As media businesses make the transition to the direct to consumer, “app” economy, they must evolve to differentiate themselves within an ever accelerating tech-centric consumer marketplace.
The central idea is that the media industry is moving into the “app economy” – where future battles for the attention of consumers, and all the related revenue, will be won or lost.
Critical to delivering the product vision, and developing the culture and innovation required for success, is an evaluating framework. A blueprint that guides the investment and transformation path as you seek to distinguish your product in the “app economy”. This framework centers around three basic components, powered by the right talent profile:
1. Operating Model
Change your way of working with blended multi-disciplinary teams, organized into agile pods. Build data-driven “test and learn” into decision making, to unlock value and move faster.
Create the appropriate technical construct for executing the functional objectives of the operating business, while producing the data needed to inform the business.
Build data into every step of the process. Perform analysis combining the output of the architecture with external data to create near real-time intelligence to power the operating model.
No single prescription… but a template for success
Every media business is different. They have different histories and future trajectories. There is no one-size-fits-all prescription for success. But it is possible to thrive in the app economy with a tailored governance model, fit-for-purpose technical strategy, and a data-driven culture focused on the strategic business outcomes.