944 Magazine Launches Dallas Edition
(Press Release) LOS ANGELES, April 13 -- 944 Magazine, an award winning national magazine launched its tenth market in Dallas, Texas with the upcoming "944 At Home" issue release on April 1st. As a national publication with local relevance, 944 is the premier fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine bringing readers cutting-edge editorial, industry and celebrity interviews designed with stunning visual imagery.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to integrate the 944 Media brand into an exciting, culturally rich, metropolitan city such as Dallas," says 944 Media Founder/CEO Marc Lotenberg. "As we work to highlight the brightest names and places in the city, the Dallas edition will afford the invaluable opportunity to explore new avenues, fresh partnerships and creative visions for our brand."
The inaugural issue hits the Dallas market with a circulation of 20,000 per month. 944 offers a unique way of reaching the Dallas market by distributing to key locations in Downtown, the Galleria, North Park, Uptown and the surrounding areas. Complimentary distribution will be provided at hundreds of locations throughout Dallas and Houston, including in-room placement at luxury hotels and resorts, high profile events, luxury real estate offices, targeted retail destinations and select residential areas.
Committed to bringing readers a fresh perspective, 944 Dallas is headed by Managing Editor, Paul Salfen, a regular local and national entertainment contributor for CNN Radio and FOX Dallas News, who most recently held the post as editor of the locally based lifestyle magazine, Envy. "Dallas is a ripe market for 944 right now," says Salfen. "There has been a void in the area for a good fashion, entertainment and lifestyle magazine and 944 definitely fulfills the desire. We're excited to bring Texas something that has been very successful in many other markets around the country."
The 944 April "At Home Issue" covers hot topics in interior design, architecture and top-of-the-line home products. From the genius of master builders to utilitarian product design, 944 goes in-depth with trailblazers changing the way we look at the world around us. National features include travel stories on leading American design destinations Palm Springs and Marfa, as well as interviews with trendsetting photographer and blogger Todd Selby and a refreshing profile on cutting-edge industrial designer, Karim Rashid. Readers can look forward to up-and-coming actress Amber Heard featured as the cover story, coinciding with her much-anticipated appearance at the Dallas International Film Festival late this month. Local coverage includes an insider's guide to notable sightings during the SXSW Festival, with star-studded scoop from the hottest talent in film and music. Look forward to an exclusive interview with director Robert Rodriguez who shares highlights from the highly secretive set of his upcoming "Predator" filmed in his Austin based studio. The latest in Dallas' hottest restaurants rounds out the issue with profiles on the exciting stylish openings of Dish in the Dallas, Oaklawn neighborhood and Naga Thai Kitchen in Victory Park.
ABOUT 944 MEDIA
Anchored by 944 Magazine, an award winning fashion, entertainment and lifestyle publication headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, 944 Media has created a unique lifestyle media portfolio in the country's largest entertainment hubs: Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco. 944 readers are influential and aspirational adults 21 to 44 with a zest for What's Now and Next. 944 delivers design-forward print and online content, special events, and a custom publishing division with a non-traditional targeted distribution platform, including more than 5,000 strategic distribution locations and placement in 35,000 luxury hotel rooms nationwide. 944 Magazine has a guaranteed circulation of 3.4 million copies per year. As a complement to the print publication, 944's online platform, www.944.com, thrives on constantly connecting with tastemakers with daily content attracting more than 2.5 million unique viewers per month.
Inc. Magazine recently named 944 Media on its signature "Inc. 500 I 5000" list, honoring the fastest growing privately held companies in the nation. In 2008, 944 Media CEO and Founder Marc Lotenberg was listed as number 21 on Inc.'s coveted "America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs: 30 Under 30." FOLIO magazine recently also recognized 944 Media in "FOLIO: 40," acknowledging the individuals creating a new chapter in the magazine industry.