Digital is the priority for most publishers, yet many executives have had to re-adjust their e-media forecasts just as they did with more traditional revenue streams such as print and events. Online ad spending in the U.S. dropped 5 percent...
With annual revenue of more than $2 billion, Reader’s Digest may be the largest magazine publisher ever to file for bankruptcy. But it probably won’t be the last this year.
Magazine editors saw salaries rise for the most part in 2008 but they expect a significant decline of possibly 10 percent or greater in 2009, according to the 2009 FOLIO: Editorial Salary Survey, conducted by Readex Research.
It seems as if media companies are falling over one another in a race to price themselves out of business. First, print, with a few exceptions like SD Times, is in a death spiral. But it seems that media companies...
ACP Gets Second ChanceAfter Reed folded 13 construction titles, the group’s original owner is making a play to bring them back. by Matt Kinsman
Manufacturing and production executives may rarely make the news, but their decisions have the potential to impact the future of their print publishing companies.
Building a great magazine involves a lot of processes, players, deadlines and content. It’s a relationship that’s not easy. Successfully marrying good ideas with quality execution takes planning and patience, especially when creating the cover of the magazine.
Magazine editing is not a job. It’s a calling. Like barbecue experts, most editors are self-proclaimed. Very few graduate from journalism school where they majored in magazine editing and come up through the editorial ranks.
The resignations of top publishing executives is adding up. In July, Jim Spanfeller said he will be leaving Forbes.com as president and CEO before the end of August. Less than two weeks later, Rodale president and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy...
Back-end sales software has evolved from simple tracking spreadsheets to full-blown customer relationship management systems. But day-to-day, which systems (and features within those systems) are the most helpful to magazine salespeople? This article asks a selection of salespeople what they...
At the 2009 Audience Development Show, Watt Publishing’s audience development director, Jim Wessel, shared some tactics for dealing with co-workers who insist on pummeling e-mail lists.
Everyone needs a review sometimes. And in the highly competitive and, especially for magazine publishers, make-or-break world of Web content publishing, SEO and engagement are two critical strategies that deserve perpetual oversight and review.
There was a time not too long ago when the magazine publishing industry seemed a bit confounded by how to best utilize the newfangled delivery option called the Internet.