8 European publishers chosen for Google Information Initiative Subscriptions Academy 2022 | What’s New in Publishing


The Worldwide Information Media Affiliation (INMA), Google, and FT Methods have introduced the eight publishers chosen for the third version of the Google Information Initiative (GNI) Subscriptions Academy for Europe (beforehand Subscriptions Lab).

Constructing on the success of final 12 months’s version, the 2022 programme attracted candidates from publishers in 22 European nations. The eight contributors which were chosen following a rigorous choice course of are:

  • Handelszeitung (Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz), Switzerland
  • Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (INFOR PL SA), Poland
  • The Irish Occasions (Irish Occasions DAC), Eire
  • La Repubblica (GEDI Digital SRL) Italy
  • Observador (Observador On Time), Portugal
  • Der Spiegel (Spiegel-Verlag) Germany
  • Hamburger Abendblatt (Funkemedien), Germany
  • Jutarnji listing (Hanza Media), Croatia

The GNI Subscriptions Academy is an intensive eight-month programme that addresses each step of the digital subscriptions course of, from discovery to conversion to retention. The programme is designed to strengthen and speed up development of subscription companies and assist publishers ship customised plans resembling optimising the gross sales funnel and creating new monetisation methods.

Earl J. Wilkinson, government director and CEO of INMA, says, “Throughout the previous three years of INMA’s Readers First Initiative, information media publishers who’re INMA members, on common, doubled their subscription base. On the similar time, some manufacturers grew quicker – the 25% best-performing manufacturers grew their digital subscriber base 7.5 instances and income 3.2 instances quicker than the underside 50%.

“The fastest-growing manufacturers have constructed an engine for development. This contains tradition, technique, construction, and workflows. On this 12 months’s academy, we’ll share the perfect practices from the INMA community aiming at accelerating the transformation of the chosen firms.”

To learn the chief learnings from the earlier two Academies, listed below are the abstract reviews:


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