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Why the new UK newspaper ad spend forecasts are a lot more depressing than they look

Why the new UK newspaper ad spend forecasts are a lot more depressing than they look

Jasper Jackson28th October 2014

The latest forecasts for UK ad spend from WARC seem to offer a chink of light for publishers, but you look back at previous forecasts, the picture looks a little less rosy.

Advertising, Consumer Media, Digital Media, Newspapers

Standards vs speed: Can the UK wait until 2016 for a new audience measurement system?

Standards vs speed: Can the UK wait until 2016 for a new audience measurement system?

Jasper Jackson21st October 2014

The inadequacy of systems for measuring online audiences is a recurring theme on TheMediaBriefing, simply because it is so central to how publishers approach both what they produce and how they make money from it. But can an industry body Newsworks find a standard everyone agrees with quickly enough to keep up with changing habits?

Advertising, B2B Media, Broadcast, Consumer Media, Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Mobile

Time Inc UK and Condé Nast results show UK magazines are still stuck on a downward trajectory

Time Inc UK and Condé Nast results show UK magazines are still stuck on a downward trajectory

Chris Sutcliffe9th October 2014

More bad news for UK consumer magazine publishers despite diversification into new areas such as teaching and events to IT projects.

Condé Nast, IPC, Consumer Media, Finance and Deals

Latest Consumer Media News

Martha Stewart’s Magazines to Outsource Business Side to Meredith

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEYNew York Times15th October 2014

The two titles, Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, will be pitched to advertisers along with 14 Meredith brands.

Consumer Media, Finance and Deals

How Book-a-Zines Are Endangering the Newsstand

mrondonFolio11th August 2014

Exuberant cover pricing has a chilling effect on a fragile market.

Consumer Media, Digital Media, Finance and Deals

Bits Blog: Dispute Between Amazon and Hachette Takes an Orwellian Turn

By DAVID STREITFELDNew York Times11th August 2014

In an open letter to readers, the retailer cited George Orwell in its fight with the publisher Hachette over e-book pricing, but it may have undermined its own argument.

Consumer Media, Digital Media

Harper’s Publisher Standing Firm in His Defense of Print and Paywall

By RAVI SOMAIYANew York Times11th August 2014

John R. MacArthur, of Harper’s Magazine, is part of a small group of publishers who say they believe that the Internet is bad for writers and readers.

Consumer Media, Digital Media


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