The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Media Chart: NCIS Holds Steady As Broadcast's No. 1 Show - Sports, Parenting and Youth Titles Report
ESPN The Magazine reports a print + digital audience of over 102 million, while Parents came in at the very top of its category. Where did your brand place? -Read more...
Adweek's Power List 2016 Features Magazine Media Leaders
Joe Ripp CEO, chairman Time Inc.; Steven Swartz CEO, president Hearst; Bob Sauerberg CEO, president Condé Nast Michael; Bloomberg CEO, president, founder Bloomberg Media; Arianna Huffington Co-founder, editor in chief The Huffington Post; Shane Smith CEO, co-founder Vice Media are among the 100 notables listed and ranked.
Connecting Brands With Believers: IMAG 2016 Conference Highlights
From events to podcasts to user content to video – IMAG brands bring their communities together in powerful ways. At the annual conference last week in San Francisco, hosted by Dwell President and CEO and 2016 Conference Chair, Michela O'Connor Abrams, IMAG leaders shared invaluable insights and best practices about the convergence of commerce, content and community. See highlights, photos and speaker recaps here.
New York Magazine's Vulture Festival Is Bigger Than Ever - Opportunity for Sponsors to Connect with Cultured Millennials
The 2016 festival is nearly double the size of the previous two years, with 34 different events from screenings and live podcast tapings to interviews with showrunners (like Shonda Rhimes and David Chase) and actors (including the casts of Mr. Robot and Better Call Saul.)
Condé Nast Traveler and Pitchfork Launch Musical Magazine on Spotify
According to CNT, Spotify users will get the exclusive look at the June/July issue, including the cover and eight stories. Pitchfork, which was acquired by Condé Nast last fall, has created playlists that will accompany each feature.
Hearst’s Top Legal Eye Wins Freedom of the Press Award
Legal eagle Eve Burton, known for her First Amendment defense of journalists, was honored on Tuesday with a Freedom of the Press Award.
Facebook Is Taking Over the Media Business, VICE CEO Shane Smith Says at Hearst Tower
Two Canadian media titans clashed, albeit playfully, on stage Thursday evening as Hearst Digital Media President Troy Young interviewed Vice Media CEO Shane Smith as part of Heart's Master Class interview series at the company's headquarters.
Time Inc.'s Jen Wong: "We Have a Ways to Go to Get to the Bleeding Edge"
As a legacy publisher, Time Inc. still gets 76 percent of its revenue from its print brands like Time, People and Sports Illustrated. It’s Wong’s job to get the company to do more to grow its digital business, by taking advantage of advertisers’ shift to native and mobile formats, data targeting, connected TVs and e-commerce.
Time Inc. Adds Layer to Executive Structure, More on MaryAnn Bekkedahl and Charles Kammerer
“This new structure will enable us to significantly accelerate many of the activities we have underway across our portfolio as we transform our business,” said executive vice president Evelyn Webster. “MaryAnn (Bekkedahl) and Charlie (Kammerer) are talented, proven leaders who will unlock the incredible potential of our brands and the audiences they serve.”
Cooking and Foodie Magazines at the Newsstand - How to Impress Your Friends with Your Cooking this Summer
Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Food Network Magazine, The New Yorker and TIME are reviewed by New York Post staff.
InStyle's Kahlana Barfield Brown Brings Her Expertise to TV Again
InStyle's fashion and beauty editor-at-large Kahlana Barfield Brown gives a makeover to a set of twins on the Wendy Williams Show.
Variety Recasts Print Publication
“The editors at any great magazine are always in a dialogue with staff and readers about what can be improved,” said Andrew Wallenstein, who along with Claudia Eller is co-editor-in-chief of Variety. “But this was in no way an overhaul. It was a refinement of strategy.”
MPA, Overall Winner –GOLD- at the FIPP Insight Awards 2016
Meredith's Mike Lovell accepted the prestigious award on MPA's behalf in London! All of the the papers, including MPA’s, that were presented at the FIPP Insight Workshops can be accessed here:
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.
The New York Times of the Future Is Beginning to Take Shape
Village Voice Finally Finds a Magazine Publisher
How Empire Magazine Came to Reign over Podcasts, Too
i-D Launches Japanese Edition
McDonald's Is Putting the Squeeze on Agency Profitability, Making the Ad Industry Uneasy - Sources: Demands Are "Unheard of"
Asos Turns a New Page in Europe
The New Digital Model that Treats Books Like Magazines
CDS Global, MediaRadar, Publishers Press, SocialFlow, MediaWorks 360, PressReader , West Linn/Port Hawkesbury, WoodWing , DjG Marketing, Advantage CS, Zinio, Comag, Signet Research.
This week in The New Yorker: In “The Bank Robber” (p. 36), Patrick Radden Keefe writes about Hervé Falciani, a former computer technician at H.S.B.C. who was hailed as the “Edward Snowden of banking” when he leaked the names and account numbers of thousands of H.S.B.C. clients who had placed their fortunes in the company’s private Swiss bank, in some instances in order to hide them from the reach of tax authorities in their own countries. Falciani’s breach, which one H.S.B.C. lawyer described as “the largest robbery of a bank ever committed in the world,” threatened Switzerland’s reputation as a tax haven with the utmost privacy, anonymity, and security. Keefe visits H.S.B.C.’s office in Geneva, and he surveys all the key players in the case, from former H.S.B.C. employees to French and Swiss law-enforcement personnel.