The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Snapchat Seeks to Seal Portions of Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit: "Includes Claims that the Company Faked Its Growth Metrics"
As it prepares for an IPO, Snap Inc. is seeking to seal portions of a lawsuit filed by a former employee who claims the company has faked its growth metrics, arguing that public disclosure could damage its business.
How Quartz (Continues) to Disrupt by Putting the Reader First
From FIPP's Ashley Norris, "One of the big media success stories of the last few years has been the rapid growth of Quartz. Billing itself as a "guide to the new global economy for business professionals excited by change," the website has gone from a standing start in 2012 to register around 20 million monthly unique visitors today."
Atlantic Media Promotes Its Digital Design Director to Creative Director
David Somerville who has served as design director for The Atlantic for the past year has been bumped up (again) to serve as the publication's new creative director. In his role Mr. Somerville will oversee design across all platforms including, Live Events and Atlantic Studios.
New York Magazine Hires Olivia Nuzzi to Cover Trump
She was most recently a political reporter at The Daily Beast, where she extensively covered Trump's presidential campaign, and a contributor to GQ and Esquire. POLITICO named Nuzzi one of the "breakout media stars" of 2016.
Associate Member Spotlight: Meet Harry Poloner, Heading Up Strategy for UnReel Entertainment.
Mr. Poloner answers five questions from the MPA, including questions about the challenges ahead for publishers, and the unique capabilities unReel brings to the table, opening up additional distribution channels and revenue streams far beyond print.
Good Housekeeping's Meaghan Murphy Shows Kelly Ripa Some Invaluable Household Hacks
Good Housekeeping Executive editor Meaghan Murphy kicked off LIVE! with Kelly’s weeklong series “What the Hack?” sharing some easy fixes for how to clean your microwave, your plants and even your shoes.
Rising Star: Molly Battles Found Her Voice Helping Others Find Theirs
Currently the senior PR manager for the Bonnier Lifestyle Group, she regularly books editors on major national outlets discussing important topics like the reality of climate change, science-backed health news and the evolution of the private spaceflight, among other things.
A Special Thanks to FTI Consulting
Thank you to AMMC 2017 sponsor FTI Consulting: Independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes.
ASME Next and MPA Next Conference
Experience the future of magazine media when soon-to-be industry leaders meet at the ASME NEXT/MPA NEXT first-ever conference on February 7.
Phillip Bloch Sues Resident and Uptown Magazines
Entertainment and Lifestyle Publishers Thrive Even As Interest in Hard News Spikes
How a Young Digital Entrepreneur Turned Around the Fortunes of a Finnish Magazine Icon
Charges Dropped Against More Journalists Arrested After Inauguration Rioting
Alliance for Audited Media, Boston Consulting Group, CDS Global, FTI Consulting, Chartbeat, CMG, GfK MRI, Google, MediaRadar, min, PIB, Publishers Press, Quad, Social Flow, Texture, Vindicia, West Linn, and Zinio.
MPA–The Association of Magazine Media has released its 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook today, the definitive source of magazine media research. Since 1985, MPA has been compiling and packaging the most compelling and comprehensive facts and figures around magazine media. Derived from third-party sources and MPA’s own research and data collection, the new Factbook has nearly 100 pages of current and useful information. “Nothing informs a discussion better than solid data,” said MPA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Thomas Brooks, “and the 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook has plenty of conversation starters. The research continues to show that magazine media is the most trusted, inspiring and influential of all media, and several new studies provide even more proof of magazine media’s unique ability to drive sales.”
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