Going the extra 500 miles…. Continued

worktrip

Our award winning IT team love going the extra mile (or 500) for our customers. This month two of our team tackled a complex IT infrastructure project requiring simultaneous work across two separate islands. Here are a few pictures of the project. You can see more about their journey to the islands in the blog … Read more

What keeps you up at night? – Team motivation (4/5)

customer management

If you have a great team, you need to keep that team empowered and motivated. By removing unnecessary process and automating all the relevant elements of the workflow, you can provide your team with more time to be creative and utilise their core skills. Offering the opportunity to work remotely, yet still collaborate in real … Read more

What keeps you up at night? – Revenue (3/5)

Revenue

Unless you have discovered the elixir of life, you are probably finding it harder to generate revenue from both content and advertising in the digital age. IBISWorld estimates that 20% of magazine industry revenue is provided by advertisers, including both digital and print advertising. With newspapers, it is slightly different as the image below shows. … Read more

What keeps you up at night? (1/5) Productivity.

Digital content

Creating the right working environment is crucial, so is the ability to be flexible. Content is not best generated by people sitting at desks. Giving your team the ability to file, place and design content remotely via a web browser can improve productivity no end. While it can be difficult to gain an accurate picture … Read more

Going the extra 500 miles…

Alan Ramsay on a work trip

Our award winning IT team love going the extra mile (or 500) for our customers. This week two of our team are tackling a complex IT infrastructure project requiring simultaneous work across two separate islands. Here are a few pictures of the project so far, as you will see they have been very busy! Watch … Read more

Templating: friend or foe?

Content

Templating is not a new concept and came about as a way to format consistent page layouts in newspapers and magazines. It promises time savings and improved efficiency but has always caused conflict when it comes to creativity. Many feel like creativity is stifled or even removed by use of templates, so we would like … Read more

What keeps you up at night? (2/5) Fake News.

Fake News graphic

It seems like no one can escape fake news, yet as publishers you are expected to provide your audience with content from trusted sources especially if you are asking them to pay for that content. In the past year, almost half (47%) of consumers have been suspicious that a story they have read may be … Read more

How templating can deliver creativity

Multiple benefits of templates

The 24th June 2016 was a pretty major one in British history. A majority voted for us to leave the EU, in amongst a media frenzy and the resignation of the Prime Minister David Cameron. The Shropshire Star became one of the very few regional or even national newspapers to offer such extensive coverage of … Read more

Let the hubbing do the subbing

Sharing

An efficient publishing operation is certainly the name of the game in the current climate. Regional publishers are faced with the task of becoming more streamlined to counterbalance falling ad revenues, whilst building new strategies to embrace the digital revolution. Introducing the new kid on the block – hubbing . . . think outsourcing with … Read more

The missing link

Missing puzzle piece

In the last instalment of our current blog series, we talk software. This is what we at PCS feel is the final piece of the jigsaw, the missing link so to speak… If any of the benefits we have highlighted through virtualisation or changes in workflow appeal to you, then software can help facilitate those … Read more