American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Entry Deadline Extended to Wednesday, March 9 : 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.
How MPA Next Creates Community for Up-and-Coming Magazine Media Professionals
Q&A with Forbes' Christina Vega and MPA's Skye Rubel: MPA Next hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops and lectures with industry’s top management, networking and socialising receptions, and most recently a joint conference with ASME Next, the first of its kind for junior magazine professionals.
AARP Is "Reorganizing"
Following up on last week's news; “It’s not increasing staff, it’s a reorganization,” said AARP editorial director Myrna Blyth. She said the old structure, which had a 14-person content team reporting to Mary Hickey, will now have three content leaders for features, news and a content team manager.
Propelling Next-Gen Revenue for Publishers: March 21 Dinner + Conversation
Join a lively discussion with your peers on generating revenue through new products that support digital diversification, data strategies and segmentation. Hosted by MPA and Vindicia. RSVP today, seating limited.
Q&A with Foreign Affairs Magazine's Dr. Gideon Rose
“When I was thinking about going digital I decided that the last thing we should do is think about this as taking Foreign Affairs in print and putting it online. That’s not how you should think about these things. Instead, go back to basics and ask yourself why are people reading Foreign Affairs in the first place? What is the brand proposition? What is the value proposition for the brand? And can we come up with a digital version of that, which is consistent and works well together with our print magazine as well?” Dr. Gideon Rose, Editor in Chief.
Traditional Home’s New Editor in Chief Discusses Her Plans for the Publication
The new role of Traditional Home Editor in chief is a childhood dream fulfilled for the Des Moines, Illinois–based Jill Waage, and also signals a more digital focus for the 28-year-old publication. Waage, who most recently served as editorial director of digital content and products for Better Homes & Gardens, replaces Ann Omvig Maine, who edited the magazine for the last 15 years (and whose 35-year career at Meredith Corporation comes to an end with her retirement.)
Vulture Is Coming to Snapchat’s Discover Platform
The entertainment news site will release a weekly Publisher Story on the platform: containing “commentary, recommendations and exclusive interviews” with celebrities and creators from TV shows, movies, music and more.
Chance the Rapper Added to Essence Festival!
He is the latest performer to join the annual music event as a headliner. Others that were previously announced include Diana Ross, John Legend and Mary J. Blige.
FIPP President and CEO Steps Down
Chris Llewellyn, FIPP President & CEO, will be stepping down from his role later this year: “This is very much Chris’s decision and the Board appreciates the amount of notice he has given the organisation to allow for a smooth transition. On behalf of the Board I would also very much like to acknowledge the enormous strides FIPP has made during his tenure, reflecting the transformation we are seeing in the magazine media industry that FIPP serves." remarked Erwin Reisch, president & CEO of Alfons Gentner Verlag and current chairman of FIPP’s management board.
Andrew Siegel Exits M&A Job at Condé Nast
The executive, who most recently held the title of founding partner and chairman for Advance Vixeid Partners, the investment arm of the Condé Nast parent, will become president of American City Business Journals’ Growth Strategies Group.
MEC's Kaplowitz Named New 4As Chief
The 4As has appointed MEC North America CEO Marla Kaplowitz as the ad trade group’s new president and chief executive officer. She will succeed Nancy Hill, who has led the group since 2008 and indicated last July that she would be stepping down.
How Playboy Explains Vietnam
"Long after the war ended, it funded documentaries on the war, Agent Orange research and post-traumatic stress disorder studies. It is a commitment that testifies to this enduring relationship between the publication and the soldier, and reveals how the magazine is a surprising legacy of one of America’s longest wars." writes Amber Batura in the New York Times.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: Enter Ad Age's 2017 Young Creatives Cover Competition
Advertising Age is inviting young creatives from anywhere in the world to design a cover for Ad Age's 2017 Cannes...
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.
Newspapers Savor New Role As Underdogs
More Media Outlets Nix Correspondents' Dinner Parties
The Rise of the Digital Advertising Truther
Oscars Oops Could Spell Lasting Brand Damage for PwC
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.
Alliance for Audited Media, Boston Consulting Group, CDS Global, FTI Consulting, Chartbeat, CMG, GfK MRI, Google, MediaRadar, min, PIB, Publishers Press, Quad, Social Flow, Texture, Vindicia, West Linn, and Zinio.
May 22 - 24, 2017
Marriott Marina del Rey

Advertising Age is inviting young creatives from anywhere in the world to design a cover for Ad Age's 2017 Cannes...