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June 2012

29 June 2012

Subway retail

Moscow authorities are restricting the subway retail outlets  to only selling goods that passengers might need during their ride. On top of that, each retail space will be assigned a particular designation that will be specified in the lease.

The city officials will be conducting a study to determine which goods people need on their subway rides. The new list of goods for subway retail outlets is expected to include some of the goods that are prohibited today such as bread, ice cream, and vacuum packed meat products.

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28 June 2012

Russia’s Media Market to Grow to $39 Bln by 2016 – PwC

 

Russia’s entertainment and media market will grow to $39 billion by 2016, with consumer spending in the sector to grow at an average annual rate of 36 percent in 2012-2016, according to a report presented by auditor PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Thursday.

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27 June 2012

Yandex New Tool Targets Display Ads, Russian Search

 

Multinational companies have begun to pay more attention to online consumers internationally, launching digital campaigns in China and now Russia. Brands like Procter & Gamble continue to heighten demand for search engines and agencies to develop technology and services to support such campaigns. The transition could both help and put stress on Russian search engines like Yandex.

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26 June 2012

The Moscow Times Presents "Russia – France" Supplement


The Moscow Times newspaper has released "Russia – France," a new supplement and a joint project with the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce (CCIFR). The supplement is devoted to economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries and has been released annually for more than five years.

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25 June 2012

Russian official made death threats to journalist in forest, claims newspaper

A top Russian official summoned a journalist to a one-on-one meeting in a forest and threatened to personally arrange his killing, according to one of the country's leading newspapers.

 

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21 June 2012

TV guide market: new trends

TV guide market was growing faster than the rest of the print media market up until 2012. During the first 4 months of 2012 it has been displaying the same 7% growth as the rest of the industry though.

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Digital Edition Briefs

Teen Vogue has launched its Insider App for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The new app will allow readers to view and engage with editorial and advertising content. App users will gain access to bonus content where they can access shopping guides, be treated to exclusive deals, and share content across multiple social media platforms.

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20 June 2012

'Naysayers' Wrong About Newspapers and the News Corp. Split, Murdoch Says

Decision Reflects No Doubts About Publishing or Hacking Fallout, According to CEO

News Corp.'s board has decided to pursue a division of the company's vast operations into one spinoff focused on entertainment and another focused on publishing, the company said Thursday. But the decision has nothing to do with any doubts about the newspaper business or fallout from its phone-hacking scandal in Britain, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said.

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19 June 2012

Time Inc. Changes Mind on Apple's Newsstand

Time Inc. has decided to offer digital subscriptions to all 20 of its titles in Apple's Newsstand. Up to now, the publisher was one of the biggest hold-outs since the service launched.
In keeping with its All Access plan, subscribers to the print brands can get digital editions of their magazines at no extra cost, and the digital versions are priced similarly to their print counterparts.

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15 June 2012

BoSacks Speaks Out: PBAA - Print Magazines Unique Retail Opportunity

One of the best parts of what I do for a living is that I get to go a multitude of magazine/media trade shows to meet people and listen to lectures from absolutely every part of the magazine food chain.  I go to writers associations, editors associations, production, distribution and circulation, digital workshops, libraries, regional magazine associations, and countless other types of publishing events. These events cover in great detail everything from the initial concept stage of developing a magazine through the entire process to the final sale of our work.

This past week I had the opportunity to explore the retail part of our business at the PBAA in Baltimore.  Most of the time on these trips I have been requested to give a talk about my views of the future of our industry, and sometimes I go as a member of the press to learn and absorb anything and everything that I can about our business.  All this cross-pollination gives me the widest possible peripheral vision of the many components that make up the magazine/media business.  Speaking for myself, I have a damn good idea of how they actually all fit together.

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