The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Untold Story of How Magazine Media Is Winning
At the American Magazine Media Conference (AMMC) in New York in early February, Hearst Magazines President David Carey summarized the underlying mood of the conference when he said, “Who would have thought the magazine business was such a springboard to all these other media forms? We’re seeing that.” —The consumer, not the print magazine, now resides at the hub of the business model.
BPA Aims to Measure Print Engagement with New “Shoppability” Report
The ways in which audiences and advertisers interact with magazine brands are changing, and engagement and affinity are key. Magazine publishers are reaching consumers through more channels than ever before, and audience measurement is no longer just a game of circulations, newsstand sales, and rate bases.
Bloomberg Pursuits Increases Publishing Frequency
The changes officially begin with the March issue, -the magazine has promoted its editor Emma Rosenblum to editorial director and frequency is going from quarterly to bimonthly.
From Amazon to Time Inc: 10 Questions for Colin Bodell
Colin Bodell is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Time Inc, having joined the company from Amazon where, among other things, he led the technology team for the Kindle Store.
The New Yorker’s Henry Finder Talks Premium Content, Why They’re Not on Facebook Instant Articles, and More
One organization that has created a very successful paid content model is Condé Nast’s iconic magazine brand The New Yorker. However, as editorial director Henry Finder explains, one of the reasons for its success is the fact that the company suspended it for a while and learnt some key lessons from the process.
Hearst Magazines Adds to Editorial Operations Team
Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) has added Whitney Joiner and Nojan Aminosharei. Joiner and Aminosharei will report to director of editorial operations Brooke Siegel.
Former Fitness Editor Finds New Home at Food Magazine
Betty Wong Ortiz announced in a Facebook post that she’s joining the editorial team of Bon Appetit next week as their director of strategy and operations.
Nick Bilton Joins Vanity Fair
Nick Bilton is leaving The New York Times for Vanity Fair, where he’ll serve as a special correspondent. Bilton most recently served as a columnist for the Times’ Style section.
Condé Nast Acquires CMS Tech Firm
Condé Nast will integrate Poetica into its proprietary CMS, copilot. The tech allows for real-time, collaborative content management on any device, including smartphones and tablets. Fred Santarpia, EVP and chief digital officer at Condé Nast, says the deal helps them to continue their mission to build “the best possible editorial platform.”
Magazine Media Spotlight: Forbes Releases Billionaires List
Leading the list is Bill Gates, still the world’s richest man, with a net worth of $75 billion, followed by Spanish retailer Amancio Ortega, of Zara fame, with $67 billion. Warren Buffet is in third place with $60.8 billion, fourth place goes to Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim Helu with $50 billion, and fifth place is occupied by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with $45.2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, came in sixth place with $44.6 billion, up $11.2 billion from last year.
Here's What U.S. Firms Will Have to Do Under the EU Privacy Shield Deal
The U.S. and EU have published the final text of their much-vaunted new Privacy Shield deal, which is supposed to ensure Europeans have adequate data-protection rights when U.S. companies import their personal data. The deal places major new obligations on those companies, which range from tech firms to many other kinds of multinationals.
The New Barker Magazine: At Last Florida Dogs Have Their Own New Yorker
Luke Hartig Joins National Journal to Head Up New Initiative
Modern Luxury Launches Silicon Valley Magazine
Printing Was 1 of 8 Major Manufacturing Industries with Positive Growth in 2015
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Leading the list is Bill Gates, still the world’s richest man, with a net worth of $75 billion, followed by Spanish retailer Amancio Ortega, of Zara fame, with $67 billion. Warren Buffet is in third place with $60.8 billion, fourth place goes to Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim Helu with $50 billion, and fifth place is occupied by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with $45.2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, came in sixth place with $44.6 billion, up $11.2 billion from last year.