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When Some of the Internet Breaks – A Note From Our CEO Copy

One of the things that you learn pretty quickly in the software business is that software is built to run on top of other software and hardware.  Not only does it run, it all has to be working really well and in concert with each other to be that effective harmony you...
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Digital Magazines – Do Printers Really Care

When you consider digital publications, many publishers are continuing to try and figure out where these “digital step children” fit into their overall publishing strategy. As I have written previously, it is important for publishers to provide differences between...
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Print and Digital Living In Harmony

When I think about digital publications and what it takes to create them, I often steer the conversation towards television advertising. Back in the day when television was becoming popular, the first paid TV ad ran on July 1st of 1941. It was given to Bulova watch as...
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Three Email Metrics That Publishers Should Track

Want to be an email expert?  There’s some analytics that you should be paying attention to. There are a lot of things competing for my attention on a daily basis.  My family, profession, and friends are among the most important.  Then comes menial household tasks,...
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Print and Digital Living In Harmony

When I think about digital publications and what it takes to create them, I often steer the conversation towards television advertising. Back in the day when television was becoming popular, the first paid TV ad ran on July 1st of 1941. It was given to Bulova watch as...

Three Email Metrics That Publishers Should Track

Want to be an email expert?  There’s some analytics that you should be paying attention to. There are a lot of things competing for my attention on a daily basis.  My family, profession, and friends are among the most important.  Then comes menial household tasks,...

Behind-the-Scenes of Meeting with Callie and Brittany

Welcome back to The Nxt! When Nxtbook first moved it’s headquarters to the Urban Place complex back in 2007, we were the happy new residents of Building Nine, which is 8574 square feet. We had exactly three conference rooms, all in a row, that I referred to as “The...

Behind-the-Scenes of Dramatic Undertones

Welcome back to The Nxt! Have you ever had the experience of trying to describe the noise your car is making to your mechanic and feeling like a complete moron in the process? I dread it: Me: “My car is making a weird noise.” Mechanic: “What kind of noise, m’am? And...

Why You Need to Spend Time on Time Spent

Let’s take a new look at reader engagement and how we measure success. Instead of vilifying digital for metrics that provide true and honest feedback, let’s use it as a competitive advantage. Something has been happening in digital media, and it’s not cool. We’ve been...

How To Thrive

There’s plenty of talk in our society of health and wellness. As the years float by I’m becoming keenly aware of the nuances as my bones creak more than ever and my newly hired nutritionist exhorts me to eat “good fat.” Personally I’ve never met a fat I didn’t like or...

Behind-The-Scenes of Trike Racing with Jeremy

Welcome back to The Nxt! *Note: After this video was shot, the United Way decided not to host an official trike race for 2016. For the past nine years, Nxtbook has participated in the United Way Trike Race held in downtown Lancaster in May. The Trike Race is used to...

7 Common Myths About Digital Content

The internet is amazing! It has the ability to connect people of all walks of life, demographics, geographic regions, and beliefs. More than ever you can share your ideas and find like minded people. However, with that comes some mixed messages and insecurities on how...

Marketing or Sales: Who Ranks?

There’s an old adage, you can’t effectively lead or manage what you can’t, won’t or don’t define. When the definition, and roles between sales and marketing are unclear, the result is confused, demotivated team members creating a drain on valuable resources of time,...

Global Internet Stats & Why They Matter

In 1999 Bill Gates said, "’Know your numbers’ is a fundamental precept of business.” This applies not only to revenue, profit margins, and valuation, but to the myriad of metrics you can tap into in our digital world. If your business lives online, there are a few...

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