The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp: We’re Focusing a Lot on Videos
Ripp: "For a long time, the digital revolution threatened the very foundation of many media companies and rather than embracing it, they fought it, saying it won't affect them."
Meet Elle's 2016 Women in Tech
Molly Langmuir: "Who's making waves in the world's most influential industry? Meet the powerhouses changing the way you communicate, date, get around, and even do laundry."
Southern Living Adds Associate Publisher
Time Inc.’s Southern Living has named Diane DePaul associate publisher, a new role at the magazine. DePaul most recently held the same role at Marie Claire.
Hearst Magazines International Adds 3 to Team
Hearst Magazines International (HMI) has added three to its leadership team: A director of sales operations; an international trading director; and a head of digital advertising operations, U.K. and EMEA.
Playboy Unveils "Safe for Work" Web Video Slate
The new series include “Tech 360,” a virtual reality show where blogger Jon Rettinger and model Amy Willerton explore tech destinations, “Journalista,” a Vice-like documentary series in which Playboy correspondent Yoonj Kim looks into subcultures surrounding sex and drugs, and a show where a comedian and mixologist discuss the news of the week over cocktails.
Melania Trump Covers DuJour, Claims Donald Is Not Hitler
The 46-year-old potential First Lady discussed Starbucks and claimed that when she and Donald Trump got married, the Clintons didn’t send them a gift. Gasp!
TIME Magazine Fellowship Provided Journalism Student with "So Many Highlights"
"The first recipient of the Koepp Fellowship at Time magazine is in the books. And by all accounts, Lauren French, a journalism student chosen from Koepp’s Alma Mater the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was a hit..."
How The Washingtonian Grew Homepage Traffic by 18 Percent
...When the Washingtonian redesigned its site in January, it went all in, replacing its old-school homepage with a simplified, newsfeed-like one, among other big changes.
Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit
"The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment."
How to Integrate New Technology into Your Organization in 3 Steps
Publishing is not unique in its need to introduce new technologies into existing and often antiquated systems, and when it comes to facilitating smooth organizational transitions, the same guiding principles apply across industries.
Imagination Award Winners Revealed at IMAG Conference
The winners of the inaugural Imagination Awards, recognizing the best work produced by independent magazine media brands, were revealed by the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) in San Francisco last week as part of the IMAG 2016 proceedings.
Q&A Interview with Deborah Heisz, CEO, Co-Founder & Editorial Director of Live Happy
Marketers Agree: Facebook Rules
Revisiting Publishers' Assumptions from Before the Mobile Revolution
In the U.K. Wedgwood Launches Online Magazine, "Behind the Blue Door"