The Association of Magazine Media

Friday October 30, 2015

Meredith Revs Up on MSLO Deal, TV
Women’s interest magazine publisher and local TV broadcast group Meredith Corp. announced that total revenues increased 4% from $371 million in the third quarter of 2014 to $385 million in the third quarter of 2015 (the first quarter of its fiscal year.)
Food & Wine Adds On-Demand Alcohol Delivery to Its Recipes
If the sight of a craft cocktail stirs up the need for a stiff drink, Food & Wine has a solution. Alongside its online articles about booze are new “order now” buttons to get alcohol and cocktail ingredients delivered to you in under an hour.
W Magazine and Decoded Fashion Reward Innovation in Retail, Technology
The RealReal, Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch and Snapchat were among the winners at Thursday’s first Fashion Futures Awards, created by W Magazine and Decoded Fashion to recognize innovators in fashion and retail.
Elle Increases Trim Size in Hopes of Bigger Newsstand Sales
According to editor in chief Robbie Myers, the added heft is a call back to the magazine’s earlier years when it was larger in size. Currently, Elle’s trim size is 8 inches by 10 7/8 inches. It will increase to 9 inches by 10 7/8 inches.
Runner’s World Magazine Unveils Cover Contest Winners
From some 1,600 applicants, ten finalists were chosen and gathered together in New York. Rodale’s Runner’s World has announced that two of those ten are the winners of its Cover Search contest.
Entertainment Weekly Very Cleverly Celebrates Julia Roberts’ 48th Birthday
A cool slide show put together by features editor Madeline Boardman features all 17 covers done by the actress over the years for the Time Inc. publication.
Recap of This Week's People Moves in Magazine Media
A new head of data strategy at Condé Nast; a new editor-in-chief at National Journal; GQ Hires a new writer; Oxford American names a new editor; an associate publisher/sales joins the Meredith Weddings Group; Better Homes and Gardens names a senior style editor; The Atlantic hires a Washington bureau chief.
Rumors Swirl Around AWOL Mandarin Oriental Magazine
Keith Kelly: "A not-so-funny thing has happened at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel after it decided earlier this year to produce a high-end magazine for its guests and other upscale outlets in Manhattan..."
Tomorrow’s Internet Turns 20
Here is some worthwhile reading for our new wrangler/director/managers, and all the people whose jobs depend on their charm and savvy, from almost exactly 20 years ago, published in the Times Magazine.
September 2015's Magazine Media 360° Audience Data: Up 3.4%!
The YTD average posted even bigger gains for magazine media. Average Magazine Media 360° audience from January to September increased 9.3% over the same period last year. Also -see where your brand placed in the September results! And don't forget the Magazine Media 360° Top Ten lists!
Face Up Review: Mother Jones
Cover Battle: V or Newsweek
Boxing Magazine Editor Defends Ronda Rousey Cover
More on National Journal Goes Members-Only, The Atlantic Adds Washington Bureau
Newspapers in Turkey Publish on Twitter After Government Seizure Stops Presses
Newsonomics: Here Are 10 Questions We’ll Be Talking About into 2016
Dennis Publishing Is Serious About Trees
CIO Magazine Goes Digital-Only
New York Times Looks for Ways to Fight Ad Blocking
Deciphering Mobile Engagement
MPA’s sold out Mobile Matters conference, features an all-star speaker lineup that includes Vice President and General Manager Kimberly Lau of The Atlantic. Lau joined The Atlantic in 2012 to oversee digital strategy and operations. During her tenure, traffic on TheAtlantic.com has grown more than 108% and she’s overseen consolidation and strengthening of the brand’s technical platforms including embracing testing and optimization, mobile, video and a focus on ad viewability. Most recently, Lau lead the effort to test Facebook’s Instant Articles initiative and Apple’s News Application. Before joining The Atlantic, Lau was vice president of business development for Hearst Magazines Digital Media.
The Ellie Awards 2016 Call for Entries is now posted at ellieawards.org. Founded in 1966, the Ellies are one of the most sought-after awards in print and digital journalism—every year nearly 1,800 entries are submitted. More than 100 finalists and winners will be honored at the Annual Ellie Awards Dinner, hosted by ASME, at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, February 1, 2016.
November 05, 2015
Hearst Tower
The fastest growing magazine media audience platform today – mobile – is still largely untapped from engagement to monetization by magazine brands. Mobile Matters will bring together leaders in magazine media and the varied technology partners working to harness the promise of the mobile platform.
November 05, 2015
ASME
The law is changing as fast as your job description. Are you keeping up?
February 01 - 02, 2016
Grand Hyatt New York
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison Heisler at aheisler@magazine.org or 212.872.3740.
TIME has announced its annual ranking of the most influential teens, and surprise, your 16-year-old son who won’t shut up about borrowing the car didn’t make the cut, despite making you consider murder.