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Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.

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Progress Perspective: The Announcement of Open AP

With the recent announcement of Open AP, many are asking who will follow. Fox Networks Group, Turner, and Viacom have all teamed up to create a new advanced audience platform specific to television, the industry’s first open platform for cross-publisher audience targeting and independent measurement. 

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Progress Perspective: What's to Come in 2017?

What’s to come? More saying than knowing. Much depends on predictability; and, much moves on the ability to see around corners. The eruption of this new administration’s first couple of weeks has sent the predicators back to rethink what’s possible.

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Progress Perspective: Potential Merger for Verizon/Charter Communications

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported the potential merger between Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and Charter Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CHTR) in what would be a possible challenge to Comcast’s leading position as a MSO in terms of total US Pay-TV and fixed access broadband subscribers. 

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Spotlight: How How To Build Your Digital-Age Newsroom

Ron Stitt lays out a modern vision for the local TV newsroom staffed by multi-tasking, highly productive staffers serving up much more relevant, engaging content (and a lot more of it). Getting there, however, involves completely refiguring budgets and personnel, plus the willingness to do so. 

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Beet.TV Coverage of Progress Connect: Progress Partners Sees ‘Tectonic’ Shift, Deal Opportunities As Digital And TV Collide

Boston, MA – As digital media collide with traditional TV, the result is a tectonic shift that provides opportunities for companies with data, software and other workflow solutions. Playing matchmaker between large incumbents and tech entrepreneurs is Progress Partners, which recently gathered some 275 participants to “talk about the unusual suspects,” according to Davis Rosborough.

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Spotlight: How To Form a Distributed Content Strategy

Ron Stitt argues that broadcasters should without question embrace distributed content opportunities, both with major players like Facebook and via collaborative networks of other first-party publishers. Developing the right organizational support and workflows to manage the strategy is the key first step.

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Spotlight: Don't Even Think About Dropping Your User

Ron Stitt argues that killing user commenting on publishers’ owned-and-operated sites is about the worst move they can make, as it sabotages one of their best means of engagement. That engagement has a big impact on KPIs like low bounce rates and extended time on site, he says.

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