Magazines

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…

Magazines in the Amazon: What to Expect from Amazon’s Newsstand & Subscription Business
May 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

The world’s largest bookseller recently made two moves that could open new opportunities for magazine publishers, so it’s a good time to consider what’s afoot in the Amazon. It was recently revealed that TNG, the U.S.’s largest newsstand distributor, has a deal to supply magazines to Amazon’s rapidly growing chain of bookstores. That’s a switch…

Press Release: Execs Reveal Insights Into Thought Leadership They Find Most Useful: Forbes Insights/Deloitte Study
May 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

LONDON (May 9, 2017) —  In an age where ideas are increasingly conveyed through infographics, snackable soundbites and limited characters, Forbes Insights and Deloitte have produced a report that stands counter to the general perception that brevity and digital content are most effective in the field of communications in the 21st century.  The study shows…

In a Surprise Move, TNG Acquires Ingram Periodicals
May 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm

“At least it isn’t another bankruptcy,” a contact at a key retailer said to me. “There will be some order, some sequence and continuity to the whole transition.” He was speaking, of course, of the acquisition of Ingram Periodicals by TNG, formerly the News Group, earlier this week, a move that came as a surprise…

Airbnb Teams With Hearst on Magazine Guided by Travel Site’s Data
May 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm

When the new travel publication Airbnbmag hits select newsstands and mailboxes later this month, many of the stories, including the cover feature set in Havana, will be sourced from billions of anonymous data points collected by the home-sharing service. Those data are expected to enable editors to assign stories for an audience eager to learn…

Press Release: TNG Acquires Ingram Periodicals LLC's Magazine Sales and Distribution Business
May 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm

TNG GP (TNG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ingram Periodicals LLC’s magazine sales and distribution business effective May 1, 2017. TNG is excited to begin working with Ingram’s strong base of magazine retail, wholesale and publisher customers, maintaining the high level of service these industry participants have come to expect. TNG and Ingram…

Bo Sacks: The Man Behind ‘Heard on the Web’
May 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm

For some, Bo Sacks is their guru, consulting on how to affect change in their newsroom. For others, Bo Sacks speaking out may leave them hot under the collar. And for many in the industry, Bo Sacks is an old friend, his newsletter a welcome sight in their inbox every day. Bo runs the world’s…