It just needs to be said: Mediavine publishers are some talented folks. Our Publisher Interview series gives us the opportunity to not only hear how MVPs have made their businesses successful but gives us the chance to take a closer look at all the various art forms they’ve perfected. From photographers that capture the world like Laurence from Finding The Universe to culinary artists who make every day delicious like Melanie from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and Dennis from Ask Chef Dennis, we’ve got them here. Today, we’re sitting down for an interview with Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse, whose site is gorgeous and feels like a huge hug. She’s a queen quilter of the interwebs and as you’ll see from the featured pictures in this post, her creations are incredible. Hi Becky, we’re so glad you’re with us! Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, […]

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Mediavine has an amazing group of developers that are constantly working behind the scenes to not only improve our ad technology, but design new tools like Create, our WordPress plugin, that will enhance monetization and help elevate the overall quality of your site. There is so much that we want to build and do, so we’ve greatly expanded our roster of developers in the past year to keep up with our ideas. We now have two full teams of developers: Platform Engineering and Publisher Engineering. Our Publisher Engineering team works on projects like Create by Mediavine. They’re managed by Senior Publisher Engineer Jordan Cauley, and include Seth Alling, Ethan Butler and John-Michael L’Allier. Our Platform Engineering team works on Mediavine’s ad technology. They’re lead by the Director of Platform Engineering Tim Tyrell, and include Alex Roth, Eric Nolte, Brian Nelson, Seth Bicknell and Renae Blair. […]

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We’re big fans of motivation around these parts. It takes a motivated individual to start their own business and work from home. It also takes commitment to see that business venture through the lean days and build it to success. Mediavine publishers have these 2 qualities in spades, and our interviewee today is certainly no exception.  Jeff Proctor and his business partner own and operate two financial websites, DollarSprout.com and Breaking The One Percent, both of which are with Mediavine for full-service ad management.  We asked Jeff to sit down with us and talk about his relatively short road to success as well as his goals for the future.  Welcome to the blog, Jeff! Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. First off, thanks for having me on the blog today! My name is Jeff Proctor and I run […]

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We started in Charleston in 2017. We followed that up with a trip to the Google headquarters in California in 2018. And next year, we’re upping our game again. That’s right, you read it in the post title, you saw it on the Live reveal, there will be TWO MEDIAVINE CONFERENCES IN 2019! The first one will be held in the Windy City, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Save the date for June 12-14, 2019. We don’t need to convince you Chicago is where we need to be, as this Second City was your first choice in several conference location surveys that we did. Summer in Chicago is magic. Beaches, baseball, festivals, concerts and rooftop bars around every corner. Plus world class art, museums, comedy, food, 2 international airports and easy, affordable transit in the city on the El. And for our second 2019 conference, we’re heading where […]

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In our publisher interview series we’ve had the opportunity to speak with bloggers in every niche across the lifestyle spectrum. From world travelers like Dave and Deb of The Planet D and Kristin of Be My Travel Muse to expert budget balancers like Latasha of Arts and Budgets and Alexis of Fitnancials, we’ve covered a lot of ground. BUT, we couldn’t have an interview series here at Mediavine without having a chat with Chef D. Chef Dennis Littley is not only a respected and well known publisher in the food blogging world, he also has a place in the hearts of all the Mediavine team as one of our most vocal supporters.  If you’re on the hunt for restaurant quality recipes made accessible for every home cook and tips and tricks from a culinary professional, look no further than Ask Chef Dennis.  We’re so glad you made […]

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BlogPaws, a social media company focused on teaching pet enthusiasts, pet bloggers and all pet parents how to use social media effectively and responsibly, held their 10th annual conference in April in Kansas City and Mediavine was there. Mediavine’s Marketing Associate Jenny Guy and Event Manager Megan Myers traveled to the beautiful Sheraton Kansas City, ready to pet all the pups, cuddle all the cats and consume copious amounts of delicious BBQ. It was our first year to spend time with this passionate group of animal lovers and we were happy to be the sponsors of Friday’s breakfast. We combated the early hour with nourishment, caffeine and Mediavine info and treat bags. Our signs and swag were a huge hit with members of the crowd, of both the two- and four-legged variety.   Bailie finds the whole process tiring @mediavine but breakfast today at #BlogPaws […]

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock or on a deserted tropical island, you’ve heard about GDPR. (Also, why haven’t you invited us to your island? Share your blissful GDPR-free real estate. Don’t be rude.) The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is a massive new law that will impact the way business is done online for the majority of digital publishers, whether they’re EU residents or not.  At Mediavine, we’ve been hard at work for months to make sure we’ve got our ducks in a row and that we’re doing everything possible to protect the Mediavine family and enable us all to continue earning strong revenue for our hard work creating digital content.  So, in preparation for GDPR, Mediavine has become a registered Content Management Platform (CMP) with the IAB Europe.  We know this sounds like alphabet soup, but basically, the IAB (International Advertising Bureau) […]

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We are proud to announce that Mediavine is now a member of the Coalition for Better Ads (CBA), a global organization of leading international trade associations and companies dedicated to improving consumers’ experience with online advertising. Since Mediavine got into the business of full-service ad management, we’ve had a two-fold focus to our efforts: Increasing ad revenue for content creators and improving user experience with digital advertising. We take pride in our custom-built ad technology. It emphasizes viewability to maximize earnings, rather than relying on popups, auto-plays and other ad units that negatively impact user experience. “Being a member of the CBA will help us continue to provide the best user experience for visitors to our portfolio of sites while also providing the best possible ad placements as requested by advertisers,” said Phil Bohn, Sr. VP of Sales and Revenue at Mediavine. “We strive to […]

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We loved the opportunity to talk with Deb and Dave of the super fun adventure travel site The Planet D. Hearing the story of how they made their travel dreams a reality through a leap of faith and quitting their jobs in the film industry is inspirational, as is the way they see the world and do life together! And, of course, we LOVE the ‘task’ of going through their pictures to choose which ones to feature in this post. It’s always a struggle when we interview travel bloggers like Deb and Dave, Finding The Universe and Be My Travel Muse. Welcome to the Mediavine blog, Deb and Dave! Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. Hi everyone, we’re Dave and Deb. A married couple of 21 years that decided to leave our careers in the lm industry in […]

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Mediavine publisher Laurence Norah of Finding The Universe actually came to blogging from the computer tech side, which is more unusual than one might think. His technical know-how has combined with his passion for travel and photography to create an exciting and beautiful site that’s no slouch in the SEO department. We persuaded Laurence to stay grounded long enough to share his story and expertise with us. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your family, and your everyday life. Hi! I’m a half British, half Seychellois professional photographer and blogger who loves to travel – especially to experience the great outdoors. My wife Jessica and I run our two blogs together full time. Right now we travel about six – eight months of the year, and spend the rest of our time working from home in Edinburgh, Scotland. How did you get started blogging? […]

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