The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, April 28, 2016

7.6% Growth Year-over-Year! Magazine Media 360° March 2016 Data Is Available
“Consumers of all ages have deep and passionate relationships with magazine media,” said Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO, MPA—The Association of Magazine Media. “As we continue to track and study readers’ behaviors across platforms and formats, we see the continued growth of consumer demand for—and engagement with—magazine media brands.” The Brand Audience Report, which uses data from leading third‐party providers, reveals that the average audience for magazine brands grew to almost 1.9 billion as of March 31, 2016, a 7.6% increase year-over-year. The Social Media Report, which reports data collected by SocialFlow, shows that Likes and Followers total 900 million for the industry, up 4% over last quarter.
The 2016 Media Future Summit Will Be Held in Association with The 4A’s, The ANA, CTAM, Digital Content Next, The Digital Entertainment Group, The MPA and the NAA
Bob Garfield, co-host of public radio’s “On the Media”, MediaPost columnist and chief organizer of the summit, welcomes the participation of these organizations and their anticipated contributions: “The delicate way of saying this is that the Summit will be a uniquely ecumenical gathering consisting of the best minds and biggest leaders from the entirety of the media-marketing ecosystem. The more descriptive way is to say we're all in this boat together, and the vessel is taking on water very fast."
Vogue's Bringing Its Content to a Mobile App
The iPhone app, out today, is a blend of site and magazine content, with a dash of Snapchat-like functionality. Using an algorithm, it pulls together a daily feed of eight stories tailored for the user by reading patterns.
Seventeen Magazine to Launch The Edit by Seventeen Capsule Collection
Editor in chief Michelle Tan teamed up with the publication’s executive fashion director and a “Project Runway Junior” judge Aya Kanai to head up The Edit by Seventeen collection. They helped dream up vegan leather overalls, a Hearst-backed bomber jacket and “The World is My Runway” statement T-shirt.
Newsweek Middle East Aims to Be the Insiders’ Voice
It's been just five months since Newsweek’s Middle East edition launched, but Deputy Editor Habiba Hamid can already reel off a list of favorite features. From a profile of the Iraqi Muslim Brotherhood to a look at religious influences in Jordan’s school curriculum, the newsroom, as she says, is “pulling no punches.”
Crain’s Goes National
Crain Communications is taking its brand national. The company—which owns business sites in New York, Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit—is launching sites in the top 35 markets.
Candy Pratts Price Named Contributing Editor at Departures
To celebrate her appointment, Richard David Story, editor in chief of Departures, will host an event at the Core Club in New York on Thursday night, where they’ll discuss Lopez, what’s happening in the fashion business and Price’s likes and dislikes.
People Moves in Magazine Media As of April 27
This week Time Inc. has a new group publisher for the Sports Illustrated Group; The Atlantic hired a senior editor; There is a new CFO at Playboy Enterprises; Quartz has a new creative director, client services; TEN: The Enthusiast Network hired a new CMO; a new SVP, publisher/head of digital sales is coming to the Robb Report.
Good Housekeeping’s Lori Bergamotto Decodes Wedding Attire for Guests on Morning TV
Good Housekeeping’s style director Lori Bergamotto identified what attire to wear to each type of wedding, "from beachy to black tie" (a very useful segment with wedding season kicking off!)
Amy Schumer Strikes a Familiar Annie Leibovitz Pose
In the accompanying interview article by Bruce Handy, there’s a more memorable shot of Schumer by Leibovitz, one that seemingly riffs on the famous Slim Pickens scene in 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove.
Linda Ruth Reports From ACT 6: “Reimagining the Newsstand”
Gil Brechtel and Josh Gary from MagNet coordinated the “Reimagining the Newsstand” segment at the ACT 6 Experience.
More on People's Exclusive: After 46 Years, Jane Doe Found Near Manson Killings Is Identified
“No new leads were learned,” Detective Luis Rivera said in an interview with People Magazine ( But, he added, investigators could not “rule out” the possibility that followers of Mr. Manson were involved.
Twitter and Facebook Want Publishers and Brands to Stop Promoting their Snapchat Accounts
No more free Snapchat rides for publishers and brands on Twitter and Facebook. The days of cross-promoting a Snapchat account on the rival social platforms seem to be over.
DJ Magazine, (a Real Publication,) Failed to Include a Single Woman on Its Big Anniversary Cover
Premier Edition of Haverhill Magazine to Hit Newsstands
This Unbylined Magazine Article Was Written by Harper Lee
An Online Adventure Magazine Is Crowdfunding a Real-Life Racehorse
The New Era of Digital Publishing: There’s a Revolution Going on Behind the Scenes
CDS Global, MediaRadar, Publishers Press, SocialFlow, MediaWorks 360, PressReader , West Linn/Port Hawkesbury, WoodWing , DjG Marketing, Advantage CS, Zinio, Comag, Signet Research.
Come hear indie brand leaders candidly share their insights on the growth drivers for their businesses, followed by a discussion about future growth. Featuring: Andy Clurman, President and CEO, Active Interest Media; Chuck Croft, President, Kalmbach Publishing; Rebecca Wesson Darwin, Founder and CEO, Garden & Gun; and Paul Rossi, President, The Economist Media Business; and moderated by John Battelle, EIC and CEO, NewCo. See agenda and register today.
May 11 - 13, 2016
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Join us in San Francisco for the 12th Annual IMAG Conference, bringing together independent magazine media executives from around the country. Peer-to-peer networking coupled with peerless intelligence on issues central to enthusiast brands make this meeting essential for all indie leaders, including c-suite, editorial, digital, revenue, development and more.
The timing and the "MO" of the murder, just three months earlier actress Sharon Tate and several others had been viciously stabbed to death by the Manson Family a few miles away, fueled speculation that the victim could be connected to Charles Manson and his followers.