IPC Media produces over 85 iconic media brand, with their print brands alone reaching almost two thirds of UK women and 44% of UK men – almost 27 million UK adults, while our online brands collectively reach 20 million users every month. IPC diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, which have three core audiences they focus on which are: Men (IPC inspire) – this comprises a wealth of leisure brands including, Country life, Horse & Hound, Rugby World Decanter, also they have lifestyle brands including, NUTS, Mousebreaker and NME. Mass market women (IPC connect) – this comprises famous women's weeklies including, Look, Chat, Now and Woman, also TV entertainment brands including, What’s on TV, TVTimes and TV & Satellite week, and online there is the goodtoknow network. Upmarket women (IPC Southbank) – comprises luxury fashion brands including, Marie Clare and InStyle, also there are lifestyle brands including, woman&home and essentials, also home interest brands including, Ideal Home, Livingetc and housetohome. IPC media is wholly owned by Time Inc. In the mid 1950’s the magazine publishing industry was dominated by a handful of companies. These companies fought each other for market share in a highly competitive marketplace.
Country Life It is a well known Magazine and an instantly recognisable company. Cost: £3.00 Frequency: weekly It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects including, architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. www.countrylife.co.uk TV Choice It’s a well known Company as it keeps up to date with soap and TV news. Cost: 42p Frequency: Weekly It has many pictures and facts about the weekly programs. Fashion It is one of the worlds best fashion magazines. Cost: 3.00 Frequency: Monthly The magazine seems to chose celebrities for the front cover, and it has fashion advice the last clothes and style. www.tvchoice.com www.fashion.com
Bauer Media company is private and focuses on the industry of publishing and broadcasting. It was founded in 1875 and it’s headquarters are in Hamburg, Germany, also the areas served are Europe, USA, China and Russia. It has a revenue turnover of 1.79 billion euro. Bauer media is a large German publishing company based in Hamburg, which operates in 15 countries worldwide. Since the company was founded in 1875, it has been privately-owned and under management by the Bauer family. It was formerly called Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG, abbreviated to HBV and usually shortened to H. Bauer. It has over 230 magazines in 15 countries, as well as online, TV and radio stations. The worldwide circulation of this media group’s magazines amounts to 38 million magazines a week. The Group employs some 6,400 people and has a 2008 turnover of 2.08 billion Euros. Bauer Media reaches over nineteen million UK adults across multiple media channels. They have more than eighty influential media brands spanning a wide range of interests, including magazines and their group of twenty local radio stations.
www.kerrang.com This is a magazine for anyone who listens to this genre of music. This magazine focuses around rock and roll music along with heavy metal. It also contains a large amount of concert reviews and poster. Cost: £2.50 Frequency: Weekly They also have a website : Uk’s most popular celebrity gossip magazine. Heat was launch in the year 2000, and after only a few months it became one for the most popular celebrity gossip magazine. Cost: £2.30 Frequency: Weekly They also have a website: www.heatworld.com This is the most popular sports magazine. This magazine is mainly bought by younger children, and is not as popular with adults. It mainly contains the weekly updates about all the football matches, rugby matches etc… it also has many posters on the inside of sports stars. Cost: £3.00 Frequency: Weekly They also have a website: www.motdmag.com
Condé Nast is subsidiary and was founded in 1907. it’s headquarters are in a Condé Nast building in New York City. The companies revenue for 2007 was £2 billion estimated USD, FY and its parent is Advanced Publications. Condé Nast is a worldwide magazine publishing company. Its main offices are in New York, Chicago, Miami, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo, London and Paris. Condé Nast is run by S.I. Newhouse Jr, and is a division of Advance Publications, who have owned the company since 1959. By 1998 the group included 17 such publications, many of them are the largest in their markets. It had an average total circulation of over 13 million issues a month, and an estimated actual readership 5 times larger than that.
Vogue This is a fashion a life magazine. It contains the latest fashion and advice. Vogue is the most popular fashion magazine as it is known all over the world and has interviews from top designers Cost: £3.80 Frequency: Monthly Weird This a magazine that focuses on the economy and politics. It is full of colour and images which makes it stand out a lot more. It is a popular Magazine in San Francisco and California and was publish in 1993. GQ GQ is a men's fashion magazine. It mainly focuses on Style, culture and fashion although there are articles on food, travel, movies, sport, sex and books.
EMAP is a private company and it’s industry is publishing. This was founded in 1947 and now it’s headquarters are in London, UK. The revenue turnover in 2006 was £1.154 billion. It’s operating income in 2006 was £223 million. Emap is a British media company, specializing in the production of business-to-business magazines, and the organization of business events and conferences. It has 59 business-to-business magazines. The magazine division was found on a hunch when the company’s presses are low between printing issues of the local papers. The thought that a weekly angling publication would be a hit so I 1953 Angling Times was made. Which was soon joined by another high selling magazine motor cycle news from its founded in 1956 for £100. both remain in the top 10 profit earners for the company to this day.
Future is a private limited company (PLC) and focuses in the industry on magazine and internet publishing. It was founded by Chris Anderson in 1985, and its headquarters and in Bath, UK. It sells more that 3 million magazines each month and attracts over 20 million people to the website each month. It also has over 27 live events every year which attracts over 100,000 people and enthusiast. In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines. The target audience for this specific company is adults and teenagers, as it is suppose to be quite useful information about websites.