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Monday, March 16, 2015

Condé Nast Sets Digital Record for Sites, Video Channels
Condé Nast set a record for its digital audience size in February 2015, the high-end publisher reported, citing figures from ComScore. According to the online measurement firm, Condé Nast’s portfolio of 21 Web sites and 17 digital video channels attracted a total audience of 80.9 million consumers last month, for a 75% increase from 46 million in February 2014 and a 5% increase over its previous record in December of last year.
Glamour Eyeing E-Commerce
Glamour is getting ready to take the leap into e-commerce in some form this year, starting in the U.K. and the U.S. Karina Dobrotvorskaya, president and editorial director of brand development at Condé Nast International, revealed the plans last week to WWD at a party in Paris celebrating the annual two-day meeting of all the editors in chief of the 16 Glamour editions worldwide.
Time Inc. Honors Southern Living: Luce Awards Announced
“Southern Living is leading the way in redefining its relationship with consumers and changing what it means to be a magazine,” said executive VP and chief content officer Norman Pearlstine. “Digital and social growth has exploded, helping to double digital ad revenue in the last 12 months. Newsstand sales and renewal rates for print have remained strong..."
InStyle’s Social Media Study and SXSW Panel
Contributing Editor Katherine Schwarzenegger talks about InStyle's SXSW Panel and InStyle’s new April cover, (See related stories below.)
InStyle’s April Cover Girl, Kate Winslet
Winslet talks about her upcoming roles in the costume drama “A Little Chaos” and “Insurgent,” and opens up about her body and marriage.
Breakout Star Bella Thorne Scores Teen Vogue cover
The star of the Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up” tells the April issue of Teen Vogue that she’s ready to make the leap to dramatic work on the big screen.
More on the MPA's Naming Susan Fraysse Russ Senior VP of Communications
Russ joins MPA from Reader’s Digest Association, where she was vice president, global communications and president, Reader’s Digest Foundation. During her 15-year tenure at RDA, Russ was responsible for corporate communications, including public relations, earnings announcements and crisis communication plans and responses, product publicity for all brands, and internal communications for the global company and its operating divisions.
At the Newsstand: Capture the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with these Magazines
Nylon Magazine Co-Founders Launch Digital Media Brand, Popular
New Magazine Power By The Numbers: February 2015 Compared to February 2014.
Print's Not Dead. Here's Proof.
Confessions of a Traditional Publisher: Inhabiting "That Moral Middle Ground"
HGTV Magazine and NY Daily News Add to Teams
More on the Erasing Women from Magazine Covers Campaign to Convey Gender Equality
New-Media Powers Say They’ll Be Profitable Soon. Don’t Ask About That Facebook Plan
More on How Millennials Get News: Inside the Habits of America’s First Digital Generation
The Phablet Is Here to Stay
The new Fast Company app has captured the attention of the media, garnered reader accolades and scored impressive engagement metrics. Get a first-hand look at the app¬–and the capabilities that are core to Adobe Publish, the new platform that has the ability to deliver a modern experience and continuously publish content that feels tailored to mobile devices. Join tomorrow’s Webinar (March 24, 1:00pm-2:00pm). Read more and register today!

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The Smithsonian's Bess Lovejoy writes, "This St. Patrick’s Day, shamrocks will be everywhere: on clothing, shot glasses, beer mugs, funny hats and other sometimes questionable fashion accessories. It’s easy to think of those three bright green leaves as inviolably Irish, an icon of the Emerald Isle since the beginning of time. According to Irish folklore, the shamrock is so entirely Irish it won’t even grow on foreign soil. And in America, only the three-leaved image of the shamrock persists, having been associated with Irish immigrant communities for more than 100 years—it’s just as important on St. Patrick’s Day as wearing green clothing and drinking emerald-hued libations. The catch, however, is that shamrocks, at least as a term of scientific nomenclature, don’t really exist."