For all the talk of digital transformation, the real transition for many B2B publishers was becoming events companies with media rather than media companies with events. Events typically offered better margins (especially attractive to PE-owners looking to boost revenue then flip for a tidy profit) and didn’t require the headaches of building infrastructure and new skills that digital demanded.
“We invest almost all the money back into our business.” That’s a line that trade reporters often hear, typically with a great deal of skepticism. When it is true, it typically means a certain group or technology within the organization is receiving the lion’s share of that investment (as a cub reporter I remember hearing a CEO give our B2B division a motivational speech that boiled down to pointing to the then red hot yet soon-to-crash consumer apartment guides and saying, “Be more like them”).
SECAUCUS, NJ (November 20, 2018) - Northstar Travel Group ("Northstar") announced the launch of Northstar Studio 90, a digital strategy team and content marketing team focused on delivering outstanding business performance for their clients' marketing investments.
As the market leader, Northstar delivers unrivaled reach and scale across the travel and meetings industries allowing Northstar Studio 90 to tap directly into the company's proprietary audience data and content expertise to fuel successful integrated marketing strategies on behalf of their clients.
Matt Yorke, Chief Digital Officer is the driving force behind Northstar's ongoing strategic digital transformation. As well as reorganizing the existing teams and processes to deliver on this vision, Northstar recently recruited as the head of the marketing services initiative Jeremy Rueb, Vice President, Northstar Studio 90. Jeremy previously spent 11 years at IDG Communications where he built the company's first gl ...
In January 2017, SourceMedia tapped Matt Yorke as chief marketing officer. Yorke, who previously served as CEO of IDG Enterprise and IDG Solutions, and most recently as managing director of business development and marketing for global media and marketing agency OMD, was tasked with setting Source on the path to creating a modern advertising and marketing services operation. “Matt Yorke will play a vital role in enabling us to capitalize on our recent accomplishments and realize the full potential of our brands and audiences as a platform for marketing services,” said SourceMedia CEO Doug Manoni at the time.