Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

December 14, 2010

The Ex-Factor

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 11:57 am
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A little snippet of news on the Media Bulletin website yesterday about the X Factor magazine. “This year’s final issue of X Factor Magazine is out on Wednesday 15 December.”

Interestingly, when this title was launched back in September the talk was of this being a new weekly that would have a life over and above the television series.  As this news item stated: “The magazine will continue to be produced beyond the end of the current series and will likely have a 51-issue year.”

Hmmm. Couple this with the stories circulating of a less than sparkling sale of the initial, Tesco-exclusive, issue and the departure of the launch editor and this is beginning to look like one of those embarassing auditions by some no-hoper who falls back into obscurity.

December 10, 2010

More vacancy

Filed under: B2B magazines,closures,Recession — privatefraser @ 4:47 pm
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Hot on the heels of Centaur’s closure of Public Sector Building, Unity Media has suspended Public Sector and Local Government Building magazine.

Amusingly, they say that this is a “temporary suspension of the publication, which will be reviewed at a later date”.

Yeah, right, as I believe the young people say.

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