Parents Magazine Proves Print Still Has Panache

This year has brought forth a renewed optimism in print, but times are still tough for an industry that once had more advertising demand than inventory to sell. Last year, magazine media lost a reported $417.5 million in print ad revenue, a 6.4-percent drop from the previous period. So why exactly are we hearing anecdotes about print stabilizing or even rebounding? Well, perhaps it's due in part to brands like Meredith’s Parents, which has figured out a good formula to make print viable in 2018. The September issue of Parents is up 20 percent in print ad pages sold versus 2017. Its 100 pages, the most the brand has sold since 2015, are in part thanks to booking 10 new advertisers from food to retail to home goods. Parents is a tick over 90 years old, and is a title that has been a stable performer in ad sales, maintaining a solid rate base (it's hovered around 2.2 million for more than 25 years) and a sizable digital audience that averages 11 million unique monthly visitors. And when it comes to ad pages, while there are expectedly major declines from 20 years ago, in recent years it’s doing more than just treading water. According to our archived min Boxscores data, Parents lost about 33 percent of its average ad pages since 1998. That may sound bad, but it’s better than a large share of magazines that have survived the past 20 years—especially non-fashion and beauty titles. But what’s really interesting is, when you look at the brand’s ad page performance over the past... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2018-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead

A new wave of publishers is bucking the digital trend with stylishly printed magazines that are as much a joy to hold as beholdSee a gallery of some of the best-looking new magazinesThe magazine is dead, long live the magazine. It's not so much a resurrection of the magazine in the digital age... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Time’s up for Time Out as London print edition of magazine to be axed

Final copies of erstwhile listings and entertainment bible to be printed in June after 54-year run in capitalTime Out will stop publishing its London print edition after 54 years, becoming the latest in a long line of media outlets to abandon their physical presence and go online... Continue reading at The Guardian

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How Magazine Publishers Are Cutting Print Costs to Improve Profits

Sponsored by Cummings Printing When it comes to improving profits at print magazines, there’s a tendency to focus on new ways of driving revenue. But while keeping a close eye on expenses can also have a significant impact on the bottom line, today’s environment often calls for a balancing... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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How Magazine Publishers Are Cutting Print Costs to Improve Profits

From frequency changes and staff reorgs to automation and list cleanup, publishers are getting creative when it comes to ensuring long-term viability. The post How Magazine Publishers Are Cutting Print Costs to Improve Profits appeared first on Eddie & Ozzie Awards. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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What Media Buyers Think About Print Cuts at O, The Oprah Magazine

After more than 20 years in production, Oprah Winfrey's eponymous magazine O, The Oprah Magazine, will reconsider how often it prints in 2021. The magazine, which launched in 2000 in conjunction with Hearst Magazines, was an expansion of Winfrey's "Live your best life" motto. It is scheduled for... Continue reading at AdWeek

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California Sunday Magazine Shuts Down Print Edition

After six years and 40 issues, The California Sunday Magazine is saying goodbye to print. The bimonthly title produced by parent company Pop-Up Magazine Productions, which in its relatively short life has garnered national acclaim for its design, photography and long-form feature writing, will... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Playboy Shutters Print Magazine After 66-Year Run

[caption id="attachment_178530" align="alignright" width="215"] The March 2020 cover of Playboy.[/caption] It seems Playboy's Spring 2020 issue, on newsstands this week, will be its last. The 66 year-old magazine is ceasing regular production of its print edition and moving ahead with a... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Publishers Are Reinvesting in the ‘Lean-Back’ Experience of Print Magazines

Despite flipping the “digital-only” switch on many titles, major publishers continue to launch new publications – and reinvest in existing ones – with a heightened focus on paper quality, editorial value, and the luxuries of print. Execs from Meredith, Hearst Autos, and Bonnier Media discuss how... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

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Special Interest Publications Are Giving Shuttered Print Magazines a New Lease on Life

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, magazines are being reborn for the newsstands. As more magazines go dark and become digital-only, publishers are finding ways to keep those outlets alive in their original medium as special interest publications. The big magazine publishing houses have been... Continue reading at AdWeek

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How Magazine Publishers Are Cutting Print Costs to Improve Profits

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Bustle Digital Group Buys Nylon Magazine, Plans to Relaunch Print

Nylon, the alternative fashion and lifestyle magazine founded in 1999, was scooped up by Bustle Digital Group for an undisclosed sum on Thursday.  Effective immediately, Nylon’s editorial and design teams will join BDG, including editor-in-chief Gabrielle Korn, who will remain on in her... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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REI shelves catalog for print magazine

No stranger to the unconventional, REI is at it again: The outdoors retailer is discontinuing its print mail-order catalog and debuting a magazine. Called Uncommon Path, the print publication will run on a quarterly basis and include stories focused on the outdoors. Kent, Washington-based REI... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Bucking the Trend: Print Magazines Still Work for (Some) Publishers

Much like the several years that have preceded it, 2019 will see the deaths of many a once-formidable print magazine. Some will find new life online, some will fade into irrelevance, and many that survive will scramble to implement new business models, hoping to save their print foundations... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Life After Print: How 3 Magazines Are Navigating Their New Business Models

As consumers and advertisers continue to shift their attention to digital media platforms, traditional print publishers are increasingly coming to the difficult decision that their future doesn’t include a print publication at all—or at least not one with a regular frequency. In the last month... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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ESPN The Magazine Will Shutter Its Print Edition After 21 Years

While the future of America's biggest sports magazine remains an open question, its second-biggest will soon call it quits on print entirely. ESPN The Magazine will shutter its monthly print edition after September's annual Body Issue, its parent company announced Tuesday morning, ending a... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beer Advocate Magazine Ends Print Run

[caption id="attachment_157813" align="alignright" width="275"] Beer Advocate's final issue, #134[/caption] For craft beer enthusiasts, there are less than a handful of magazines devoted to their passion. Now, there’s one fewer. Earlier this month, Beer Advocate’s founders Jason and Todd Alstrom... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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ESPN The Magazine to abandon print, go web-only

ESPN The Magazine is now the latest publication to abandon print. Regular editions of the monthly will cease after the September release of “The Body Issue” and the publication will go online-only, Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN said in a statement. “Consumer habits are evolving rapidly, and this... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Now celebrity magazine set to close print edition

The beleaguered title's final print issue will go on sale on 2 April but the website will remain. Continue reading at BBC News

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It's a tumultuous time in the media industry, and this year saw multiple publications change ownership and some--including, most recently, conservative magazine The Weekly Standard--shutter operations entirely. So it perhaps came as no surprise when a number of brands across three leading... Continue reading at AdWeek

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