Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

June 5, 2013

Reduced Life Expectancy

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 12:34 pm

So it appears that the termination of NorthEast Life by Archant wasn’t just a one off vindictive act against the Geordies, but part of a wider Archant pruning of their portfolio of county ¬†titles; six magazines in total are discovering that ‘Life’ doesn’t always go on. Letterboxes in¬†Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire & Wye Valley, Wiltshire will now be spared estate agents’ press releases repackaged as a glossy magazine.

The surprise isn’t, of course, that these titles are folding, but that they’ve survived this long. Let’s see how many of Archant’s surviving titles make it into next year.



February 17, 2009

Life support

Filed under: Chair by the door,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 5:50 pm

From Press Gazette:

Archant is proposing to suspend the monthly publication of four of its Archant Life magazines in the Midlands following ‘a review of costs’ throughout the lifestyle magazine division.

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