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Friday, June 20, 2014

Forbes Is the #1 Most Influential Global Brand on LinkedIn
Of the top 10 brands, half were publishers: Along with Forbes, the list includes The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Mashable. Tech companies make up the balance of the list, with Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Salesforce.com.
Condé Nast Hits Detroit to Celebrate Bruce Weber Exhibit
Presented through a partnership with Condé Nast, the exhibit, called “Detroit — Bruce Weber,” chronicles the culture of Detroit and its residents through photographs. The exhibit opens to the public today and runs through Sept. 7, but on Thursday, media types got an advance look and some entertainment to boot.
Foreign Affairs Amplifies Its Content with Audible Partnership
The publication is partnering with AudibleOpens in a new window to make audio versions of its print articles and highlighted web content available to stream and download on ForeignAffairs.com and Audible.com. (The audio feature is now available on ForeignAffairs.comOpens in a new window.)
Active Interest Media CEO Skip Zimbalist on Keeping Print at the Core
The company, which publishes Yoga Journal, Backpacker, Sail and Climbing, among others, maintains that a strong print platform is the only way to support and launch related digital and event spin-offs. "The magazines in each of the groups are the core. They make everything else possible," said CEO Zimbalist.
ASME Intern Blog: Jessica Fecteau Is a People Person
"When the 22-year-old from Macomb, Michigan, spotted Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby of “How I Met Your Mother”) passing her on a subway platform at New York City’s Union Square station earlier this summer, she didn’t hesitate." Emma Weissmann, intern at National Geographic Magazine writes, with Anna Hecht intern at Fitness magazine editing.
Mag Bag: The Week in Magazine Media
Hearst to raise rate bases at HGTV and Food Network magazines, Self will launch licensed products, National Journal unveiled a redesign, and there were very important people moves at TV Guide and Nylon.
Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and Saveur Are on Top Chef Duels Host Reading List
With Atlantic Article on Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates Sees Payoff for Years of Struggle
New Team at Self Coming Together
More on Michelle Lee Lands at Nylon
Hatta Byng Named Editor of U.K. House & Garden
Gulfshore Media Buys Venice Magazine
Print and Digital Media Critics Are Finding It Hard to Get Along
Q&A with Mashable's Robyn Peterson
The Banner Ad Takes a Beating in Cannes
Sorrell Slams Cannes, Warns About Native "Transparency"
Ad Industry Urges Web Standards Group to Abandon Do-Not-Track Effort
The Reports of Amazon's Fire Phone’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
With Multiple iWatch Designs and a Host Of Sensors, Apple Could Win Over Smartwatch Skeptics
Agency Business Up, Ad Budgets Up, Suspicious of Industry Data
Study: Advertisers Want Both Branding and Conversions
The Programmatic Threat
3 Ways to Make Creativity and Programmatic Work Together
Brent Poer, president of LiquidThread North America, is a powerful marketer of many strong opinions and lots of boldface clients, including world class marketers P&G, Walmart and American Honda Motor Company. Come hear this top advertiser and creative force reveal how to make the tablet a better experience for advertisers and consumers. MPA CHEW ON THIS bring-your-lunch series, NYC, Thursday, June 26.
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.

Entertainment Weekly's Clark Collis reviews Michael Hastings' posthumous novel.