At the 2009 MPA Retail Conference in Miami Monday, News Group president David Parry outlined the company’s acquisition of assets belonging to wholesaler Anderson News, which was forced to shut down its magazine distribution operation in February.
Articles by Chandra Johnson-Greene
MIAMI—Over 300 attendees gathered here on Monday for the 2009 MPA Retail Conference to discuss the changing retail landscape and how publishers and retailers can work together to ensure success—or, perhaps more accurately, survival—this year and beyond. Speakers representing the entire distribution channel—from publisher to
MIAMI—According Cosmopolitan editor Kate White, the opening keynote speaker at the 2009 MPA Retail Conference here Monday, the magazine industry has quite a bit to learn from Harlequin book industry,
Incisive Media announced plans this week to merge two of its legal publications—the National Law Journal and Legal Times—into one title.The combined publication, which will operate under the National Law Journal brand and debut in May, will offer print and online national legal news and analysis. David Brown, editor and publisher of Legal Times, will serve as editor-in-chief.
ESPN Outdoors announced this week that it will launch ESPN Outdoors Saltwater magazine this April.
In another sign that the economic recession is impacting publishing events, the Audit Bureau of Circculation's board of directors has decided to postpone its annual conference ths year, which was scheduled to take place in Toronto in November. The board cited a “challenging advertising market and anticipated lower attendance due to economic and industry conditions.”
After receiving a range of responses from members to a Feb. 2 blog post, BPA president and CEO Glenn Hansen is asking publishers to consider two
As the number of b-to-b tradeshow and event attendees continues to decrease, companies are citing attendee quality in terms of purchase influence and buying power as the top factor when deciding to exhibit at an event, according to a study conducted by BPA Worldwide.
The Direct Marketing Association announced Tuesday that it has reduced its staff by an additional 19 percent—or 26 employees—in its second round of cutbacks in recent months. In addition, a few of the association’s events will be either cancelled or rolled into larger events.
Industry associations are feeling the economic pinch as much as publishers these days. Events are being scrutinized as one area for consolidation or cutbacks.