How magazine companies must change

Magazine publishers everywhere are campaigning for “magazine-media”, the neatly-named vision for print brands fighting for the future. Ranged against the brutal competition Continue Reading →

Can Time Out become a new media model?

No media business is even close to where it wants to be. Traditional companies struggle to hang on to print cashflows while competing with digital newbies which have all the flair but ... Continue Reading →

What next for the ‘new’ Bauer Media?

The privately-owned Bauer Media Group started to get interesting in 2008. After more than 30 years of high-margin profit from formulaic, low-cost magazines in Germany, Eastern Europe, ... Continue Reading →

Can Condé Nast create a new world of luxury?

Magazines everywhere have been shredded by lost readers and advertisers. But millions of worldwide sales are testimony to the continuing appeal of these disrupted brands. The business ... Continue Reading →

What’s next for Haymarket Media?

For almost 50 years, Haymarket has been an innovative force in specialist magazines, exhibitions, content marketing, and information services. It is the UK-based media company responsible ... Continue Reading →

Start spreading the news: ‘New York’ fights back

New York is the home of many of the world’s largest magazine publishers and also of some of the best-known city magazines. The 90-year-old New Yorker is a magazine of commentary, ... Continue Reading →

What (or who) is the future for Time Inc?

Everybody is watching Time Inc. The world’s most famous magazine publisher, which created the original newsweekly in 1923, is defined by iconic brands – Fortune, Life, Sports ... Continue Reading →

Is this Brit really turning magazines into retailers?

Magazine publishers can get confused about the future. Long-established, much-loved print brands have loyal, passionate readers. And many remain highly-trusted media, seemingly unaffected ... Continue Reading →

How Tyler Brûlé is building a global media brand

Tyler Brûlé is maddening. Almost twenty years ago, he was the lauded creator of urban design bible Wallpaper when print was still the hottest thing. Now, he is fast building a media ... Continue Reading →

Can new Future CEO end 15 years of boom & bust?

The UK-based magazine-media group Future Plc is never far from the news. It was started 29 years ago in the sleepily stylish south-west city of Bath by Chris Anderson – now leader ... Continue Reading →

Why ASOS is e-commerce warning for magazines

Women’s magazines are as captivated by e-commerce as their readers and fashion advertisers. And that’s saying something. In the UK, online takes an estimated 40-50% of fashion ... Continue Reading →

Is this the future of magazines everywhere – or not?

Magazine statistics continue their depressing story: UK copy sales from the top five companies in the first half of 2013 are all down again, four of them 8-11% behind last year. US ... Continue Reading →

Is this the digital model for magazine publishers?

Nobody needs reminding that a large number of paid-for magazines are at risk, especially in countries like the UK and Australia where newsstand and supermarket displays stoked consumer ... Continue Reading →

What NY dotcom couple tells us about the future

These are get-real times for traditional newspaper and magazine publishers. The winners will be those who recognise 5 basic truths: Paying content: The wake-up starts here. A new ... Continue Reading →

Is this the Future for specialist magazines?

Future Plc is one of Europe’s best-known magazine publishers. It is neither the most successful, nor the largest, nor even the most inventive. But, over the past 15 years, it ... Continue Reading →

Can magazines really compete as online retailers?

Magazines are perfect for ecommerce. Or are they?  Well, the major online women’s retailers – like Net-a-Porter, ASOS, HauteLook, TopShop and Groupe Gilt – use content ... Continue Reading →

Meet the genius behind Britain’s last magazine boom

We may well live to read “where-were-you-when…” obituaries for Time magazine. But this month, a stream of UK newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, Tweets and blogs ... Continue Reading →