The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Q&A with Vanity Fair's Chris Mitchell
“I think the bigger surprise is that in this day and age there’s so much of the world that somehow believes that the rise of digital media has undermined the importance of print media and I think we’ve proven that not only is that false, but it’s really the exact opposite. If you harness it correctly, digital media only enhances the power of print media because it gives you so many different pipes to tell the story ...I’m a believer in the power of beautiful production quality and in telling that story, especially where there is a visual element, as only ink on paper can do.” Said Chris Mitchell, Publisher, Vanity Fair.
Governor Cuomo and Lady Gaga Write Editorial in Billboard Magazine
The unlikely duet of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lady Gaga added their voices to the campaign against campus sexual assaults, penning a joint editorial in the pages of Billboard magazine.
Quartz’s Kevin Delaney on Why a Western Focus Limits Digital Publisher’s Growth
Prior to the launch of its Africa edition, Quartz was still seeing between 100,000 - 150,000 monthly readers originating from the continent. For editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney, that wasn't much of a shock.
Miley Cyrus and Her Pig: How to Pose on a Magazine Cover with Animals
In the competitive world of magazine covers, you’re nobody unless you’ve posed with an animal. But while animals make excellent props, if you thought the fashion industry was fickle, the career of a fashion animal in fashion is comparably merciless.
Cosmopolitan Released Its List of the top 50 of Internet's Most Fascinating
Cosmopolitan released the Internet’s Most Fascinating list, a first-of-its-kind collection and celebration of the 50 people (and animals) on the Internet who we, as a culture, obsess over both on social media and in real life.
How the Food & Wine Classic Became America's Hottest Festival: Dining and Drinking with Celebrities at 8,000 Feet
At a time when food lovers have their pick of gastronomical events (by one count, there are 7,000 in the U.S. alone), the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is widely considered to be tops, dubbed the "crème de la crème of culinary festivals" (Forbes), the "food Olympics" (Denver magazine) and the "granddaddy of them all" (The New York Times.)
Popcart Makes Bon Appétit and Epicurious Recipes Shoppable: Fresh Direct, Peapod Among Launch Partners
Bon Appétit and Epicurious' 35,000 recipes are about to get a whole lot easier to make at home. Condé Nast's Food Innovation Group—which includes both Bon Appétit and Epicurious, as well as The Shoppers Network—is announcing a partnership with Popcart, a digital service that makes recipes "shoppable" by converting ingredients into a list of items that can be purchased through online grocers.
Three Digital Publishing Lessons from Nine Years at HBR
Vogue Has Found a New Beauty Editor
Matt Quinn Joins Quartz
More on Marie Claire Names Second Executive Editor
Magazine Publisher Phyllis Cole McKnight Jumps to the Agency Side
More on InStyle’s July Cover Girl Zoe Saldana on Her Husband, Marco Perego, Taking Her Last Name
Alexander Melamid Begins Artenol, an Art Magazine
Video Is In It for the Long Haul
Brand Journalism and the Fifth Estate
Commentary: Branded Social Media Is the Next Word-of-Mouth Phenomenon
For News Organizations, This Was the Most Important Set of Apple Announcements in Years
Apple Wants to Be Your DJ, Wallet and Newspaper
IAB Takes Over Viewability Initiative Started By Ad Tech Firms
Is Mobile Data the Key to Audience Targeting Utopia?
5 Things Editors and Publishers Can Do to Survive Digital Disruption: Being Genuine on all Platforms Is Crucial
Register today for MPA’s Programmania – including tips, insights and new resources that you can immediately apply to your own business. You’ll hear from magazine media and digital tech leaders including Susan Bidel, senior analyst, Forrester Research, who will deconstruct the jargon used in the world of programmatic, RTB and viewability while also exploring the trajectory already in play. See the full speaker lineup and register today.
The 2015 edition includes graphics with data from the recently launched Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report, as well as figures and trends from third-party sources demonstrating the growth, vibrancy and appeal of print and digital editions, magazine brand apps, and social media.
In The Economist: the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that about 280,000 non-farm jobs were created in May; a healthy figure. There are now 11 million more jobs than when the recession finished in mid-2009; the unemployment rate is 5.4%, more than half a percentage point below the average over the past two decades. One black spot, though, is wages. In the past few months the rate of pay increases has fallen... That suggests that the American labour market still has lots of slack.