Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

May 31, 2013

Gannin Doon

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According to a post on Twitter (so it must be true) Archant’s North East Life magazine has waved goodbye to the Geordie shore and the current, June, issue will be its last.

Hadaway man, broons all roond.

August 11, 2011

Amateur Night

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Well, that didn’t last long. After just two issues Archant have closed the shutter on ‘The Photographer’s Guide to Turning Pro’.

Smile please! Or may be not.

September 22, 2010

Shot in the foot

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Archant Specialist are giving the bullet to Airgun Sport after just seven months according to HoldTheFrontPage because it was only selling ‘around’ 4,000 copies.

June 18, 2009

Around the regions

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File under “predictable”. Archant have folded Oxfordshire Life into Cotswolds Life, and FHP Magazine, a freebie for Nottingham, has gone south.

April 8, 2009

Town and country

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More predictable news from the world of free local magazines, with these two articles from Media Bulletin:

  • Rise, the leisure and lifestyle magazine for south London, has closed.
  • Archant Life has suspended publication of Staffordshire County until further notice.

It’s because there are two in one day that I’ve done the cut ‘n’ paste here – there’s been a steady drip of closures of these things this year all across the country. And why not? – no one would ever pay for these redundant bits of dead tree and no one ever actually read them, ergo they’re not going to be missed.

February 13, 2009

The unkindest cut

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Private Frazer’s article on the rejuvenating properties of a cold porridge face scrub may now never see the light of day as Merricks Media, the publishers of Brand New You, have gone into liquidation.

Merricks also published half a dozen magazines on buying property abroad, so this category takes a further bath. Are you watching Archant Life?

Heartwarmingly, there appears to be a large amount of recrimination and back-biting about the firms demise, with the owners blaming the banks and others talking about ‘poor business decisions’.

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