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The 2017 Folio: Show Begins

  NEW YORK—The most comprehensive industry conference serving the full breadth of the magazine-media space, the 2017 Folio: Show officially kicks off Monday at the Hilton Midtown in New York. Featuring over 100 industry speakers across more than 50 breakout sessions, the program features something for every specialty: from content creation, to marketing…

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Competitor Magazine Rebrands as Competitor Running

On newsstands this month, the September issue of Competitor magazine appears not only with a new look, but a new name to boot. In a move that coincides with the title’s 30th anniversary, executive editor Nicki Miller, who joined the brand in May, and VP of media Jessie Sebor, recently promoted from editor-in-chief…

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Recognizing the Best and Worst of 2017... So Far

Now that the second half of 2017 is underway, we wanted to look back at the first half of this year and call out some of the most significant happenings—good and bad. As a tribute to TV Guide’s "Cheers & Jeers" column, we present our more Millennial version: Dope! Or Nope.…

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AMI Acquires Men’s Journal from Wenner Media

The other shoe drops. Just three months after swooping in to purchase Us Weekly from Wenner Media for a reported $100 million after Wenner's negotiations with Tronc fell through, American Media, Inc. has followed up by purchasing another Wenner title, Men's Journal, for an undisclosed sum. It's the first time the monthly, which…

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Making the Case for a ‘Social First’ Strategy

If you don’t count profits, market share, rate of expansion and an overwhelming stranglehold on the digital ad market, the duopoly has had a rough year. Facebook’s fake news woes and dodgy ad auditing have given advertisers some pause, even if it hasn’t stemmed the flow of media spend. Meanwhile,…

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Publishers Confident in Industry Health and Digital

We are pleased to introduce our new Confidence Index, a recurring feature intended to map over time how executives from across the industry are feeling about their businesses. This proprietary data will show the ups and downs, and peaks and troughs that all executive managers feel about their prospects. In…

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Buyers and Sellers Weigh In on the Value of NewFronts

The Digital NewFronts concluded earlier this month after a run of 10 days that featured presentations from more than 30 media companies, including more than a handful from magazine media. The NewFronts—a series of presentations hosted by the Internet Advertising Bureau that allow media companies to showcase new digital video…

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The ‘Devastating’ Opportunity Cost of Time Inc.’s Sale Process

Time Inc. says it's following its "own strategic plan," at least for now, but whether that means the company is officially off the block is another question entirely. The company issued a statement on April 28th saying that after months of fruitless negotiations to sell itself, it has decided to…

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Inside The Economist’s Plan to Conquer America

Running a profitable, mass-market magazine whose revenue is overwhelmingly driven by print advertising is—to put things mildly—a much riskier proposition in 2017 than it was a decade ago. And even with an audience that is among the most affluent, loyal, and worldly of any weekly magazine, The Economist is no exception. Michael Brunt, the…

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Congress's Digital Privacy Vote: A Step Back for Everyone (Except ISPs)

Congratulations! Digital privacy policy made it to the general-interest news hole this week. Shame it’s not under better circumstances, but, well, at least it’s a reliable conversation-starter, that Congress voted to nix proposed changes to FCC policy to require a user’s opt-in before ISPs could be allowed to sell their…