The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, April 29, 2016

Meredith Reports Increased Circulation Revenue to Start 2016
Meredith's National Media Group, which includes such titles as Better Homes and Gardens, Shape, and Parents, earned $281.84 million in revenue for the three months ended March 31, a 2.4 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the financial statement. Operating profit for the National Media Group was $34.78 million, a year-over-year increase of 48.2 percent.
Q&A with The New Yorker’s Nicholas Thompson: "You Have to Be Good at the Beginning"
Nicholas Thompson, a former features editor at the magazine is editor of TheNewYorker.com: In his role, Thompson essentially publishes a daily version of The New Yorker attuned to the rhythms and mores of the digital world, while also figuring out products like The New Yorker’s recently released mobile app.
The New Yorker Launches Tech Conference "TechFest"
The day-long event will feature New Yorker editor David Remnick and other New Yorker staffers in conversation with important techies like Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Tinder CEO Sean Rad and more.
Martha Stewart Living, Arm & Hammer Create "Martha University"
Martha Stewart Livingand Martha Stewart Digital are partnering with Church & Dwight Co., the maker of Arm & Hammer baking soda, to create a video series and digital hub for spring cleaning content, called "Martha University.”
New York Launches "Select All" Tech Vertical Online, Social Media
Just a week before New York magazine gets a new CEO, the publication is launching a tech vertical called Select All, run by former Gawker editor Max Read. Select All explores “technology as an essential part of our lives, and looking at tech the way others look at entertainment, from the point of view of obsessive fans,” the company said in a statement.
Vogue Bows New App with Met Gala
The new app is kicking off with a special feature on the 2016 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fundraising event, the Met Gala, a star-studded affair organized by Vogue’s iconic editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
The Cover Story: Motor Trend
For Motor Trend’s June cover, the brand used its imagination and technology to postulate what the new Apple Car could look like. Here, min talks to editor-in-chief, Ed Loh, and vehicle testing director, Kim Reynolds about how the cover and its accompanying story came together.
Melania Trump Trashes GQ After Magazine's Deep Dive of Family Past
"I think she's understandably upset that some dirty laundry came out," said Julia Ioffe, the journalist who traveled to Slovenia and reported on the former model's upbringing in the former communist Yugoslavia, who is also a contributing writer for the New York Times. "But I did my job." Ioffe added that she was confident in her reporting and GQ's fact-checking process, but she was "sorry if it caused discomfort for her and her family."
WIRED’s Making the Switch to HTTPS and It Wants to Help other News Sites Do the Same
WIRED says it’s making the switch to HTTPS starting with its security vertical and for users who pay for the ad-free version of the site. It plans to bring the feature to the rest of Wired.com over the next few weeks.
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.
Condé Nast Entertainment Taps Maria Valero as Vice President of Business Affairs
Valero will be responsible for leading all business affairs and legal matters pertaining to digital video, including content production, distribution and advertising relationships.
The Atlantic Adds Alex Wagner
Wagner—who will write for the publication in print and online as well as moderate Atlantic events and work with The Atlantic Studios on video and TV ventures—is slated to moderate one of The Atlantic’s WHCD-related events on Saturday, a breakfast discussion on feminism.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Glamour's Special K Sponsored "How She Does It"
In this series, Glamour follows successful women who are breaking boundaries—from famous actresses to CEOs—as they share advice on how to cultivate your inner strength and stay committed to your goals. Video Game Developer Bonnie Ross on Halo, Technology, and Good Storytelling: Head of video game development company 343 Industries Bonnie Ross talks about merging art and technology to empower storytelling.
BPA Responds to RT Daily's Call to Track Ad-Blocking Data
BPA Worldwide, a not-for-profit media auditor, has stepped up and indicated to Real-Time Daily that it is interested in providing data on ad-blocking services for advertisers.
Next Eat This, Not That! Book Will Target Pregnant Women
A half-dozen other ETNT! books are already in the pipeline, including ones that address gluten-free eating, diabetes, rapid weight loss, campus life and supermarket shopping.
Google Tests Feature That Lets Media Companies, Marketers Publish Directly to Search Results
HBO’s "Silicon Valley" put a spotlight on the new feature this week by posting "news" stories to Google: The search giant said it began testing the feature in January and has since opened it up to a range of small businesses, media companies and political candidates.
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."
The Feed Is Dying
New York Times Boss Sued Over Alleged Ageist, Racist and Sexist Hiring Practices
Idea: Why the Term "Content Marketing" Still Misses the Point
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.
In this series, Glamour follows successful women who are breaking boundaries—from famous actresses to CEOs—as they share advice on how to cultivate your inner strength and stay committed to your goals. Video Game Developer Bonnie Ross on Halo, Technology, and Good Storytelling: Head of video game development company 343 Industries Bonnie Ross talks about merging art and technology to empower storytelling.