Last night, under a collection of aviation aircraft in the MOTAT Aviation Hall, the magazine industry gathered to celebrate the achievements of its products and people at the 2017 Magazine Media Awards. Among the winners, it was Bauer that collected the most certificates, while Tangible Media and Fairfax followed.
Faris Yakob, an internationally renowned authority on communication strategy and technology, is coming to Auckland in April for an exclusive seminar, in association with Bauer Media. And you could be lucky enough to see him talk about the most valuable resource in the media world – attention.
A new weekly magazine is set to hit Auckland, and it’s somewhat ambitiously targeting a demographic that doesn’t usually read print. Today, addressing an audience of ad and media folk, Bauer has announced a new free publication called Paperboy, which will from 3 November be distributed in Auckland every Thursday morning.
It’s no secret that media agency folks look forward to the Beacons every year. In many ways, the celebration of great work is the culmination of a year of late nights, impossible deadlines and the daily grind. The only problem is that it’s over in a flash, and the 365-day cycle starts all over again. Well, Bauer has this year developed a bespoke magazine that will let attendees hold onto the moment for a little longer.
Bauer confirmed today that Cleo magazine and its associated website will close after the April edition. And the media company has also shifted its distribution from Netlink to Gordon & Gotch. We chat to publisher Brendon Hill and chief executive Paul Dykzeul about these moves.
This week, Bauer launched the latest addition to its revamped digital arsenal in the shape of the new Women's Weekly website. So we chatted to the media company's head of digital Michael Fuyala about how the rollout of the new digital properties is going, what he expects for the latest title and which advertisers have already been attracted to the various online properties.
Last week, Bauer assembled media and agency types at the Auckland Museum Auditorium to deliver findings of research it has conducted on what influence means to Kiwis in the modern context. With the emergence of social media stars that have accumulated millions of followers online, the word influence has come to be synonymous with the likes of Jamie Curry, Jay Alvarrez and their ilk, and brands are rushing out to tap into the opportunities they offer. And while there is certain value in engaging with the massive audiences of these new-age characters, Bauer's research shows that the Kiwi understanding of influence is by no means limited to kids producing grainy videos from their parents' bedrooms.
With digital revenue still not measuring up to print losses and ad blockers becoming more common in the top-right corners of browsers, media owners increasingly have to reassess how they go about sustaining their online businesses. And over the last few weeks, Tangible Media and Bauer, two of the nation's biggest magazine publishers, illustrated there's no concrete rule applicable to doing this, with the pair taking divergent paths as they set about creating commercially sustainable online properties. We compare Dish's paywall strategy with Bauer's launch of the Food to Love brand.
Bauer’s Fashion Quarterly released its latest offering Fashion Quarterly Life this month which includes content about stylish interiors, health and well-being, wine trends, inspiring people and more. We had a chat with Fashion Quarterly’s editor Sally-Ann Mullin to find out why it decided to release the issue in an already crowded home and lifestyle market and to see what feedback has been like so far.
Following on from its recent decision to join the IAB and last week’s launch of FQ.co.nz, Bauer has now announced a slew of other changes to its online media properties. And to promote these revamped publications, the media company will be investing $1.2 million in a marketing campaign with the aim of driving traffic to the sites.