Irish magazines are taking part in a sales promotion over the summer months in selected retail stores.
The promotion starting on June 4, 2013 includes:
Readers will be able to buy the Irish Times or the Irish Daily Mail and get the featured magazine at half price. The selected newsagents will be provided with free-standing units, posters and shelf talkers promoting the magazines.
John Whelan, Chairman, Magazines Ireland, said “We are delighted to be working with the Convenience Store and Newsagents’ Association (CSNA) to promote Irish magazines. The Irish magazine market is doing well with the latest ABC circulation figures showed Irish titles holding their own despite difficult trading conditions and fierce competition from imported titles. Irish magazines offer readers relevant content and there is great loyalty to indigenous titles”.
Grace Aungier, CEO, Magazines Ireland said “Magazine shoppers spend more in store than non-magazine shoppers, and also shop more frequently, driving customers into store where they buy complimentary items such as newspapers, lottery, confectionery, snacks and drinks, and thus making them an ideal customer.
There is a bright future for magazines but it must be underpinned by continued investment in the category by all players within the supply chain and the Convenience Store and Newsagents’ Association are key players in the industry”.
Vincent Jennings, CEO, Convenience Store and Newsagents’ Association (CSNA) said “This promotion of Irish magazines and newspapers in our stores is a great opportunity to showcase the best of Irish magazine and newspaper publishing to our customers and we hope to roll it out to our other stores after the initial launch”.
27 May 2013
John Whelan has been elected Chairman of Magazines Ireland, the association of Irish magazine publishers. John is the MD of The Danstone Group, publishers of Irish Medical News a weekly publication for medical and pharmaceutical professionals and The Waiting Room, a bimonthly magazine targeted at people in the waiting rooms of GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals. A graduate of University College Cork, John was previously a Director of the LOOT Group until its sale in 2000 for £195million. John was also MD of Buy & Sell, having taken it from a loss making operation to a €28million sale. He succeeds Duan Stokes who has completed his two year term.
Commenting on his appointment, John Whelan said “I am delighted to take on the role of Chairman at this important time for the magazine media. I would like to congratulate my predecessor Duan on a wonderful job. The market is changing rapidly and publishers now take a 360 degree view of publishing, working hard to create and deliver content across a whole range of platforms. The burning issue for the Magazines Ireland is the integration of print and online strategies for our members' business to business and consumer titles. The industry is becoming more consumer-led and we have to deliver readers content how, where and when they want it.”
Grace Aungier, CEO, Magazines Ireland said “John is taking over the role of Chairman at a very exciting time for Irish magazines. The Irish magazine market is doing well with the latest ABC circulation figures showed Irish titles holding their own despite difficult trading conditions. Irish magazine publishers are cautiously optimistic and are working hard to add value to their offerings to readers across a whole range of platforms including print, online and social. John's previous experience in heading up trade associations will be of great benefit to Magazines Ireland.”
Markey was elected to the position of Deputy Chairman. Rebecca is the Chief
Executive of IFP Media, a specialised publishing house established in 1975.
They publish a wide range of magazine titles – both B2B and consumer – as
well as producing high-quality contract publications, including annual reports,
brochures, booklets, flyers, posters, catalogues and newsletters.
Posted 24 May 2013
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Posted 24 April 2013
Gerry Daly was presented the Magazines Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Dublin on 23 April. The award was presented by Duan Stokes, Chairman, Magazines Ireland.
Originally from Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Gerry Daly joined RTE Radio as a Senior Radio Producer in 1979 and created the RTÉ Radio programme 'Ask About Gardening' on which he chaired the panel of experts. From 1984 to 1995, his 'Room Outside' programme on RTÉ Television and 'Greenfingers' for RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland set records for garden television audiences that have still not been surpassed. In 1989, he set up a private garden design consultancy and a nursery producing choice trees and shrubs. He is a founder member of the Garden and Landscape Designers Association and a member of the International Plant Propagators' Society. For over twenty years he has been the gardening columnist for the 'Sunday Independent' and the 'Irish Farmers' Journal'. In 1992, he co-founded 'The Irish Garden'- Ireland's best-selling garden magazine, of which he is currently Editor.
Commenting on his award Gerry said he was “chuffed to receive the award especially as it was awarded by his peers in the magazine industry”.
winners of the Award include Niall Stokes of Hot Press and Kevin Kelly
of Image and Checkout Magazines.
Posted 5 April 2013
The inaugural Irish Tatler Business Academy takes place on May 2 at the Convention Centre Dublin. Designed to inspire, inform and transform, successful businesswomen will teach delegates how to reach their full potential.
Top Irish and international speakers will share their insights and experience on how to succeed in business. The speakers will share the biggest hurdles they faced on their rise to the top; the times their confidence took a knock and how they learned to turn a problem into an opportunity.
Confirmed speakers include Louise Phelan (Paypal) Paula Fitzsimons (Fitzsimons Consulting) Davina Green (Rocket Fuel) Julie O’Neill (Join the Dots) Dr Emmeline Hill (Equinome)
The Irish Tatler Business Academy is an opportunity for
women at all levels of their career – those starting out and those
already on their way to the top – to discover their inner potential.
The 1 day business academy is also a great opportunity to create valuable
"Now more than ever we need to celebrate great women in Ireland and ensure that women have inspirational female role models to learn from.”commented Norah Casey Harmonia CEO.
Two plenary sessions with top female businesswomen will take place throughout the day chaired by Norah Casey. Breakout sessions covering topics such as marketing, finance, funding, career progression a business planning will also take place so that delegates can get more personal tuition and be free to ask questions.
Delegates will also be in with the chance to win a €10,000 business package for their company.
Ticket price €95 / light lunch included, Book your place today at www.irishtatlerbusiness.com or call 01 2405336.
For further information contact: Michelle Morrisroe – PR
Posted 5 April 2013
Posted 22 March 2013