The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Foolish Prognostications Aside, Print Remains Strong
Print magazines are a preferred channel for reaching high net-worth audiences.
1843, The Economist Unveils a Relaunched, Rebranded Lifestyle Title
The premium bundle has 460,000 subscribers. The aim of the new magazine, according to its editor Emma Duncan, is to entertain and inspire The Economist subscribers and their families in their down time.
Condé Nast Readies GQ Style for May Launch
On Monday, GQ Style Editor-in-Chief Will Welch announced the appointment of Mobolaji Dawodu as fashion editor and Noah Johnson as senior editor.
Town & Country Names Stellene Volandes Editor in Chief
Volandes, who has held the job of executive style director since 2014, will continue to report to Jay Fielden, who serves as the magazine’s editorial director.
Reddit to Debut Its First Mobile Apps to Grow Its Advertising Business
For now, the ads are mostly sponsored links on desktop, but mobile will open more possibilities, according to Zubair Jandali, Reddit’s head of ad sales. The apps are in private beta tests but are expected to launch in the second half of the year.
Forbes to Bring Under 30 summit to Boston
Forbes Media is set to announce Monday that the city will host its Under 30 Summit from Oct. 16-19. The company hopes to attract 5,000 people to the four days of events, which will include speakers, concerts, a food festival, a business-plan competition, and a “service day” intended to help improve the host city.
Lowrider Magazine Highlights "Roll Models"
Lowrider, TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s enthusiast publication is working to dispel misconceptions with a new program, “Lowrider Roll Models” (get it?) including a video series with short segments profiling lowrider community leaders.
Zinio Announces Partnership With German Magazine Distribution Provider DPV
DPV will apply Zinio's digital platform and distribution technology, called Zinio Pro, to its clients of about 650 magazines in the German-speaking market of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Trump Magazine Was As Bad as You Think It Was
“I remember having to go into Donald’s office to get him to sign off on the copy,” Jennifer Bernstein, former managing editor of Trump Mag, told the Daily News. “I remember it was wall-to-wall gold and mirrors, everywhere you’d look you’d see Donald’s face.”
Karl Lagerfeld, Jefferson Hack Celebrate "Another" Magazine 15th Anniversary
U.K. Perspective: Publishers Get Tooled Up in the Fight Against Ad Blockers
More Job Cuts May Be Coming to the Daily News
How The New York Times, Vox and other Publishers Adopt a Product Approach to News
Instagram Kills Newly Launched "Being" App, Which Saw 50K Downloads Its First Week
The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results.
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May 12, 2016
We are pleased to announce the Imagination Awards for independent magazine media. The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results. WHO SHOULD ENTER THE IMAGINATION AWARDS? Any individual or team working at an independent magazine media brand. Entries may come from the areas of editorial, advertising sales and marketing, research, events, video, digital, mobile, social, consumer marketing, audience development, corporate, human resources or other.
This week, Max Maisel has penned a powerful essay on Medium, reflecting on a year of grieving and the seismic fissure carved out by the loss of his only son (he also has two daughters.)
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