The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ellie Awards 2018 Finalists Announced
The American Society of Magazine Editors today published the list of finalists for the 2018 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. For the fifth year, the finalists were first announced in a 90-minute Twittercast. ASME will celebrate the 53rd presentation of the Ellies when each of the 104 finalists is honored at the annual awards lunch.
Don Lemon to Host 2018 National Magazine Awards Lunch
The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced that the 2018 Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon will be hosted by Don Lemon, anchor of “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon.” The editorial leaders of more than 60 print and digital titles—including magazines published by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines and Meredith Corporation—are expected to be honored on Tuesday, March 13, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
Ellie Awards Nix Magazine Category in Favor of Social, Digital Awards
This year’s 57 nominees should focus on the "general excellence" categories, according to the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein-Related Stories Are Finalists For National Magazine Award
Ronan Farrow’s investigative stories about Harvey Weinstein for The New Yorker magazine’s print and online editions were jointly rewarded today with a nomination for the National Magazine Award in the category of Public Service. Finalists for what are commonly regarded as the Pulitzer Prizes for the magazine world, sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), were revealed Thursday.
Profiled: Meredith Corp.'s The Foundry, and New York Media's Brand Studio—Why Publishers Are Winning with Custom Content Studios
Folio: takes a behind-the-scenes look at how three publishers are succeeding with new products and a new strategy; "and learn why this strategy is redefining the publishing landscape and offering a glimpse at how advertising will support media brands in the years ahead." writes Sheryl Nance-Nash.
Podcast: How Troy Young Guides Hearst Digital Through Unstable Times
"This week on AdExchanger Talks we hear from Troy Young, the outspoken global president of Hearst Digital Media, who says a key publisher challenge going forward is showing your ads drive sales." writes Zach Rodgers.
Why WIRED Is Still Putting out a Print Magazine in 2018
One year into the job, editor in chief Nick Thompson has thought a lot about the power of print — and what has to change.
Zoetrope: All-Story Wins ASME Award for Fiction
The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced the winners and finalists of the inaugural ASME Award for Fiction. Zoetrope: All-Story was named the winner of the award. The finalists included Conjunctions, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker and Virginia Quarterly Review.
Ellie Awards 2018 Annual Lunch
The Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon will be presented on Tuesday, March 13, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. To purchase tickets, visit ellieawards.org or email tickets@ellieawards.org.
Associate Member Spotlight: 4 Questions with Tracking First's Chief Operating Officer, John Boyd
Among Mr. Boyd's replies: "In today's marketing landscape there is more and more competition for consumer eyeballs, and as people spend more time on digital media, an increasing focus on the digital side of the business. Tracking First provides cost savings in terms of the digital advertising tagging process, and provides much more accurate insights so that companies can put advertising dollars in the right place to drive traffic to their publications. We also provide direct cost savings to our clients through a much more efficient campaign tagging/ tracking process."
MPA would like to thank GfK MRI for its support of AMMC 2018.
GfK MRI’s Survey of the American Consumer® is the industry standard for magazine audience ratings in the U.S., and the majority of media and marketing plans in the country rely on it. The survey also serves as the foundation for a variety of innovative products and services—understanding today’s “TVideo” viewers, activating digital targets and capturing rich data on consumers’ smartphone use.
Associated Press: "The Post Office for No One"
The United States Postal Service has proposed spending at least $273,000 to establish a new post office in the sparsely populated area of Zanoni in rural Ozark County, some 95 miles southeast of Springfield.
MPA would like to thank CDS Global for their support of AMMC 2018.
With more than 45 years of expertise and 15 locations worldwide, CDS Global is the world’s leading magazine media fulfillment service provider. We manage 200 million consumers across 1,000 brands.
Flipboard Cozies up to Facebook-Weary Publishers
This week, the mobile reading app rolled out full-page print ads in newspapers, including the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, and sites, including Axios, Vanity Fair and The Hollywood Reporter, just as publishers are increasingly seeking ways to replace their Facebook referral traffic.
MPA would like to thank CMG – Comag Marketing Group for its support of AMMC 2018.
CMG is committed to collaborating with publishers, retailers and wholesale distributors to better serve the end users—magazine consumers. Above all, CMG is focused on developing supply chain solutions to ensure that magazines remain an important part of consumers’ shopping experience.
Teen Bo$$: a Magazine Advising Tweens on How to Get Rich By Being "Social Media Brands"
Bauer Media's Teen Boss is a new quarterly magazine, launched last summer for "Gen-Z entrepreneurs" aged 8-15 who want to pursue careers as "influencers."
MPA would like to thank Chartbeat for its support of AMMC 2018.
Chartbeat for Publishing (CBP) solution empowers editorial teams to maximize every news moment with real-time editorial analytics, home page optimization, headline testing, platform referral insights, audience engagement metrics and historical reporting.
Shooting a Magazine Cover with a Smartphone
The entire shoot had to be shot with a smartphone. Why? Because the subject, Alexis Sanchez is a brand ambassador for Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant.
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