Magazine Publishers Of America

Postal Reform Bill Bodes Well For Periodicals Industry
November 3, 2011

According to at least some publishing industry groups and analysts, the postal reform bill introduced Wednesday in the U.S. Senate would be good for both the Postal Service and periodicals mailers.

Postal Service Has Too Many Employees and Pays Them Too Much, Mailer Groups Say
August 15, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service has about 170,000 too many employees and pays them about 30% too much, according to four major mailers groups.

"The notion that the Postal Service operates at the frontier of efficiency-and can do nothing further to reduce costs-is refuted by the record," they wrote in a joint filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission last week.

The Magazine Publishers of America, Direct Marketing Association, the Association for Postal Commerce, and the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers are objecting to the Postal Service's renewed attempt to get "exigent" rate increases early next year.

Magazine Ad Revenue, Pages Grow for Fourth Straight Quarter
April 6, 2011

Total magazine rate-card-reported advertising revenue for the first quarter of 2011 closed at $4.293 billion, posting a +6.1 percent increase vs. the same period in 2010, according to Publishers Information Bureau. Ad pages totaled 35,755, a +2.5 percent gain.

MPA Faces Leadership Vacuum
March 21, 2011

Time Inc. isn’t the only entity facing a leadership dilemma following the recent dismissal of its CEO, Jack Griffin. The Association of Magazine Media (MPA), the industry's leading trade association, has also been left without a leader.