Distripress Glasgow – Forum Day
The 57th Distripress Congress, which took place in Glasgow at the beginning of October, kicked off with the Forum Day. Distripress managing director David Owen summarises the main talking points from the various sessions.
Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2012
A veteran’s guide to publishing trade shows
Love them or loathe them, trade shows are an inescapable part of any industry landscape. Naturally, visitors, vendors and organisers all approach these events from different angles and with different expectations. David Owen gives us his views on what makes a successful publishing show.
Source: InCirculation Magazine Sep/Oct 2007
Circulation futures in an electronic era?
As newspapers evolve into brands – in which the print product is just one of a number of content delivery platforms – are publishers going to set up parallel circulation teams to deal with each? On the evidence so far, the answer is ‘probably’, yet, says David Owen, this is a wasteful replication of skills and resources. The answer is to keep all circulation activity together and place it under the management of those currently responsible for newspaper sales.
Source: InCirculation Magazine Jul/Aug 2005
When is a free market not a free market?
The wholesale sector, upon which publishers rely so heavily, has changed out of all recognition. Consolidation has meant that 87% of the market is now controlled by just three companies. David Owen questions whether this is good for publishers and suggests a change to the regulatory framework which might help inject fresh thinking as well as an element of competition.
Source: InCirculation Magazine Mar/Apr 2005
Supply chain politics
When it comes to setting supply levels, newspaper publishers have much to learn from other FMCG manufacturers. High numbers of newsagent sell outs sit uncomfortably alongside high volumes of unsolds – suggesting serious flaws somewhere in the supply chain. David Owen outlines the way ahead.
Source: InCirculation Magazine May/Jun 2004
Digital newspaper printing – the missing link
The technology is getting more accessible and some newspapers are testing the water but takeup is slow. With a little more imagination there are commercial opportunities to be realised, argues David Owen.
Source: InCirculation Magazine Jan/Feb 2004