The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Growing Number of E-Commerce Sites Are Moving Into Print
Digital-to-print seems counterintuitive. So why are they doing it? “We were making an effort to find out how we can be at all of our users’ touch points throughout their day,” said Editorialist co-founder Kate Davidson Hudson.
Yahoo Mulling Plans for More Online Lifestyle “Magazines”
The company is considering chopping it all up and relaunching a series of online lifestyle “magazines,” with a similar model to what it has done with Yahoo Tech and the hiring of high-profile editor and reviewer David Pogue there.
This May Be The Brightest Part of the Magazine Business
Custom content is becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the magazine media business, as demonstrated by some of the biggest publishers.
Mr. Magazine on New Magazine Launches Q1, 2013 vs. Q1 2104
Samir Husni addresses the recent MediaFinder data, insisting "The number of new magazine launches (only ink on paper) with a frequency in the first quarter of 2013 is 56, not the reported 23. The number of new magazine launches with a frequency in the first quarter of 2014 is 62, not the 35 reported."
Cosmopolitan's May Issue Features Peel-Away Cover
For its May issue, the magazine will feature a pasted-on cover for subscriber copies that is sponsored by L’Oréal. That cover displays model Robyn Lawley with a host of cover lines, including one that advertises a contest to win $500 worth of L’Oréal Paris makeup.
Q&A with MagNet's Luke Magerko
"Numbers are down, prices are up: So is this the right solution for the celebrity titles on the newsstands?" asks Samir Husni.
Beware the April Fools’ Jokes Coming from Madison Avenue
Why You Won’t See Many April Fools’ Headlines from Top Publishers
Time Inc and Forbes Among Publishers Welcoming a New Era of Viewability
New York Magazine and Chartbeat Tracked What Converts First-Time Visitors into Loyal Readers
Lewis Dvorkin Explains Compensation for Forbes' Online Contributors
More on Cosmopolitan.com's Amy Odell Among Crain's 40 Under 40
More on Forbes' Retail Newsstands
Surfer Magazine Partners with Encyclopedia of Surfing
Heidi Edelstein Is Redbook Associate Publisher/Marketing
New York Times Magazine Hires Texas Monthly Editor
Quartz Hires New website Developer
Future plc CEO Mark Wood Steps Down, CFO to Take Over; U.S. Mag Production Moving to U.K.
High Times Rides the Legalization Wave
Face Up Online: Who's Who in Baseball
Michael Wolff on the "Inflated World" of Internet Traffic
Nuts Magazine to Close
Twitter Buys Analytics Firms Mesagraph and SecondSync
ANA/Forrester Find only Half Of Marketers Using Programmatic
The State of Mobile in 5 Charts
Soda Sales Took a Plunge in 2013
Don't Look Now: The Digital Ad Economy Is Heading for a Correction
Divided FCC Tightens Media Ownership Rules
Be a part of the only magazine media industry event that brings together all retail supply chain partners. June 9-11, The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA.
There’s still time to register for the MPA-IMAG Conference in Washington D.C. Learn how to turn macro and micro shifts into mega opportunities for your brands while sharing and networking with your fellow independent magazine media peers. May 19-20.
The awards will be presented at the National Magazine Awards Annual Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis tonight. The awards are supported by Publishers Press and Blippar.
Tell your readers to visit Facebook from March 31 to April 13 to vote for their favorite covers. The most "liked" cover of the 10 finalists will win the ASME Best Cover Contest Readers' Choice Award.
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.
Sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School and ASME Moderated by Victor Navasky, George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and Chair of the Columbia Journalism Review. To attend, RSVP to Nina at NFortuna@magazine.org
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"In Utah, a man in a Superman T-shirt named Christopher Reeves was arrested for driving while intoxicated." is just one of the curious, possibly dubious, items gracing Harper's Magazine's website today.