The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Many Print Magazine Audiences Up
The audience for many print magazines continues to grow, according to the latest data from GfK MRI, covering the fall 2014 period. Erik Sass writes "On the positive side, many celebrity and fashion titles saw audience increases from fall 2013 to fall 2014, with People up 2.1% from 42.7 million to 43.6 million; In Style up 3.9% from 4.59 million to 4.76 million; and Life & Style Weekly up 3.7% from 4.59 million to 4.76 million. Meanwhile, Elle rose 2.2% from 5.42 million to 5.54 million; Glamour edged up 2.6% from 11.54 million to 11.79 million; Brides soared 16.9% from 4.73 million to 5.53 million; and Essence jumped 11.6% from 7.04 million to 7.86 million. A number of culinary and epicurean titles also enjoyed increases, with Bon Appetit up 9% from 6.11 million to 6.66 million; Cooking Light up 5.2% from 10.89 million to 11.47 million; and Food Network Magazine up 2.5% from 11.65 million to 11.94 million. Among men’s interest titles Esquire rocketed 23% from 2.95 million to 3.63 million, and Field & Stream rose 6.5% from 7.75 million to 8.25 million. Forbes led the way in business titles, growing 13.5% from 5.91 million to 6.71 million."
People.com Sets Traffic Record
People.com just set a record for visitors in November, with 72 million uniques, according to Omniture. That number marks a 26 percent increase from the previous record for People.com, set in September.
Rodale Partners with Wildflower
The Wildflower agency will create broad-scale licensing programs for Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, Runners’ World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life that feature a range of goods consumers can incorporate into their daily lives.
Lily Tomlin on the 1975 TIME Cover That Never Was
Although Tomlin had been pressured over the years to publicly acknowledge her sexual orientation — in 1975 Time magazine offered her the cover if she’d come out — Tomlin always demurred. “I never did not come out,” she explains now.
Q&A with Playboy CEO Scott Flanders: Nudity Could Completely Vanish From the Brand
One of the first things CEO Scott Flanders did after arriving in 2009 was slash company staff. Of the 535 non-Playboy mansion staffers on the payroll when he came in, only 11 remain. The CEO also bought back from Manwin the rights to playboy.com, which he had previously sold.
InStyle's Kahlana Barfield on TV Talking about Winter Fashion
InStyle Fashion & Beauty Editor-at-Large Kahlana Barfield shows Meredith the hottest winter coat trends this season.
Magazine’s Account of Gang Rape on Virginia Campus Comes Under Scrutiny
An article in Rolling Stone magazine about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia has come under scrutiny for its reporting methods, even as the university and the local police investigate the events the article described.
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Matt Thompson Leaves NPR for The Atlantic
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Backstage Pass: Rolling Stone Magazine Photo Exhibit
Philadelphia Magazine Writer Crowdfunds Bill Cosby Play
Kourtney Kardashian Poses Nude for DuJour
Counting the Vice Digs from Denton
Three Publishers Who Remain Homepage Diehards
Bezos: The Thing We’re Changing at The Washington Post
Forrester: Sharing Data Easier Said Than Done for Brands
IDC Sees Big Growth for Big Data in 2015
How Successful Media Startups Manage Growth
Complimentary for MPA and ASME members You’ve got your apps on the newsstand, but how do you take them to the next level and drive deeper business value? Join Adobe’s Ivan Mironchuk for a detailed look at the most powerful consumer marketing tools and capabilities that Adobe DPS offers. Learn how publishers can integrate them into the app experiences to increase conversion rates, drive repeat visits and deliver meaningful revenue.
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 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.
 
 
December 09, 2014
757 Third Avenue
According to court papers obtained by PEOPLE, Bill Cosby supposedly approached Judy Huth and her 16-year-old girlfriend while she was observing production on a movie he was making in a Southern California park. Though she and her friend shared their ages with the actor, Huth claims Cosby invited the duo to his tennis club the following weekend.
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