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Do the ABCs reflect the true influence of magazine brands?

Do the ABCs reflect the true influence of magazine brands?

Are circulation figures an accurate measure of the health of today's print brands?

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Magazine ABCs: Top 100 for first half of 2016

Magazine ABCs: Top 100 for first half of 2016

The UK's most actively purchased magazines and digital editions have been revealed for the first half of 2016.

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Magazine ABCs: Men's Health leads the pack but top three see circulation shrink

Magazine ABCs: Men's Health leads the pack but top three see circulation shrink

Men's Health retained its ranking as the biggest selling men's magazine, with Forever Sports, published by Haymarket for Sports Direct, beating GQ to the second spot, the latest data from the Audit Bureau...

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Magazine ABCs: Women's weeklies fall 8.4%

Magazine ABCs: Women's weeklies fall 8.4%

Women's weeklies have declined in circulation once again with an 8.4% year-on-year drop over the first half of 2016, according to ABC.

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Unshackled from the EU, VAT reform should be a priority for the new chancellor

Unshackled from the EU, VAT reform should be a priority for the new chancellor

With publishers now delivering rich content across an array of platforms, and the UK unshackled from the European rule book, our domestic tax regime can finally catch up with the internet age, writes Owen...

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Duncan Chater replaces Ella Dolphin at Hearst Magazines UK

Duncan Chater replaces Ella Dolphin at Hearst Magazines UK

Duncan Chater, the group publishing director for Cosmopolitan, Red and Esquire at Hearst Magazines UK, is to take on the publisher's most senior commercial role.

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Future promotes Nial Ferguson to MD

Future promotes Nial Ferguson to MD

Future, the special interest media group behind T3 and Total Film, has promoted its technology, film and games leader Nial Ferguson, to managing director of Future UK.

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IPC Media hires Marcus Rich as chief executive

IPC Media hires Marcus Rich as chief executive

IPC Media has hired Marcus Rich, the commercial managing director at DMG Media, as its new chief executive, replacing Sylvia Auton.

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Hearst introduces agency director and creative director roles in restructure

Hearst introduces agency director and creative director roles in restructure

Hearst Magazines UK, the Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping publisher, is planning to overhaul its sales structure by hiring four agency directors, a creative director and a business marketing head.

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FHM makes Ron Burgundy its first male cover star in 20 years

FHM makes Ron Burgundy its first male cover star in 20 years

Bauer Media is putting Will Ferrell, who plays Ron Burgundy in the Anchor Man movies, on the cover or its January 2014 issue which launches tomorrow (5 December).

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Red faces at Hearst as CEO de Puyfontaine does exit for Vivendi

Red faces at Hearst as CEO de Puyfontaine does exit for Vivendi

Hearst Magazines UK has today announced chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine will be leaving for French media company Vivendi, despite issuing an outright denial of his move only last week.

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Radio Times Dalek voted Cover of the Century

Radio Times Dalek voted Cover of the Century

The Radio Times 2005 cover featuring a Dalek from 'Doctor Who' has been chosen as the best magazine cover of the last century by The Professional Publishers Association, after a nine-month online vote.

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Hearst denies Arnuad de Puyfontaine departure rumours

Hearst denies Arnuad de Puyfontaine departure rumours

Hearst Magazines UK has dismissed rumours that its chief executive Arnuad de Puyfontaine is set to leave to take the helm of French media company Vivendi.

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Jamie Jouning to replace Simon Kippin as Glamour publishing director

Jamie Jouning to replace Simon Kippin as Glamour publishing director

Glamour UK publisher Condé Nast has announced that Jamie Jouning, director of Condé Nast Digital, will replace Simon Kippin as publishing director when Kippin retires in March 2014.

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Radio Times leaders talk about the launch of its first iPad app DiscoverTV

Radio Times leaders talk about the launch of its first iPad app DiscoverTV

Radio Times, the 90 year old TV and radio listings magazine, has launched its first iPad app, containing all of the week's television, radio and on-demand programmes, as well as exclusive interviews.

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Glamour to launch Vogue-sized fashion issues

Glamour to launch Vogue-sized fashion issues

Condé Nast's Glamour magazine will launch a larger format for its March 2014 fashion special, breaking away from its distinctive "handbag size" for the first time.

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Hearst closes Zest magazine

Hearst closes Zest magazine

Hearst Magazines UK has announced it has taken "decisive action" to close Zest, its women's health and beauty magazine, with immediate effect.

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Time Out takes over Covent Garden for live issue

Time Out takes over Covent Garden for live issue

Time Out magazine is today taking over London's Covent Garden for four days of reader events, including an issue being put together live.

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Media Week Awards 2013: photo gallery

Media Week Awards 2013: photo gallery

Manning Gottlieb OMD was crowned Agency of the Year and ITV won Sales Team of the Year at the Media Week Awards last night. Have a look through a gallery of photographs of the evening.

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ITV and Manning Gottlieb OMD win big at Media Week Awards

ITV and Manning Gottlieb OMD win big at Media Week Awards

ITV picked up an impressive seven awards including Sales Team of the Year, Brand of the Year and the Grand Prix at the Media Week Awards last night, while Manning Gottlieb OMD won the coveted Agency of...

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