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July 2011

29 July 2011

Advertising in regional print media increased by 12%

According to Adinpress, local advertising budgets for the second quarter of 2011 have increased (compared to the same period last year) in Chelyabinsk by 11%, in Ekaterinburg by 5%, and in Samara by 20%.
Allocation of advertising budgets did not change significantly in the second quarter of 2011. Advertising in construction themed publications is still increasing the most. Also, advertising budgets of weekly newspapers are increasing almost everywhere. When it comes to free newspapers, advertising budgets vary from one place to another.

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28 July 2011

Medvedev approved the idea of creating a worldwide registry of media content

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev approved the idea of ??creating a global registry of intellectual property in e-format, and instructed to draft an address (proposing the creation of such registry) to the international organizations and leaders of the several states.

The staff at the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will be working on this project. Presidential aide, Arkady Dvorkovich, confirmed that Medvedev instructed Russian officials to launch this project.

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26 July 2011

Zinio Partners with Recorded Books for Digital Mags in Libraries

Zinio announced today its partnership with Recorded Books, making thousands of digital magazines accessible in public libraries throughout the US, Canada, Australia and UK.

Zinio’s partnership with Recorded Books will grant library visitors access to full digital issues of magazines through “Zinio for Libraries” with the use of their library card. Libraries will offer selected titles through a digital catalogue.


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25 July 2011

Conde Nast, Other Publishers Look to Standardize Audience Metrics In Digital Editions

Digital editions, the oft-dubbed “Wild West” of the publishing world, may be charted in the near future. Many publishers are investing large amounts of time and resources to navigating user behavior in tablet editions of magazines, and this data is being used in a variety of ways.

Bonnier is expected to announce that an agency they’re working with is going to recognize the mag+ copies they sell as part of their rate base; mag+ is an initiative now under Moving Media, created by Bonnier for publishers to build tablet editions.

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22 July 2011

Apple Releases Publisher Newsstand with iOS 5

At an Apple conference held in San Francisco on June 6, Apple introduced iOS 5, the latest version of its mobile operating system, which now includes the Newsstand, a virtual set of shelves that display users’ subscriptions with the latest issues of magazine titles.

Also new to the App Store is an app that features only magazine and newspapers titles that offer a subscription model to customers.

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21 July 2011 Relaunches Site

The site that everyone has known and loved for the past three years has made basic structural and design changes. Now the site is even more convenient, useful and visually striking.

The relaunch has made the site more "social." Now users can not only post comments regarding the publication, but also converse directly with trendy bloggers, popular designers and fashion experts. Readers have already begun posing questions to fashion world experts Yulia Antontseva (Muz-TV VJ) and designer Igor Chapurin, and are reading the blog by Anastasia Pyatina.

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19 July 2011

vMore text messages leak as Russian authorities investigate

It’s not just Megafon users who might be caught explaining away incriminating text messages – it turns out that all Russia’s networks could be vulnerable to similar leaks.

Megafon and Yandex found themselves at the heart of a scandal when 8,000 personal messages became available to the search engine, much to the amusement of internet users.

The glitch lasted for a couple of hours, but as investigators homed in it emerged that another provider in Perm was also suffering leaks.

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14 July 2011

A New Grazia Contest Started

Grazia magazine announced the start of a new creative contest for young stylists. The contest, organized with the support of Philips and the Persona style school, consists of two stages.

In the first stage, participants must create a beauty look for a cruise collection and send a photo of their work with comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the second stage, they must create an evening look. The best looks will be chosen by Natalya Bogdankevich, Grazia beauty director, and Igor Stoyanov, president of Persona.

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13 July 2011

National Geographic Traveler Awards 2011

National Geographic Traveler magazine under the aegis of the Russian Tourist Industry Union is organizing the National Geographic Traveler Awards 2011. The award will mark the best tourist destinations in 2011 in several categories: beach, excursions, active, mountain skiing, best destination in Russia.

Turkey or Crimea, Baikal or Norwegian fjords, London or St. Petersburg, the Roman Colosseum or island of Kizhi? If you like traveling and want to share your opinion, you are welcome to take part in the poll at 

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12 July 2011

Zinio Discounts Entire Newsstand With Groupon

Digital magazine and newsstand provider Zinio is cashing in on the discount phenomenon with a new collaborative project with Groupon.

"We've been looking at creative, innovative and interesting new ways to educate the world about Zinio and what its opportunities are," says Jeanniey

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