The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Condé Nast Treasures
Laura M. Holson writes "Condé Nast Publications might be sitting on a gold mine: its archive of some eight million photographs and illustrations from Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, Architectural Digest and other magazines. Now, given the tenuous state of the media industry, the company has plans to exploit it."
Behind TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s Big Bet on Video
Q&A with famed commercial producer Jerry Solomon on his new role as head of StudioTEN and the future of branded video: TEN: The Enthusiast Network, whose brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, and Hot Rod, among several others, enters 2017 with a clear but ambitious goal.
Time Inc U.K. Is Investing in TV: The Buzzword Is "Access"
The publisher’s U.K. TV division, which launched in December, is made up of a core team of three, all with TV background and expertise. It has also built up 20 in-house video producers over the past four years working on its digital video, which are often short-form and social-friendly.
InStyle’s and Warner Bros. Present the 18th Annual Golden Globes After Party This Sunday!
As Hollywood welcomes the new year with its traditional awards season, the 74th annual Golden Globes kicks off 2017 with its ceremonious big bashes and plush swag lounges surrounding the show.
Marie Claire's Anne Fulenwider Talks the Second Annual Image Maker Awards
The magazine has selected its roster of honorees for the second annual Image Maker Awards, an event that puts the spotlight on the creative artists who work behind the scenes in crafting beauty and fashion looks for some of the town's biggest names. The invite-only affair is scheduled for Jan. 10 in Los Angeles and is presented by L’Oreal Paris in partnership with AG Jeans. In total, eight awards will be handed out that night.
How Coastal Living Editor Steele Marcoux Spends Her Downtime
Of course, overseeing Coastal’s print publication, website and social platforms in addition to serving as co-digital desk leader for Home and Real Estate at Time Inc. (along with Real Simple‘s Laura Schocker) doesn’t leave Marcoux much time to relax. But the Atlanta native makes a point of winding down on the weekends with husband Michel and sons Val, 5, and Mills, 4.
A Lesson from November 8th
Steve Fajen writes: "We all learned a hard lesson on the night of November 8. Nearly every single election poll had Hillary Clinton winning by a sizeable margin. The gold standard, Nate Silver’s 538 website, which mashes hundreds of state by state polls into their algorithm had her winning with 302 electoral votes, 32 more than needed... Maybe it’s time for a little review on surveys.
Court Rules Blogger Whose Contract Ended Is Not Due Unemployment Benefits
The Third Department concluded that Gregory A. Mitchell's relationship with his editors at The Nation was not that of an employee and employer and he was not entitled to unemployment benefits after his contract was not renewed in 2014.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: When Big Business Happens to Your Pet
In Bloomberg Businessweek, Jason Clenfield asks "A wave of corporatization is hitting the veterinary industry, but does a one-size-fits-all approach work?"
Greg Williams Named Editor of Wired in U.K.
Mr. Williams replaces David Rowan, who has stepped aside.
Medium Gives up on Ad Sales, Calling the System "Broken"
Medium Lays Off a Third of Its Staff in Pursuit of Its Vision
The Worst 10 Ads of 2016
Apple Pulls New York Times Apps in China After Government Request
Iterate, Iterate, Iterate: How The Wall Street Journal Made Its Push Notifications More Attention-Worthy
The Kelly Awards are given to agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers whose campaigns demonstrate both creative excellence and effectiveness in meeting campaign objectives. Award categories include: Best Print Magazine Creative, Best Magazine Media Creative/Campaign and Best Custom Magazine Media Program. Winners will be announced at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City on February 8, 2017. Deadline is January 6, 2017. Apply now!
MPA–The Association of Magazine Media has released its 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook today, the definitive source of magazine media research. Since 1985, MPA has been compiling and packaging the most compelling and comprehensive facts and figures around magazine media. Derived from third-party sources and MPA’s own research and data collection, the new Factbook has nearly 100 pages of current and useful information. “Nothing informs a discussion better than solid data,” said MPA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Thomas Brooks, “and the 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook has plenty of conversation starters. The research continues to show that magazine media is the most trusted, inspiring and influential of all media, and several new studies provide even more proof of magazine media’s unique ability to drive sales.”
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February 08, 2017
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In Town & Country: "How can Africa's great beasts be saved? The organization called African Parks stages a show-stopping rescue of 500 elephants—with some royal help."