Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

October 28, 2011

Early Retirement

Filed under: B2B magazines,closures — privatefraser @ 8:29 am
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It’s proving to be a hard winter for pensions titles. Following on from the FT’s axing of Pensions Management, today’s post brings a copy of an email from Nick Rapley, MD of Incisive:

After much consideration we have decided to discontinue publishing Global Pensions and ETFM. [Exchange Trade Funds Magazine – but you knew that already didn’t you.]

There are various cyclical and structural challenges at play which combined make the continuation of these brands untenable.

If any of you live next door to a pensions magazine, it might be worth popping round to check if they’re okay.

[Thanks to John for the lead on this]

September 3, 2010

50% fewer issues – and counting

Filed under: B2B magazines — privatefraser @ 12:13 pm
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From next week Incisive’s Accountancy Age will be published fortnightly instead of every week. (From Media Buletin)

I guess the figures just weren’t adding up.

May 18, 2010

Computer crash

Filed under: B2B magazines,Chair by the door — privatefraser @ 12:20 pm
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Computing magazine is to go from weekly publication to fortnightly from next month, according to Press Gazette.

Winner of this week’s Private Frazer award for corporate garbagespeak is  Computing‘s director of content Lem Bingley, who told Press Gazette that the redesign was not a way of cutting costs, but about improving the “look and feel of the brand”.

Lem is also the winner of this week’s insight award for the gem: “We think the role of print is changing.”

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