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  • Is ‘screen fatigue’ really a turn-up for the books?

    Numbers do not lie. Physical book sales are on the up. But to suggest it’s because the world has turned its back on ereaders will be premature. It’s not quite as simple as that…

    Published 13 November 2018 Features
  • The Mr. Magazine™ interview: Real Simple, bucking the trends by giving readers a “Life Made Easier”

     “It’s our usefulness. We promise women that we’re going to help them get organised, get in control, and give them back time. We sold more issues, the August issue of Real Simple, on newsstands in 2018 than we did in 2017. And the cover line was 'More Time for You.' And I really think that is what women are looking for; they feel busy, and life for women in 2018 is complex as it was when we launched, but maybe even more so now. And there’s something useful for women throughout this magazine. It’s an uplifting, positive message that we have for women.” Leslie Yazel, editor-in-chief, Real Simple

    Published 31 October 2018 Features
  • How UPM and FIPP are joining forces to face the future

    UPM Communication Papers recently signed a strategic brand partnership agreement with FIPP in a fresh commitment to assist in innovation and knowledge-sharing that will benefit the magazine industry. Ruud van den Berg, senior vice president of magazines, merchants and office of UPM Communication Papers explains why, in a market where paper demand is in decline, the world's leading producer of graphic papers and supplier to magazine and newsprint publishers, remains 100 per cent committed to brand owners.

    Published 29 October 2018 Features
  • Meredith's EatingWell EIC talks about merge with Cooking Light

    Last month, Meredith announced it's food title EatingWell would combine with Cooking Light, a former Time Inc. magazine brand, to create one of the largest subscription magazines in the epicurean category. 

    Published 22 October 2018 Features
  • Make Time for Print campaign stirs nostalgia

    As convenient as they are, our screens and devices fail to adequately recreate the tactile experience of reading on paper. An evocative South African video campaign now aims to remind audiences of the value of print.

    Published 22 October 2018 Features
  • Magazines and the attention economy

    Billionaires are not buying prestigious book publishers or TV channels. What is so special about magazines or newspaper periodicals?

    Published 18 October 2018 Opinion
  • To be uniquely different - and grow newsstand sales

    A handful of UK magazine publishers claimed bragging rights for their newsstand performances during the first six months of 2018. The common thread emerging from magazines that showed newsstand growth seems to be the ability to double down on the qualities inherent to print and to create content that is uniquely different from all other mediums.  

    Published 08 October 2018 Features
  • Condé Nast International launches GQ Middle East

    GQ Middle East’s debut issue hits newsstands on 4 October, marking the 21st global edition of the brand. The October issue launches together with its bilingual online platform, and will offer a fresh and dynamic take on fashion, style and features that GQ is famed for in a new region, The Arabian Gulf. GQ Middle East will be published by Condé Nast International, under licence agreement with ITP Media Group. 

    Published 03 October 2018 Launches
  • Is South Africa ‘Ready to Shop’ off magazine pages?

    Associated Media Publishing (AMP) in South Africa, publishers of iconic titles such as Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, WOW, House and Leisure and Good Housekeeping, launched its Ready to Shop campaign on Saturday 22 September enabling readers to shop directly off magazine pages by scanning QR codes. AMP CEO Julia Raphaely explains why this is ‘a bold move’ for a country where online shopping is still in its infancy.

    Published 27 September 2018 Features
  • TI Media launches new shopping service for homes magazines

    TI Media is partnering with tech company Ownable to make it easier for readers to place orders for the products they see featured in the pages of its homes magazines.

    Published 24 September 2018 Industry News
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