Last night, members of the New York media gathered to toast The Atlantic and the incredible year the publication — and its parent company — have had.
There was plenty to celebrate. This year, the title reported a 16 percent increase in advertising revenue, thanks to a 115 percent increase in digital revenue. Events and subscription revenues also saw a boost, with digital subscription revenues climbing 158 percent. What’s more, 2009 saw the launch of the company’s new digital property, The Atlantic Wire, as well as politics, business and food channels on TheAtlantic.com.
“We had such an incredible year,” publisher Jay Lauf told us last night.
And there were plenty of people on hand last night to celebrate that year with Lauf and The Atlantic‘s president Justin Smith, including Glynnis MacNicol and Rachel Sklar of Mediaite.com, All Things D’s Peter Kafka, John Carney of Silicon Alley Insider, New York Times reporter Brian Stelter and PRNewser editor Joe Ciarallo.
More pictures after the jump
Atlantic publisher Jay Lauf, with Janet Cerutti of Swatch (left) and Wired‘s Frank Rose.
Justin Smith, president of The Atlantic with Junko Tokuda of Toyota (left) and The Atlantic‘s Jill Reid Mullan
(left to right) Elizabeth Baker Keffer, president of Atlantic Live and Robert Romano and Anne Detmer of TIAA-CREF
(Photos by Amy Sussman Photography)