You’re probably sick of hearing about how the media and entertainment industry is “going digital.” You’ve heard about the layoffs by the printer of the NYT and you’ve seen the speed at which digital has taken hold of your job. Suddenly, the industry must build entirely new business models that put customer acquisition and paperless products at the forefront of their offerings. We’ve been there. We did that.
Since 1998, Spire Digital has ushered the media and entertainment industry into the digital era. We built David Letterman’s ecommerce website before ecommerce (and David Letterman) were even a thing. We incubated Huffington Post’s crowdsourced editorial idea. For a short period of time, we even owned ween.com.
With this shift toward digital, comes opportunity. Somethings will never change, you’ll always say the word ‘deadline’ more often than you say your own name. But as the media and entertainment industry adapts to new surroundings and becomes a powerful digital behemoth, we’ll be there pioneering apps, websites, and paperless products alongside partners like Westword, National Cinemedia, and the History Channel.
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