The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays!
Here's to a seriously successful 360° Days in 2015
Time Inc. Taps into Its Inner Silicon Valley
It’s no longer enough for Time Inc. to be the publisher of enormous magazine brands including Time, People and Sports Illustrated.
Forbes Media Finishes 2014 With Record U.S. Readership for Forbes Magazine and Visitors to
Forbes Media announced that it had achieved record readership and achieved its highest readership ever in the U.S., increasing by over 1.5 million readers in this past year to 6.7 million. According to comScore U.S., unique visitors to rose 20.5% from November 2013 to November 2014, bringing Forbes' multi-platform monthly visitors to 31.4 million.
Adobe DPS Named Cited As a Leader in Enterprise Digital Publishing Platforms
“With many of the major publishers using Adobe DPS, the solution currently supports over 2,000 publications on the market,” according to InfoTrends.
In the GfK MRI Fall 2014 Data, “Passion Based” Titles Dominate Gains
Debbie Kaplan and Paul Sammon of DJG Marketing offer insights and perspectives on the Fall 2014 MRI data: "Four out of ten publications saw increases (77 of 199 common titles) vs. the previous Fall 2013 Study. Overall, the 199 common titles reported saw a modest decline of -2.8% in overall readership, and 26 magazine titles registered double-digit gains in readership."
InStyle's Eric Wilson Offers Perspectives on the Year's Trends Among Designers and the Near Future
InStyle’s Fashion News Director, Eric Wilson, opens up about the Spring Summer 2015’s trend: 70s chic and the new shifts in seasonality regarding materials: “Certainly 'summer leather' is a new category that looks promising, partly the result of technical advancements that have resulted in lighter weight materials, even perforated leather that feels cooler in warmer months, and partly the result of the fact that spring clothes now go into stores so early that they need to address multiple seasons' weather,” says Wilson.
Magazines Perfect for Avoiding Family over the Holidays
Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, Details, Fortune, and Harper’s among the titles reviewed.
Steve Smith's Holiday Book Roundup (1 and 2)
"Tis the season…for looking backwards. Nostalgia is core to the holiday experience. In the magazine world that tug of history takes the shape of books that celebrate a golden age of print, fueled now with the accelerent of digital media’s relentless march," writes Smith.
D. Eadward Tree's 2015 Postal & Paper Price Forecast
4 Publishers that Killed Their Comment Sections in 2014
People Names Kate Upton "Sexiest Woman Alive"
Diane von Furstenberg Revisits Infamous New York Magazine Interview
Rolling Stone: There Will Be an Independent Review
Nicole Caro Named Siempre Mujer Beauty Editor
Viktoria Degtar Joins Bloomberg Media as Multi-Platform and Events Group Publisher
Dan Berman Hired, Ben Pershing Promoted at National Journal
Saveur, Bloomberg Add to Teams
Urban Velo Biking Magazine Ends Production
Here Are the Brands Whose Follower Counts Were Hit Hardest in Instagram's Spam Purge...
Technology Promises Big Development in 2015
Graeme Hutton, UM: Why 18-24s Are Actually More Like the Rest of Us than Many Imagine
Retailers Waste More Than Half of Digital Budgets on Bot Traffic
“Viewability” Will Be 2014's Final Word to Many in the Programmatic Media-Buying Industry
Ad-Agency Trade Group Rejects Online Ad-Viewability Guidelines: Not Enough
U.S. Auto Industry Generates Record $1.1 Trillion in 2014 Sales
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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