Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Adweek: These Are the Magazines That Made Everyone Take Notice in 2015: From Vanity Fair's Caitlyn coup to Travel + Leisure's Redesign...
This year, magazines were responsible for bringing us some of the biggest moments in popular culture, from Vanity Fair’s unforgettable Caitlyn Jenner reveal to New York’s powerful account of the Bill Cosby rape accusers to People’s moving story of a woman’s decision to end her own life. In addition to their editorial achievements, this year’s Hot List winners also proved that they’re more than just magazines by embracing of-the-moment platforms, partnerships and advertiser collaborations to engage with new audiences.
Mr. Magazine’s 30 Hottest Consumer Magazine Launches of 2015
Professor Husni writes: "To me, every new magazine is a good magazine. Any new launch is a good launch. I’ve always said my connection to ink on paper is a mutual one, but one that chose me first, albeit willingly. The passion that I have for magazines is not one that I can deny, nor do I even want to. We are connected and I love it."
Q&A with Wallpaper*'s Tony Chambers: His Title's Growth in Print Ads
“In terms of revenue from luxury advertisers, we’ve seen growth in print. Obviously, we’ve seen it in digital too; that’s a growing area, everyone knows that. But it’s rewarding to know that for a product like Wallpaper* in print, there is a market for it. It’s something that people treat as a moment to absorb media in a luxury way, as opposed to on your mobile phone, which is much more about news and immediacy and for solving immediate problems. I think print still has that place where you sort of lose yourself and relax.” Tony Chambers, editor in chief.
More on The New Yorker's Success with Digital Audience
The New Yorker announced its Web traffic is up 25 percent compared to last year. After taking down its paywall last year, and putting it back up again in March 2015, the brand's latest numbers indicate that the sudden spike in pageviews wasn’t a fluke.
Anna Wintour to Give a Talk at Goldman Sachs
Condé Nast artistic director and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour will speak at Goldman, Sachs & Co. on Wednesday, WWD has learned. A spokesman for the investment bank confirmed the news, adding that Wintour’s appearance is part of its “Talks at GS” series.
The Economist Is Also Getting into Virtual Reality
“The project was an experiment we did over the summer to look at emerging technologies,” said Tom Standage, deputy editor at the Economist. “It is not a commercial venture; it was simply a way for us to learn about the technology.”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Cover Glamour
Everyone’s favorite BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are Glamour’s latest cover stars. The duo are featured for Glamour’s “social media issue,” so they took turns answering questions from fans that were submitted via Twitter and Facebook.
Dennis Publishing Partners with Qubit to Increase Subscriptions
Dennis Publishing is the sixth-largest consumer magazine publisher in the UK, with 40 million unique visitors per month. Dennis Publishing’s brands include The Week, multiple car brands, Auto Express and CarBuyer, tech publications like PC Pro, and lifestyle publications Men’s Fitness, Viz and Den of Geek and Maxim.
Big Publishers Scale Up Video Production
Recent months have seen a flurry of executive appointments by big publishers like People and Entertainment Weekly, tapping top talent to lead their video production and distribution efforts.
City and Regional Publisher SagaCity Media Acquires Sarasota Magazine
Nikkei Chairman Promises Not to Meddle with FT
UM's David Cohen Moves into Newly Created Magna Global Role
And the Next CEO of Yahoo Could Be…
Most of Your Headline Writing Tricks Don't Work, Apart from These Two
What Publishers Around the World Learned by Sharing Their Climate Change Coverage with Each Other
Register today for the MPA Biennial Research Symposium on Dec. 3, featuring groundbreaking research from the recent Print and Digital Research Forum (PDRF) in London. Complimentary for MPA/ASME members. Hearst Tower, NYC. Dec. 3.
The Ellie Awards 2016 Call for Entries is now posted at ellieawards.org. Founded in 1966, the Ellies are one of the most sought-after awards in print and digital journalism—every year nearly 1,800 entries are submitted. More than 100 finalists and winners will be honored at the Annual Ellie Awards Dinner, hosted by ASME, at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, February 1, 2016.
“I knew that it [Sony] was hacked, but I didn’t go and troll over the broken bones and identify the dead bodies. I didn’t do that. I was doing other stuff,” Cate Blanchett confesses to GQ’s Zach Baron over a round of martinis. This month, GQ celebrates its 20th Anniversary Men of the Year issue and Cate Blanchett as “The Queen.”