Smash Hits Returns: A One-Off Special of the Iconic Music Magazine to be Published Celebrating Release of '& Juliet'

By Jess Browne-Swinburne

1 Nov 2019

Bauer Media is bringing the inimitable pop bible Smash Hits magazine back for a one-off special in partnership with the new West End musical '& Juliet' – the most famous love story of all time… remixed.

The special mini magazine will be distributed to select London Underground stations, taking readers back in time to celebrate some of the biggest pop anthems ever. The special issue will feature all the classic Smash Hits features from a ‘5 minutes with’ interview with *NSYNC and poster, song lyrics, word search, chat with Adam Lambert and Britney trivia. Jessie J also braces the epic Biscuit Tin interview.

The issue will include a feature on Max Martin and more about '& Juliet' – driving awareness of the hit-packed West End show making its London debut this November.

Using Smash Hits’ iconic pop credibility, the special mini mag will seek to connect with travel-goers in the city through a dose of musical nostalgia and synonymous with the '& Juliet' soundtrack. The show features music of pop super producer Max Martin including songs from Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Katy Perry.

Commenting on the partnership, Abby Carvosso Group Managing Director Bauer Media Advertising said: “Magazines have the power to deliver high quality attention at exceptional value for advertisers and what better way to capture attention than bringing the iconic Smash Hits back for a one-off special. This unique partnership has seen us connect with pop fanatics through the pioneering voice in pop culture to drive audiences to & Juliet.”

The full list of features in the 12pp one-off special:

  • Editor’s letter from Jordan Paramor
  • Interview with Adam Lambert
  • 5 Minutes with *NSYNC
  • *NSYNC poster
  • Wordsearch
  • Britney Spears in numbers
  • Song lyrics (I Kissed a Girl + Backstreet’s Back)
  • Biscuit Tin interview with Jessie J
  • Which 90s band would you be in? quiz
  • Feature on Max Martin
  • & Juliet ad page.

50,000 issues of the one-off special of Smash Hits will be distributed to a selection of central London Underground stations brand to hand by Frontline on 4th November – celebrating & Juliet’s West End debut at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

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