Magazines

Food & Wine Magazine Will Leave New York for Alabama
June 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Food & Wine, the glossy, chef-focused food magazine, is moving to Birmingham, Ala., joining a stable of other publications owned by Time Inc. that includes Cooking Light and Southern Living. Hunter Lewis, the editor of Cooking Light, will become Food & Wine’s new editor-in-chief, replacing Nilou Motamed, who is leaving the company after a little…

In Defense of Giving Away Free Magazines
June 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm

I won. Among magazine-media pundits, there’s been a sort of unannounced contest to see who can find the most ridiculously low-priced subscription offer. I found the winner – for now, at least – the other day in The Wall Street Journal: an ad touting a $1 annual (10 issues) subscription to Entrepreneur magazine. That’s 10…

'Robb Report' Revamps Print, Digital And Expands Coverage
June 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Robb Report, a magazine which curates luxury products and services, has unveiled a “refresh” of the brand, redesigning its print magazine and digital outlets. The magazine's new look debuted in Robb Report’s 29th annual June "Best of the Best" issue, which hit newsstands this week. The redesign comes in the wake of PMC partnering with…

Behind Rogers Media’s Massive Digital Transformation
June 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Last year saw one of Canada’s biggest magazine publishers take some bold steps: eliminate some print editions, reduce frequency of others, shift some titles to digital-only, and sell off others. It was a massive overhaul of its magazine division in the name of innovation and growth. Rogers Media, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications, had a…

Former Ogden CEO Explains How Fostering Passion Lifts Engagement & Profits
June 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Tapping into one’s passion can be a powerful fuel for any business enterprise, but it is particularly vital for the magazine business. Bryan Welch, the former CEO of niche media company Ogden Publications, says that staying true to his passions and embracing the passions of his readers was the secret to the success of Ogden’s…

At IMAG, Media Revolutionaries Are Breaking the Rules to Find New Revenue
May 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

I have several media conferences that I relish and greatly look forward to each year, and IMAG-MPA is one of the best of them. Imagine what is like for a long-time publishing enthusiast like me to be in a room filled with like-minded entrepreneurs who happen to be in the magazine business. Intoxicating, yes? Here…

Press Release: Winners of the Imagination Awards Announced by MPA
May 24, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Marina del Rey, CA (May 24, 2017) – MPA – The Association of Magazine Media today announced the winners of the second annual Imagination Awards to honor the innovative and transformational work of independent magazine media (IMAG) companies and brands. The Imagination Awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and…

A Rant About Ratebase: How Publishers Large & Small Are Killing Newsstand Revenue
May 17, 2017 at 11:50 am

Recently I was going through the F.S.I.’s (Free Standing Inserts) in my Sunday (print) newspapers, when I came across an astounding offer from Hearst magazines. “Enjoy One Year of O, The Oprah Magazine (12 issues) for $8 and Save Even More, Add a year of Good Housekeeping for Just $2 More!” Let’s break down the…