Monday, January 23, 2017
More on the American Society of Magazine Editors 2017 Awards Finalists
One of the publishing industry’s most prestigious prizes, the American Society of Magazine Editors unveiled its list of nominations for the 2017 awards this afternoon. The winners will be revealed at a lunchtime ceremony hosted by Lester Holt at Cipriani Wall Street on February 7.
ASME Next and MPA Next Conference
Experience the future of magazine media when soon-to-be industry leaders meet at the ASME NEXT/MPA NEXT first-ever conference on February 7.
More on Players' Tribune Locks In $40 Million In Financing, Expands Video, Edit Operations
The Players’ Tribune has secured $40 million in Series C financing to expand the site’s video production, sales and editorial operations, as well as develop new distribution and revenue opportunities. Players' president Jaymee Messler stated that athletes made up nearly 20% — or about $8 million — of this round of financing, which she called “a true testament to the strength of the athlete community we’ve built.”
Runner’s World Cover Reverberates in Nebraska and Ohio
When Nebraska daily newspaper the Hastings Tribune caught up with New York personal trainer and January/February Runner’s World cover girl Amanda Butler, she was in Los Angeles, having just shot several commercial videos for Kate Hudson’s clothing company Fabletics.
Forbes Settles Long-Running Takeover Dispute
A long legal battle over the takeover of Forbes magazine has been settled after the Chinese investors who bought the media company in 2014: resolving all legal issues over sale of publisher to Hong Kong media group IWM.
Longtime Condé Nast Executive Peter Hunsinger Exits the Company
Hunsinger, who most recently served as chief revenue officer of Golf, leaves the company after 36 years.
Louise Blouin Media Having "Money Troubles" Yet Again
Keith Kelly writes: "Louise Blouin Media, the art house publisher who’s founder has been dubbed the Red Queen by her staffers, appears to be in the midst of yet another rough financial patch in her mini empire that includes Art & Auction and Modern Painters magazines."
At the Newsstand: Pick up These Magazines for Wellness Advice from Celebrities
Rachael Ray Every Day, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Martha Stewart Living, O, The Oprah Magazine, New York, The New Yorker, and TIME are reviewd this week by New York Post staff.
Good Housekeeping's Lori Bergamotto on The Today Show with a 2017 Fashion Forecast
Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto appeared on The Today Show to share the top fashion trends of 2017 and fun ideas for how to wear them: "While 2016 was marked by the return of the '90s (everything from chokers to slip dresses), 2017 is all about making a statement with power sleeves, shoulder-length earrings and block heels."
House Beautiful Editor Gives Decluttering Advice
House Beautiful has more than 8 million consumers across print and digital editions, website and social media platforms. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, N.Y., with her husband and two sons. She will be an occasional contributor to Sunday Arts & Style answering interior design questions.
Parent of PCWorld Is Sold
International Data Group (IDG), the parent group of PCWorld and Macworld, has been sold to China Oceanwide Holdings Group Company and IDG Capital.
Emanuele Farneti Named Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue Editor in Chief
Farneti, who was at the helm of GQ, succeeds late Franca Sozzani.
NBC's Lester Holt to Host 2017 ELLIE Awards Gala!
Dana Points, president of the American Society of Magazine Editors, announced today that this year’s Ellie Awards Annual Gala will be hosted by Lester Holt, anchor of "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" and “Dateline NBC.”
MPA Magazine Media 360° November 2016 Data Available Now!
The latest MPA Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report shows the largest Print audience increase since the report was introduced two and a half years ago. Print+Digital audience grew 5.5% versus last year according to the November 2016 report. Because the other measured platforms continue to grow, Total Audience has reached 1.9 billion, up 9.2% compared to the same month a year ago. This is the second-highest percentage gain we have seen in 2016. According to the Brand Audience report, 71% of the reported brands (92 out of 130) were up in Print+Digital audience compared to a year ago, with nearly half of them (42 out of 92) up by double digits. For the most part, the remaining brands were relatively flat to slightly down.
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.”