Oct 17
Oct 17

Bookazines Boom in 2013

This just may be the year of the bookazine, according to Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine. Bookazines, or special magazine issues dedicated to a particular topic, are hot right now according to figures cited by Husni. The one-time volumes -- typically priced at $10 a copy or higher -- are... read more →
Oct 15

Good Just Isn’t Good Enough

“Online, the gap between print and digital content values is closing fast,” says Folio’s Bob Cohn in a recent post on “the new journalism.” Cohn gives an interesting take on the development of digital journalism -- from its early “wild West” mentality to its more respectable form today. “Once upon... read more →
Oct 15

Can This Advertising Be Saved?

Clever, smart, witty, laugh-out-loud funny – we all recall those ads in the past that captured our collective attention and made us feel something real. And they are a far cry from what passes for advertising in this data-driven digital age. The dearth of creativity in today’s advertising gets an... read more →
Oct 14
Oct 14

Epic Fail for Mag Apps?

Dedicated magazine apps for tablets may look good, but they could be headed straight into the void. So begins an honest and straightforward look at the current state of magazine apps on tablets, by industry thought leader Jon Lund. “I fear the app-based tablet approach to magazines leads straight to... read more →
Oct 11

One Very Smart Ad

Q: When is an ad more than an ad? A: When it says what you want to say while barely saying a word. At this point, the ad becomes the thing itself, not just a representation but an actual testimony to what the thing is.   Take this design school's... read more →
Oct 10

USPS – It’s Really Not Their Fault

The USPS has been making headlines lately, floating new delivery schedules and rate hikes designed to stem the flow of billions in operating losses. Time and again their “reforms” go untried, and they continue to bleed red ink. Politicians spout that the USPS needs to operate more like a business... read more →
Oct 10
Oct 09

2013 – The Year of Social Spam

Email programs getting savvier at detecting and preventing spammers? No problem, we’ll just go spam on social media. That seems to be one of the reasons why spam has shown as astonishing 355% growth in the first half of 2013, according to a recent article by Lorenzo Francheschi-Biccierai in Mashable.... read more →