The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, June 3, 2014

Digital Growth to Prop Up Magazine Revenue Amid Print Losses, PwC Forecasts
Prediction: Consumer magazine revenue will be essentially flat this year at $24.6 billion compared with 2013, according to the annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook from PricewaterhouseCoopers, which was released on Tuesday. It will remain at approximately $24.6 billion through 2018, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted.
2014 Publishing Futures Survey: Digital Key Driver Behind Multi-Platform Growth
Publishers of consumer magazine and business information brands are shifting to an increasingly multi-platform future driven by digital growth, according to the latest Publishing Futures survey from the Professional Publishers Association.
Jess Cagle Updates People's Front of Book
Cagle told WWD that he wanted to update the front of the book by tweaking People Picks, StyleTracks and Chatter. The changes will be visible in the June 16 issue.
GQ Bringing Rio de Janeiro to New York City
Sponsored by Adidas—the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup—the week will fete GQ’s latest editorial spread shot by Ben Watts in the June issue.
Time Inc., New York Among Publishers Taking the Evolutionary Approach to Redesigns
Today’s trends in mobile, social, and native advertising didn’t exist a few years ago; today they’re driving entire industries. “It’s a huge lift to try and overhaul your entire site at once, so we decided that wasn’t the best way to approach it,” said Ben Williams, New York magazine’s digital editorial director.
College Credentials by Condé Nast
Condé Nast publications will team up with universities to create a set of accredited certificate programs and eventually master’s-degree programs (with the colleges and universities, not the magazines, as the "institution.") Condé Nast writers and editors will contribute subject matter expertise and the publisher will provide some financial backing to the partnerships.
Northstar Travel Media Acquires a Majority Stake in Inntopia
Northstar Travel Media will now be able to license Inntopia's booking platform and partake in transactional revenues from travel and destination suppliers.
Stringletter Publishing's David Lusterman Poses and Answers Questions Regarding Source Interlink Distribution's Closure
If 91% of all Americans read magazines –including 96% of those under the age of 25 –why did the country’s third-largest wholesaler of magazines just abruptly shut down?
ASME Intern Blog
Keep up with the 2014 ASME interns while they navigate life as a magazine intern in New York City and Washington, DC.
The Fault in Our Stars New York City Premiere Sponsored by InStyle
Shailene Woodley Addresses TIME Magazine Feminism Comments
Four Evocative New Trends Happening on the Newsstand Today
Yahoo's Lee Sosin Named Senior Vice President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media
More on Bloomberg Media Group Names Paul Caine Global Chief Revenue Officer
Jessica Sibley Rejoins Forbes
People Moves at Domino
Bauer's Alexander Takes on Editor-in-Chief Responsibilities for Q Magazine
Ruth: Goodbye to Source Interlink Distribution
"Stop Talking Down Print" Lachlan Murdoch
Instagram Expands Filter Options
Where Top Publishers See Native Going Next
Portugal: Programmatic Is the Solution, Not the Problem
Companies Slow to Embrace Mobile Analytics
Digital Video and Programmatic 2.0
Internet Ads Poised to Top Television Within Seven Years: Study
Why Mobile Video Is Driving the Push for Cross-Platform Measurement
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