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RollingStone May Reformat
November 1, 2001

Since November of 1967, Rolling Stone's trademark format has been in place at the Wenner Media music magazine. But recently, the publisher has been considering a new model to replace even the revamp the publication received back in its January 1985 issue. According to Wenner Media, the magazine's sister magazine, Men's Journal, holds the prototype for Rolling Stone changes that may take place as soon as the next few months at an estimated cost of one million dollars. Instead of using the oversized, saddle-stitched format, the magazine may change into a perfect-bound, high-gloss publication with UV-coated cover stock and heavier paper, designed to attract younger

Spectrum 2001 Day One
November 1, 2001

TUSCAN, AZ—Against a backdrop of picture perfect mountains, flowering cacti and palm trees, the 24th annual SPECTRUM conference was in full swing Sunday with its first full day of conference sessions. The conference attracts top professionals from all segments of the industry--advertising, creative, prepress, production and manufacturing. But it is not solely the caliber of speakers and attendees the conference attracts that makes SPECTRUM notable. The key to the show's success is the open forum it provides for industry professionals to openly discuss current and future issues of importance in an attempt to better the industry. From Gary Cosimini's opening keynote to the day's final

Spectrum 2001 Day Two
November 1, 2001

TUSCAN, AZ—Monday marked the inaugural Web cast of the SPECTRUM conference. With assistance from NEC and Quebecor World, the conference was cast to seven sites. How appropriate then that the day's first session, "Digital Asset Management: Getting off the Launchpad!" featured 15 speakers, 10 via video. Jean Moxom, print media markets manager for Imation, and Joyce Vogt, technical sales consultant for Banta, interviewed 10 industry professionals in sales, catalogs, consulting, advertising, etc., about the varying needs for digital asset management. The interviews were conducted in the month leading up to the show and the resulting video clips were interspersed throughout the session. On stage,

We've Only Just Begun
February 1, 2001

The calming dot-com advertising economy caused many technology magazines to tighten and trim operations in late 2000/early 2001. But while these publications ride the waxing and waning technology markets, others, like Condé Nast's Bride's magazine, have entered this new millennium with stellar ad stats. Bride's, in fact, produced its largest issue ever in February/March—a whopping 1,286 pages plus six-page gatefold! Luckily for Bride's, people are always planning weddings. In preparation for those glowing Spring brides' big days, the publisher planned the mega issue with the support of hundreds of advertisers. But Bride's February/ March issue was not merely distinguished by its enormity;

Newsstand and Deliver
January 1, 2001

This year's election proved to be an all too painful reminder that making predictions can be a very risky business. Dating back to the introduction of radio and then T.V., a dire future has been predicted for magazine publishing time and time again. All the while, the number of titles and total page counts has continued to rise. So far, the same trend is shaping up for the warnings sounded about the impact of the Internet on printed publications. The Internet actually has had the opposite effect on the market, with Internet-related titles being one of the fastest-growing categories and Websites/companies spending big

Six Degrees of Michael Arpino
October 1, 2000

The Hall of Fame induction nominations came flooding into P&PE's editorial offices as early as March this year. And to no great surprise, several votes punctuated the fact that Michael Arpino has many friends in the industry. In fact, even those who don't know him personally seem to know of him—a phenomenon often associated with the notorious. But Arpino is not known for being notorious. He's regarded for his sincerity, his accomplishments and his willingness to share his success with others. David Orlin, senior vice president of operations, Fairchild Publications, New York City, recalls how his friendship with Arpino began. "I've known Michael for

One-Stop Swapping
September 1, 2000

Sears talks shop about its customized, unified solution for asset management and image replacement. Quick: Name a product that you can't get from Sears, Roebuck and Co. Need a minute to think of one? That's not surprising. The Hoffman Estates, IL-based mega-retailer aims to create a one-stop shopping environment, offering everything from appliances, apparel and automotive goods to tools, toys and high-tech merchandise. Not bad for a company founded simply to sell watches. Of course, people can't buy all of these commodities unless they know they're available. To that end, Sears utilizes the standard vehicles for marketing and promotion, including print. Enter the company's

On the Web, At Your Service
September 1, 2000

Page through any recent issue of Publishing & Production Executive and you'll find coverage of the Web's impact on our industry. Specific subject matter ranges from Internet publishing to remote proofing to digital asset and rights management, but all of these articles convey a common message: Content creators must adapt their business models and practices to remain competitive in our increasingly wired (and wireless) world. A particularly hot topic for publishers and their suppliers has been e-commerce or, more specifically, e-procurement. We've seen the emergence of dot-com companies offering online print buying services in several flavors. Some vendors also offer collaboration and e-production tools,

In Living Color
August 1, 2000

In celebration of Arizona Highways' 75th anniversary, its creators speak out about quality, image integrity and digital technologies. Summoned by open space, travelers find Arizona to be a heterogenous collective of cultures and landscapes. The magazine most closely associated with the region's tourism has been steering generations of travelers to the Grand Canyon state for years. Arizona Highways has an easy job: It sells a state with one of the highest rates of tourism in the country. The hard part is making sure that the images a Vermont-based Arizonaphile sees in print perfectly mimic the moments captured by the magazine's 150 photographers. Production Director

A Trusted Companion
May 1, 2000

Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion enriches the lives of readers with practical content and vibrant ink on paper. Flipping through the pages of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, the reader finds an enriching mix of practical crafting and comforting artistry. Your attention may be drawn to a decorative pictorial, a profile of a regional artist or a menu fit for a Venetian-themed dinner party. Or perhaps you find yourself reminiscing of youth while gazing at the hand-crafted paper dolls inserted into the magazine on heavy stock that entices you to grab the scissors and play. The articles in its pages are useful, charming, whimsical and inspiring.