Monday, January 13, 2014
People Is Best in Ad Pages As Print Mags Stabilize
Total ad revenue for the industry was up 1.1 percent, to $19.7 billion, compared with a year earlier, according to full-year figures released by the Publishers Information Bureau.
A Slimmed Jessica Simpson "Fattens" the January/February Weight Watchers Issue
WW publisher Andy Amill tells min that the issue carries 78.41 advertising pages, +15.7% versus 2013's 67.75. Top categories are packaged goods, apparel and pharmaceutical.
Two in One: AARP Streamlines Publications into One iPad App
The Association of Magazine Media recently reported that U.S. magazines sold 16 percent more tablet advertising units in 2013 than the year before—compared to a 0.1 percent increase for print pages.
Glamour Is the Latest Magazine to Enlist Celeb Writers to Generate Buzz, Rashida Jones and Zosia Mamet Will Have Bylines
This month, Drew Barrymore started as a beauty columnist for Brides (she’s also writing for Refinery29) while February’s Vanity Fair includes a guide to watching rugby by Pippa Middleton. Redbook has its new “Team Red” group of celebrity experts, now including actress-turned-lifestyle coach Alison Sweeney and designer Tracy Reese, and InStyle, its Q&A column with fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg.
National Geographic, Fulbright Partner for Digital Storytelling Fellowship
The partnership will offer five U.S. citizens funding, mentorship from editorial staff, and a place within National Geographic’s digital platforms to publish their stories.
The New Yorker "Jams" with Chris Christie
As Christie was completing his two-hour press conference, renowned TNY cover artist Barry Blitt was completing his Playing in Traffic satire (Jan. 20) of Christie "dribbling" while his constituents "burned."
World Magazine Trends 2013/14 Show Online Ad Upsurge
How Much Does Transparency Matter in Native Advertising
Internet in America: An on Again, off Again Relationship
Personalized Digital Magazine App Flipboard Aims for 150 Million Users
Yahoo Unveils New Digest App and Digital Tech Magazine
Travel + Leisure Names VP, Associate Publisher
Emily Akhtarzandi Back at Atlantic Media
More on Joe LaBracio Takes Charge of Condé Nast Entertainment's Unscripted Programming
The Hill‘s Taylor to Write Campaign Column
122 Minutes with Alexis Wilkinson: Harvard Lampoon’s New President
U.S. News & World Report Stocks Up on Journos
French Magazine Promises to Remove Claims of François Hollande Affair from Website
"Magazines and Newspapers Have Taken Polar Opposite Approaches When It Comes to Tablet Editions
The End of Tabloid Papers and the New Quest for Media Respectability
Vine Comes Online
The Evolution Of Marketing Automation
Why StubHub Took Programmatic in-House
The Best Of CES 2014
US Consumer Electronics Industry Revenues to Hit an All-Time High of $208 Billion This Year
QR Codes Are Alive and Well and Living in China
A Taxing Argument on Ad Deductions
They Got Those Post-Exigency Postal Blues
Tell your readers to visit Facebook from March 31 to April 13 to vote for their favorite covers. The most "liked" cover of the 10 finalists will win the ASME Best Cover Contest Readers' Choice Award.
Be a part of the only magazine media industry event that brings together all retail supply chain partners. June 9-11, The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA.
Late entries in all NMA categories will be accepted until 5 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, subject to late fees. Visit magazine.org/nma for more information.
Speakers include MPA’s Mary G. Berner, Hearst’s Michael Clinton, All You’s Nina Willdorf and Deborah Curtis, The Atlantic’s Corby Kummer and Jay Lauf, Glamour’s Cindi Leive and Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapaport—plus Richard B. Stolley, the founding editor of PEOPLE, and Dorothy Kalins, the founding editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur.
In 2014, Food & Wine revealed a redesigned magazine and introduced Chefs-in-Residence, including Mario Batali who takes us behind the scenes in this little video, while he works on the magazine's cover.