The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, March 11, 2016

WIRED’s Scott Dadich Talks Tech and How Magazines Can Adapt to the Digital World
During his tenure, he’s helped transition the business to digital — not only does Wired boast the highest Web traffic at Condé Nast, but it also gets the lion’s share of its advertising revenue in digital, not print.
The Creators of Broad City to Talk with Marie Claire's Anne Fulenwider at SXSW
"There are few comedy programs as buzzy as Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's Comedy Central show. Their sit-down with Marie Claire's Anne Fulenwider is must-see for any pop-culture aficionado."
Steinfeld: Lupita Nyong’o's First-Ever Cover for InStyle Is the Only Thing That Matters Right Now
Sara Steinfeld "Lupita Nyong’o popped up on my ever-updating Tweetdeck, and like normal human person I am, I squealed internally and immediately clicked on her tweet, because when Lupita doesn’t anything, you sit the fuck down and pay attention. And you know what I saw? Oh, nothing, just Lupita’s very first InStyle magazine cover."
Oprah Shares O Magazine Cover with 9 Regular Women for the First Time
Oprah Winfrey shares the front page of her publication with nine regular women for the first time ever in the April 2016 “Best Body” issue hitting stands on March 15. “We have some baggage to get rid of, my new friends and I,” Winfrey, 62, reveals in the seven-page cover story. “We’re going to do it together.”
Sports Illustrated Promotes Nine
Steve Cannella has been named executive editor. He previously served as assistant managing editor, and there is a new assistant managing editor, staff editor, and several newly promoted staff producers.
The Playboy Revamp Continues: How the Magazine Is Redrawing Its Cartoon Lines, Too
The publication sports a new Artist in Residence section that will profile a different illustrator each month, and a new permanent illustrator for The Advisor section. But gone are sprinklings of single panel and strip cartoons from multiple contributors that echoed Playboy’s edgy editorial, exposed artists to new followings, and inspired new generations of young illustrators.
Forbes’ "30 under 30" Conference Will Get a Culinary Bite
Coombs is one of about a dozen local “Under 30” honorees from the past few years who will be involved in planning the October events, including technology investor Peter Boyce; Daniel Koh, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s chief of staff; and Cigall Kadoch, a pediatric oncology professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.
Slate’s Keith Hernandez: Being All-in on Platforms Isn’t Feasible for Most Publishers
“You have to be really deliberate,” Hernandez said. “You have to figure out what your team is good at right now. The most fun thing would be to say you’re not good at Snapchat now, so let’s go hire people who are good at Snapchat. The reality is we have fiscal responsibility to make our revenue goals. We have to make deliberate choices of what we’re good at.”
AAM Launches New Tools for Combating Ad Blocking, Fake Traffic
Alliance for Audited Media says the new offerings address modern challenges and go "well beyond a static audit report."
3 Reasons Ebony Magazine's "Body Brigade" Cover Is Oh So Necessary
Cover Battle: W or Architectural Digest
Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers All Feel Left out of Targeted Campaigns
Bustle Raises $11.5 Million in Funding
Chinese Magazine Challenges Government over Censorship
When to Hold, When to Fold: Quitting Social Media
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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.
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.

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