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3 Rich Data Products Driving Major Profits
November 1, 2007

As publishers learn how best to position themselves and their products in the digital era, one of the most important realizations has been that new publishing formats can and should complement, rather than compete with, each other. Leading the way into this new paradigm has been the revenue-generating possibilities of rich data (also called business-intelligence applications)—the repurposing/restructuring of content/data that allows companies to use existing expertise and assets to draw existing online audiences back again and again, reach new audiences and realize explosive revenue growth. With the rise of rich data has come a number of disparate applications tailored to the needs of

51 ‘Best’ Magazines Ever?
March 11, 2007

Here’s an interesting piece from Good Magazine, in which a group of “magazine editors, designers and aficionados” put forth a list of the “51 Best Magazines Ever.” interesting list, for sure. If longevity counts for something, I’d have to put The Economist on my own list. If it doesn’t, I’d add The Week.

26 Tips for International Expansion
December 1, 2006

CFO magazine is the leading publication for chief financial officers in the world. Launched in 1985, the magazine was acquired by The Economist Group in 1988 and today comprises The Economist Group's second-largest property. Ten years after its acquisition, CFO became a global player, when its first international edition—CFO Europe—launched in London. CFO Asia and CFO China followed shortly after. The man largely responsible for CFO’s expansion—Martin Giles, managing director, North America, The Economist Group—talked about what he called his company’s “10-year decision to strike out abroad,” the economic and cultural obstacles of expanding into a new country, and CFO’s potential in future markets.

U.K. Sets Goal to Recycled 50 Percent of Magazines by 2007
November 1, 2005

Environment Minister says Periodical Publishers Association is helping magazine producers take responsibility for their products when they become waste by agreeing to goals; PPA also commits to increasing recycled paper in magazines LONDON--Tough new targets to increase recycling of magazines have been formally agreed upon by Ben Bradshaw, British Minister for Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare The targets will see 50-percent of magazines recycled by 2007, increasing to 70-percent by 2013. The agreement was reached by the government and the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA), who represent some 90-percent of all magazine publishers in the U.K. Leading consumer magazines like Heat,

CFO Magazine, Beyond the 'Business Silo'
April 1, 2005

You know you are in a good relationship if after 20 years you still have plenty to talk about. CFO magazine, which is celebrating its silver anniversary this year, keeps the dialogue with its audience fresh by adjusting to their changing needs and exploring new methods of communication. CFO, a subsidiary of U.K.-based The Economist Group, started as a single U.S. publication and now connects with an international audience by hosting seminars, researching key industry trends, and by developing new electronic products and services. CFO's commitment to its straightforward mission—to help chief financial officers to be better at their jobs—requires the magazine