American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hearst Purchases Rodale Inc.’s Global Magazine and Book Businesses
Rodale’s six wellness brands, the others of which include Organic Life, Runner’s World, and Bicycling, will find a new home under the portfolio of Hearst Magazines, the division led by president David Carey. Mr. Carey said Maria Rodale, Rodale’s chief executive, had “grown her family’s business into a peerless authority that reaches an enormous audience.” Adding Hearst was “pleased to add them and all of Rodale’s brands to our vibrant and varied global portfolio.” Along with Rodale’s magazine business, Hearst is acquiring the company’s book publishing division.
Adweek’s Brand Visionary Anna Wintour Honored S.I. Newhouse at 2017 Brand Genius Gala
In 2013, Wintour became the artistic director for Condé Nast, giving her creative dominion over all of the media giant’s brands, which together draw a cross-platform audience of 120 million.
Vogue and Vice Media to Partner on Editorial Project
The partnership, which will run 100 days, will feature a new web site and exists across the brands’ various platforms. According to a representative, it will “showcase figures, movements and issues making an impact on society today, with each week highlighting a different theme.”
The Economist Kick-Starts Second U.S. DRTV Campaign
The ad, called “The world needs another Economist reader,” is the first to be created by the company’s documentary production unit, Economist Films, for The Economist brand. It will air for the next two months on national cable networks and in key target markets, including San Francisco and Washington, DC. The two cities were recognized as key markets based on audience and market data, saidMark Beard, senior vice president of North America at The Economist.
The Magnolia Journal Celebrates One Year of Publishing Success: Q&A with Meredith's Christine Guilfoyle
“I have spent my entire career in the print brand space, and frankly, when you give consumers what it is that they want in a space where a specific niche is being filled, there is obviously success attached to that.” Christine Guilfoyle, SVP, Publisher Meredith National Media Group…
Media Success, Right Before Our Eyes
At the Folio: Show, a moment of clarity about the current media landscape.
Are Digital Editions Dead?
"Digital editions have been around for a long time, going all the way back to the late 90's. But in 2010 when the iPad hit the digital runway, publishers jumped on the tablet bandwagon faster than they could shout, “Hallelujah!”. The struggling publishing industry had found itself a savior." writes Nikolay Malyarov.
"Wry Titters" in the Age of Trump
How New Yorker cover artist Barry Blitt became the master of the political moment.
Jann Wenner Biographer on Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone
“Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine" will be published on Oct. 24.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Good Housekeeping's Picks for the Hottest Holiday Toys
Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist of the Good Housekeeping Institute appeared on Good Morning America to share some of the winners of The Good Housekeeping Best Toy Awards 2017—along with kid testers hard at work and play.
From ANA 2017: Time Inc.'s Voices of Leadership Video Series
On October 4-7 at the annual ANA Masters of Marketing conference in Orlando, Time Inc. presented a video series entitled Voices of Leadership. Shown each morning as part of the general session to the 2,500+ delegation, each video featured insights from senior marketing executives and ad industry leaders on, respectively, Authentic Transformation, Trusted Environment, and Premium Data.
Brand Power: Unlocking New Revenue Streams
Magazine media brands have become broader and more important to the audiences they serve. Brand extensions have transformed publisher business models in ways that could not have been imagined 5 years ago. Build your direct consumer revenue with actionable ideas from magazine media innovators.
AMMC 2018 Early Registration Roundup Web
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“The MPA’s IMAG community prides itself on sharing and learning from one another,” said Andy Clurman, President and CEO of Active Interest Media and Chair of the IMAG Financial Benchmarking Study. “As a board, we thought a benchmarking study would be the ideal way to provide member companies with key metrics to better understand how their performance compares to similar companies.” The survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2016 by Mazars USA, a global accounting firm. Only open to members of the IMAG community, participants received two sets of detailed results: one for all respondents and one broken down by revenue tier.
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