Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Meredith Assumes Editorial and Operational Control of Martha Stewart Living and Weddings
The deal, which replaces the prior agreement reached with the former Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia last October, gives Meredith’s National Media Group control of the magazines’ print, digital and video functions.
Condé Nast Digital Boosts Revenue with Programmatic
Condé Nast Digital has focused more on video this year, launching Vogue Video in June. The channel has had 16 million views, and a series with Alexa Chung has attracted an audience of 1.24 million viewers.
Wired.com Passes 1 Billion Page Views!
February was Wired.com’s biggest traffic month ever, with 46 million uniques, and now the site just passed one billion page views.
Q&A with Southern Living's Sid Evans and Ron King
"...our readers love the print magazine and we hear from them all of the time asking us to never do anything to the print magazine.” Sid Evans.
Q&A with Tablet's Jack Kliger and Alana Newhouse
“I think magazines are different; there’s a different creative concept; a different mix of text and graphics. Something that makes one plus one equal more than two and that’s something that maybe magazines can’t do as fast as electronic media can do, but there are things that magazines can do that aren’t just replicated online. And then there’s the more basic answer; you get better writing.” Jack Kliger.
New Republic Offers Its "Best of 2015" As Free E-Book
“2015 was a very good year at the New Republic and this collection marks a milestone as we embark on new ways of bringing our journalism to our readers,” said editor Gabriel Snyder.
FishbowlNY's Cover of The Year: Bicycling Magazine
Congrats to the Bicycling team, especially design director Jesse Southerland, art director Colin McSherry and designer Jimmy Cavalieri.
FTC Spells Out Its Guidelines for Native Ads
The Federal Trade Commission has released an enforcement policy statement and a business guidance spelling out its rules for native ads more explicity than ever before.
Publishing Executive's Roundup of How Publishers Used Data in 2015
"Although audience data is not new to the magazine industry, how publishers collect and use data has changed drastically, even within the last year," writes Ellen Harvey.
2016: The Year Ahead for Publishing in 12 Words
From ad blocking to postal rates, here’s a handy guide to what’s likely to happen in magazine publishing next year.