The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Angela Merkel Named TIME Magazine’s "Person of the Year"
Merkel is the first individual woman to be named “Person of the Year” since the magazine changed its title from “Man of the Year” in 1999.
More Women of Color Graced Fashion Magazine Covers in 2015
Kelly: "Fashion magazines that came under a lot of criticism a year ago for a lack of diversity are slowly making strides when it comes to featuring non-white models on their covers."
Playboy Will Make Its NewFronts Debut in May Along With 5 Other Publishers: Digital Video Producers Vie for Advertising Dollars
A sixty year-old publication will be one of the new kids on the NewFronts block in 2016. Playboy will be among the 37 presenters during the fifth Digital Content NewFronts, where publishers make their case for a slice of the $3 billion digital-video advertising pie.
Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure Websites Debut Holiday Gift Guides
Time Inc. brands Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure launched holiday-themed gift guides on their Web sites, further expanding their ecommerce efforts. Currently, 10 Time Inc. brands in the U.S. are executing ecommerce programs, part of the company’s strategy to diversify through new products and extensions.
Q&A with Glamour's Cindi Leive
“I think that print has the ability to commemorate a moment. I think it was a top executive at ESPN Magazine years ago who was talking about being at Tiger Woods’ house and he went down into his basement and there alongside all of his major trophies, he had framed his first cover of ESPN Magazine. And his first cover of Sports Illustrated. And that’s something that magazines can do; they can commemorate a moment in time and they do convey, when done right, a sort of importance.” Cindi Leive, editor in chief, Glamour.
Q&A with Dr. Oz The Good Life's Jill Herzig
“Print is never going to go away. We already have a very, very healthy newsstand base and subscriber base. We’re over delivering on our audience, our advertisers, and we’ve broken into the Top 10 bestselling magazines on American newsstands. So, it’s clear that there’s a strong desire to see Dr. Oz’s brand represented in print. And that people like the version that we’re doing right now.” Jill Herzig, editor in chief, Dr. Oz The Good Life.
Bauer Xcel Media Appoints Mezzafonte to Oversee Digital Push
In the newly created position, Mezzafonte will manage operations for all of Bauer Xcel Media channels, whose brands include Life & Style, Woman's World, J-14 and InTouch, as well as premium digital brands, such as RecipesPlus.
Lawyer Accused of Aiding Maxim "Scammer" Denies Wrongdoing
Federal prosecutors took their turns grilling former Bryan Cave lawyer Harvey Newkirk, who is on criminal trial for allegedly duping investors into bankrolling a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine.
How One Publisher Handles Native Ads in Print
Mental Floss incorporates a Toyota-sponsored takeover into its December issue, boosts revenue over a standard issue by almost 40 percent.
Instyle's Kahlana Barfield Brown Shows Viewers 2016 Denim Trends
Disney Invests $200 Million More in Vice Media to Support New Programming
Quartz Adds 3
Avenue Magazine Editor Hosts "Rare" Book Sale
Q&A with Clever Root Publisher and Editorial Director, Meridith May
The Ellie Awards 2016 Call for Entries is now posted at 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.
February 01 - 02, 2016
Grand Hyatt New York
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