August 26, 2019

Media’s New Revenue Play: Sell Software to Other Media Companies

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Media’s New Revenue Play: Sell Software to Other Media Companies

"While the (New York) Times has printed a weekly magazine for decades, Meredith was able to offer the Times distribution to 40% of the U.S. retail locations where special magazine issues are sold. “You could get them out there, but you wouldn’t have the checkout exposure [we do],” said Scott Mortimer, the head of Meredith’s special interest media group. “It would be very, very hard to replicate [our distribution footprint].”" writes Max Willens at Digiday.


“LIFE: Six Women Photographers” Is on View at New York Historical Society

The Women of LIFE Magazine — Henry Luce launched his new magazine, LIFE, on November 23, 1936, convinced that pictures themselves could tell a story instead of simply illustrating text. It was the first successful photographic magazine in the United States, mixing politics with entertainment and popular culture.


The Atlantic, Propped Up by Laurene Powell Jobs, Charts New Course

The 162-year-old magazine to relaunch paywall after investment spree.


The BoF Podcast: Estée Lauder’s Group President on the Aspirational Business of Beauty

John Demsey, in conversation with Imran Amed, discusses his career path, working with Mac Cosmetics post-acquisition, and what it takes to build the perfect, enduring beauty brand.


More on Uniqlo Debuts Print Magazine for Fall Collection

Uniqlo Co., the casual-wear designer owned by Japan’s Fast Retailing Co., debuted a free 120-page magazine called LifeWear to coincide with next month’s introduction of its fall and winter collection. The company plans to publish the title twice a year.

See the magazine here...


More on Harry Styles Fronts the New Rolling Stone in a Ryan McGinley Portrait

Rolling Stone has been pretty generous to former boy-bander Harry Styles to date. Two years ago, RS named his self-titled debut album one of the “50 Best Albums 2017” (in the No. 17 spot) and last year named his “Sign of the Times” one of the “100 Greatest Songs of the Century—So Far” (at No. 49).


Stephen Gan On 20 Years of V Magazine

On advice from Karl Lagerfeld, Adrian Joffe and Hedi Slimane, Gan started V in 1999. But keeping it up for 20 years is “a rare gift.”



Over Half of Social Media Logins Are Fraudulent

"A report fraud remediators Arkose Labs revealed that it isn't just the content on social media that's giving off the foul reek of fakery. The Fraud & Abuse Report found that 53% of all logins on social media sites are fraudulent." reports Sarah Coble.


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Why Go to the Mall When You Can Look at Instagram?

Instagram has turned into an endless shopping experience, almost like a mall. It lets you wander, browse, even have some fun—but everything is designed to make you spend more money without any obstacles.


Free Podcasts Are Good for Me But Bad for Business

Listeners are awash in free content, but podcasters face likely trouble ahead if the growing industry stays hooked on ad revenue


The June 2019 Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report Is Here!

The June 2019 Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report hits the mid-year point with a Total Audience of 1.6 billion, up 5.5% versus year ago. Continuing the healthy growth we saw in the first quarter, performance by media platform is relatively the same pattern as last year. However, growth rates are accelerating while declines are slowing as audiences embrace new platforms and continue consuming content in all its forms.

Access it all here.




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