American Society of Magazine Editors

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Condé Nast’s CEO Is Creating a Model That’s "Built to Last"
Its 5-year plan includes video, experience and investing in its top brands: Condé has already invested heavily in video and announced it would launch three OTT channels for Wired, GQ and Bon Appétit. “We’re defining what short-form video really can be in this market and in our marketplaces. We see that as a continued growth area,” Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg said. “We’re going to pour more gas on it, and over time it will become our predominant content format.”
Q&A with Cosmopolitan's Jessica Pels
Many people get a reputation these days for being change makers, but we feel a title just as vital is that of change navigator. And Cosmopolitan’s Digital Director Jessica Pels has that rare proficiency for both.
Sisters from AARP Newsletter Covers Gen X, Baby Boomer African American Women
Adding to its stable of newsletters targeting specific groups of its membership demographic, AARP announced the launch of a weekly newsletter called “Sisters From AARP.” Following the successful 2017 launch of “The Girlfriend,” geared to Gen X members, “Sisters From AARP” focuses on Gen X and baby boomer African American women.
Playboy Enterprises Sues Cryptocurrency Company, Alleging Fraud and Breach of Contract
Playboy Enterprises, the parent company behind the legendary adult magazine, is suing a cryptocurrency technology company on allegations of fraud and breach of contract, claiming that it failed to live up to an agreement to integrate blockchain technology into Playboy’s online media channels.
This edition features 20% more of the independent research, statistics and compelling facts that articulate the power of magazine media and its effectiveness compared to other media. Please find: New category data and charts from the recently launched Magazine Media 360° Social Media Engagement Factor. New multimedia comparisons proving magazine readers are the strongest everyday influencers. New data proving advertising in magazines raises brand awareness and purchase intent. New Pharma ROAS case studies that show magazines drive conversions to branded prescription drugs. •New charts that show while trust in platforms declines, trust in journalism rebounds. •New charts that show how magazines excel in motivating consumer trial with featured samples and coupons. •New charts that show the role of print and subscriptions in the circulation mix. We encourage you to use this information in your own brand presentations, marketing and conversations. Please let us know if you’d like additional copies—and be sure to share the digital versions (PDF and Powerpoint) at
AFAR Media, America’s Test Kitchen, Backpacker, The Family Handyman, Fine Cooking, Fine Homebuilding, National Geographic, This Old House Ventures take home top awards.
Independent and enthusiast magazine media executives from across the country came together for robust conversation and candid idea sharing at the 14th Annual IMAG Conference in Boston. The event was hosted 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. The theme was Revolution: both a nod to Boston’s role in the formation of America and a representation of the extreme transformation we are seeing in the magazine media industry.
July 31, 2018 - August 14, 2018
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