The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, January 22, 2016

Michelle Obama to Appear at Annual American Magazine Media Conference
Linda Thomas Brooks, who was tapped to be the new CEO of MPA, the Association of Magazine Media, is putting the finishing touches on the association’s annual powwow in New York in less than two weeks — when everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama to AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel are slated to appear.
ComScore's Rankings of Digital Media Sites Bode Well for Magazine Media
In the magazine publishing world, Time Inc. nabbed 114 million uniques, edging out Condé Nast Digital, which includes Reddit’s sizable traffic, for a total of 112.6 million visitors. Rival Hearst logged 100.9 million visitors for the month, while SheKnows Media, comprised of BlogHer and StyleCaster, accrued 92.5 million visits. Meanwhile, ESPN, Meredith Digital and Buzzfeed logged 83.9 million, 81.7 million and 80.4 million a piece.
Women’s Health Aims to Reach Broader Audience with Podcast on Culture, Politics and Wellness
“We want to broaden the way our readers think about us,” said Women’s Health site director Lisa Chudnofsky, who had been brainstorming ways to tie mobile into the magazine’s expansion strategy with senior issues editor Caitlin Abber.
Bleacher Report Had 29 million Video Views on Instagram in a Month
“It’s not enough anymore to have a single video-distribution strategy,” said Rory Brown, president of Bleacher Report. “We’ve started to nail down specific strategies for different platforms.”
Magazine Media Notables Among Those Showing How to Get More Likes on Instagram, According to 10 Fashion Insiders
Fashion editors like Harper's Bazaar's Laura Brown, Refinery29's Christene Barberich and InStyle's Danielle Prescod — as well as a handful of other industry adepts to learn their secrets for developing Instagram accounts worthy of a follow. Read on for their tips.
From Print to Plate: The Rise of Condé Nast International Restaurants
One of the biggest brand extensions by a publisher in recent years, is Condé Nast’s foray into food and beverage. Amy Duffin spoke to Gary Robinson, director of Condé Nast International Restaurants, about transferring 100+ year old print brands to the restaurant plate.
Quartz Launching Its First Major App to Serve Readers’ Evolving Habits, Needs, and Behaviors
In a memo sent to staff Tuesday, Quartz publisher Jay Lauf and editor Kevin Delaney wrote that the site’s revenue grew 85 percent in 2015 and had 16.8 million unique visitors in December — up 65 percent from the same time in 2014.
Writer’s Digest Publisher Taps New Chief Executive
Tom Beusse was tapped by Tinicum Partners to become the new CEO of F+W, which publishes Writer’s Digest, Digital Book World and a range of hobby titles including Popular Woodworking.
Hearst Magazines UK Launches Shared Spaces
Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, has introduced Shared Spaces in the UK. A new digital advertising product which enables commercial partners to inhabit the same spaces as editorial content, Shared Spaces has been a key revenue driver for Hearst Digital Media since its launch in the U.S. in January 2014.
Censorship in the Social Media Age
National Review Dedicates Entire Issue to Stopping Trump
RNC Cuts Debate Ties with Conservative Magazine Over Anti-Trump Issue
Cover Battle: Seventeen or The Hollywood Reporter
Penthouse Says It’s Still in the Print Magazine Business
Experts, authorities, practitioners and strategists will headline conversations and keynotes on innovators and innovation offering up ideas and inspiration to grow your brand and your business. Thank you to our partners for their sponsorship support of AMMC 2016: The Alliance for Audited Media; AmDocs; Chartbeat; GfK MRI; HiFi; Kantar Media; KeyWee; MediaRadar; ONEcount; OneVision; PIB; Port Hawkesbury Paper; Publishers Press; RR Donnelley; ShopAdvisor; SocialFlow; and Vindicia. —For a sponsorship overview contact Alison Heisler for details on all sponsorship levels: or 212-872-3740.
The ASME Best Cover Contest gallery is now posted on Readers’ Choice voting begins January 5. Tell your readers to vote.
February 01 - 02, 2016
Grand Hyatt New York
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison Heisler at or 212.872.3740.

In Cosmopolitan: Dwell Editor in chief Amanda Dameron​ says the magazine is adding new jobs on a weekly basis.