Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dear Time Magazine: Seriously?

Dear Time Magazine: If you’re wondering why I don’t pick on Newsweek, here’s the reason. It’s hard to take them seriously anymore (Especially after the Princess Di cover). You, on the other hand, have a long and distinguished record. You … Continue reading

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Social Power, Personal Power, and Seventeen Magazine

The final outcome of this story will tell us if the editors of Seventeen Magazine listened to their readers. But the beginning of the story really tells the tale of what the future of reader influence and input could look like … Continue reading

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Is our DNA Keeping the Newsstand Industry From Making a Sale?

A longtime friend and colleague has often said that “ Single copy sales is a very simple, practical, complicated, business.” He’s right. The goal is simple. Sell stuff. It’s the selling of the stuff (magazines), however, that is often complicated. … Continue reading

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