Magazines

Publishers Have a Problem: Their Outdated Approach to Magazine Ads
October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

“My name is Eadward, and I work in magazine publishing.” Welcome to Magazine Publishers Anonymous, a new 12-step program for people trying to overcome their addiction to the same old way of publishing magazines. I thought we’d get an influx of members a couple of weeks ago when The New York Times published “The Not-So-Glossy…

Time Inc. Will Slash Circulation, Print Less Often to Cut Costs
October 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Facing what some insiders are predicting will be a dismal fourth quarter, Time Inc., in its latest cost-cutting move, said it will slash the circulation of Time and People en Español and reduce the frequency of Sports Illustrated, Fortune and four other titles in the company. The moves are effective Jan. 1, and will cause…

Meredith Launches New Wellness Brand, Strive, Aimed at American Millennial Women
September 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Meredith today announced the launch of a new brand: Strive. Meredith is building the new brand through Facebook, as well as through five brands, Martha Stewart, SHAPE, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents and EatingWell. It is a conservative way to launch a new brand, but it’s a launch, nonetheless. It is also a launch into…

Hugh Hefner, Who Built Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91
September 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and spun it into a media and entertainment-industry giant — all the while, as its very public avatar, squiring attractive young women (and sometimes marrying them) well into his 80s — died on Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion…

The Not-So-Glossy Future of Magazines
September 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

One evening in mid-September, a gaggle of writers and bon vivant editors gathered by the outdoor fireplace and ivy-covered trellis of a West Village tavern. Steak was served, and the toasts lasted late into the night, the revelry trickling out to the nearby sidewalk. It could have been a scene from the Jazz Age heyday…

Whether Print Magazines Are Dead Or Alive Depends on Your Business Model
September 21, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "There are no facts, only interpretations." That comes mighty close to our understanding of the magazine industry today, at least when it comes to the various reports we constantly read on the subject. How many headlines have you seen that report that "Print is dead" or "Print is alive" or "Print…

Regional Magazines Gaining Popularity in The South
September 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

DECATUR, Ga. — It was Friday afternoon at Kimball House, a casually elegant bistro set in a 19th-century railroad depot where the bartenders wield Herbsaint, rye and peach honey. Chuck Reece, 56, editor in chief of the website The Bitter Southerner, was at the bar, poring over the day’s raw oyster menu and using a…

With Advertising and Circulation Dwindling, Diversification Is Continued Imperative for Mag Industry
September 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A study conducted by consulting firm PwC confirms what a many publishing leaders already know: As advertising and circulation revenues decline, diversification becomes a business imperative. “Advertising for print is down. Circulation is down. Revenues are projected to be flat,” says PwC partner Greg Boyer. “To make up for these declines, magazine publishers need to…

A Decade After Launching, Monocle Is Still Confident About Print
September 1, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Andrew Tuck, the editor of Monocle, is confident the magazine is never going to have a Snapchat team. In the decade since it was founded, Monocle has strived to make strategic decisions about where and when to invest in new products and initiatives, both editorially and commercially. Editorially, it launched Monocle 24, its 24-hour radio…

Taylor Swift Makes Mags Along With Music
August 31, 2017 at 11:48 am

All writers want to be rock stars and all rock stars want to be writers. It seems that goes for rappers and pop divas, too. Pop juggernaut Taylor Swift is following in the footsteps of hip-hop recording artist and producer Frank Ocean by publishing her own magazine, or actually two magazines, in conjunction with her…