Friday, February 3, 2017
Vanity Fair Pulls Out of White House Correspondents’ Dinner After-Party
Magazine has co-hosted the high-profile Washington affair with Bloomberg since 2009: The after-party will still go on, just hosted by Bloomberg alone, a person familiar with the situation said, but Mr. Carter and the Vanity Fair crew will stay home. The two companies had hosted the party together since the beginning of the Obama administration.
Day in the Life: GQ Style’s Fashion Director Mobolaji Dawodu
GQ Style fashion director Mobolaji Dawodu spends so little time at his desk, he says it’s collecting dust. “I’m not a desk person, even when I am in the office, I’m walking around — I’m always on,” he said.
Associate Member Spotlight: Meet Harry Poloner, Heading Up Strategy for UnReel Entertainment.
Mr. Poloner answers five questions from the MPA, including questions about the challenges ahead for publishers, and the unique capabilities unReel brings to the table, opening up additional distribution channels and revenue streams far beyond print.
Good Housekeeping’s Meaghan Murphy Returns to The TODAY Show
Good Housekeeping’s Executive Editor Meaghan Murphy appeared on The Today Show to show creative ways to keep the kids entertained this Sunday during the Super Bowl, from football-themed treats to crafts and games.
The Atlantic Adds Two
Yesterday, the publication announced the hire of Sigal Samuel as an associate editor covering global religion. Samuel’s hire is part of a plan The Atlantic announced in July to expand its coverage of religion in an international context, bolstered by a two-year, $490,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation
A Special Thank You to Publishers Press
Thank you to AMMC 2017 sponsor Publishers Press: The experts in the publication printing industry.
Hearst Magazines U.K. Appoints Betsy Fast
In this newly created role, Fast will cultivate editorial excellence and drive digital audience growth across 13 of Hearst Magazines UK’s websites, including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Digital Spy and Esquire.
Hearst U.K.'s CRO Duncan Chater: How Revenue Diversification Is Built Around Editorial Expertise
Chris Sutcliffe writes: "He believes that publishers who have maintained the quality of their brands over the past few years have an advantage that it would be difficult for a competitor to replicate... "Invariably the common thread for me is that brands want to engage with us for us, it's all about our content. A lot of brands see us as content experts and audience experts and they want to tap into that insight and our ability to produce really engaging content for our audiences.""
Pitchfork Is Launching a Craft Beer Site, October, with an Advertiser
The Condé Nast-owned publication’s creative services team launched October, a site with reviews of small-batch suds, essays on topics like beer trading, a directory of beers and, eventually, a regular lineup of events and podcasts.
A Special Thanks to MIN
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As Snapchat Readies IPO, Details of Business Emerge
The Wall Street Journal Is Exploring an Ad-Free Digital Offering
Reuters Chief: Cover President Trump Like an Authoritarian
U.S. Added a Robust 227,000 Jobs in January
Switch Player Magazine Launches
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.”