The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Glenn Spoto Named SVP and CFO of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
Glenn Spoto has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, it was announced today by Linda Thomas Brooks, MPA president and CEO. Spoto’s appointment is effective immediately. Spoto has an extensive finance background in the magazine media industry, most recently at Condé Nast where he was Director of Finance and Business for Self. Prior to that, he was Global Business Director, Global Client Finance at McCann Worldgroup.
Announcing John Saroff As CEO of Chartbeat
Chartbeat has appointed John Saroff to serve as its CEO: Outgoing CEO Tony Haile says he recommended to the board of directors that COO John Saroff replace him, and the board has agreed to make Saroff the company’s new Chief Executive.
AMI Taps Neil Goldstein As SVP/Group Publisher
In a statement, Mr. Goldstein said he plans to develop “new and exciting opportunities” and platforms around AMI’s digital assets. AMI chairman and CEO David J. Pecker stated that Goldstein’s successful leadership of Star proved he could head AMI’s entertainment titles.
Magazines Can Go Global, Expand Ad Base
The Economist's Nick Blunden writes: "Historically, newspapers and magazines have been routed in their geography. The Times of London and The New Yorker are obvious examples. These days, successful people in major cities around the world have more in common with each other than they do with some of their neighbors."
More on The Economist Relaunches Intelligent Life As 1843
“Luxury clients are still interested in Europe, but the luxury sector has gone entirely global now,” said Nick Blunden, who joined The Economist Group in 2011 to build out the publisher’s main brand digital strategy. “Reinventing the digital path led to reinventing the business as a whole.”
At the Newsstand: Helpful Hints to Get You Ready for Warmer Weather
New You, Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, LiveHappy, Clean Eating, New Yorker, and TIME are reviewed this week by New York Post staff.
"We’re Not Afraid of Emoji:" How The New Yorker Speaks Snapchat
Since launching its Snapchat efforts a year ago, The New Yorker has experimented with how to most effectively bring its brand, values and overall aesthetic to the messaging app.
Sunset Magazine Opens Hip New Headquarters in Oakland
On Thursday evening, Sunset magazine threw itself a little welcome party, showing off its sleek new digs in Oakland’s Jack London Square.
TIME Photographer Grabbed, Slammed Down at Donald Trump Rally
Chris Morris told CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta that the altercation occurred when he stepped outside the press area.
Women’s Health Hires Beauty and Lifestyle Director
Women’s Health has named Maura Lynch its beauty and lifestyle director: At Women’s Health, she will be responsible for all beauty content, as well as overseeing home coverage and top-editing fashion stories.
Travel + Leisure Names Self’s Melissa Ventosa Martin As Fashion Director
T+L editor Nathan Lump confirmed the appointment, adding: “In the past year Travel + Leisure has been more engaged with fashion and style than at any point in its 40-plus year history.”
W Magazine and Hugo Boss Host Photography Competition
When Stefano Tonchi participated in a live Tumblr Q&A with W magazine readers last year, many of the more than 1,000 questions to the editor in chief were about what he’s looking for in photographers. So this year, the magazine is hosting a competition that will let an aspiring fashion photographer shoot for the magazine.
Anna Wintour Asks Fashion Crowd to Support Hillary
Lena Dunham Slams Spanish Magazine over Heavy Retouching
InStyle Oscars Party Attendee, Katherine McNamara
Time Out Refreshes for Content, Commerce Push
New Re|Code Editor in Chief: Dan Frommer
Senate Panel Slams FCC Chairman Wheeler for Net Neutrality Ruling
The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results.
O, The Oprah Magazine has partnered with Talbots for the O, The Oprah Magazine Collection for Talbots to benefit Dress for Success, Publisher Jayne Jamison talks about the development and launch of the partnership.