Lonely Planet’s Daniel Houghton has built the travel guidebook publisher into a digital media powerhouse, making him one of the world’s most prominent CEOs under 30. His leadership has helped the Tennessee-based company maintain its foothold as the most influential player in the guidebook industry. We sat down with Houghton to learn more about how he inspires creativity in his team and how he stays atop ever-evolving industry trends.
Baseball cards are timeless. In 1952, Topps started selling cards, along with chewing gum. 65 years later, they’re still the market leader for collectibles from one of America’s greatest pastimes.
There’s a false distinction that’s often made in the ad world, pitting award-winning creative work against work that’s effective in achieving clients’ business goals. In my opinion, you should never have to choose between those two options. It’s been said that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Our 11-year partnership with Frito-Lay is a good example of that adage.
Founded in 1873, Aller Group is the largest publisher of weekly magazines in the Nordics. Today, we’re pleased to announce Aller has rolled out Dropbox Enterprise to its staff as the company puts cloud at the forefront of its technology strategy.
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival recently faded to black, but staff is already gearing up for next year’s event. That’s because every year, the Festival’s programming team must winnow more than 12,000 film submissions to 200 official selections. Finding the very best independent films is a big undertaking, requiring collaboration among programmers. With the Festival having premiered many films that have gone on to win Oscars—like Boyhood and Whiplash—screening thousands of submissions is a high-stakes production.
News Corp is home to many storied brands including The Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins Publishers, and digital real estate service realtor.com, to name just a few. What do all these businesses have in common—besides each being industry leaders? They’re all highly collaborative. For example, reporters must interact with sources, editors, photographers, and copy editors all before an article is published.
To make it easier for its 25,000-plus employees globally to work together, News Corp decided to roll out Dropbox across the organization. “It allows people to collaborate around all file types within the organization and with external partners,” says Global Chief Information Officer Dominic Shine.