MPA Daily News Roundup

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May 22, 2019

"Hundreds" Working to Make Apple News+ Best for Magazines:

“Everyone knows where that cow is.”

- Luke Shafer in North Dakota Living

Is your smart TV watching you?

- Consumer Reports


Domino, Refinery29 Partner with CB2 for In-Store Events

CB2 is a longtime partner for Domino, noted Tracy Cho, Domino's general manager. “We wanted to present a first-time partnership opportunity with R29 that leveraged each of our brand's strengths in terms of programming and promotion that happens to share a mission to bring style into people's lives,” Cho told Publishers Daily.


The UPS Store Buys Cover Wrap for Inc Magazine, Targets Small-Business Owners

This month, 650,000 subscribers will receive magazines wrapped in covers that change Inc. into Ing. (The Ing. is in bold white, with the Inc. below in a faded gray.)


South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Appears on Cover of OUT Magazine's Pride Issue

Buttigieg will appear on issues of the magazine this month alongside actress M.J. Rodriguez and Stonewall Inn activist Sylvia Rivera, while the magazine referred to the Indiana presidential hopeful as "the most viable gay candidate to run for president to date."

The Hill


Forbes’ Mark Howard: Advertising Is Still a Double Digit Growth Business

“Digital ads are still the workhorse for us,” said Mark Howard, CRO at Forbes. “In 2013, digital surpassed print. Together, digital display, direct-sold, programmatic sold, programmatic guaranteed and our digital Brandvoice offering, is 60% to 65% of the total revenue mix. It’s still a double digital growth business.”


Maxim Turns a Profit but Revenue Is Still Stumbling

Keith Kelly writes "The magazine of beer and babes turned a profit in 2018, its first since Sardar Biglari took over in 2014—But the mag has not turned the corner for good, unfortunately, as numbers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month show revenue is stumbling even as it continues to broaden beyond its print roots."


Life After Print: How 3 Magazines Are Navigating Their New Business Models

While there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for success after print, these success stories give hope to publishers.


Ebony Magazine's Iconic Test Kitchen Is Moving to New York, then Around the U.S.

According to Chicago architectural critic Lee Bey, this is great news for the iconic space: “First, it preserves a piece of African Americana. Second, it preserves a piece of design history. Third, it's going into a museum exhibit of this type, which proves African Americans deserve a place in the story of American dining.”


IMAG Conference 2019 Recap

...ICYMI: Independent and enthusiast magazine media executives from across the country came together for robust conversation and candid idea sharing at the Annual IMAG Conference in Charleston, SC. This year’s conference was chaired by Donna Kessler, president of Morris Media Network, with a special assist from Samir “Mr. MagazineTM” Husni. The local host was Rebecca Wesson Darwin, co-founder and CEO of Garden & Gun and her team.


Magazine Media 360° March 2019 Brand Audience Report Data Is Here!

The March 2019 Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report starts the year with a Total Audience of 1.7 billion which is up 5.2% versus year ago for the 107 magazine brands in the analysis. This is the first report for CY 2019 now that we are newly on a quarterly release frequency.


The Associate Member Spotlight Interview: Dan Heffernan VP, Chief Product Manager, AdvantageCS


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Another Milestone Passed for Newspapers: The Boston Globe Is the First Local Newspaper to Have More Digital Subscribers than Print

Joshua Benton writes "That accomplishment trifecta has been mostly reserved for the largest national and international newspapers. The Financial Times has made all three. The New York Times has hit No. 2 and No. 3, for instance, and will probably make No. 1 sometime next year. The Times of London has hit No. 3 and is probably in the ballpark for the other two; the privately owned Washington Post doesn’t release financials anymore, but I’d guess the same for it. The Wall Street Journal is on its way."


Which Subscription Services Will US Consumers Sign Up for Next?

Subscription fatigue be damned. More than a third of Americans believe they will increase the number of subscription services they use in the next two years, but interest isn’t the same across all categories.


YouTube Is Changing How Subscriber Counts Are Displayed, Possibly Shifting Its Culture

Sites like Social Blade may be impacted...


Medium CEO Goes All-In on Building Subscription Business

“We're focused on building revenue and building a subscription business,” the former Twitter CEO and board member told Cheddar. “I think profit is not something we're focused on right now, because we're really focused on growth.”


The 2019 MPA Magazine Media Factbook Is Here!


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eCommerce Editorial Intern | Meredith | New York City


Real Weddings Editorial Intern | The Knot Worldwide | New York City


Assistant Editor, Healthcare & Science at Forbes | Forbes | Jersey City