Anthem publishing’s Taste Britain – “The UK’s only regular magazine dedicated entirely to British food and drink” – has had its chips.
March 30, 2010
March 17, 2010
Word reaches Private Frazer that Landrover Enthusiast magazine is about to go permanently off road. Tata.
March 16, 2010
Still gloom and doom for US B2B publishers according to the latest American Business Media figures as reported in Folio: Last year advertising pages for trade magazines fell 28.6% compared to 2008, with estimated ad revenues down 24%.
March 9, 2010
I hope this is a joke by someone. It demonstrates an almost heroic sense of the absurd.
The owner of the Lady, the 125 year-old weekly “journal for gentlewomen”, is understood to be working on a bid to acquire the assets of Reader’s Digest UK (Grauniad)
Obviously The Lady feel they can bring their superior marketing and ad sales expertise to the rescue of RDUK.
A couple of figures:
- The Lady, current active paid circulation 28,362. Active paid circulation three years ago: 31,752
- Reader’s Digest, current active paid circulation 439,442. Active paid circulation three years ago: 662,417
March 5, 2010
It’s been an interesting few days for B2B results, so let’s summarise the good news:
UBM’s print division: revenues down 23.1% to £165.8m and operating profit down 62.8% to £8.9m
Informa: operating profit down 11% to £145.7m in 2009 on revenue down 4% to £1.2bn
Centaur: revenue fell 24%, a loss before tax of £1.7m in the last six months of 2009
RBI: operating profit fell to £89m in 2009 from the £126m the previous year, a 35% drop in consistent currencies. Revenue was down to £891m last year from £987m in 2008, a fall of 18% in consistent currencies.
DMGT: revenues from the group’s B2B operations in the quarter were £186 million, 20% lower than for the corresponding period in 2008. Revenue from DMGT’s Euromoney business fell by 16% to £71 million.