The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Q&A with Steve Lacy on the Power and Future of Printed Magazines
In the third of five Mr. Magazine™ interviews with top magazine media executives, the chairman and CEO of the Meredith Corporation Steve Lacy talks to Professor Husni about the future and power of print magazines and magazine media.
More from The Retail Marketplace: Leveraging the True Value of General Merchandise at Retail
Never-before-available industrywide data for the general merchandise category, shared by GMDC, reveal eye-opening facts about the true peformance trends and value at retail of the GM category as a whole (sales are actually up), as well as the contributions of magazines and the publications category.
Davis: To Sell Magazines at Retail, We Have to Change the Way We Sell Them
Andrew Davis maintains that because magazine retail sales are down and it’s time to re-think where, why, and how we sell and sustain magazines.
Q&A with Luke Magerko: The Guy Who Wants to Save the Newsstands
A twenty-year veteran of the newsstand industry, working for a small wholesaler – Independent Direct Distributors – in the 1990s and for the Meredith Corporation in the 2000s. His newsstand successes include the Dollar Tree Program, Family Circle’s 75th Anniversary multi-platform promotion/$0.75 edition, and the sale of the first bookazine (Great American Kitchens, 2000).
Condé Nast Partners with SONGS for Its Glamour, GQ, Vogue and Wired YouTube Channels
Carving out a new model for licensing, SONGS Music Publishing has struck a novel deal with Condé Nast, which agreed to use SONGS' catalog as the primary source of music for original online videos produced for its YouTube and and other online video properties.
Kristin Uncanned
Kelli Fitzpatrick, interning at Reader’s Digest, chronicles fellow intern Kristin Canning's journey toward her dream internship with ASME at SELF magazine.
MPA Names Anthony Sarcone SVP of Marketing Initiatives and Insight
Scenes From the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
New York, National Geographic, and Other Titles Among Diner's Journal Recommendations
Jonathan Alter to Barry Diller: Where Are 80 Years of Newsweek Archives?
A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
On Waving: Bicycling, Runner's World Editors and Others Sound Off
More on Connie Anne Phillips New Publisher of Glamour
Janice Min Announces Five Promotions, Nine More Hires at The Hollywood Reporter
Us Weekly Hires Rachel Chang As a Senior Editor
Contently Introduces Online Magazine to Cover Content Marketing Company, Plans for Quarterly Print Edition
Why Content Is the Secret Weapon of Commerce
Google Enhanced Campaigns Increase Cost Per Click
Facebook: Sponsored Stories Settlement Gives Users "Windfall"
Naylor: Pretty Much Everyone Is Doing Native Ads Now
Source: Instagram Will Get Video on June 20
Digg Reader to Launch Before Google Reader Shuts Down
Pew: Tablet Ownership Almost Doubles
Barnes & Noble Just Keeps Slashing Nook Tablet Prices
Huawei Set to Launch New Smartphone
Does Big Data Require A Big Rethink?
Social Networking Reaches Nearly One in Four Around the World
Digital Businesses Address Need For Mobile Ops, Sites
If The Pageview is Dead, Now What?
Xbox, Playstation Prep for Bruising Ad-Spending Battle
European Car Sales for May Hit Lowest Level in 20 Years
ZenithOptimedia Cuts World Advertising Spend Forecasts
ZO: Internet, Especially Mobile, Will Be Greatest Growth Engines
Public Trust in Newspapers Dips Again
More on the Decline of Big Media Scoops
Stora Enso Cuts 2,500 Jobs
Court: Apple Strong Armed Publisher Random House
Last Call to Register Your Interns for Mag Media U – Give your interns a crash course in Magazine Media at this high-energy, two-day workshop. June 20-21 at the MPA.
The association, working with a coalition of mailing groups, has issued a statement in opposition to a possible USPS rate hike, which can be as high as 10 percent.
MPA is producing a three-part summer publishing education series for mid-to-senior-level Magazine Media professionals, featuring Sean Bumgarner, Design Director, Platform & Devices, Condé Nast. This breakfast series will give you an inside look at virtually every aspect of the digital magazine business. July, NYC. Sign up today.
The 2013 Yale Publishing Course—Leadership Strategies in Magazine & Digital Publishing (July 14-19)—tackles the most important issues facing publishers in this time of ever-accelerating change.

Outside: Is there anyone more popular than a good grill chef? Probably not. Follow this guide to becoming The Master of the Grill.