Magazines in crisis: 3 ways they can still win

Sales and marketing people seldom let the mask slip. So, magazine industry people can keep up the smiles and pretend that the iPad or some other piece of magic is coming to their rescue. ... Continue Reading →

Is quiet Brit becoming the most influential person on Earth?

There’s a captivating, almost-magical web site where you can feel the passion and share the big ideas of brilliant and insightful people including many of the world’s leading ... Continue Reading →

Who or what killed Britain’s best media company?

Seventeen years ago, The Independent described a British group as “one of the most admired media companies in the world”. It was a widely shared view of a business which ... Continue Reading →

Is this the world’s most successful magazine?

What is the most successful magazine in the world? Is it Hearst’s feisty Cosmopolitan, published monthly in 58 countries and 34 languages? Or Conde Nast’s 120-year-old Vogue, ... Continue Reading →

Magazines in the headlights

The BBC’s £165m mainly-UK magazines business notched up an impressive-sounding 9% increase in profits – just as it is about to be acquired by private equity firm Exponent. ... Continue Reading →

Who said print media was dead?

Let’s get it straight: newspapers and magazines will not be killed off by online media. But there will certainly be some deaths. Many titles will eventually close, many more will ... Continue Reading →

Paper chase… or rush for the exit?

This is either the silly season when the UK news media look for singing dogs or eggs being fried on unseasonally hot London pavements. Or it may be the  perfect time for catch-up media ... Continue Reading →

Hearst buys big into the post-magazine world

So Hearst Corp, of the US, has become unarguably the world’s largest women’s magazine publisher with the c$1bn acquisition of the French-owned international group Hachette. ... Continue Reading →