American Society of Magazine Editors

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Thank You to our strategic associate partners for their AMMC sponsorship support.
CMG-Comag Marketing Group, GfK, LSC Communications, and Quad Graphics. -In addition we would like to thank the following associate members for their AMMC sponsorship support. Acxiom, MediaRadar, Vindicia, Alliance for Audited Media, Google, Zinio Pro, AdMonsters, CDS Global, Chartbeat, SocialFlow, Piano, and PressReader.
How Hearst Magazines Stays Unbound
Michael Clinton described being unbound as continually testing new ideas and learning from mistakes while giving yourself permission to win — and permission to fail. Hearst abided by three core principles: produce high-quality content, stay mindful of the brand and be a “print-proud company.” Instead of losing sight of its print roots, the brand strengthened what it does best: making engaging and relevant print content. Or, as Joanna Coles put it, making print “printier.”
Hearst and Condé Nast Build Their Data teams, As Data Becomes Increasingly Important to Publishers
"American magazine media companies Hearst and Condé Nast have started 2018 off by investing in and building out their data teams. In January, Condé Nast acquired not only a data platform, but also a data solutions firm. In the same month, Hearst appointed a new VP of data products." Writes Jessica Patterson.
Vogue and GQ Will Test Content Inside Amazon’s Echo Look
Max Willens reports "The content will be chosen by Condé Nast and Amazon employees and be updated once a week. Amazon isn’t paying the publications for the content. But Condé Nast was motivated to experiment on the Look, in part, by seeing more readers asking for help choosing products, said Anna-Lisa Yabsley, Vogue’s digital director."
The Atlantic Removes Comments Section, Focuses on Curated Reader Feedback
As of last week, replaced its comments feature with a section dedicated to reader feedback, called "Letters." The new section is inspired by "The Conversation" section of The Atlantic's print magazine, according to Nieman Lab.
More on Teen Vogue Installs Executive Editor
"...I am confident that her experience as an editor and a leader is exactly what we need to further propel Teen Vogue into the future.” -chief content officer Phillip Picardi.
Kristina O’Neill Celebrates Five Years at WSJ. with Oprah Cover
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke writes "Over tea at the NoMad Hotel, Kristina O’Neill spoke about running WSJ., meeting Oprah, and those rumors that she's next in line at Harper's Bazaar."
The New York Times Introduces Augmented-Reality Capabilities
The post announcing the new AR capabilities, states: “This technology also allows us to explore the evolving nature of how we share ideas and tell stories. This is all part of our effort to lean toward the future of storytelling. We invite our readers to come along.”
Stock Markets in the U.S. Could Be in for Another Tough Day...
A stock market rout in the United States took on global contours on Tuesday, as investors from Tokyo to Hong Kong and London to Frankfurt sent shares tumbling.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: "The Descendants" in Garden & Gun
Randall Kenan writes "Montpelier, the Virginia home of President James Madison, has pioneered a bold approach to historical interpretation, thanks to its relationship with a key group: the families of the men and women Madison enslaved..."
Ellie Awards 2018 Finalists Announced
The American Society of Magazine Editors today published the list of finalists for the 2018 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. For the fifth year, the finalists were first announced in a 90-minute Twittercast. ASME will celebrate the 53rd presentation of the Ellies when each of the 104 finalists is honored at the annual awards lunch.
Don Lemon to Host 2018 National Magazine Awards Lunch
The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced that the 2018 Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon will be hosted by Don Lemon, anchor of “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon.” The editorial leaders of more than 60 print and digital titles—including magazines published by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines and Meredith Corporation—are expected to be honored on Tuesday, March 13, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
Ellie Awards 2018 Annual Lunch
The Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon will be presented on Tuesday, March 13, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. To purchase tickets, visit or email
Associate Member Spotlight: 4 Questions with Tracking First's Chief Operating Officer, John Boyd
Among Mr. Boyd's replies: "In today's marketing landscape there is more and more competition for consumer eyeballs, and as people spend more time on digital media, an increasing focus on the digital side of the business. Tracking First provides cost savings in terms of the digital advertising tagging process, and provides much more accurate insights so that companies can put advertising dollars in the right place to drive traffic to their publications. We also provide direct cost savings to our clients through a much more efficient campaign tagging/ tracking process."
MPA Next Event | Behind the Scenes at Domino
Junior associates: Join MPA Next on 2/28 for a tour of the new Domino Media Group headquarters—a space designed with the generous support of brand partners—followed by a conversation with Chief Revenue Officer Beth Brenner on how the company is pushing its omni-channel revenue model to the next level.
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