Posts Under: Sean Griffey

'We Continue to Roll Out New Things'; BIMS Keynotes Strive for Innovation

"We grow in two ways—we get deeper into the industries that we are already in and we launch in new markets," Sean Griffey, CEO of Industry Dive, told my colleague Matt Kinsman earlier this year. "Almost all of our money goes back into people. We have continued to invest in the digital experience here and we see that elevating the brand and raising the company as a whole.” At our Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS), Nov. 11-13 in Hollywood, Fla., Griffey will be interviewed in a Monday afternoon fireside chat by SIPA's own Meg Hargreaves, managing director, content partnerships, FiscalNote. Earlier that day, Anita Zielina, director of news innovation and leadership at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, will be leading off the conference. I came across her from an article on product innovation. "...there ar ...

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Add Video, Eliminate Silos and Experiment, Say BIMS Speakers

We've stressed in our outreach for the Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS), Nov. 11-13 at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach (Fla.) Resort that this edition of BIMS would resemble the SIPA Marketing conferences of yore, but with even more opportunities for learning and networking than those events had. (See full schedule here.)

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How One B2B Publisher Will Nearly Double Revenue in Less Than Two Years Without Events or Major Acquisitions

“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”).  

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Choose Your Words Carefully, Green Advises, One of Which Can Be 'No'

At our BIMS conference last month, Elizabeth Green, CEO of Brief Media—a leading publisher in the veterinary medicine field—delivered a keynote titled Disrupting Goliath: Tales of a Small Cap Media Innovator. "I've spent my entire tenure as a publisher watching Goliath," she said. What she learned helped her to build one of the top brands in the field.

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Day 1 of BIMS Focuses on Culture, Disruption and the Customer

“My job is making sure the customer is at the heart of everything we’re doing across all our initiatives,” Robyn Duda, VP of brand strategy & experience design for event-giant UBM, told us Monday on Day 1 of SIIA’s Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS) here in warm and friendly Fort Lauderdale, where winds of change swirled outside and in. That means focusing on instant gratification, Duda said. “It’s the biggest disruptor we have in business now, especially in B2B.” After describing her own such coming-out party with House of Cards—“The next one starts automatically in 20 seconds! I watched every episode in a week.”—Duda said, “that’s the expectation of society now. ‘I want it now. I can do it now. I can watch it now. I can eat it now.’ That has been B2C but it has transformed to the B2B side too now.” In this cruise-ship driven locale, a few themes clearly floated to ...

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