Brkic was editor and publisher of the widely acclaimed business magazine, Maverick
, and media mag Empire
which he closed down last year after disagreements with his corporate backers.The Daily Maverick
, he said, "is truly a unique online offering; we see value in putting reader in the centre of our universe. Our proposition to the reader is: trust with your time and we will bring the world to you.”
Brkic said readers "will be the smartest people in room. Our readers will have a great and easy access to 50-70 news items a day, weighted perfectly according to importance, and [will], more than anything, enjoy the experience. Bringing quality, excitement, very good looks online."The Daily Maverick
will be "brimming with technology", yet, Brkic gives the assurance that it will never overwhelm the reader. The content varies from snippets of the Morning Wake Up Call, to 120-word snapshots that provide wide understanding of the world, all the way to magazine-quality articles in the main body, daily and the quality opinions.
"The Daily Maverick
team is made up of senior editors and journalists, some of the best in the game. In our research, not a single one of our readers indicated they like the current, interruption-based advertising.
"We want to once and for all to solve the online advertising model as we believe that the current one simply doesn't work. We also believe that there's no need to annoy the reader to get the advertising message across.”
For more info, go to www.thedailymaverick.co.za/page/about-us
, follow Branko Brkic on Twitter at @BrankoBrkic
and The Daily Maverick