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Over 40 Percent of Magazines Have Concurrent Print, Digital Growth

Folio

More than 40 percent of magazines surveyed saw concurrent print and digital audience growth in the fall of 2012, according to the most recent study by GfK MRI.

Of the 118 titles reported to have experienced print growth from the spring of this year, 78 of them, or 43 percent, also saw digital audience gains. On the digital-only side, 119 publications had their audiences rise, including 25 with previous digital audiences of less than 1,000. Overall, average total print audience rose by 1.3 percent, while average total digital audience increased by 47.5 percent.

Six magazines-Handy, Street Rodder, Outside, Four Wheeler, Conde Nast Traveler and Diabetes Self-Management-reached benchmarks of double-digit print growth and triple-digit digital growth. Despite an acquisition by Buzzmedia and a promise to focus more on the digital product, the largest print audience increase was seen by Spin (35.91 percent). Mother Earth News (25.68), Diabetic Cooking (18.40), Country Sampler (18.34) and Yankee (18.12) were the other top gainers. Conversely, Teen Vogue (-17.73), PC World (-14.49), Elle (-10.38), American Hunter (-10.03) and Esquire (-9.98) suffered the biggest drop-offs.

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B2B Print Advertising Revenues Failing to Keep Pace With 2011 Levels

Marketing Charts

B2B print advertising revenues remained below 2011 levels in July, as they have every month this year, per the latest Business Information Network report from the Association of Business Media (ABM). July’s ad sales totaled $557.5 million, down 4.5% year-over-year. That’s actually an improvement from May and June, which saw ad sales down by more than 7% and 8%, respectively. For the year-to-date, total spending has dropped by 4.1%, from roughly $4.5 billion to $4.3 billion. Still, it’s worth noting that despite falling ad sales, print still commands roughly 30% share of the total B2B media market.

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Report: Online Ads To Beat Print Spend For First Time

ClickZ

EMarketer forecasts online advertising will edge out print in total spending this year. While it says online dollars have already outstripped newspapers and magazines separately, today’s announcement by the New York-based researcher marks the first time digital is projected to surpass the two combined.

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