Mobile Print: Plugged into Design

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A Little Insight into MagazinesIn March, the President and CEO of The Association of Magazine Media (MPA), Mary Berner, gave some pretty insightful remarks at Swipe 2.0. In fact, she treated the audience to a pop quiz that set the stage for what is turning out to be a growth year for magazines. Let’s see if you have the right answers:

How many magazines have thrived for over 50 years?

A. 12 B. 35 C. 105 D. 338 million

Answer: C. 105

How many TV brands can claim the same thing? 9


What percentage of 18-34 year old social media users who also read magazines—follow a magazine editor or columnist on Twitter?

A. 56% B. 13% C. 45% D. 49%

Answer: A. 56%and more than half have re-tweeted a magazine editor’s tweet, Berner added.


What percentage of consumers went to a digital newsstand in search of a specific magazine media brand?

A. 12% B. 22% C. 45% D. 79%

Answer: C. 79%, Berner added, “indicating [magazine] branded content is a destination purchase on digital newsstands.”



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