min’s 30 Event is more than a hat tip to the success of the 30 hottest brands that launched over the past 30 years, but also a testament to the dedication, innovation and quality content that magazine media fosters. And of course, none of that is possible without one of the most important assets any brand has: its people.Join us on April 14 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt as we recognize the brands and people, selected by Dr. Samir Husni, “Mr. Magazine”, who have emerged over the past 30 years and helped redefine magazine media, as we know it.

Additionally, min is delighted to be honoring its own. This year marks editor-in-chief, Steve Cohn’s 30th anniversary, so there is no better occasion to celebrate his time as one of magazine media’s best advocates and historians.

Steve Cohn

Steve Cohn

Editor-in-Chief

min

Samir Husni

Samir Husni, Ph.D.

Founder & Director

Magazine Innovation Center, University of Mississippi

Sponsored By:
CDS Global

 

Guest Presenters Included:

Christine Guilfoyle

Guest Presenter:

Christine Guilfoyle

SVP and Group Publisher

Meredith

Bonnie Fuller

Guest Presenter:

Bonnie Fuller

EIC/CEO

HollywoodLife

Mike Perlis

Guest Presenter:

Mike Perlis

CEO

Forbes

Kate Kelly Smith

Guest Presenter:

Kate Kelly Smith

Publisher

House Beautiful

Ellen Levine

Top Editor

Ellen Levine

Editorial Director, Hearst

Hubert Boehle

Top Publisher

Hubert Boehle

CEO, Bauer Publishing

Priest & Lee

Top Design Team

Robert Priest & Grace Lee

InStyle April 2016

Top Launch

InStyle

30 Top Launches in the Last 30 Years:

Cooking Light
Dwell
Elle
Cooking Light
Dwell
Elle
Entertainment Weekly
ESPN the Magazine
Fast Company
Entertainment Weekly
ESPN The Magazine
Fast Company
First for Women
Food Network Magazine
Garden & Gun
First for Women
Food Network Magazine
Garden & Gun
Highlights High Five
InStyle
InTouch Weekly
Highlights High Five
InStyle
In Touch Weekly
Marie Claire
Martha Stewart Living
Men's Health
Marie Claire
Martha Stewart Living
Men’s Health
Mental Floss
More
NewBeauty
Mental Floss
More
NewBeauty
Oprah Magazine
Out Magazine
People en Espanol
O The Oprah Magazine
Out
People En Espanol
Everyday With Rachael Ray
Real Simple
Taste of Home
Rachael Ray Every Day
Real Simple
Taste of Home
Allure
WebMD Magazine
The Week
Teen Vogue
WebMD Magazine
The Week
Wired
Women's Health
WSJ Magazine
Wired
Women’s Health
WSJ Magazine

How were the top magazine launches selected?

A total of 23,318 new magazines arrived at the nation’s newsstands during the last 30 years from which 9,828 titles were born with the intention to publish at least four times a year. From those 9,828 titles we’ve started the task of identifying the hottest 30 titles of the last 30 years. Here are some of the criteria that were used choosing those titles:

  1. The magazine must have been continuously published since its inception
  2. The magazine must have in business since at least 2012
  3. The magazine must have either broke new grounds or entered a very competitive market and thrived in it
  4. The magazine has transferred from a magazine to a brand
  5. The magazine must have extended its reach beyond the ink and paper and/or created other entities based on its DNA
  6. The magazine has crossed the borders of the United States and created international editions worldwide
  7. The magazine is today a force to contend with in its specific category of publishing

Achieving five of the seven mentioned criteria assured the magazine a spot on the list of the hottest magazines of the last 30 years. Those 30 titles chosen titles are not but a small representation of a thriving and still kicking magazine and magazine media industry. Let us all celebrate the entire industry as we honor those 30 titles.