Articles by Jason Fell

People on the Move | 11.05.09

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Condé Nast has named Susan Plagemann vice president and publisher of Vogue magazine. Plagemann served as vice president and publisher of Marie Claire since 2004. Vogue’s former publisher, Thomas A.

Media M&A Sees Uptick in Third Quarter

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After a “moribund” first half, media M&A as a whole saw a significant uptick during the third quarter, which might be an indication that deal transactions are on the rebound, according to a quarterly report released by investment banker the Jordan, Edmiston Group. Deals spiked during the quarter, with 168 transactions announced, valued at $11.1 billion.

USPS: No Rate Increase on Periodicals in 2010

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Having logged its 11th quarterly loss out of the last 12 quarters in August, magazine publishers have been waiting anxiously to find out how the United States Postal Service might raise its rates for mailers in 2010. Some speculated a 2 percent to 3 percent rate hike could come next May.

Magazines No Longer the ‘Center of the Universe’

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Publisher Survival, especially for those supported mainly by print advertising, was the topic of debate, and some contention, during a Folio: Show Virtual panel discussion last month called “Big Ideas and New Opportunities for 2010 and Beyond.”

Taste of Home Ramps Up Advertorials

One way Taste of Home is convincing marketers to spend more money with the brand is by producing custom editorial columns in the magazine that it says are more “synergistic” with advertisers’ promotional goals.