Category Archives: News

Take a strategic approach to advertising

My experience on the changes in advertising sales over the last decade has resulted in this latest article, How magazines can take a strategic approach to advertising, published in WNIP. Researching this feature took me back to earlier in my career when the core magazine revenue came from copy sales and advertising. So much has […]
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Guest lecture at Napier

Below is a video of my lecture to Masters students on the International Journalism for Media Professionals and also those taking MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University. The theme was how to develop a successful magazine concept. Here are my five essential takeaways from the session: Spend time developing an in-depth business plan Don’t skimp […]
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PREREQUISITES FOR MAGAZINE START-UPS

When developing a new magazine concept having a deep connection with your subject is as important as securing funding.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLATFORMS

Do you opt for digital with content spread across online and social media platforms? Or should you take a 360-degree approach putting content in print, online and social media platforms plus as a digital product? Do you opt for digital with content spread across online and social media platforms? Or should you take a 360-degree approach putting content […]
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NME CLOSES PRINT EDITION

Sadly, it is the end of an era – NME aka New Musical Express has finally decided to cease its weekly print edition from today after 66 years.