American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The 2020 Glossy Primary Is Underway
There has been a flurry of Democratic bylines in women’s magazines: "So far, the stack of national bylines in women’s magazines reads like a 2020 watch list. Former Vice President Joe Biden, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Cory Booker of New Jersey have written for a mix of Cosmopolitan, Essence, Glamour, Marie Claire, Refinery29, and Teen Vogue, among others." Reports Hanna Trudo of The National Journal.
Time Inc. and Twitter Partner for PeopleTV Videos
Time Inc. has made a deal with Twitter to stream its OTT network PeopleTV on the social platform. Time Inc. will stream select real-time programming on the Twitter handle @PeopleTV starting November 20.
The Economist Launches DRTV Campaign to Reach New Audiences
How the brand uses audience research to implement new marketing ideas: The ad, titled “The world needs another Economist reader,” marks the first for the editorial unit in creating a commercial to represent the brand, and is a call to action to encourage folks to call, text or visit a website to receive in order to receive a free copy of the magazine.
Snapchat Launches Redesign As Growth Disappoints Wall Street: "Snap's Stock Collapses"
Snap Inc is redesigning its disappearing-message app Snapchat in an attempt to reach a broader audience, going back to the drawing board as Wall Street clobbered it for another quarter of slowing user growth.
A Mattress Company Cozies Up to Print with Magazine Launch Woolly
The e-commerce mattress retailer looks to print: "Casper, the mattress-in-a-box purveyor, is launching Woolly, a quarterly that stems from the idea that Casper sells more than just mattresses, or even sleep — but also relaxation and comfort."
An Edwardian Era Dawns at British Vogue: A WWD Media People Exclusive
Edward Enninful talks models, multiculturalism and his old fashion gang.
Edward Enninful's First British Vogue Cover Is Here
For Enninful's debut cover, he opted out of cover lines teasing inside stories and instead featured a list of famous names, including Zayn Malik, Cara Delevingne, Gwendoline Christie, Zadie Smith, Naomi Campbell, Sadiq Khan, Steve McQueen, Millie Bobby Brown and more British boldfacers, presumably who are in the mag or contributing. The December 2017 issue is "dedicated to Great Britain and the creatives who represent it at home and abroad," says Enninful.
Porter Magazine Taps Hearst’s Sarah Bailey
Bailey has been named executive brand editor and will report to Lucy Yeomans.
Social Media Engagement Webinar
MPA’s new metric shows magazine media brands have higher engagement. Learn how MPA’s just-released Social Media Engagement Factor can help you better understand - and improve - your social media strategy and performance Includes a review of the data, qualities of each social media platform, and how to plot your engagement.
PubMatic Offers Ad Fraud Guarantee
This week, PubMatic, which operates a sell-side platform for digital publishers, is putting some skin in the game to woo advertisers, with a money-back guarantee for any fraudulent impressions.
Chilling Tale of Harvey Weinstein’s Spies Shows Ronan Farrow’s Reporting Chops — and Compassion
With the publication Monday night of a remarkable story by Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker, (Yesterday's Magazine Media Spotlight) there is less reason to speculate. In breathtaking detail, Farrow shows just how far the Hollywood mogul was willing to go to shut down the allegations of his sexual abuse over many decades.
Paper Magazine Acquired by Tom Florio's New Media Group
Chantal Fernandez reports "Paper Communications co-founders and co-chief executives Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits, who founded Paper Magazine in 1984 and grew it into an influential arbiter of pop culture and fashion, have sold the company to a newly formed media group founded by Tom Florio, Condé Nast publishing veteran and former chief executive of Advanstar Fashion Group, and Drew Elliott, Paper’s chief creative officer, with strategic partner XRM Media."
Street Signs: ComplexCon Showcases the Broadening of Streetwear
The two-day festival and marketplace reflected how much the streetwear category and consumer has diversified.
This Ad Is Trolling Readers of a Major Literary Magazine With a Glaring Typo
And Oxford American was pleased to run it: How do you get readers of a major literary magazine to notice your advertisement? Put a big typo right in the headline. That’ll rile them up!
Few Viewers Are Giving the TV Set Their Undivided Attention
At least 177.7 million US adults will go online while watching TV monthly in 2017.
2017 New York Journalism Hall of Fame on November 16
The Deadline Club is pleased to announce the 2017 New York Journalism Hall of Fame. Established in 1975 to celebrate The Club’s golden anniversary, the tradition continues on Nov. 16, when five iconic New York journalists will be inducted during a luncheon ceremony at Sardi’s Restaurant. All of the honorees plan to be on hand to receive their Hall of Fame medals and speak about their remarkable careers. ­The last day to purchase tickets at the early bird rate will be Friday, November 10.
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media Released the Latest Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report.
The Total Magazine Media 360° audience for September 2017 is flat versus same month year ago (-0.5%), Print+Digital is up +3.7%, Web (Desktop/Laptop) is down -13.7%, Mobile is down -4.9%, and Video is up +33.3%. The report covers 127 magazine brands across 30 companies. The September report shows the same trends we have witnessed for each month since the start of the year. Both Print and Video platforms show growth versus year ago, Web is in its third continuous year of decline, and Mobile Web has also declined compared to a year ago, likely related to the change in methodology implemented by comScore at the start of the year.
All the research facts, charts, and data are ready to use in your presentations.
“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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