Consumer magazines continued its general circulation decline through the first half, with total paid and verified circ. slipping 2.27 percent, according to preliminary figures reported in the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ most recent FAS-FAX, which was released Monday.
Articles by Jason Fell
The reports last week were true. Time Inc. parent Time Warner announced Monday morning that former Meredith Corp. National Media Group president Jack Griffin will take over as CEO of the magazine publishing unit, replacing longtime chairman and CEO Ann Moore.
Following a management reorganization of its Cycle World Brand Group last fall, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. is now moving Cycle World under its Jumpstart Automotive Group, which will oversee the magazine’s print and digital advertising sales, as well as overall operations.
As part of its integration plan following its acquisition of fellow magazine printer World Color Press, Quad/Graphics says it will close five plants before the end of the year. The closures, it says, will result in roughly $225 million in pre-tax savings.
Hearst Digital Media ad product development director Toby Bodner is leaving the company to head up a business development role at About.com Health. No word yet from Hearst about a replacement.
The Week has been a bright spot in consumer magazine publishing since it launched in 2001, and was one of the only magazines to continuously increase its advertising pages through much of the economic recession.
When Meredith Corp. announced Monday that Jack Griffin was stepping down as president of its National Media Group to “pursue another opportunity,” the industry scratched its collective heads about why.
When The Washington Post Co. announced in May that it was putting Newsweek on the block the story obviously stirred up a lot of attention all around the world.
The New York Times is gearing up to offer publishers and other media groups a platform by which they will be able to deliver their content on Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices without needing to develop an application themselves.
A little more than a week after taking over the president role at Condé Nast, Robert Sauerberg has announced his first big hire. Joe Simon has been named to the newly-created position of chief technology officer. His appointment is effective August 16.