The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, December 30, 2013

The MPA Daily News Round Up will return on Thursday January 2, 2014 after the holiday. A Happy and Prosperous New Year to All!
2013 Is Pivotal Year for Magazine Media: Advertising Up 6% Across Platforms
The numbers are adding up for 2013. An exclusive analysis conducted by MPA-The Association of Magazine Media, using Kantar Media’s PIB Advance data for magazine ad pages and their tablet edition ad unit data base, shows a 6% increase in the magazine media advertising “footprint” of print pages and tablet units. Furthermore, reports from major publishers and recent research confirm this positive trend.
Time Inc. Is Preparing to Head Out on Its Own
Time Inc. is preparing for one of the most pivotal periods in its 91-year history as it readies its move toward independent operation.
TIME's Website Redo
With just under 19 million users checking it out on all platforms in the US in October according to comScore, set a new site record.
Magazines and Resolutions at the Newsstand
Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Family Circle cited as the top women’s magazines for New Year’s resolutions.
Loyal Subscribers Keep Hobby Magazines Afloat
Some Niche and enthusiast magazines like Saveur, Bon Appétit, Trains, Cycle World, Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, and Hot Bike have not only experienced steady circulation growth, but have also brought in big revenue by staging special events for subscribers.
An Imported Sport, Soccer Gets Its Own Glossy Magazines in the U.S.
One of the magazines, Eight by Eight, introduced its first issue in Manhattan last month. The other, Howler, is a year old.
Businessweek Wins Fishbowl Cover of the Year Poll
The Man Behind NYT Magazine's Gorgeous Covers Is Headed to Apple
Adam Platt, New York Magazine Food Critic, Abandons Anonymity
Weddings Magazine to Participate in Dream Wedding Event
VICE Joining 24-Hour News Game in 2014
German Magazine Claims NSA Hacking Unit Uses Powerful Methods to Obtain Data
Long-Form Video Content Rivals Short, Even on Smartphones
In Europe, Content-Sharing on Twitter Near-Even with Facebook
2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks
In-App Purchases Take Over App Revenues
In Europe, Content-Sharing on Twitter Near-Even with Facebook
Yahoo! Chief Taking Center Stage in 2014
Global Financial Forecast for 2014: Tough, But Manageable
5 Digital Ad Industry Predictions for 2014
Getting Social in 2014's Top 10 Advertising Stories of 2013
The 5 Best Moments in Web Video This Year
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Speakers include MPA’s Mary G. Berner, Hearst’s Michael Clinton, All You’s Nina Willdorf and Deborah Curtis, The Atlantic’s Corby Kummer and Jay Lauf, Glamour’s Cindi Leive and Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapaport—plus Richard B. Stolley, the founding editor of PEOPLE, and Dorothy Kalins, the founding editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur.
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