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Advendio ready for APAC as plans go T-Shape

Following a visit by Kathryn Layland to Australia, ad management software developer Advendio has announced a partnership with Sydney-based T-Shape Consulting to strengthen its APAC presence.

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Positive news as News-Nine JV names recruits

Signs that News Corp's partnership with Nine Entertainment is still progressing today with the announcement of new on-air host and executive appointments.

Liu and Pedersen to keynote DMA in Hong Kong

With the activities of Jack Ma's Hong Kong-based masthead always of interest, the return of South China Morning Post chief executive Gary Liu to Digital Media Asia will be a highlight.

Alibaba takes the lift to China's digital screen market

Jack Ma's ecommerce giant Alibaba has bought into Chinese digital advertising company Focus Media with a minority stake valued at US$1.43 million.

Good times for Nielsen-rated sites, if you're in the club

Reworking of Nielsen's digital content ratings has brought further growth for subscriber publishers, but that's a group which does not include major players Fairfax and the BBC.

'Ultimate goal' in reach as Infomaker sells to Newscycle

Swedish software company Infomaker has been added to the Newscycle family, giving the US-headquartered developer a stronger foothold in the Nordic market.

Study quantifies value of viewability and engagement

A UK study has shown that advertisements that appear in quality online environments are 42 per cent more cost effective.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Balkans not baulking at technological edge

Serbian heatset printer Color Press Group is updating automation with a QI system for its Rotoman D press.

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In Sweden, a 20-year-old Goss Magnum to perform 'like new'

An expiring lease and the end of a print contract have prompted a new life for an 11-tower Goss Magnum at one of MittMedia Print's five print sites in Sweden.

When ink at two grammes a copy is not good enough

Not satisfied with reducing ink consumption to 2g a copy, German newspaper printer Druckhaus Ulm-Oberschwaben (DUO) is looking to further savings with automatic colour control.

La Réunion leading again with waterless press start-up

Its remote location - an island in the Indian Ocean and an outpost of the French empire - lends strength to La Réunion's argument for technical innovation.

Upgrade secures another decade of production for HT

manroland has completed a swift nerve centre transplant for HT Media in New Delhi, replacing the interbus loop on a 12-year-old Colorman in just a fortnight.

India's top ten for ICQC quality competition

India dominates the upcoming 2018-2020 International Color Quality Club with ten of its biggest publishers enrolling for the programme.

CPP signs for new automation phase ahead of plant closure

Belgian-headquartered printer Coldset Printing Partners has begun a new programme of upgrades with orders for automation on presses including its new KBA Cortina.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Fully-automated Apogee update can be up in the cloud

A new version of Agfa's Apogee workflow which automates all prepress tasks is a "major step forward in production efficiency", according to the company's Erik Peeters.

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iF design award for RotaJet press

The RotaJet inkjet web press has been named one of the seven best-designed products in this year's iF Design awards.

Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Screen's Truepress Jet520HD inkjet web press has been honoured with an award by Japan's Society of Printing Science and Technology, following up on the InterTech award it won last year

GGP integrates digital and offset in manroland project

Integrated digital and offset print systems are taking over at Bertelsman's GGP Media at a print site in Germany's Poseneck.

Fujifilm's 'optimal' Xerox deal set for inkjet print growth

Fujifilm is taking global control of Xerox under a deal which takes the 56-year-old Fuji Xerox partnership to the world.

Sogémedia's success sparks new interest in digital print

Personalised, localised print newspapers are on the agenda again following a world tour by the man who may yet put them back in fashion, Jean-Pierre Vittu de Kerraoul.

Data the link as microcell-delivered papers chase buyers

Linking delivered print - be it a targetted newspaper or promotional print - to online retargetting data is a frontier being explored by mail operators in Europe.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Single-clamp system delivers in Bangalore mailroom

New Ferag mailroom systems are in operation at The Printers (Mysore) in Bangalore, following an order for conveyors, wrapping and strapping equipment.

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Three presses go to Africa in single order

manroland has signed an order for three web presses to Ethiopian printer TBO Printing & Publishing.

M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

A comprehensively-equipped Goss M600 is being installed at French print house Imprimerie Guillaume in Comines.

Ive up and PMP down as heatset work goes around

The 'see-saw' effect of Australia's crowded and limited heatset printing market has seen Ive Group report a 73 per cent increase in revenue, while rival PMP has delivered warned-of lower profits.

Ankara's Tuna hooked on heatset with twin-web Uniset

Turkish book printer Tuna Matbaacilik will install its first heatset press next year, with the acquisition of a semicommercial manroland Uniset 75 press.

Walstead's Rotocobrhi goes 96-pp in retail market growth

A 96-page Goss Sunday 5000 will replace two 48-page presses at Spanish giant Rotocobrhi in Madrid.

Ive Sydney catalogue plant running ahead of schedule

Less than six months after announcing a new location for the facility, Ive Group has its new 80-page heatset pressline and other equipment in production in Sydney's Huntingwood

PRINT | NEWSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans to Armidale, NSW.

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Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans to Armidale, NSW.

Movie block collectors face a multimillion bonanza

A heartening tale about the value of tangible print history comes with the US$10 million valuation of a collection of old letterpress printing blocks.

Rare Kiwi Cossars win stay of execution, thanks to NZME

With a stay of execution on its present location, there are hopes for a new future for two Cossar presses in Pahiatua, New Zealand, with the formation of an action committee to make plans and raise funds.

First donations come in to save the Kiwi Cossars

Contributions have begin to come in to a fund to restore the Kiwi Cossars, with a Pahiatua pensioner first to make a donation.

Urgent call to help save rare Kiwi Cossars

There are hopes for a new future for two Cossar presses in Pahiatua, New Zealand, with the formation of an action committee to make plans and raise funds.

Greymouth recovers its letterpress heritage

Letterpress is back at New Zealand's Greymouth Star, 38 years after the newspaper abandoned hot-metal typesetting.

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