How Cosmopolitan's Decision to Prioritize Events Over Ads Has Put the Brand Back on Track
June 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

At a time when it's becoming increasingly hard for publishers to make money, Cosmopolitan believes media executives should rely less on advertising and circulation models and focus more on events. Pulling away from advertising might seem contrarian for a legacy publisher but it’s a shift that has turned the brand into a success story. "Sex…

Town & Country Publisher Jennifer Levene Bruno on Revitalizing a Legacy 170 Years in the Making
May 27, 2016 at 1:11 pm

It’s apt that a magazine brand dedicated to honoring and exploring modern society’s elites and their distinguished legacies would itself be steeped in a rich heritage. The oldest continuously published general interest magazine in the U.S., Town & Country turns 170 years old this year. As is the challenge with any legacy, maintaining relevancy and…

Why UBM Acquired Business Journals Inc.
April 28, 2016 at 11:41 am

Already a leader in the B2B event space, publisher UBM significantly expanded its conference portfolio with the acquisition of Business Journals Inc. last week. The Connecticut-based publisher owns several fashion trade shows including AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket, and Stitch. In 2015 BJI generated $40 million in revenue, $33 million of which was from its…

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced
April 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride announced the winners of the 2016 prizes at a press conference in Columbia University's Pulitzer Hall on Monday afternoon. “It was really a robust year for journalism,” Pride said. “I felt like when it came down to the finalists – and I think the board would agree with me —…

The Revenue Mix of B2B Media Is Changing, Events & Data Lead the Way
February 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm

On Monday Connectiv, an association for B2B media companies and a part of SIIA, released its annual Business Information Survey. The survey asked respondents to share which products drive the greatest share of revenue for their businesses today and how that revenue mix might change by 2020. The survey reveals that increasingly B2B publishers will…

CMC Event Recap: How To Fix the Newsstand
February 12, 2016 at 10:56 am

"It's not about being everywhere, it's about the right store, at the right time, with the right product." –Jerry Lynch, President of IPDA On January 28, the CMC (Circulation Management Association of Canada) board, members and industry gathered to discuss the state of the magazine newsstand. For the past two years, the "How To Fix…

New York Runs Away With It at the National Magazine Awards
February 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

There were two clear winners at Monday night's National Magazine Awards: New York magazine and departing Esquire editor David Granger. New York took home four Ellies — General Excellence in the News, Sports and Entertainment category, Magazine Section, Multimedia and Website — while no other publication won more than one category.

Events Take on Greater Importance as City and Regional Publishers Seek Diversification
November 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

When luxury title publisher Palm Beach Media Group announced in October the launch of a new venture called Illustrated Events, the move offered yet another piece of evidence that signals the growing role events will play in diversifying a publisher's business model. Events are not an original concept for Palm Beach Media Group or many…

Press Release: NAMPA Presents 94 Awards to Member Publications at its 2015 National Convention in Melbourne, Florida
October 21, 2015 at 11:43 am

NAMPA (North American Mature Publishers Association) announced its top awards for publishing excellence at their 2015 National Convention at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Melbourne, Florida on September 28, 2015. NAMPA publications were independently judged by the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism, widely considered one of the top journalism schools in…

Publishers Love Throwing Events, But It’s No Easy Business
August 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Facing an ever-crowded media environment and a competitive ad market, publishers have in recent years invested more in throwing big events that can draw in revenue from sponsors and conference-goers. The calendar has become packed with panels, seminars, conferences and thought-leading luncheons from publishers ranging from Re/code, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Business Insider,…