Tag Archives: magazine publishing

Why Future is forging ahead

Last week I interviewed Chris Convey, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Future’s B2B portfolio, who led on its core acquisition’s strategy. In the past few years, following a restructure, Future plc has seen phenomenal growth from acquisitions and through an expansion of their current portfolio. But why has this media giant now forged […]
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Why your title should adopt 360-degree feature packages

Recently I presented a paper to delegates at the AJE Magazine Conference at Edinburgh Napier on why 360-degree features are core skills for tomorrow’s journalists. When writing my book, Business Strategies for Magazine Publishing, I found that surprisingly, some editors still publish their print articles online verbatim. But I believe in order to thrive, magazine […]
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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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Sillitoe to edit new retail magazine

Essential Retail is a new trade e-magazine launched by Legend Exhibitions in association with the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE). Ben Sillitoe – an experienced B2B journalist and founding editor of Retail Gazette – will edit the new the e-magazine  aimed at the time-pressured, providing unique news, advice, tips and inspiring content. More details from at: http://www.essentialretail.com/