B Magazine, a partnership between Clanmouse and Bronwyn Williams, is offering iPad users the chance to buy products within its virtual pages. Clanmouse says it’s a model that seeks to bridge the gap between advertising, retail and publishing.
As Voice Brand Agency recently learned, publishing a magazine is hard graft, even with the resources of a creative agency behind it. Creative director Jonathan Sagar explains why whacking stuff on Facebook won’t cut it anymore and why chasing perfection is futile.
David Bell, ex-creative director at Media Design School’s creative advertising course and the recipient of the 2011 lifetime achievement award at Axis, has been on a mission to get his book The Dog Hunters in front of as many people as possible since it was published in July. Sales are building slowly as word spreads, he says, and so far he’s been spreading it via social media and at shows like Armageddon. And now he’s harnessing the power of Kickstarter to help fund an illustrated version.
NZ Rugby World has made significant advancements in the digital space this year, launching its iPad edition, increasing the frequency of its eDm to weekly and growing its Facebook fan base to over 20,000 friends. And its latest promotional piece features one of the sport’s most promising players, Steven Luatua, who encourages viewers to buy a copy—or else.
Fairfax Media is celebrating a victory over its main rival APN after Nielsen numbers showed more Aucklanders are reading stuff.co.nz than any other site, with its unique audience for September in Auckland clocking in at 391,000 compared to the nzherald.co.nz’s 360,000.
The Magazine Publishers Association has selected the finalists for this year’s Magazine Awards from 240 entries, up from 228 last year. Fairfax, Bauer Media Group and Tangible Media are well represented with 39, 36 and 30 finalist nods respectively.
The blind and visually impaired have long suffered what has been dubbed a “book famine”. But changes to copyright law have finally provided relief, say Anton Blijlevens and Jillian Lim.
While others are looking apprehensively towards the world of print publishing, the company behind New Zealand Geographic magazine is taking the opportunity to expand its stable. From 5 August, Kohwai Media will publish a bi-monthly photography magazine called Pro Photographer, publisher James Frankham says it’s catered towards those in the photography business.
The sequels to the nerdtacular kids book My Little Geek has reached its US$10,000 funding goal on Kickstarter with a week left to go.