They won’t be setting any advertising page records like they did in 2007, but several fashion magazines are on course for winning some significant victories this year.
Articles by Jason Fell
Who knew the California Congressional race would spill over into the world of magazine M&A? Well, it has.
The labor group that represents roughly 300 employees at Time Inc. says it has reached a tentative agreement with the consumer publisher that could result in a three-year contract for staffers it says includes pay increases each year and improvements on job security.
AARP has promoted Hugh Delehanty to senior vice president and editor-in-chief of AARP Media Properties. Previously, Delehanty served as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of AARP Publications.
As promised, Penthouse magazine publisher FriendFinder Networks has announced that it has made a proposal to acquire Playboy parent Playboy Enterprises Inc. for $210 million. The proposal was sent to PEI’s board of directors today.
Cygnus Business Media is moving in a direction it says no other media company is: It is rolling the majority of its brands into four affinity groups that will be headed by four executive vice presidents.
After some staffing cutbacks last year and in 2008, when the company reportedly let go about a dozen staffers, the North American unit of The Economist is now looking to add roughly 20 positions onto several others it has hired
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UPDATE: Penthouse Owner Offers $210M for Playboy Apparently Hugh Hefner’s announcement this week that he wants to take Playboy Enterprises private—and the media swarm that followed—has the Playboy founder on the defensive.
Last year, when so many magazine publishers were scratching and clawing, trying to keep their businesses afloat despite the slumping economy, 279 magazines closed during the first half. So far this year, the rate at which titles are fading into oblivion has slowed dramatically.