The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, November 17, 2014

Magazine Media: A Very Social Industry - See Where Your Brand Ranks
Social Studies: Check Out Where Your Brand Ranks on the Magazine Media 360 Social Media Report
The Social Event of the Season: MPA Releases the Magazine Media 360 Social Media Report
Magazine Media Brands are Social Climbers- Check Out Your Brand’s Activity in the Magazine Media 360 Social Media Report
Facebook Dominates Magazines' Social Media Audience, But Instagram Is Gaining Steam Men's Mags See Growth on Pinterest
"While there is still no broad agreement on what actually matters in social media," MPA president and CEO Mary Berner said in a statement, "the insights gleaned from this report can be valuable in gauging the efficiency of our strategies and investments in reaching our audience."
Facebook Is the Social Platform of Choice for Magazines
MPA - The Association of Magazine Media released its "Social Media Report" today, a complement to the new Magazine Media 360° metric it introduced in September to quantify consumer demand for magazine brands across multiple platforms. The report, which incorporates data from the past three months provided by the social media optimization company SocialFlow, tallies 166 magazine media brands' followers and likes on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.
MPA Ranks Magazine Brands' Social Engagement
TIME had 20 million total likes/followers, Playboy (18 million), The Economist (18 million), Vogue (16 million) rounding out the top five after National Geographic impressive totals.
Three Magazine Publishers Winning at Instagram
For publishers Playboy, Natural Health and GQ Instagram has quickly become an effective new way for them to reach readers as they flip through their phones. Magazine publishers collectively have 20 million followers on Instagram, according to the new report from Magazine Media 360.
National Geographic Dominates Social Media
The MPA’s first Social Media Report used SocialFlow data to measure which magazines are the most popular on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, something called “Google+,” and Instagram. NatGeo crushed the competition, with 56 million total likes and followers combined.
As DreamWorks Animation & Hasbro Begin Merger Talks a Deal with Hearst Is Looming
DreamWorks Animation is engaged in negotiations that could transform the company —one, a merger with Hasbro, the other talks are with Hearst Corp. to turn DWA’s AwesomenessTV into a joint venture.
Kate Lewis Is Hearst Magazines’ Secret Digital Weapon
As VP of content operations and editorial director at Hearst Digital, Lewis’ job is heading up editorial for all of Hearst Magazines’ 18 sites, including those for glossy magazines Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Esquire.
InterMedia Outdoor and Kroenke Sports to Join Forces
InterMedia Outdoor will join up with the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment universe. InterMedia's portfolio includes Petersen's Hunting, Guns & Ammo, In-Fisherman, North American Whitetail and Game & Fish. Overall, Kroenke adds one national TV channel, 15 magazines and 17 websites.
Airbnb Introducing Print Magazine, Pineapple
Following in the footsteps of other digital brands like CNET and WebMD, Airbnb is getting into the print magazine business.
Opinion: Publishing Has Never Been Stronger, Financially or Otherwise
Hilton: "Kim Kardashian Nearly Broke The Internet… Well, Paper Magazine's Internet!"
Behind the Scenes: InStyle's Katherine Schwarzenegger Interviews Pharrell and Jennifer Garner for the Shining Stars Feature in the December Issue
InStyle’s Eric Wilson and Dana Avidan-Cohn on E!’s House of DVF
Ariana Grande’s InStyle Cover and Additional Photos from the Spread for InStyle’a December Issue
Wale and Jerry Seinfeld Cover Complex Magazine & Discuss "The List"
New York Times Invests Millions in Sunday Magazine to Lure Advertisers: Print, Digital Redesign Coming February 22
Vice Hires Alyssa Mastromonaco, Former Official in Obama White House, as a Top Executive
Vice Launching Sci-Fi Site
Randall Rothenberg, IAB President & CEO, Sets Record Straight on Digital Banner Ads
New Rules for Mobile Journalism
New York Times Buyout Watch, 2014
Obama Urges FCC to Classify Broadband As Utility, Ban Paid Fast Lanes; Pushes for Net Netrality As Cable Stocks Drop
U.S. Marketers to Spend $103 Billion On Interactive Media By 2019
Borrell: Half of Automotive Advertising to Shift to Digital
Consumer Trends Driving Holiday Purchases
Mobile Coupon Redemption Influencing Online Buying
Find out how magazine media's top executives are preparing for What's Next at the 2015 American Magazine Media 360°Conference, our industry's most important meeting. February 2-3, 2015, NYC.
The ASME Best Cover Contest 2015 Call for Entries is now available for download. The Best Cover Contest honors magazines published between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014.
 
 
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