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July 2013

29 July 2013

Revenues Up for Meredith’s Magazine Group

Revenues were up for Meredith's National Media Group in its fiscal year 2013 earnings report, as the company saw big returns from digital advertising and continued success with its Sales Guarantee program. Recent acquisitions skewed the results however.

The company's overall revenues were up 7 percent year-over-year to $1.5 billion, with operating profits ahead 13 percent to $211 million.

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26 July 2013

Press Distributors Association PDA wishes Happy Birthday to Tony Jashanmal, (President of the Distripress)

Dear Tony

Press Distributors Association wishes you a very Happy birthday!

You own a rare combination of organizational talent and professionalism.

You facilitate the  exchange on the international scene, help the participants of Distripress in their current activities.

We highly appreciate your cooperation with the PDA and the support you are giving to our organization.

Russian publishers and distributors highly appreciate your reputation as a expert on a worldwide media field. 

Thanks to your organizational and political talent, Distripress strengthens its credibility and influence in the international arena.

We wish you good health, much happiness and inexhaustible optimism!


President of the PDA  Dmitry Martynov

Chairman of the PDA Alexander Oskin


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25 July 2013

Apple’s iPad Sales Falter in Q3

iPhone and iPad sales went in opposite directions Apple announced in yesterday's fiscal third quarter earnings report.

Smartphone sales increased 20 percent year-over-year, surpassing 31 million units worldwide, as tablet volume fell 14 percent to about 14.5 million units. At just over $6 billion in revenue though, iPads bring in only about a third of what iPhones generated.

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24 July 2013

Guardian gets online traffic boost from Snowden story, now nipping at NYT’s heels

According to new figures, the Guardian set a one-day traffic record with its Snowden coverage, and has also seen its overall traffic grow to the point where it is likely close to matching the New York Times.

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23 July 2013

The Transforming Consumer Magazine Business Has Not Been Good to the Newsstand

Consumer magazine publishers are learning how to cope in an environment racked by massive shifts in technology that have altered how people consume media. However, in regard to its effect on newsstand sales, neither publishers nor their key newsstand supply-chain partners, have been fully realistic in evaluating its effect on newsstand sales. 

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19 July 2013

Forbes Media Launches a Wine Club Subscription Service

Forbes Media has launched Forbes Wine Club, a new subscription and e-commerce site that connects subscribers with fine wines they are likely to enjoy. The company has partnered with Lot18 to create, a customizable wine buying experience.

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18 July 2013

17 July 2013

The Kremlin's new mass media is designed to control the mood of the business elite

The Kremlin plans to create their own mass media in order to "break the monopoly of liberalism" in the information environment. However, as a major competitor are named publications, which are positioned as business ones, like "Vedomosti" and "Kommersant".

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16 July 2013


The annual PBAA member meeting was held on June 12, 2013 at the Retail Marketplace Conference in Philadelphia.

At that time, the results of the election for three board seats were announced by PBAA Executive Director, Lisa Scott.

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15 July 2013

The Runet regulator will blacklist the infected sites

Coordination Center for TLD engaged in cyber security.

Coordination Center for TLD (KC), the administrator of Domain .Ru and .RF, together with the large Russian IT-companies ("Yandex», Mail.Ru Group, «Kaspersky Lab" and Group-IB) have decided to create their own blacklist of sites with hazardous content: viruses, spyware or phishing software.

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