Folio: Show Speakers Highlight Brand Power on Day One

Over 700 attendees from publishers large and small convened in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday for the opening of the 2019 Folio: Show—this outlet's annual industry conference for multi-platform media companies. Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO of MPA—the Association of Magazine Media, hosted an opening panel featuring five top B2B and consumer media executives from Active Interest Media, Adweek, The Nation, Trusted Media Brands and Skift. In all cases, these publishers are not only building revenue, but are highly focused on building loyalty among their audiences.  Panelists began by sharing the success, and in some cases failures, of membership models they have introduced. The Nation’s president, Erin O’Mara, illustrated the success of the magazine’s popular travel program that took off as a result of readers’ appreciation for a specific, experiential content The Nation could provide, which included traveling to and exploring Cuba (a country the magazine regularly covers). Active Interest Media's president and CEO, Andrew Clurman, noted that solving problems can create brand power, such was the case with their AAA-like insurance program for horseback riders, “If we’re going to survive, it’s not about trying to compete, it’s about creating new solutions for brand loyalists,” he said. TMB's Bonnie Kintzer, Adweek's Jeff Litvack and Skift's Rafat Ali all agreed. Creating innovative opportunities for audiences to engage with a brand is top of mind, and it’s the brand... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

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