articles tagged 'Magazines'

Magazine Media Awards 2017: Nadia magazine and Damien Venuto crowned supreme, Bauer once again owns the night

  • Awards
  • September 8, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
Magazine Media Awards 2017: Nadia magazine and Damien Venuto crowned supreme, Bauer once again owns the night

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.

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Green Ideas and FishHead call it a day; Fairfax sheds another title

  • Media
  • February 12, 2016
  • Holly Bagge
Green Ideas and FishHead call it a day; Fairfax sheds another title

Despite great circulation growth and increasing subscriber numbers Healthy Life Media’s Green Ideas magazine has had to cease production this year. And this isn’t the only magazine to do so in recent times. Quintessential Wellington publication FishHead also called it a day, and this news comes as Fairfax sells on another one of its own magazines. We chat to Healthy Life Media publisher Pip Mehrtens about the end of Green Ideas and what it takes to succeed in the magazine industry when audiences are becoming increasingly fragmented, and opting for digital over print.

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Readers are liars—and thieves: Auckland researchers show the enduring appeal of magazines with waiting room study

  • Media
  • December 15, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Readers are liars—and thieves: Auckland researchers show the enduring appeal of magazines with waiting room study

When it comes to magazine readership, some titles have pass on rates in the teens, meaning that one copy of, for example, Woman's Day, is read by multiple people. The 'reading-it-in-the-waiting-room' factor is often talked about as a major reason for that, and even if they're reading an older issue, which they often are, it still counts. But why are waiting rooms filled with crappy old magazines? Thankfully, a team of Auckland researchers have discovered the reason: thieving patients.

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A continuation of trends in latest magazine readership and circulation figures

  • Print
  • August 15, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
A continuation of trends in latest magazine readership and circulation figures
(Image credit: Esquire.com)

The quarterly magazine readership and circulation figures have been released by Nielsen and the Audit Bureau of Circulation respectively, and, in what has been a consistent trend over the last few quarters, weekly publications continue to bleed readers while special interest magazines, released less frequently, continue to hold strong.

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A glamourous itch

  • PopPress
  • March 24, 2014
  • StopPress Team
A glamourous itch

There's a lot of talk about the role the media plays in creating unrealistic expectations around body image (check out this disturbing video to see the lengths some will go to). But, surprisingly, there's been very little talk about the recent spate of itchy heads among women starring on the covers of magazines and whether they might be creating unrealistic expectations of scalp health.

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Magazine readership and circulation stats: bad news for weeklies, but some mags enjoy growth

  • News
  • February 12, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
Magazine readership and circulation stats: bad news for weeklies, but some mags enjoy growth

Nielsen recently released the readership figures for Q4 2013, and, in spite of all the doomsday prophecies, the statistics showed year-on-year growth (in readership) for 20 of the magazines surveyed.

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Magazine readership and circ numbers a mixed bag, industry aims to change the conversation

  • Media
  • October 29, 2013
  • Ben Fahy
Magazine readership and circ numbers a mixed bag, industry aims to change the conversation

Once again, Nielsen's latest readership results and the ABC's circulation numbers don't make for particularly pleasant reading for the magazine sector, with all weeklies charting declines deemed significant on the same time last year, plenty of other significant declines and a rare few increases. And, perhaps not surprisingly, the MPA and the various publishers are hoping to change the conversation from a one-dimensional discussion about quantity, to a multi-dimensional discussion about the quality of engagement across a number of platforms.

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What's in it for me?

  • Media
  • May 7, 2013
  • James Hurman
What's in it for me?

Magazines may be working. But magazine advertising isn’t, says Y&R NZ's managing director James Hurman.

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Glossies announced: Special, Naked, Ecostore take home gold

  • Glossies
  • March 7, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Glossies announced: Special, Naked, Ecostore take home gold

The inaugural Glossies Magazine Advertising Awards kicked off last night to smoke, meat and unfurling banners. Ecostore, Special Group and Naked Communications take top prize.

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Magazines doing better than the papers, but weeklies are being hit hard

  • Media
  • February 11, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Magazines doing better than the papers, but weeklies are being hit hard

The magazine industry is doing better than its counterparts in newspapers when it comes to retaining readers, with the majority of New Zealand publications showing stable or increasing readership according to Nielsen Consumer and Media Insights.

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Magazines maintain their mojo as latest numbers give publishers a boost

  • Media
  • August 10, 2012
  • Ben Fahy
Magazines maintain their mojo as latest numbers give publishers a boost
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It's a rather interesting period in the history of magazines and, despite the prevailing belief that shiny new digital toys are killing off paper, the latest readership and circulation numbers have once again showed the market is still in fairly good health in New Zealand.

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