How Yankee Magazine Turned Loyalty Into Brand Equity

Known as a gateway into the lifestyle and culture of New England, Yankee magazine has established itself as much more than just a publication for those living in the region it covers. Now a digital publisher that labels itself as the “leading authority on New England foliage” with a reach of upwards of 1 million visitors per month, and a television producer that sees on average 1 million viewers per episode of “Weekends with Yankee,” Yankee has a far larger footprint than it started with 83 years ago.  But to achieve this outward expansion, Kate Hathaway Weeks, director of marketing and business development for Yankee Publishing, says that it was important to identify the brand aspects that appealed to those outside of the immediate area, in order to associate the brand with being “the ultimate destination for New England travel, food and home,” and gain brand evangelists across the country.  We sat down with Hathaway Weeks to discuss how leaning into brand loyalty has allowed the regional magazine to blossom into a national, and even international, media company, and what steps you can take to build deeper loyalty within your own brand. Folio: When you first started at Yankee in 2014, you came in with an entire plan to expand the brand’s footprint beyond the print. Can you talk a little bit about which brand extensions you’ve had success with and why those things have worked for Yankee? [caption id="attachment_161817" align="alignright" width="150"] Kate Hathaway... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-07-15 18:58:36 UTC ]
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