The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, June 2, 2017

Exclusive: Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit to Launch Apparel Line with Raj Swim
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has inked a multiyear licensing deal with Raj Swim for swim and activewear.
"Ebony Reminds Us How Not to Deal with a Crisis"
Unpaid freelancers, undelivered issues, layoffs, and tragically inadequate damage control at the beleaguered iconic magazine, reports Greg Dool.
Folio:'s Industry Notes: High Times Sold for 70 Million! The Family Handyman Raises Ratebase! The Atlantic Sets Another Traffic Record!
Greg Dool writes "As most mass-market print magazines continue to slash bloated circulation figures in favor of direct-from-the-consumer revenue, TMBI's The Family Handyman has announced its second rate base increase in the past year. Effective beginning with the September issue, the 10x frequency home improvement title will up its rate base another 5.7 percent to 1.2 million after beating its rate base for 74 consecutive issues, according to data from the Alliance for Audited Media."
Looks Like Drew Barrymore Is Handing out Magazines on the Streets of NYC Today
...if you happen to be a New York local, you just might glimpse one of your favorite celebs handing out issues of Flower Press, her new print magazine devoted to all things Flower Beauty (aka, her personal beauty brand.)
Magazine Media Spotlight: More on InStyle's "Orange is the New Black" BTS and Cast Profile
"With only eight more days to go until the season 5 release on Netflix, InStyle just unveiled a series of short behind-the-scenes videos from a photo shoot featuring OINTB cast members. After reading the accompanying interview and watching the videos multiple times, I was able to glean a plethora of adorable information about the relationships on set and what everyone thinks about each other (spoiler alert: it will melt you like a grilled cheese.)" writes Harling Ross of Manrepeller Blog.
Q&A with Essence Features Editor Lauren Williams
Essence's Lauren Williams talks about the star-studded opening of the Essence Festival (Diana Ross, John Legend,) with Mary J. Blige and Chaka Khan scheduled to perform the very next night -all all ladies superstar line up for Saturday night, and the first of its kind at the festival...
More on Nicole Kidman InStyle Cover and Feature
Nicole Kidman was photographed by Will Davidson wearing Raf Simons' debut Calvin Klein collection for the July cover of InStyle. In the accompanying Q&A with editor-in-chief Laura Brown, the Aussie actress opens up about her most recent projects, including Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled and HBO's Big Little Lies, as well as life with hubby Keith Urban.
Correction: Cartoons by Economist Illustrator Kal Not Part of Bloomberg Licensing Deal
The May 31, 2017 Publishers Daily article "Bloomberg Media Distribution, 'Economist' Partner For Video Licensing" incorrectly stated cartoons by Economist illustrator Kal were part of the licensing deal.
Winners of the Imagination Awards Announced by MPA–The Association of Magazine Media
Active Interest Media, The Atlantic, Domino, The Economist, Fine Cooking, Forbes, Science News, TEN: The Enthusiast Network Take Home Top Awards. Awards Ceremony held at the 2017 IMAG Annual Conference in Marina del Rey.
ASME NEXT Magazine Workshop 2017
Register now for this two-day seminar for junior editors on magazine fundamentals. Sessions include: What Makes Magazine Media Work | The Role of the Editor | From Pitch to Print | Line Editing 101 | The Do's and Don'ts of Display Type | The Elements of the Service Package | How to Manage Your Career | The Art of Editing.
MPA Next Public Speaking Workshop
Junior employees: Ignite the presenter in you! Learn how to improve thought organization, reduce use of filler words, effectively use body language and more at this interactive workshop on June 21.
The April 2017 Magazine Media 360° BAR Report Is Here!
We are pleased to share the April 2017 MPA Brand Audience Report. The Total Magazine Media 360° Audience for April 2017 is up 1.9% compared to the same month a year ago, Print+Digital is up 5.5%, Web (Desktop/Laptop) is down 12.5%, Mobile is down 0.5%, and Video is up 39.4%.
USPS – Spendthrift Monopolist : Opinion of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, MPA—The Association of Magazine Media, and Postcom—The Association for Postal Commerce
"Our expert witness in the ten year review showed that postal workers are paid nearly twice what the private sector pays for similar work. The miniscule quit rates of postal workers – less than one percent per year or about 1/45 the size of private sector quit rates – confirm this substantial pay premium. Rather than bringing compensation more in line with the private sector – as required by postal law – the tentative agreement with NALC worsens the problem."
Pew Study: U.S. Newspaper Circulation and Revenue Continue to Fall
AdvantageCS, Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), CDS Global, CMG, GfK, LSC Communications, Media Services Group, MediaWorks 360, PIB, PressReader, Procirc/PubWorx, Publishers Press, Quad/Graphics, Relevnt, West Linn, ZergNet, and Zinio.
June 21 - 22, 2017
ASME
Register now for this two-day seminar for junior editors on magazine fundamentals. Sessions include: What Makes Magazine Media Work | The Role of the Editor | From Pitch to Print | Line Editing 101 | The Do's and Don'ts of Display Type | The Elements of the Service Package | How to Manage Your Career | The Art of Editing

"With only eight more days to go until the season 5 release on Netflix, InStyle just unveiled a series of short behind-the-scenes videos from a photo shoot featuring OITNB cast members. After reading the accompanying interview and watching the videos multiple times, I was able to glean a plethora of adorable information about the relationships on set and what everyone thinks about each other (spoiler alert: it will melt you like a grilled cheese.)" writes Harling Ross of Manrepeller Blog.