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Sustaining Memberships: What NPR Can Learn From For-Profit Media Companies

April 13, 2015





Listening to 7 days of pledge drives on NPR is can be annoying for sustaining members givers. Why not offer these loyal donors with incentives to bypass the pledge drive and continue to listen to NPR’s great programing uninterrupted.

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Magazine Publishing and Digital Subscription Mangement

Magazine Publishing in the Era of Subscription Business

December 17, 2014





Earlier this year, I worked with CDS Global on a high-level report on the new “subscription economy”—the dynamic new sector best exemplified in the broader culture by companies like Netflix, HBO GO and Spotify. Software is sold by subscriptions these days, as is access to warehouse stores, and more. By 2015, Gartner predicted in 2011, […]

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Magazine Media Disruption and Experimentation by CDS Global Chairman Malcolm Netburn

Magazine Media, from Disruption to Experimentation

July 8, 2014





  On June 19, I spoke at the IDEAlliance PRIMEX EAST Conference, which brought together leaders in creative, print and publishing for an engaging discussion on content distribution and media communication across print and digital. As a conference keynote, I delivered a talk entitled “From Disruption to Experimentation: The Power of Magazines,” which outlines my […]

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Payments in 2014: Why Billers Seek Seamless Integration

February 21, 2014





    Moving into 2014, the number of businesses opting for mobile and online payment and billing solutions is on the rise. Billers know customers increasingly want a variety of options and methods. But customers want these new features in conjunction with — rather than in the place of — traditional offerings. Many businesses are […]

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Always be ready to learn: Learning RhodeCode and Python for Managing Code Repositories

February 3, 2014





RhodeCode Overview At CDS Global, we manage the code we develop in Mercurial repositories.  A repository is a place where code is kept and changes to the code are tracked.  Conflicts are also managed to maintain organization and ensure changes aren’t overwritten.  Managing these repositories can be quite time consuming.  We started with just a […]

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CDS Global Committed to Social Business, In the Running for Forrester Groundswell Award

October 17, 2013





CDS Global, like most companies today, is witnessing a seismic change in how we do business. The emergence of an always on, always connected digital-social-mobile culture is transforming CDS Global’s buyer journey. Prospects take to Google and social search, preferring to educate themselves, first and foremost, about services we provide. These observations fall in line with […]

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DARC Drone Conference 2013: Conflation Owned the Day

October 16, 2013





This past weekend DARC (@droneconference) hosted its debut Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference at NYU, the first of its kind here in New York City.  The event was co-directed by Ben Moskowitz of Mozilla Foundation; Christopher Wong, Executive Director of NYU Law’s Engelberg Center and Dean Jansen, co-founder of caption and subtitle platform  Amara. DARC […]

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Three Beliefs for the Future of Magazines: My FMA Hall of Fame Remarks

October 11, 2013





  On Oct. 9, I had the opportunity to enjoy the Fulfillment Management Association’s annual FMA Day in a much different way than I have in the past. In the presence of family members, colleagues, co-workers and friends, I humbly accepted my award as this year’s inductee into the FMA Hall of Fame. This is […]

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FMA Day 2013: Malcolm Netburn Named Hall of Fame, Newt Gingrich Goes Party Crasher and Buzzfeed Says Mobile is End All Be All

October 9, 2013





Yesterday, the Fulfillment Management Association hosted its annual FMA Day – and what a dynamic day that turned out to be! Newt Gingrich crashed CDS Global’s celebratory dinner party, but not before the FMA formally named CDS Global CEO Malcolm Netburn the year’s Hall of Fame recipient, an honor awarded once a year to the […]

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In Media? Why You Need to Join Me and SiliconAlley.com at DARC, NYC’s Drone Conference

October 8, 2013





In media, journalism or R&D? Listen carefully: you cannot ignore the rapidly-emerging media industry impacts of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to disruptive technology analyst firm Altimeter Group, human-piloted drones are among 2013’s thirty digital disruptions that will “affect consumers, business, government, [and] the global economy with accelerating speed, frequency and impact.” I […]

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