The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hot List: Vote for Your Favorite Magazines and Websites of 2017
Choose the year's top titles, covers and more: Which magazine had the sharpest Trump cover this year? What news site did you constantly refresh? Where did you turn to stay on trend? Who had the best Instagram account? Now’s your chance to vote for your favorites in our annual Publishing Hot List Readers’ Choice Poll.
Advertising Week Briefing: Trust Takes a Front-Row Seat
You have Restoration Hardware’s CEO Gary Friedman telling a striking story about how the company’s online marketing strategy was predicated on 22 words — and how the large majority of online ad spending has been wasted. And there are marketers who have taken real action, with companies like P&G and Chase slashing spending and where their ads are appearing and finding that, surprise, their performance wasn’t affected.
Martha Stewart Living’s Editor in Chief on the Magazine’s Redesign and Keeping the Business Relevant
As the magazine enters its 27th year, editor in chief Elizabeth Graves is leading the way. Graves answered some of Adweek’s questions about the magazine industry today, defining success when it comes to print and digital, and spearheading a redesign of the magazine.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Fact versus Fiction—A Few Thoughts on Magazine Media
Hearst's Michael Clinton writes "Here’s a headline for you: Print is alive and well with consumers everywhere. I know it’s different than the headlines you’ve been seeing lately, but it happens to be a fact. True, the magazine media industry is in a transitional moment, but a few select stats can easily paint a picture that doesn’t reflect the state of our industry."
How Hearst's Joanna Coles Made a Series of Bold Moves—Like Bursting into a Bathroom Stall, Tossing a Man out of a Cab—to Reach the Top
Joanna Coles is a force in business and in publishing. The former Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan is now Hearst Magazines' first-ever Chief Content Officer. She is also on the board of Snap, and she is Executive Producer of a hit new show on Freeform, "The Bold Type," which is loosely based on her experiences in the magazine industry.
Harrison Ford Wears His Own Clothes on the Cover of GQ
"To celebrate turning 60, GQ invites 75-year-old Harrison Ford to grace its cover. But does the Hollywood icon don a tux to celebrate the occasion? Nope! Ford instead opts to wear his own clothes — a gray T-shirt that may have once been black before too many washings and well-worn jeans."
Vanessa Kingori Named Publishing Director of British Vogue
She will succeed Stephen Quinn, who announced his retirement last week after serving in the role for 26 years.
Essence's Charreah Jackson Talks About the My City Four Ways Festival Series
Essence Senior Relationship and Lifestyle Editor Charreah Jackson talks about MC4W and its host city for 2017 Atlanta, Georgia.
TIME Magazine Examines a Man-Made Disaster: the Democratic Party
Simon Dumenco writes "As natural disasters continue to dominate the headlines, new Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal has decided to engage in an interesting bit of counterprogramming: He's put a man-made disaster—the Democratic Party—on his first cover, dated Oct. 2. (An animated version of the cover, which shows a giant GOP elephant looming over a shrunken Democratic donkey, has been released on Time's social channels..."
Essence's "Power of Sister Vote" Poll: Fewer Black Women Say the Democratic Party "Best Represents" Their Interests
"Dozens of women packed into a ballroom at the Washington Convention Center to hear results of the annual "Power of the Sister Vote" survey. The most surprising finding was that the percentage of black women who said the Democratic Party best represents their interests had dropped 11 percentage points, from 85 percent to 74 percent, since last year."
Children's Magazine Highlights Is Celebrated in New Documentary Film
"We show how the world could be, and should be, within the pages of a magazine," says a magazine staffer in the trailer for "44 Pages," the documentary that goes behind the scenes of the making of the 70th anniversary issue of Highlights.
InStyle's October Issue Makes The New Potato's Reading List
InStyle makes the #NoScrolling Reading List for its October issue on newsstands now.
Big Ideas Poised to Upend Media and Marketing
Lucia Moses "For this, our Big Ideas issue, we decided to dream big and identify the big ideas that could fundamentally alter media and marketing — for better or for worse."
The New York Times Names Jim Windolf Its New Media Editor
Jim Windolf, who has led Men’s Style since it was founded in 2015, will join Business Day on Sept. 26. Ellen Pollock writes "I’m thrilled to announce that Jim Windolf will be our new media editor. Jim comes to Business Day from Men’s Style, which he has led since it was founded in 2015. Prior to helping create that new section, he was editor in chief of M, the Fairchild quarterly. He has also edited at Vanity Fair and Punch."
Welcome to the New Ad Age
"For the new look, we sent out an RFP to 10 design agencies. The brief was to bring us into 2017 in a way that accurately reflects the goals and ambitions of Ad Age as a media brand—not just a trade rag. Not that there's anything wrong with trade rags. We ended up going with the Original Champions of Design—or OCD, which is a perfect name—for its impeccable taste, love of print and strategic understanding of what it is to build a multiplatform system." writes Ad Age's Brian Braiker.
ASME NEXT Digital Workshop
One-day seminar at Twitter for early-career editors on digital fundamentals Sessions include: Writing and Editing for the Web | Using Analytics | Visual Storytelling | Longform for the Web | E-Commerce Best Practices Plus Live Video and How to Monetize It | Twitter Moments | Intro to Twitter Departments | Tweetdeck Tutorial.
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ASME NEXT Talks with Pamela Colloff
Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with National Magazine Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff, followed by an evening of networking.
ASME NEXT Seminar: The Art of Editing
Register now for ASME NEXT's October 12 workshop for early-career editors. Working in small groups led by veteran editors, attendees learn how to turn unedited manuscripts into feature stories.
ASME Seminar: Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors 2017
Join us for ASME's 2017 Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors to learn about the latest legal developments affecting your brand. In a fast-paced and interactive day-long program, we'll discuss what you need to know to keep your magazine—and writers, photographers, bloggers and promotion and marketing staffs—out of court and on top of the competition.
Caña Magazine Is a New Voice in Craft Beer and Creativity
Bloomberg Makes Newsroom Changes, Creates News Desks
With Old Town Media, Three Former Politico Execs Want to Help Publishers Figure out the Future
Social Media Helping Families Check on Loved Ones in Puerto Rico
Ad Tech Eyes Connected TV, but Media Buyers Find Limitations
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“The MPA’s IMAG community prides itself on sharing and learning from one another,” said Andy Clurman, President and CEO of Active Interest Media and Chair of the IMAG Financial Benchmarking Study. “As a board, we thought a benchmarking study would be the ideal way to provide member companies with key metrics to better understand how their performance compares to similar companies.” The survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2016 by Mazars USA, a global accounting firm. Only open to members of the IMAG community, participants received two sets of detailed results: one for all respondents and one broken down by revenue tier.
September 28, 2017
Carroll Place
Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with National Magazine Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff, followed by an evening of networking. ASME Next is affiliated with the American Society of Magazine Editors and is the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists.
November 14, 2017
Hearst Tower

Hearst's Michael Clinton writes "Here’s a headline for you: Print is alive and well with consumers everywhere. I know it’s different than the headlines you’ve been seeing lately, but it happens to be a fact. True, the magazine media industry is in a transitional moment, but a few select stats can easily paint a picture that doesn’t reflect the state of our industry."