Jan 9, 2018
Woman reading magazine.

It’s no secret that magazines and print advertising have been in a state of consolidation.

Jann Wenner just sold a controlling interest in Rolling Stone.  Rodale was acquired by Hearst and Time Inc. was purchased by Meredith, with downsizing likely after both transactions close.  And some of the best-known magazines around, including Gourmet, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Life have ceased printing altogether or been significantly refocused.

However, there are signs of life.

Continue reading “Casper Launches a… Magazine?”

Nov 27, 2017
woman opening mail

Checking my mail one day, I received an oversized postcard from a restaurant called Lena’s Italian Kitchen, offering 20% off my first order. As a New York City resident, I can say that this was the first (and only) solo Direct Mail piece I ever received from a restaurant. As a direct marketer, I applauded their strategy… what a great way to stand out in a very crowded landscape. Just how crowded? According to a recent report from Crain’s New York, crowded to the tune of over 26,000 restaurants across the five boroughs! Continue reading “Millennials Actually Value Direct Mail”

Feb 2, 2017
2017

With the arrival of 2017, we look back and reflect on some of the defining marketing trends and media habits throughout the past year. While we saw a surge in influencer marketing, a shift in the landscape of streaming video consumption, and proof that consumers’ continue to place their trust in traditional media, one thing’s for sure: the marketing landscape is ever-changing.

But what strategies and tactics will influence marketing in 2017? A number of Media Horizons’ thought leaders share their perspective on what’s in store for brands and marketers in the year ahead.

Continue reading “5 Marketing Predictions for 2017”