Often we see the magazine covers in stores, but we really don’t think that much about them, what goes into the making of a good cover or how a magazine decides upon a particular cover.
New York Times magazine has an interesting new project. In their new video series, “Behind the Cover”, they are documenting the creation of the cover images. For the whole story, click here and for the story behind the April 29th cover, click here.
Geographically, Canada has a larger land mass than the United States, however the reverse is true in terms of population density. Canada hosts 10% of the entire North American population, with 36.4 million people country-wide, but produces 12.8% of the English language sales on the newsstand! This becomes even more impressive when you add in the fact that French is the mother-tongue of about 22.3% of the Canadian population or about 7 million Canadians. The majority of the French language population reside in the province of Quebec and of that 7 million, 4.5 million only speak French and as such are not consumers of English language magazines!
MagNet 2018 will take place Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26th in Toronto.
Canada’s Magazine Conference, MagNet, is North America’s largest gathering of magazine media stakeholders. Of special interest this year is a session moderated by our very own, Craig Sweetman. Recent research from BrandSpark International turns the page on assumptions about magazines at retail. The BrandSpark research findings, Magazine Resilience: Who’s Buying at Retail? reveals how retailers and publishers can leverage magazines to enhance the overall shopping experience.
Other sessions of interest Wednesday, April 25
Global Intensives – The Economist: Doubling Down on Circulation to Grow Audience and Profits
How Canadian Marketers Can Leverage Data for Greater Profitability
Thursday, April 26
Global Intensives – Magazine Media: Better. Believe It.
Check out the MagNet 2018 information in greater detail by clicking here.
Advertising in magazines has long been known to get results for advertisers. Magazine readers like seeing ads in magazines and retain that information more than with other advertising. The curated content in magazines attracts readers and the ads that accompany that content are relevant to the readers.
So then, what is going on with advertising today, in this ‘digital world’. Has it changed, or has the perception just changed?
Did you ever wonder what the market share was for English language publications was per province versus the percentage of English language as 1st language speakers there were in Canada?
Well we have the answer for you in the chart below?
The highlighted provinces/territories outperform in terms of market share of copies sold versus provincial/territorial population versus overall Canadian population.
Also very interesting is the number of copies sold per person per year on average is highest in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. We would hazard a guess that this has a lot to do with limited activities available.
Source: CTC Boxscore
When I first read this title in a recent article published by Independent Retailer, I thought, publishing has seen much turmoil in the last few years, what lessons could it be teaching retail?… Well, retail is also in turmoil. In fact many businesses, think tourist and taxi industry, are being disrupted today. Change is everywhere. Read more
Have you ever clicked on ‘click-bait’? Ever read fake news, without realizing it? (Although, how would you know, really?) Ever shared fake news and then got called out on it? Embarrassing, right? Read more
A recent national survey of shoppers and retailers conducted by BrandSpark International for Magazines Canada shows some interesting behaviour around magazine purchasing at retail.
Click here to view the entire article.
Intriguing to me is this article about our relationship with digital. How the fantasy, that digital made everything better, is coming to an end and that we are at the start of introducing more analog media back into our lives. I would have to say that I agree with the author’s opinion. Do you? Click here to read the article.
Magazines, like people, are unique. They have soul. Curated content brought to life by a Publisher’s vision and an Editor’s hand. They inform, entertain, engage, indulge, educate and inspire. They can be made into a statement of ‘who you are’ as you travel on the subway, or can be something to snuggle up to, akin to an old friend, in the privacy of home. Perfect to enjoy on a fall day and pairs equally well with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
In store, they offer a few minutes of respite from the grind of shopping. Their availability brings shoppers comfort. Popped into that basket, they increase the ring at the cash. They inspire additional store purchases too! They attract that shopper that retailers want.
This site highlights the soul of magazines. It highlights the love shoppers still have for theirs. It discusses how retail and magazines can play a role, together in the shopper’s modern world.