What Made 2019 a Good Year for Magazine Media

A few years ago I started making predictions about the upcoming year. Admittedly, they haven’t exactly been bold, but have really been more of a heads up on what trends to look out for and what sort of coverage you can expect from us as a reader. Last December, I followed up on my predictions in from January 2018. In hindsight, the column felt more like a self-congratulatory “I told you so” than a reflection on the year. So rather than revisit my predictions again this year, I want to talk about 2019 through my lens. I will continue to make predications, and you can look for them next month. It’s not only fun to take a stab at what the future might look like, but my hope is the column makes our readers think about the industry and their own business and where they will be heading over the next several months. If you haven’t had the chance to read my 2019 forecast, or want to look back to see how I did, I encourage you to check it out. (After you read this, of course.) But as mentioned, this year’s retrospective is going to be a bit different. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. 2019 delivered some really tough blows to the magazine industry. We saw icons like Family Circle, ESPN The Magazine and MAD shutter, companies like TEN eliminate more than a dozen-and-a-half titles, F+W collapse after bankruptcy, and several other unfortunate instances that were difficult to swallow. But here’s the thing: No matter how much bad news came across our desk this year, a lot more good news... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-12-12 16:41:44 UTC ]
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The 2019 Magazine of the Year Finalists Announced

Last year, we introduced a brand new honor at our Eddie & Ozzie Awards gala—Magazine of the Year. Despite many of the challenges print faces, magazines continue to evolve and change in tandem with the industry, and we felt it was important to recognize the very best in our community. And... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-09-26 15:22:57 UTC ]
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Magazine Media Has Positive Outlook For 2019

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[ Folio Magazine | 2018-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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3 Predictions for Magazine Media in the Year Ahead

Will this be the year magazine media turns itself around, or should we expect more doom and gloom? The post 3 Predictions for Magazine Media in the Year Ahead appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2018-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Magazine Media’s Year in Review: A Series of Interesting Choices

From Playboy to Vanity Fair, several key decisions made this year will have profound repercussions in the years ahead—for better or worse. The post Magazine Media’s Year in Review: A Series of Interesting Choices appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TV Guide Magazine is sold for the third time in less than 10 years to NTVB Media

TV Guide Magazine, once the unrivaled bible for television fans and a powerhouse in the publishing business, has been sold for the third time in less than 10 years. NTVB Media, the Troy, Mich., publisher of the TV listings books Channel Guide and TV Weekly, will announce Wednesday that it has... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The State of the Magazine Media Business, Mid-Year 2015

12 top industry leaders see opportunity amid a “fog of choices.” The post The State of the Magazine Media Business, Mid-Year 2015 appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Who are the Next Generation of Good Housekeepers? New Editor Looks to Update 129-Year-Old Magazine

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Telegraph Media Group made record £60m profit last year

The Telegraph Media Group made more than £60m last year, The Guardian can reveal. It is the third successive year that the company has managed to increase its operating profit.TMG is expected to report what amounts to a record figure formally in the spring when it files its accounts for the full... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Ad Age's Magazine A-List: Vice Media is Publishing Company of the Year

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Active Interest Media Sells Several Magazines to Pocket Outdoor Media

Active Interest Media has sold off its healthy living, fitness and outdoor divisions, collectively representing several of its largest publications, to Pocket Outdoor Media, a Colorado-based publisher of a handful of enthusiast magazines, the two companies announced Tuesday. Included in the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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FUSE Media Summit is coming up next month, and we're preparing to delve into the most pressing topics for digital media executives today. From productization and marketing automation to data privacy and the consumer experience, there’s a lot to discuss over just 2 1/2 days. Here's a look at the... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

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Pop-Up Magazine Rethinks the Definition of Magazine Media

The experiential brand offers plenty of fodder for publishers trying to innovate. The post Pop-Up Magazine Rethinks the Definition of Magazine Media appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Fairfax Media bidder TPG says it would resell media company within five years

TPG Capital tells Senate inquiry it would expand the business but concedes it has no experience running newspapersOne of the bidders for Fairfax Media, TPG Capital, has told a Senate inquiry that if the $2.7bn bid were successful the consortium would grow the media business and sell it off again... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ad Age's 2014 Magazine A-List: Vice Is Magazine Brand of the Year

For most magazine companies, 2014 was a difficult year. Backs against the wall, publishers looked beyond print for growth -- to digital media, live events, consumer products and TV deals.Vice magazine is way ahead of them.The free magazine founded in 1994 as Voice of Montreal has grown into one... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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