Sunday, 6 January 2019

CSP MAGAZINES REVEAL downmarket women's gossip mag

I may spin off further posts, but I intend to build up hub posts on each CSP. On magazines there will be a post for Tatler; Reveal; and the wider industry/key terms.


BASIC DESCRIPTION:
A celebrity/gossip mass market (downmarket) women's magazine that was closed by publisher Hearst in Sept 2018 after circulation fell by 75%, though Hearst maintains a large portfolio of women's magazines. Originally published by NatMags (Wiki), which Hearst merged with another European acquisition, Hachette Filipacchi M├ędias (Wiki), in 2011 to form Hearst Magazines UK (Wiki).







KEY POINTS/THEMES/ISSUES:







DIGITISATION, DISRUPTION, CONVERGENCE; CIRCULATION DECLINE + AD MIGRATION:








KEY THEORIES TO APPLY: 








RESOURCES FOR INDEPENDENT READING/RESEARCH:
Back issues (covers) at magazinemix.
Hearst closing Reveal after 75% circulation slump (Campaign, Sept 2018)
Hearst ABCs (circulation figures) + their analysis for July-Dec 2017 (Hearst). Here's Jan-June 2017; July-Dec 2018; July-Dec 2018 (not published yet)
Hearst's online UK store for their mags.
Statista - info on Reveal's audience/reach. You can also find detailed articles on rivals like Heat and Chat.
Hearst's women's magazines - they publish quite a few...
NatMags Wiki (the owner pre-Hearst)
RIVALS:
Closer







THE CSP TEXT:
Front cover from the March 18-24 2017 edition.








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