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Mark Hedges | Editor | Country Life
With only two days to go until The PPA Awards entry deadline, we spoke to the Editor of the PPA Magazine Brand of the Year, 2019. Launched in 1897, Country Life has been in publication for over 120 years and this year celebrated a decade of ABC print increases, testament to to the strength of the title's editorial and loyal audience."The best piece of advice I ever received was that you must put the reader first," said Mark Hedges, Editor of Country Life. "A reader is the most precious thing."
Guest Blog: Promising Social Media Platforms for Publishers and How to Leverage Them
One of the most significant changes in publishing centres on the rise of social media. These platforms have become extremely important tools in keeping consumers informed about the world around them. As a result, consumers of all ages have moved away from traditional sources of media and have allocated more of their news-gathering time to social media.
ABC Survey Reveals Majority of Buyers and Planners are Wary of Self-Reported Data
A new Media Agency Survey conducted by industry-owned auditor ABC has revealed that a significant number of buyers and planners value independently audited data, with 84% of respondents agreeing they’re wary of data that’s self-reported.
Clark White Publication Launches New Website with Better than Paper's Desktop Publishing Platform
The website re-launch for the mobile industry trade magazines, Mobile News and What Mobile, will be using Better than Paper's desktop publishing platform.
New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Health Care Informatics Journal
Professor Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li, a researcher of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine and medical informatics, and a practicing dermatologist, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Health & Care Informatics.
Oliver Dowden Appointed Secretary of State for DCMS
Oliver Dowden has been appointed as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
ABC Results from July to December, 2019: View from the top
Senior executives from some of the UK's leading publishers respond to the ABC Consumer Magazines Report for the July to December 2019 period.
PPA Selects Air Business as Strategic Partner for the 11th Consecutive Year
The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) has announced that Air Business, the UK’s market-leader in global mail, fulfilment, distribution and subscription management has been selected to continue as PPA strategic partner for the 11th consecutive year.
Alison Kirker | Editor | Platinum magazine, DC Thomson
Last September, DC Thomson Media launched a new glossy, monthly magazine, aimed at women over 55. This marked the biggest women's magazine launch in over a decade, and it is Ali Kirker who sits at the helm as Editor. Since getting her first job at Jackie magazine when she was 17, Kirker worked across the industry, in both newspapers and magazines, with a little detour into finance, before returning to magazines to edit Platinum.
Vogue Announces Editorial Changes
British Vogue has announced a number of updates across its editorial team.
House of Lords Pushes for Swift Government Action to Implement Cairncross Recommendations
Peers have called for swift Government action to implement recommendations from the Cairncross review, including zero-rate VAT on digital publications, to support quality journalism and help the publishing industry tackle challenges.
Barry McIlheney to Step Down as PPA CEO
The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) have announced that Barry McIlheney is to step down as CEO after 10 years in the role, and the process to appoint a new CEO has begun.