American Society of Magazine Editors

American Magazine Media Conference 2018

Event Information
February 6, 2018
Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
New York, NY

February 6, 2018 | 8:30am-6:30pm | Conrad Hotel, NYC
Exploring the many ways in which magazines engage readers more deeply than any other medium, and the powerful influence magazine media has on consumers of our editorial and advertising content



How Magazine Media Fights for Truth
In an era of fake news, shocking allegations and the race to be first, not all content is created equal. With its long-established credibility, rigorous fact-checking and expert writing, magazine media is a beacon for truth-telling and a trusted force to give voice to society’s most important issues. Hear from New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow on how one of the year’s top stories came to light and how magazine media continues to fight for the truth.

  Interviewed by: 
Gayle King
Co-Host, CBS This Morning and Editor at Large,
O, The Oprah Magazine



Views from the Corner Offices
Industry leaders discuss the top issues of the day and give their predictions
on the future of magazine media and their companies. 

Linda Thomas Brooks
MPA | Moderator
David Carey
Hearst Magazines
Andrew Clurman
Active Interest Media
Tom Harty
Meredith Corp.

Robert A. Sauerberg Jr
Condé Nast
Pam Wasserstein
New York Media
Eric Zinczenko

Bonnier Corp.

Amazon at the Forefront of Fashion
Amazon Fashion President Christine Beauchamp will discuss the fashion retail landscape and Amazon Fashion's initiatives with Hearst Magazines Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles.

Christine Beauchamp
Amazon Fashion
Joanna Coles
Hearst Magazines

Short-Termism and Other
Threats to Marketers

Join Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, for a candid discussion on the biggest concerns facing marketers today, including the dangers of short-term focus, the rise of digital giants and the ever-evolving media landscape.

Interviewed by: 
Alan Murray
Chief Content Officer and Fortune President, Meredith Corp.

The Future of Magazine Media
Hear from magazine media’s next generation of leadership on current trends, what excites them about the industry and where they are placing bets for future growth.

Adam Moss
New York | Moderator
Julie Alvin
Meredith Corp.
Michelle Lee
Eli Lippman
American Media, Inc.
Jessica Shanken Reid
M. Shanken Communications

Presented by

Kim Brink
   Keeping Icons Alive
What makes a legacy brand iconic instead of just plain old? As the leader of the group of agencies dedicated to the 115-year old Ford brand and the marketing mastermind behind NASCAR and Cadillac, Kim Brink has spearheaded campaigns that effectively changed consumer perceptions, mobilized legions of fans and attracted new audiences to some of the nation’s most enduring companies.

Brendan Ripp
National Geographic Partners, FOX Networks Group

Pushing the Boundaries:
National Geographic’s Success Story

After closing one of the most successful years defined by pushing the boundaries of content creation and social media leadership, National Geographic’s commitment to exploring the limits of what is possible and celebrating the explorer inside all of us has never been more relevant. Brendan Ripp will reveal the insights, learnings, and pivotal decisions that enabled National Geographic to transform from a magazine journal to a global media super brand, with a diversified product portfolio, all fueled by purpose at its core. 

Michael A. Clinton
Hearst Magazines

The Power of Magazine Brands
Michael A. Clinton, President, Marketing and Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines, will share how the industry-wide marketing campaign “Magazine Media. Better. Believe it.” came to fruition and is successfully reminding consumers and marketers of the power of magazine brands.  



   Lifetime Achievement Award
Join us as we honor Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III, Chairman, Active Interest Media, for his significant and longstanding contributions to the magazine media publishing industry and society. 
   Presented by:

Stephanie Zimbalist

Andrew Clurman, AIM



The Kelly Awards as we honor the creative spirit of excellence and innovation in the art of advertising in magazine media.  View the finalists here!

Alison Overholt
Master of Ceremonies

ESPN the Magazine & espnW
Staci Hallmon
Tom Harty
Meredith Corp.


  Magazine Launch of the Year
From October 2016 to December 2017, there were more than 200 new magazine titles introduced. Join us in celebrating the industry’s most promising new stars as Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni reveals the Magazine Launch of the Year. View the nominees here



Conference Details

Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue, New York City

Reservations can be made at the Conrad New York for our conference dates. Please call (888) 370-1936 and ask for the AMMC rate.  You can also book online to secure a special rate of $279/night. The access code is AMMC18. 

Continental Breakfast and Check-in.................................... 8:00am-9:00am
Keynotes, panels, breakout sessions and lunch................ 9:00am-4:45pm
Awards program and reception........................................... 4:45pm-6:30pm

Please contact Marisa Levy at or 212-872-3786 if you have questions or need assistance with registration.