Consumer Reports

Get Ready for Roller-Coaster Postage Rates
June 8, 2015

A court order Friday will probably mean higher postage costs than expected for publishers next year. But postage rates might actually decrease for a brief period this summer before rising again.

Welcome to what might become known as The Season of Roller Coast Postal Rates.

High Times Magazine Turns 40, Hungry for Doritos and Pepsi Advertising
October 17, 2014

High Times, the magazine about all things marijuana, is marking its 40th anniversary this week with an invite-only party in New York promising "drinks and munchies." The milestone comes amid a swell of interest from readers and advertisers thanks to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington as well as the substance's rising approval ratings. A recent Gallup poll found that 58% of Americans say marijuana should be legal.


National Magazine Awards 2013 Finalists Announced
April 1, 2013

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the finalists for the 2013 National Magazine Awards. Known as the Ellies--for the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" given to each award winner--the National Magazine Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 2, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Third-quarter newsstand sales in the U.S. and Canada totaled 874.2 million, down nearly 8% from a year ago, according to MagNet.

10 Tips for Creating Your Strategic Plan
November 1, 2011

Given the current economic and media-industry environment, the best advice I can provide to publishers is to update your strategic plan—now. And if you don't have one, then develop one.

Sexy Slogans With a Bite
May 1, 2011

While the rest of us have been fretting over SEO, social media and apps, the folks at Bon Appétit have recognized the true cure for what ails our industry: Sex.