Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Magazine Madness: Forbes 2009 list

Hey People,
Forbes has announced its 2009 list of the most powerful fashion magazine editors in the US, with Anna Wintour gaining the top spot in the midst of outbreak of publicity for The September Issue. Which I still have not seen… SMH@ me…

The annual ranking is comprised by calculating everything from year-on-year circulation, ad pages and advertising revenue stats to the number of unique web users the magazine has and how many times the editor's name has been entered on Factiva and Google Blog Search.
Despite the fact that at US Vogue, year-on-year ad sales were reported to be down 26% during H1 2009, the hype behind the release of The September Issue this month and Wintour's subsequent promo for it, as well as her role setting up the Fashion's Night Out event worldwide, gives her the editor's crown.

She knocks Cindi Leive of Glamour from 2008's number one spot. Leive subsequently slips to number two, albeit with an outstanding web presence - Glamour.com's web traffic is up 54% year-on-year to 1.3 million, while Style.com (Vogue's web counterpart) is down 9% to just 344,189, according to Comscore.

The two top hitters are closely followed by Elle's Robbie Myers; More's Leslie Jane Seymour and Allure's Linda Wells

Next up comes Glenda Bailey of Harper's Bazaar at number six, then another newcomer and the only male on the list, Ariel Foxman of InStyle at number seven; Kate White of Cosmopolitan at eight; Joanna Coles of Marie Claire at nine; and Ann Shoket of Seventeen at 10.

Congrats to those hard working editors that keep us intrigued, updated on the latest in the Fashion world, inspiration, fashion trivia and keep us buying the magazines....

I have to do an honorable mention for Editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray of Essence Magazine.

Essence is the only magazine I read cover to cover. Essence is not your average fashion magazine, however it speaks to the lifestyle of Black Women along with beauty and fashion.


Until Next Time

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Source: WGSN

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