Industry News

Lester is pleased to present important news aggregated  from multiple sources for the B2B Media, Trade Publishing and Fund Raising Industry. We hope users find this information useful and that it gives them a birds eye view of important developments in the industry.

Condé Nast Pulls Investment from FarFetch Over Management Concerns| Industry Notes
Condé Nast Pulls Investment From FarFetch Condé Nast pulled its nearly $300 million investment in the London-based luxury fashion retail marketplace FarFetch, following concerns about the management of the platform.  Founded in 2008 by Portuguese ...Read more.
It’s Not Print That’s Broken, It’s Frequencies
While we celebrated our nation’s 243rd year of independence last week, many also mourned the death of a nearly 70-year-old American institution—Mad magazine. I, along with most, were jarred by the news. But if anybody ...Read more.
How ALM Is Connecting with Young Professionals & Fostering Industry Talent
Before you can monetize an audience, you need to learn what motivates the people in it. The same holds true for retaining talent in a competitive industry like publishing – leaders must listen to employees ...Read more.
Audience Development Solutions for Publishers
Building audience revenue starts with building audience relationships. In the Audience Development Solution Guide guide, you’ll learn how to turn your anonymous site visitors into known, engaged audiences, putting you on the path to lasting ...Read more.
ALM Cuts Three Top Execs in Management Shakeup
Three top executives are out at ALM Media in what the company is describing as a change to its organizational structure. Chief marketing officer Carol Eversen, media division president Jay Kirsch and intelligence division president ...Read more.
ALM Taps New CTO as Veteran SCOTUS Reporter Retires | People on the Move
ALM Media, the New York-based B2B media and intelligence firm serving the legal and financial services industries, announced the addition of Jimi Li to its executive ranks as chief technology officer. Li arrives at ALM ...Read more.
What Publishers Can Learn from Influencer Marketing
Many legacy publishers are struggling for the same reasons that traditional, non-digitally native retailers did when DTC brands like Bonobos, Casper, and Warby Parker emerged. Look at the old guard of retailers – JCPenney, Macy’s, ...Read more.
Press Release: ALM Appoints Jimi Li as Chief Technology Officer
Li joins ALM after serving as Partner & Co-Founder of Valence Marketing Infrastructure since 2018, where he served as a Martech expert, using a data-driven approach to help clients audit current state, design digital technology ...Read more.
Using MarTech to Create a ‘Netflix-like’ Omnichannel Stack
Marketers’ most frequent martech stack aspiration is, “We want to create a Netflix-like experience.” That certainly sounds good, but what does “Netflix-like” actually mean, and what does it take to get there? ...Read more.