The OC&C Media Top 100 (2008)Friday 07 November 2008
Old certainties are no more. But new revenues are there to be won. The Media Top 100 shows the diversity of the media sector and the rewards for businesses that are prepared to adapt.
Media companies face a simple choice: Adopt a business model that’s leaner, smarter and more profitable OR lose control of your destiny. Put like that it’s no choice. OC&C’s Media team can not only help you come up with the plan, but also put it into action. We view the digital revolution as the greatest opportunity and risk to hit the industry in a generation.
The online gaming industry is undergoing a period of rapid investment, expansion and innovation. In the last few years, investment and usage has shifted to new forms of gaming (particularly around social networks)
Having your cake and eating it too
Media companies can often step change online profits – in our experience by 50% to 200%, depending on the maturity of the online business
Content producers face rising rights and talent costs as they try to acquire a distinctive edge in a world of over-supplied “me too” vanilla content
Lean mean selling machine
In today’s tough climate, many businesses think cutting costs is the only way to drive profits. But top line growth is still possible
Navigating turbulent waters
Despite the economic storm, European software cuts a dash through choppy waters. The sector has also performed resiliently through the recession, with most companies maintaining growth
For many years, the education sector has been poorly understood, captured as a subset of business services or the media sector. Education does however deserve more attention
School of hard knocks
The higher education sector in the UK has witnessed significant growth over the past three decades, with a combination of demographic, economic and policy drivers fuelling demand (as measured by the number of applications) since the 1980s
The fog is lifting
For decades, customer service has been poorly understood – an afterthought to the proposition, a cost to be managed, or worse a series of independent and uncosted decisions which add up to an unplanned customer service experience