Digiday’s Max Willens spoke with Post CTO Scot Gillespie about the growth and momentum of Arc Publishing, The Post’s software-as-a-service business. From the story:
Arc, The Washington Post’s technology platform, is increasingly paying off for the newspaper company.
Arc has signed five major publishers as clients this year — Bonnier Corp., Advance Local, Boston Globe Media Partners, Philadelphia Media Network and Le Parisien. With those additions, Arc supports 90 sites and apps representing 500 million monthly unique visitors, the Post said. By year’s end, the figure will be between 150 and 200 sites, the Post said.
A company spokesman said Arc revenue has doubled over the past year, but declined to provide a raw dollar figure. Its clients’ fees range from $10,000 to $150,000 per month, depending on the amount of client content Arc hosts for them and processes it supports, and the Post sees Arc becoming a $100 million business.