December 17, 2018

 

“Our prehistoric ancestors were bakers and brewers thousands of years before they even contemplated becoming full-time farmers.”

- Eric A. Powell in Archaeology

 

Jokes on jokes on jokes! You will be ready for the holidays if you have a few of these memorized.

- Boys’ Life

Smithsonian Channel Launches Streaming Service

The service will not include advertising, at least at launch, but will include over 1,000 hours of content, including 4K series, documentaries, and shows liker “Aerial America,” and “Million Dollar American Princesses.”

 

Health Debuts Redesign, Sets Positive Tone

The new Health magazine “aims to strike a balance between science-based content and healthy living” and “to be warm and inviting to the reader," per the company. Each section features vertical tabs for a "workbook-like effect."

 

Q&A with Maile Carpenter : On Always Choosing Sparkling Water - “It’s Like Drinking a Party...”

Since its founding in 2008, Maile Carpenter has been the editor-in-chief of Food Network Magazine, spearheading its quick rise and populist approach. (Since last year, Carpenter has also run The Pioneer Woman Magazine.)

 

Billionaire Charles S. Cohen Acquires Avenue Magazine

“It’s the first magazine property for Cohen — who also recently acquired Merchant Ivory Productions, and has earned eight Oscar nominations through his film distribution company, Cohen Media Group, which specializes in foreign films.

 

Magazine Media Member Spotlight: KeepCraftAlive

Q&A with Rob Yagid, Executive Director, KeepCraftAlive: "At its core the #KeepCraftAlive initiave is about awareness. We strive to generate awareness of the skills gap and its far reaching impact in order to ignite action."

 

High Times Acquires "Buyer's Industry Guide," BIG Show
The acquisition will expand High Times’ event production business, which includes festivals like the Cannabis Cup, Reggae On The River and industry events, such as the High Times Business Expo.

 

Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report Released

The October 2018 Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report shows that Total Audience remains strong at 1.8 billion for the 114 magazine brands in the analysis. We continue to see the same trends as recent months, with Mobile Web (+5.6%) and Video (+23.7%) on the steady rise.

 

To Hold Facebook Accountable, Stop Calling It a Tech Company

To be sure, Facebook utilizes technology, but that doesn't make it a tech company any more than Exxon Mobil (because it uses instruments to find oil) or Burlington Northern (because it's based on the invention of the steam engine).

 

The Death of Keywords As Audiences Become Key to Targeting in Search

Companies like Yelp, as well as traditional search platform companies such as Google and Bing have slowly begun to rely more heavily on building audiences rather than keywords to target consumers.

 

CMO Tenures Grow Longer: Study

Women better represented in CMO roles than elsewhere in C-suite.

 

25 Days of Cookies: Martha Stewart Living's December Issue

Martha Stewart Living's December issue is all about one thing - cookies! These chai snowball confections are a festive sweet treat that packs all the spicy winter flavors we love.

 

 

February 5 | American Magazine Media Conference 2019

 

 

ESPN THE MAGAZINE’S “DOMINANT 20” ISSUE LOOKS AT THE YEAR’S MOST DOMINANT ATHLETES

 

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE® AND COUNTRY LIVING ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION

 

PEOPLE CELEBRATES 23 YEARS HOSTING THE SAG AWARDS® POST-AWARDS GALA TO HONOR ACTORS' CHARITABLE ENDEAVORS

 

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Faculty | Northwestern University | Chicago, IL