The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, February 24, 2017

Entry Deadline Wednesday, March 1 : Imagination Awards 2017
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. Finalists will be announced on April 1, 2017. The winners will be announced on May 23 at the Imagination Awards gala, to be held at the Marriott Marina del Rey.
Is Fake News a Real Opportunity for Magazine Media?
Magazines have some advantages in combating media distrust, in that, they can capitalize on their established, trusted brands. Still, despite that trust, legitimate content producers face an uphill battle: That was a major takeaway from an afternoon panel at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York, on Wednesday, February 8th.
The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Gala Turns 10! Editor in Chief Vanessa DeLuca Remarks on the Anniversary!
From Oprah Winfrey to Halle Berry: Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Gala turns 10 this year. Issa Rae expressed her feelings of validation by the Black Women in Hollywood Honor, Janelle Monae took her moment at the podium to say black women “have a right to have our stories told.”; The red carpet featured Gabrielle Union in Prada, Tracee Ellis Ross in Lebronstein, Yara Shahidi in Chanel and more! Read more of the event's extensive coverage in the following sources:
AARP Expanding Editorial Staff, Opening NYC Office
AARP The Magazine is expanding its editorial staff with up to 15 new hires: The magazine — which boasts a very muscular 22.5 million paid circulation — bucked the industry trend with a 1 percent increase in print revenue and 5 percent increase in digital revenue...
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: Ads on Facebook... Are "About to Get Worse."
In Newsweek, Adam Levy reports "More people find digital ads annoying compared to television commercials, billboards, and magazine ads, even though online advertisers have access to targeting data that should make them more relevant to viewers. Only 31 percent of internet users said they'd sit through an entire online video ad if it was targeted toward their interests. And a growing number of internet browsers are using ad blockers. That presents a problem for Facebook, which sees a growing amount of its engagement come from video views. In order to monetize the format, it's experimenting with yet another annoying ad format."
Inside Facebook’s Recent Product Pitch to Publishers
The company wants to increase time spent on its platform. As such, Facebook executives painted a picture where short-form videos would continue to live on the news feed while at the same time users could find longer content in the tab and the TV app.
Gayle King on Magazines, Morning Shows and Megyn Kelly
The editor at large of The Oprah Magazine and co-anchor “CBS This Morning” on all things media: How she went from journalist to editor, where does she think the magazine media industry is, and where will it be in the near future now that periodicals are much more than print products.
StyleWatch Names Editor in Chief
Bethany Heitman has been hired as editor-in-chief of StyleWatch, effective immediately.
New Editor in Chiefs for Traditional Home, Allrecipes and a New Garden Editor at Better Homes & Gardens
Ann Maine is stepping down from Traditional Home after 15 years as its editor-in-chief and 35 years with the publisher. Jill Waage, who was the director of digital content and products for Better Homes and Gardens, moves into the job.
Cover Girl: Ivanka Trump's Long History with the Glossy Magazine
Here's a look back at how magazines—from Harper's Bazaar to Good Housekeeping—have spotlighted the first daughter over the years. Before business, Ivanka Trump tried out modeling. She appeared on the cover of Seventeen in 1997 along with an article about celebrity mother-and-daughter pairs.
Good Housekeeping’s Lori Bergamotto Outlines Ideas for the Perfect Oscars Party
Good Housekeeping’s Style Director Lori Bergamotto appeared on The Today Show this morning sharing some easy last minute ideas on how to throw an Oscars party.
Recap of the American Magazine Media Conference 2017
See photos, images and summaries of all the exciting programming from this year's conference, like Chairman and CEO of Meredith Corporation Steve Lacy speaking powerfully about the future of magazine media at many key points across the conference, and Ron Howard and David Remnick kicking off the entire day-long conference that was bursting with exclusive content, special guests, and memorable conversation.
Special Thanks to MediaRadar for Its Sponsorship of AMMC 2017
MediaRadar revolutionizes ad sales by helping sales executives spend their time pitching and closing deals, instead of researching and preparing. MediaRadar helps sellers determine the best prospects to pursue, which offerings to pitch and how to position themselves most effectively against their competitors.
Turkish Publisher Shuts Down Magazine for Printing Moses Cartoon
Parkett Ceases Print Magazine After 33 Years
What Facebook Owes to Journalism
Helen Lewis: How Facebook and Google Are Killing Papers and Transforming News
Media Planning Software Pioneer Stanley Federman, Dead at 78
Join us in Marina del Rey for the 13th Annual IMAG Conference. The IMAG community is best defined as brands serving enthusiast audiences across many platforms, brought together by their passion for a particular topic or lifestyle. Each year senior executives from independent media brands attend the Annual Conference to explore new opportunities for their companies and brands and share what’s working and what’s not with their business peers. Book your reservation as follows: Online: Marina del Rey Marriott to secure our special rate of $249.00 per night. By Phone: Call 1-310-301-3000 and ask for the IMAG Conference rate at the Marina del Rey Marriott.
Alliance for Audited Media, Boston Consulting Group, CDS Global, FTI Consulting, Chartbeat, CMG, GfK MRI, Google, MediaRadar, min, PIB, Publishers Press, Quad, Social Flow, Texture, Vindicia, West Linn, and Zinio.
May 22 - 24, 2017
Marriott Marina del Rey

In Newsweek, Adam Levy reports "More people find digital ads annoying compared to television commercials, billboards, and magazine ads, even though online advertisers have access to targeting data that should make them more relevant to viewers. Only 31 percent of internet users said they'd sit through an entire online video ad if it was targeted toward their interests. And a growing number of internet browsers are using ad blockers. That presents a problem for Facebook, which sees a growing amount of its engagement come from video views. In order to monetize the format, it's experimenting with yet another annoying ad format."