American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happening Today: Imagination Awards 2018!
IMAG 2018 Day 2: 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. —The finalists have been named, today the winners will be chosen.
Tapestry Study: Conde Nast Has More Influence on Consumers Than Google or Facebook
Conde Nast has fast become a frontrunner in discovering ways to leverage its audiences across its 22 brands. Through a highly technical understanding of who its customers are and what they want, the company has developed a deep pool of user data. That allows it to create deeper revenue streams for advertisers.
Hearst Corp. and Goldman Sachs PE Unit Buys Slickdeals From Warburg Pincus
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s private equity arm and Hearst Corp. have acquired online coupon and deal-sharing company Slickdeals from Warburg Pincus—Slickdeals, founded in 1999, attracts about 10 million customers a month and has helped consumers save more than $5.5 billion, according to the statement.
Southern Living Magazine Opens Austin Idea House
Southern Living magazine presents one home a year as its iconic Idea House—stocked with the latest and greatest on home appliances, designs, and technology, this house is meant to inspire homeowners. For 26 years, design enthusiasts and prospective homeowners alike have traveled from around the country to visit Southern Living’s Idea Houses. This year, the lifestyle magazine chose Austin, Texas, to host its latest project.
Joe Lieberman to be Roasted by National Magazine
Lieberman, the Democratic Party’s 2000 vice presidential nominee, will be skewered at a big-money fundraiser on October 8 at the Plaza Hotel along Central Park South in Manhattan.
Maine Magazine Publisher Announces New Ownership
“I’m thrilled to tell you that Maine magazine, Maine Home+Design and Old Port magazine have new owners,” said the company’s current publisher and CEO, Andrea King, in an email. “State 23 Media, a newly formed (limited liability company), has acquired all print, event and digital media assets from Maine Media Collective.
Founder of Muslim Girl Magazine Now Writes Fiction Inspired by Human Rights, Migration and Identity
Khan, the British-born child of Pakistani immigrants, was raised in Canada and is a newly minted U.S. citizen. She explores themes of identity and exclusion, bringing imagination and perspective to the current — and sometimes contentious — global conversation about faith and diversity.
Revisiting the Images of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work Magazine
Two photographers have spent years compiling a complete set of Camera Work, Alfred Stieglitz’s groundbreaking publication that helped shepherd photography into the art world.
Dentsu Aegis Upgrades 2018 Global Ad Spend Forecast
As previously forecast, digital is expected to overtake TV for the first time -- reaching 38.4% of global share, ahead of TV’s estimated share of 35.5%. In 21 out of the 59 markets tracked by the advertising and marketing firm, digital will be the leading ad channel this year.
Associate Member Spotlight: 5 Questions with MediaWorks 360's David Algire
David Algire, a partner of MediaWorks 360, has over 30 years of experience in the publishing media business with extensive management experience, leading some of the most renowned media brands across multiple platforms.
Move Over Millennials
Criteo surveyed thousands of members of Gen Z in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Brazil, and Japan to understand what they think about shopping: e.g. what motivates them to shop and what they want from the retail experience.
MPA Next Event | How Iconic Brands Stay Relevant
Popular Science has spent the a century and a half bringing readers the most amazing innovations and discoveries. Join MPA Next for a discussion with Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown on how the iconic magazine continues to innovate and make complex science and tech stories entertaining and accessible to everyone.

NEW YORK, NY – April 11, 2018 – Independent publishing executives will convene for the Annual IMAG Conference hosted by MPA – The Association of Magazine Media at the Taj Hotel in Boston on June 13-14. The event is chaired by Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and publisher, MIT Technology Review; David Nussbaum, CEO and chairman of the board, America’s Test Kitchen; and Jamie Trowbridge, president and CEO, Yankee Publishing.

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June 13 - 14, 2018
Taj Hotel