Magazines

Finding a Place for Legacy Media in Your Revenue Mix
March 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Selling and maintaining print products may actually be viable. Yes, really. News is disposable and has a lifespan, but niche content focused on other interests and hobbies is more likely to be retained and print is the perfect format for that. As someone who was in the business of developing digital content platforms for media…

Press Release: American Media, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Us Weekly From Wenner Media
March 16, 2017 at 11:14 am

NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI), the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the United States, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Us Weekly from Wenner Media.  Us Weekly is a cultural reference point and provides the most timely and…

Architectural Digest Undergoes Renovations for the Social Media Age
March 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

One windy morning in February, Amy Astley, the new editor of Architectural Digest, was showing off her magazine’s renovation: a near-gut job, as they say in the trade. Her office on the 26th floor of 1 World Trade Center overlooks the Sept. 11 memorial, a harsh landscape in late winter, but there were pink roses…

Magazine Newsstand Sales Fell By Double Digits Last Year
March 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm

In what has become a familiar refrain, the steady drumbeat of declining magazine newsstand sales continued last year. 2016 brought another double-digit drop in the total number of single-copy sales. That’s according to the last figures from MagNet, which tracks newsstand sales and the performance of magazine wholesalers. Overall magazine newsstand sales in the U.S.…

Emmis Sells Four of Its Five Remaining Magazines for $6.5M
March 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

Emmis Communications Corp. has sold four urban magazines for $6.5 million, the Indianapolis-based media firm announced Tuesday. Atlanta magazine, Cincinnati magazine, Los Angeles magazine and Orange Coast magazine were acquired by Hour Media Group LLC, a Troy, Michigan-based firm that publishes Hour Detroit, Detroit Home and three other Detroit-related magazines. The sale closed Tuesday. With…

Women’s Wear Daily Scales Back Print Editions And Cuts Staff
February 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Women’s Wear Daily, the so-called “bible of fashion,” will be altering its print schedule for the second time in two years and letting go of several staffers. WWD confirmed to Adweek that it will cease publishing regular, weekly print editions and instead print only special editions. “We will continue to produce print issues, more selectively—daily in tandem with…

A Modest Proposal: How to Grow Magazine Sales at Specialty Retail
February 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

In the first week of January 2017 major retailers announced that they would close hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores, eliminating major outlets for magazine distribution. Now, more than ever, it is important to generate new avenues for magazine sales; it is time for magazine wholesalers and national distributors to open and re-launch independent accounts at specialty…

Active Interest Ends Print Publication of Skiing Magazine After 69 years
February 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Just shy of its 70th birthday, Boulder’s Skiing Magazine is shuttering its print publication and folding its adventure-focused content into a revamped version of its sister, Ski Magazine. For years, Skiing has been the winter-adventure magazine, with a focus on younger skiers who live for the sport. Ski Magazine has been more family friendly, with…

Press Release: Ellie Awards 2017 Winners Announced
February 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

New York, NY (February 7, 2017)—The winners of the 2017 National Magazines Awards for Print and Digital Media were announced today at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Mother Jones was named Magazine of the Year for having “found new ways to engage audiences and continue its practice…

MPA President: 2017 Will Be the Year of Magazine Media
February 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Media pundits love to make predictions, and they especially enjoy boiling down the upcoming year into a single mega-trend. “I think it’s been ‘the year of mobile’ for the past dozen years,” jokes Association of Magazine Publishing (MPA) president and CEO Linda Thomas Brooks. Brooks spoke with Publishing Executive to share her outlook on the…