Evaluation Q3 - What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Bauer Media Group
✤ Bauer Media Group is Europe’s largest privately owned publishing company who offer over 300 magazines in 15
✤ A dominant magazine Bauer publish is Kerrang which I have used as one of my style models. I would personally love
for this company to distribute my music magazine as Kerrang magazine has been very successful with the general
public; in the early 2000’s it became the best-selling British newspaper.
✤ I think that if my magazine ‘Buzz’ was stocked alongside Kerrang magazine and shown to stockists by the same
publisher as Kerrang the sales would be high and consistent. This is because although they may be in competition,
shops will want to offer similar genre magazines to the public to increase the chance of customers walking away with
more than one purchase.
✤ My magazine and Kerrang are of slightly different genres of music, Buzz is more pop/indie and Kerrang is very rock
and roll however the two do have an overlap. People with a wide music taste will be attracted to both magazines so I
think if Bauer published ‘Buzz,’ I would be successful due to the already high audience buying Kerrang.
✤ ‘Buzz’ would increase Bauers profits by adding another genre of music magazine to the collection that they already
publish which is Kerrang, Q and Mojo.
Time Inc. UK (formerly
Corporation and IPC Media)
✤ Time Inc. is a consumer magazine publisher in the UK who sell over 350 million copies of the magazines
in their publishing collecting each year. Because of this I would love for them to publish and distribute my
magazine as their audience recognition and understanding in the UK is clearly very extensive.
✤ NME magazine is published by Time Inc. and I used that magazine as one of my style models as it is a
similar genre to mine. Time Inc. is one of the leading media institutions in the UK and I think that my
magazine, ‘Buzz,’ would fit in well alongside the other music magazines they offer.
✤ 26 million adults in the UK read a magazine that is published by Time Inc. so it is almost guaranteed that
my magazine would be clearly seen by the public in order for them to make their own judgements on
wether to buy it or not. I would be ensured that it is being published well due to the high statistics.
✤ My magazine may compete with other magazines that Time Inc. publish however ultimately they would
be making a profit as they would increasing the size of their magazine portfolio they can present to
stockists for them to sell-on in their stores.