American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, February 27, 2017

Entry Deadline Wednesday, March 1 : Imagination Awards 2017
The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results. Finalists will be announced on April 1, 2017. The winners will be announced on May 23 at the Imagination Awards gala, to be held at the Marriott Marina del Rey.
C-Suite Soundbites from AMMC 2017 - Views of the Magazine Biz from on High
Denis Wilson writes: "President and CEO of MPA Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO of Conde Nast Robert A. Sauerberg Jr., CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc. Maria Rodale, Chairman and CEO of Meredith Corporation Steve Lacy, president of Hearst Magazines David Carey, and President and CEO of Time Inc. Rich Battista participate in a panel discussion during the American Magazine Media Conference 2017 on February 8, 2017 in New York City."
Elle Editor in Chief Robbie Myers on Moving the Magazine Forward, and Her Competitive Diving Career
Robbie Myers, a former competitive springboard diver who grew up caring more about her execution score than the latest runway trends, didn't think she'd go on to be editor-in-chief at one of the world's leading fashion publications. Myers, a Colorado State University grad and Elle magazine's head honcho since May 2000, transitioned success from diving into the pool to jumping in the publishing game, with her first post-college gig being at Rolling Stone.
Q&A with Country Living Magazine's Rachel Barrett, Editor in Chief
“Country Living in print is very important because it’s this tactile experience that represents relaxation, but then they also consume our brand through digital, video; who doesn’t love an adorable puppy photo? It’s interesting as an editor to see what resonates online, and it may not necessarily resonate in the magazine, because the magazine experience is slightly different. But I do think it’s really promising to see how our readers have a hunger for the brand through all of these different channels. And hopefully that continues.” Rachel Barrett.
Why Forbes Split Up Its Integrated Sales Team
Forbes had decided to split its 150-strong sales and support team into five different business units: media sales, programmatic, insights, its native advertising program called BrandVoice and ForbesLive events.
Hearst Magazines UK Engineers "Events As a Service" Partnership Offerings
Cobus Heyl writes: "Hardly a year after the launch of Hearst Live, Hearst Magazines UK’s events team, the results have been nothing short of “remarkable”. Now the team will move into their own dedicated, purpose-designed events venue in the heart of Soho, one of London’s most iconic areas."
More on BWIH: The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Event Celebrates 10 Years
The stories, images, impressions, and notable quotes from featured guests and honorees; Aja Naomi King, Issa Rae and Janelle Monae were recognized and honored at the Essence Gala. Cara Buckley writes "The Essence gala, now in its 10th year, differs from other awards because of its sense of unity and purpose. Honorees are announced in advance, and this year prizes went to Ms. King (“The Birth of a Nation”), Issa Rae (“Insecure”), Janelle Monáe (the singer who also starred in “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight”) and Yara Shahidi (“black-ish”). The event always feels less like an awards show than a sanctuary, filled with talk of black girl magic, authenticity and representation, and this year, as in previous ones, the focus was not on the ills of the world or anything overtly political but on the women in the room."
InStyle Covers the Year's Most Important Red Carpet Walk
Stars Shimmer on Oscar red carpet as diamonds and gold have their day —commentary from InStyle fashion director Eric Wilson and video commentary from InStyle fashion/beauty editor at large Kahlana Barfield.
Lori Bergamotto's Oscar 2017 Fashion Recap
This morning, Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto appeared on GMA to weigh in on last night’s hottest Oscars fashions & trends.
U.S.-Russia Relations Make the Front Page of These Magazines
NYP: "Eustace Tilley, the face of The New Yorker, gets the Vladimir Putin treatment with President Trump as a butterfly on the weekly mag’s latest cover."
A New "Trumpist" Magazine Debuts at the Harvard Club
"Julius Krein is one of a number of people whose life has been complicated by the election of Donald Trump, although in his case it is a happy sort of complication. On Tuesday night, at the launch party for his new journal, American Affairs, he was holding court at the Harvard Club of New York City, celebrating the new enterprise and reminiscing about an old one. “We wanted to preserve some of the elements of the critique that Trump raised,” Krein said. “And then he won.”"
Us Weekly Changes Course After Five Straight Trump Covers
After five consecutive covers featuring at least one of the Family Trump on its cover, Jann Wenner’s Us Weekly has finally gone Trump-less.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: Alex George of Popular Mechanics Demonstrates the Latest Home Security Products on TV
The TODAY Show sent security expert Evy Poumpouras to suburban New Jersey to show one family all their hidden security flaws. Then Alex George of Popular Mechanics shows Kathie Lee Gifford and Jenna Bush Hager some of the latest security products to protect your home from burglars.
Recap of the American Magazine Media Conference 2017
See photos, images and summaries of all the exciting programming from this year's conference, like Chairman and CEO of Meredith Corporation Steve Lacy speaking powerfully about the future of magazine media at many key points across the conference, and Ron Howard and David Remnick kicking off the entire day-long conference that was bursting with exclusive content, special guests, and memorable conversation.
Special Thanks to MediaRadar for Its Sponsorship of AMMC 2017
MediaRadar revolutionizes ad sales by helping sales executives spend their time pitching and closing deals, instead of researching and preparing. MediaRadar helps sellers determine the best prospects to pursue, which offerings to pitch and how to position themselves most effectively against their competitors.
Curious Jane Magazine: Empowering Young Girls to “Think with Their Hands” Through Innovative Summer Programs & a Quarterly Print Magazine
Meryl Streep Gets Blistered by Some Real Fake News
In Trump-CNN Battle, 2 Presidents Who Love a Spectacle
Dean Baquet: "Trump Is the Best Thing to Happen to the Times’ Subscription Strategy"
Join us in Marina del Rey for the 13th Annual IMAG Conference. The IMAG community is best defined as brands serving enthusiast audiences across many platforms, brought together by their passion for a particular topic or lifestyle. Each year senior executives from independent media brands attend the Annual Conference to explore new opportunities for their companies and brands and share what’s working and what’s not with their business peers. Book your reservation as follows: Online: Marina del Rey Marriott to secure our special rate of $249.00 per night. By Phone: Call 1-310-301-3000 and ask for the IMAG Conference rate at the Marina del Rey Marriott.
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May 22 - 24, 2017
Marriott Marina del Rey

The TODAY Show sent security expert Evy Poumpouras to suburban New Jersey to show one family all their hidden security flaws. Then Alex George of Popular Mechanics shows Kathie Lee Gifford and Jenna Bush Hager some of the latest security products to protect your home from burglars.