The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time Inc. Sees Best Quarterly Revenue Growth in 2 Years
“Our first quarter results reflect progress toward achieving revenue growth in 2016. We are seeing double digit growth of Digital advertising and other revenues driven by acquisitions and growth investments,” Time Inc. Chairman and CEO Joe Ripp said. “We are making progress to transform Time Inc. into a multi-platform, multimedia enterprise and we are infusing digital culture into our day-to-day operations.”
Time Inc. to Launch Streaming Service "People/Entertainment Weekly Network"
Jeffrey Trachtengberg writes: "The country’s largest magazine publisher said today at its digital media NewFront presentation to advertisers that it is launching a free, ad-supported video streaming service called the People/Entertainment Weekly network."
People Partners With Food Network, Cooking Channel Food Festivals
People’s partnership with the festivals is multiplatform; ads for the festivals will appear in People’s print and digital outlets. The partnership will also entail onsite event integration, promotional support and sweepstakes opportunities.
InStyle June cover with Julia Roberts
In the accompanying interview, the 48-year-old actress talks about her high-fashion relationship with Riccardo Tisci, her mixed feelings on shopping and more.
InStyle’s Publisher Patrick Connors: Branded Content and the Affluent Consumer Is Our Winning Formula
In August of last year, Mr. Connors was tapped as publisher for InStyle. In this role, he heads up sales and marketing across all platforms, in addition to developing new growth opportunities and revenue streams alongside longtime editorial director Ariel Foxman.
"Magic Mike Live" Coming to Cosmopolitan in Exclusive Content Partnership
Channing Tatum made a surprise appearance at the publisher's NewFronts event: The publisher behind Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper's Bazaar kicked off its event with a performance by the cast of the newly announced Magic Mike Live show set to Ginuwine's "Pony."
NewFront Preview: Trusted Media Brands
The event celebrating Main Street USA, to be held at Lightbox Studios in Manhattan, will attract around 100 attendees. “We’re very excited to share our new video series and digital strategy with them during our presentation,” says Rich Sutton, chief revenue officer, Trusted Media Brands. While Sutton calls the series “a key part of our ongoing digital-first strategy,” he’s keeping the deets under wraps until next Friday (5/13).
Donald Trump Boosts The National Enquirer As Likely Showdown With Hillary Clinton Looms
Michael Calderone: The National Enquirer was famously right about Edwards’ affair during the 2008 campaign, so political reporters are reluctant to ignore its probes into the private lives of public figures.
Sneakers and "Featured Hotties:" A Guide to Streetwear Media
Complex - When a celebrity beef turns to media gold: Complex places a heavy emphasis on social media and engaging its audience through a variety of platforms, led by its social media director, Julian Patterson. Joe La Puma, director of content strategy at Complex, said it’s not just enough to have a website — staffers need to be out in the city getting Snapchat videos of the opening of a pop-up shop or Instagramming the latest fashion-line launch.
Forbes Gets Philosophical: Look Within to Improve Customer Experiences
The global survey from Forbes Insights, in partnership with SAS, found that data-driven customer experiences enable organizations to better target and optimize for specific customers. It's no surprise that these organizations require better alignment of people, processes and technology across the enterprises.
Understanding The Hispanic Magazine Reader
Veronica Wilson, associate publisher of the Hispanic Media Division at Meredith Corporation (Siempre Mujer, Ser Padres and Parents Latina), manages sales for their print, digital and event properties. She has a firsthand understanding of how much magazine media companies have to gain by reaching the rapidly growing Hispanic segment.
Kering Picks Variety, Figaro and Elle China As Cannes Media Partners
Variety, Le Figaro, Madame Figaro and Elle China are teaming with the French luxury and sports and lifestyle group for the series of talks on women in the film industry, set to take place at the Majestic hotel in Cannes from May 11 to 22. The Hollywood Reporter was the sole media partner for the inaugural event in 2015.
More on E! Network Announces New Cosmopolitan Magazine Series
Cosmo Life (working title) follows the work-hard, play-hard lifestyles of a group of young tastemakers in the know about what's hot in music, fashion, style, beauty, sex and celebrities, often opening up their own lives to millions of readers around the globe.
Hearst Ventures' Investment Via Pulls in New Round of Funding
The new money will help the four-year-old company expand on what it says is a quest to change mass transportation, including expansion within existing markets, like New York City and Chicago, and entering new cities, like Boston and Washington.
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."
Weed Ad Network Debuts
Kim Armenta Named Publisher of Vegas Magazine
Why Facebook Messenger Bots Haven't Caught on with Publishers
The New York Times Announces New Digital Shows as NewFronts Get Underway
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.
MinDay 2016
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.
They know you better than you know yourself. Creepy... Megan Friedman writes: "Nick Nelson, Netflix's global manager of creative services, detailed the research in a company blog post. "Broadly, we know that if you don't capture a member's attention within 90 seconds, that member will likely lose interest and move onto another activity," he wrote. When you browse the site, you spend 82% of your time looking at artwork, rather than reading titles or descriptions. So if Netflix doesn't give you photos that look cool, you'll likely just close the tab and check Facebook again instead. "