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Friday, May 19, 2017

3 Solid Days of Ideas at the 2017 IMAG Conference, May 22-24, 2017
Register for the #1 conference for indies brands–and come away with ideas and innovations from enthusiast brands just like yours. Includes case studies and keynotes speakers from Amazon, The Atlantic, Bonnier, Facebook, Harvard Business Review, Variety, America’s Test Kitchen, TEN: The Enthusiast Network, and many, many more. Learn more and register today.
American Media Launching "High-Quality" Branded Content Studio
Keith Kelly writes: "American Media said it will crank up a branded content studio and has hired three new creatives, reporting to Dylan Howard, the company’s chief content officer, with more hires expected in the near future."
Despite Claims of "Fake News," The New York Times and the Washington Post Keep Breaking Traffic Records
Readers are eager to keep up with the latest Trump scandal: Adweek's Sami Main reports "According to the New York Times, that one post (about a memo from FBI Director Comey - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html ) received 4.5 million pageviews on the paper’s platforms in just under 24 hours after publication, and an additional 1.6 million views off its platform due to apps like Apple News."
To Win Back Reader Attention Publishers Need Dynamic Editorial
Writing chiefly about the challenges facing newsrooms, Jessica Rovello: "The evolving nature of publisher content dynamics, especially in competition with third-party social platforms, has created a need for new forms of innovation within the editorial landscape."
Hearst Magazines Names Steve Ross VP, Global Chief Licensing Director
He starts immediately and is responsible for the licensing of new consumer products initiatives, retail merchandising and e-commerce; brand migration including location-based and live events; and franchise development for Hearst’s portfolio.
Lucinda Chambers Says Goodbye to British Vogue, Marking the End of an Era
Chambers’ departure comes on the heels of Edward Enninful’s appointment as British Vogue editor.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Who Wore It Best? Mad Magazine or Time?
Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's media roundup for the morning of Thursday, May 18—Strapped for time? Here's your executive summary in one sentence: Roger Ailes is dead, Alex Jones is sorry, Donald Trump is not sorry and Mad Magazine is mad -- or at least annoyed. Anyway, let's get started ...
More on TIME's Latest Magazine Cover Going Viral
Adweek's Corinne Grinapol writes "No explanation necessary for Time’s latest cover, which is why, as executive editor Matt Vella notes, it’s all picture, no words–something the publication hasn’t done in a decade."
ASME NEXT Magazine Workshop 2017
Register now for this two-day seminar for junior editors on magazine fundamentals. Sessions include: What Makes Magazine Media Work | The Role of the Editor | From Pitch to Print | Line Editing 101 | The Do's and Don'ts of Display Type | The Elements of the Service Package | How to Manage Your Career | The Art of Editing.
Duggar Sisters File Privacy Suit Against City, In Touch Weekly Magazine
Attorneys for Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Joy Duggar filed suit in federal court in Fayetteville against the city, the county and the publishers of InTouch Weekly for breaching their privacy.
IMAG Thanks Relevnt
Relevnt™ is the new all-in-one publishing platform that provides the optimal online destination to drive web and social traffic in mobile.—As architects of the new, real-time mobile web, Relevnt is solving the biggest problem facing consumers, content creators and media brands in mobile today: restoring relevance through the concept of ownership, control and monetization at a very low cost.
Planet Rock Kicks Off Print Magazine With Motörhead 40th Anniversary Celebration
Whatever your rock ‘n’ roll high-five beacon of choice, redirect it this week in the direction of the U.K. Popular classic rock radio station Planet Rock has boldly chosen to extended its brand with a print magazine, created in partnership with Bauer Media.
MPA Next Public Speaking Workshop
Junior employees: Ignite the presenter in you! Learn how to improve thought organization, reduce use of filler words, effectively use body language and more at this interactive workshop on June 21.
West Linn Is a Sponsor of IMAG 2017
West Linn Paper Company is an independent manufacturer of coated free-sheet web paper. The high-quality Sonoma®, Capistrano® and Nature® brands are well respected for their print quality and runnability. West Linn products are sold throughout North America and are used for high-end advertising materials, direct mail, magazines, catalogs and book publishing.
New York Review of Books Names Ian Buruma As Its New Editor
His hire comes after the recent death of co-founding editor Robert B. Silvers.
ZergNet Sponsors IMAG 2017
ZergNet is the leading content-only recommendation platform on the internet. ZergNet enables digital publishers to monetize and grow their audience by promoting hand curated, relevant content.
More on Xscape's Exclusive Reunion at the Essence Festival
Xscape formally kicks off their reunion with an Essence festival performance: Their first in fifteen years.
IMAG 2017 Thanks Zinio for Its Sponsorship
ZINIOpro Smartphones outnumber tablets 10 to 1, yet many publishers still produce replica editions for the device where most digital customers read. ZINIOpro automatically converts your existing replica issues into a modern, responsive native app for mobile and tablet reading. Dedicated ZINIOpro solution advisors provide your team with a rapid and reliable upgrade path from Adobe DPS or other solution. Contact us today to get started with the leading, cost-effective, and efficient apps platform that is trusted by over 500 titles.
Exclusives from Game of Thrones's Sophie Turner's InStyle Q&A
Refinery29 reports "In an interview with InStyle, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner spoke about Joe Jonas, finally giving us some details about their relationship..."
Reuters Launches Content Marketplace, Expands Multimedia Offerings
The FADER Names New Editor in Chief
AdvantageCS, Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), CDS Global, CMG, GfK, LSC Communications, Media Services Group, MediaWorks 360, PIB, PressReader, Procirc/PubWorx, Publishers Press, Quad/Graphics, Relevnt, West Linn, ZergNet, and Zinio.
May 22 - 24, 2017
Marriott Marina del Rey
June 21 - 22, 2017
ASME
Register now for this two-day seminar for junior editors on magazine fundamentals. Sessions include: What Makes Magazine Media Work | The Role of the Editor | From Pitch to Print | Line Editing 101 | The Do's and Don'ts of Display Type | The Elements of the Service Package | How to Manage Your Career | The Art of Editing

Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's media roundup for the morning of Thursday, May 18—Strapped for time? Here's your executive summary in one sentence: Roger Ailes is dead, Alex Jones is sorry, Donald Trump is not sorry and Mad Magazine is mad -- or at least annoyed. Anyway, let's get started ...

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