Press Release: Multimedia Platforms Re-Launches Next Magazine, New York's Leading Gay Lifestyle Publication
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL — (September 1, 2015) — Multimedia Platforms Inc. (OTCQB: MMPW) ("MMPW" or the "Company"), the only LGBTQ publicly traded media company, today announced the re-launch of New York's leading gay lifestyle weekly resource NEXT Magazine ("NEXT") which began publishing in 1993 and today has over 50,000 weekly print readers, 120,000 monthly on-line unique visitors, 14,000 Twitter followers and 75,000 fans on Facebook.
Bobby Blair, Chief Executive Officer of Multimedia Platforms, commented, "I am incredibly proud of our talented and committed industry leading team members who have created one of the best LGBT entertainment magazines in the world. I was excited to visit, share time with this amazing team and interact with some of New York's most respected and well known community members and leaders."
After months of meticulous planning and brainstorming, a new chapter for NEXT officially began on Wednesday evening, August 26th at its Re-launch Party New York City. A mixed crowd of writers, drag performers, artists, musicians, and nightlife luminaries gathered in the packed studio space to celebrate the exciting changes coming to NEXT.
"The new NEXT is all about self-improvement," said Editor-In-Chief, John Russell. "This new issue is our most ambitious and dynamic style issue yet. We are going to feature new columns on fitness, dining, sex, relationships, grooming, and everything else readers need to know about being their best selves. We are aiming to be a well-rounded publication that's about the total life, not just nightlife. Part of this well-roundedness includes a heightened focus on queer style and fashion."
NEXT's new publisher, Kevin Hopper of Multimedia Platforms, agreed. "We wanted to bring a higher sense of style to NEXT with the goal of someday being the gay man's Vogue. In addition to the revamps in fashion and lifestyle, the new NEXT also aims to give back to the community. We want to raise our level of community involvement, and hope to do so by participating in and sponsoring more events."
About Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. ("MMPW") is a publicly traded industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. MMP teams utilize its proven business model to deliver niche publications and online platforms that target one of the most sought-after demographics in the world, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population. MMP has recently expanded its concept to include video and mobile applications reaching deep into the international LGBTQ community. MMP's top brands include The Agenda, a Florida-based weekly LGBTQ newspaper covering world, national and local news and events; and Guy Magazine, a weekly entertainment and lifestyle full-color publication covering the burgeoning South Florida LGBTQ marketplace. MMP's plan to interweave print, web and mobile delivery of the highest quality news and entertainment information via a variety of platforms crosses all cultural, generational and preferred modality barriers to reach an unprecedented audience.
About Next Magazine
Next Magazine is "New York's Gay Guide"—a weekly comprehensive lifestyle resource for all gay New Yorkers, regardless of skin color, ethnic background or economic status. Since 1993, we have aimed to highlight both the popular and under the radar events, personalities and products that appeal to such a diverse range of gay men, especially when those stories are about gay New Yorkers themselves. Colorful, fun and always with a good sense of humor, Next's provocative commentary on nightlife, entertainment, politics, fashion, sports and celebrity informs its community and engages its readers in order to help the Big Apple maintain its vital and supportive gay legacy. Next Magazine is available on a weekly basis throughout New York City, Upstate New York, New Jersey, and Fire Island, and 24/7 internationally through its web component, NextMagazine.