Monocle editor, Wallpaper founder, Financial Times columnist and overall media darling Tyler Brûlé was in the country recently to eat oysters at the Oyster Inn on Waiheke Island and speak to a few invited guests as part of Colenso BBDO’s Love This Speaker series. He also recorded a radio show about the state of the local magazine market with John Baker, chair of the MPA and publisher at Tangible Media, and Andy Pickering, editor of Pilot and the Herald’s Spy pages and freelance creative director. So click your thingee to hear what they had to say.
Tyler Brûlé’s media empire makes a point of avoiding the path that its contemporaries in print have taken over the past five years. Instead of investing in magazine apps, a social media presence, or web content strategies, Monocle, the magazine he launched in 2007, doubled down its analog output and now has two resort newspapers, stores in three continents, a cafe, and a 24 hour radio station.