Entries by Miranda Feasey

Attending the 2017 Mega-Conference? We’ll see you there!

We’re looking forward to the 2017 Mega-Conference (February 23-25, 2017) in Orlando and hope to see you there. If you want to learn more about audience development and get some goodies in the process…then we’ve got you covered. Visit us at Booth #304 to learn more about how Viafoura Audience Development Platform is changing the […]

Engaging News Project: What Audiences Want from Comments

In a recent survey by the Engaging News Project, over 12,000 commenters from 20 different news sites opened up about their commenting behaviour and preferences. To make the comment section work for you, we’re summarizing their key findings and showing how Viafoura stacks up. In this report, the Engaging News Project found most commenters who read […]

Podcast: The Future of Online Comments

At a time where media companies are shutting down comment sections and struggling to maintain civility online, it’s important to discuss the future of journalism and online communities. In the National Institute for Civil Discourse’s (NICD) latest podcast, we explored how CBC promotes a respectful exchange of ideas on CBC.ca. Sam Lightowler, Product Owner, Web Presentation, […]

Viafoura Wins Owler’s 2016 Hot in Toronto Award

We’re excited to announce Viafoura has been selected as one of the recipients for Owler’s 2016 Hot in Toronto Awards. This year, Owler has selected 37 of Toronto’s hottest companies (out of 52,000 companies) and we’re one of them! Each year, Owler, a crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform, recognizes the top trending companies in cities around the world. They sift […]

The Virginian-Pilot Empowers Readers and the Newsroom

The Virginian-Pilot, the #1 source of news, information, entertainment, and advertising in Southeast Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, implements Viafoura Audience Development Platform across its digital property. The Virginian-Pilot’s easy implementation of Viafoura’s robust set of engagement, analytics, and user experience management tools, proves that audience engagement and community moderation doesn’t have to be a long […]

ONA16 Event Roundup

An Event Not to Be Missed! The Online News Association’s annual conference brings together the best in digital media for three days of informational sessions and networking opportunities. From the opening session that evoked tears from ONA’s departing, Executive Director, Jane McDonnell and the keynote audience to the endless collaboration across challenges, solutions and best […]

Radio Interview: The Pulse of Your Community

Digital publishers and media companies are under a lot of pressure to maximize engagement and create a positive experience for users on-site and across social media channels. But they are sick and tired of the negative and trolling behaviour that their online comment sections tends to breed. It’s no wonder why the industry is flocking […]

Civility Matters

Viafoura and the National Institute for Civil Discourse share best practices to drive civil discourse and build highly engaged communities. Q&A with Guest Speaker

8-Second Survey: Comment on Your Commenting

Value your community but are sick and tired of the abusive and negative comments and trolling behaviour it tends to breed? Community moderation can be a heavy burden depending on how you choose to moderate. But this doesn’t have to be the case! Viafoura can help reduce your moderation efforts, improve civility, and increase engagement […]

Radio Interview: The Conundrum of Closing Comment Sections

Viafoura CEO Jesse Moeinifar sits down with Lee Sterry from Newstalk 610 CKTB on the VIP Late Lunch radio show to discuss the importance of keeping your comment sections alive and well (…moderated that is!). In case you were considering removing comments, here’s some food for thought: A recent survey from the Associated Press of […]