The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, October 17, 2014

Folio: Top Women in Media: Mary Berner
Mary leads the association whose members include the largest and most successful consumer media brands in the world, including Glamour,, TV Guide, Brides and more. She has also witnessed the conversion of business models from print to digital distribution, built digital products and brands and created innovative digital and mobile products across businesses.
Q&A with Meredith Corp.'s Stephen Lacy
Stephen Lacy is chairman and chief executive officer of Meredith Corp. He was appointed ceo in 2006 and became chairman four years later. The executive joined Meredith in 1998 as vice president and chief financial officer before getting promoted to president of its publishing group and, in 2004, president and chief operating officer. Effective Oct. 29, Lacy will serve as chairman of the board of MPA-The Association of Magazine Media.
Wall Street Loves Martha Stewart-Meredith Deal
Shares of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia surged 21.6 percent on Thursday to close at $4.50 and Meredith Corp., which will take over most of the back shop operations for Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings as well as the titles’ websites, also saw its stock close up 3.9 percent on Thursday, to $46.21.
Folio's 2014 Consumer Magazine CEO Survey
Some key conclusions from the survey: Consumer magazines are more profitable than they have been at any point in the last 5 years. Just 9 percent of respondents say their companies finished in the red for 2013. That's down from 12.6 percent over the last 5 years, and from a high of 18 percent in 2012. Conversely, more publishers found themselves at the high-end of the spectrum. Eleven percent of respondents had margins of at least 30 percent last year-a third higher than the 5-year average.
Michele Morgan Mazzola Curates Retrospective for Hearst
There is a tucked-away space in New York’s Hearst Tower, just above the small auditorium and overlooking the elevator banks, that is devoted to special exhibitions. Michele Morgan Mazzola, a former editor at both Town & Country and Harper’s Bazaar, curated an upcoming exhibit, “The Editor’s Eye,” which is a retrospective of both rare and celebrated photos from 1948 to 1992, when her husband, Anthony, served as an editor of glossies.
Condé Nast to Sell Thousands of Products
This won't be a small initative. "Ideally anything presented in magazines should be able to be purchased. We're talking about hundreds, thousands of products," says Franck Zayan, Condé Nast president of e-commerce. "If we bring commerce to Condé Nast it means commerce should resemble Condé Nast. We're not talking about fashion only. It's beauty, high tech, travel – a very wide range of products."
Vanity Fair’s Summit May Become Annual Event
Kelly writes: "It now looks like it will become an annual event, with plenty of tech buzz — not to mention more than $2 million in extra revenue."
Bonnier’s Jens Henneberg Presents: Expanding Into the Digital World without Ignoring Print
Jens Henneberg, Executive Vice President & Editorial Director of Bonnier Corp., Denmark, delivered a keynote address at the ACT 5 conference titled “Expanding Into the Digital World Without Ignoring Print.” A math quiz was delivered by Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications as well.
The Story of AFAR Magazine As Told by Greg Sullivan
Greg Sullivan, Co-founder and CEO of AFAR Media, and publisher of AFAR magazine delivered the second keynote of the ACT 5 Experience detailing his magazine media brand's origins and rise.
More on Folio: Recognizing the Top Women in Media, MPA Members Noted Throughout...
Maria Rodale of Rodale Inc., Mariette DiChristina of Scientific American, Gillian Gorman Round of Lucky, Christine Guilfoyle of Meredith Corp, Carolyn Kremins of Epicurious, Poppy MacDonald of National Journal, S. Mitra Kalita of Quartz, Michela O'Connor Abrams of Dwell Media, Nancy Weber of Meredith Corp, Evelyn Webster of Time Inc, Lynne Biggar of Time Inc, Myrna Blyth of AARP, Laura Frerer-Schmidt of Women's Health, Nancy Gibbs of Time, Karen Kovacs of People, Monique Manso of People en Espanol, Janice Min of The Hollywood Reporter, Enedina Vega of Meredith, Carey Witmer of Meredith, Marissa Hayes Aydlett of Quartz, Staci L. Hallmon-Bazzani of ESSENCE, Kristina McMahon of Women's Health, Joy Robins of Quartz, Anne Sachs of Glamour, and our own Mary Berner, CEO and president of MPA are among the recognized leaders and achievers.
Google's Ad-Price Declines Continue for 12th Straight Quarter
Hearst Magazines U.K. Raises Concerns About Native Advertising
Ereka Vetrini Shares Her Tips and Demonstrates Three Recipes from Allrecipes on TV
More from InStyle’s November Cover Girl, Taylor Swift: Reconsidering Having Kids to Go Dark Monday
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News Websites Shuttering
Consumers Still Mistrust Ads, Rely More On Word Of Mouth, Nielsen, Lithium Find
What Drives Consumers: Pricing, Product Availability, User Reviews
How Are Publishers Getting Programmatic Wrong?
WTF Is Advertising Arbitrage?
Are Traditional Marketing Channels Past Their Prime? [Infographic]
Download the 2014 MPA Magazine Media Factbook
Discover how new technologies, data and insights can be used to grow and increase the true value of your readers at MPA’s Audience 2.0 Symposium. Register today! November 13, Hearst Tower, NYC.
Find out how magazine media's top executives are preparing for What's Next at the 2015 American Magazine Media 360°Conference, our industry's most important meeting. February 2-3, 2015, NYC.
The law is changing as fast as your job description. ASME's annual Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors will bring you up to speed on the latest legal developments. In a fast-paced and interactive day-long program, learn what you need to know to keep your magazine out of court.
The law is changing as fast as your job description. ASME's annual Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors will bring you up to speed on the latest legal developments. In a fast-paced and interactive day-long program, learn what you need to know to keep your magazine out of court.
The ASME Best Cover Contest 2015 Call for Entries is now available for download. The Best Cover Contest honors magazines published between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014.
October 23 - 24, 2014
Two-day workshop for junior-level editors on print and digital fundamentals. Includes how to pitch and assign • line edit • write display type • work with art and photo • write and edit for the web • develop content for tablet magazines • maximize the value of social media • manage your career.
October 23, 2014
Condé Nast
Join your fellow junior editors for an evening of networking and a Q&A with Wired's Editor in Chief Scott Dadich, at the next ASME NEXT Talks. Registration includes open bar.

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