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Topic: Meredith Corp.

'FamilyFun' Publisher Among Meredith Casualties

Layoffs total 80 company-wide

FamilyFun publisher Deb Mignucci was among the higher-ups laid off this week when Meredith Corp. cut about 60 people across its magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle in the…

Meredith Loses Rainmaker, Axes 80

Martin Reidy led integrated marketing unit

Meredith Corp. has lost a big rainmaker at the same time that it axed 80 people in the midst of declining magazine ad revenue. Martin Reidy, who led the hot…

Meredith's 'BHG' Masthead Changes

Moves help underscore focus on food

Better Homes and Gardens has made some big changes at the top of the masthead, including a new food hire as the parent company deepens its commitment to that subject. The…

Meredith Buys Disney's 'FamilyFun' Magazine

Company continues buying spree

Meredith Corp. is continuing its buying spree, acquiring FamilyFun from Disney Publishing Worldwide, which has been shedding its magazines in recent years. Disney's last big magazine push was Wondertime, which…

QR Codes Getting More Use in Magazines

Effectiveness remains a question, though

Interactive bar codes have been popping up more in magazines—Meredith Corp. has just announced it had selected Microsoft Tag as the 2-D bar code standard across its magazines—but some questions…

RDA Finalizes 'Rachael Ray' Mag Sale to Meredith

RDA eyeing other assets for sale

Reader’s Digest Association completed its sale of Every Day With Rachael Ray to Meredith Corp., with more sales expected to follow as RDA pares back to focus on its core…

'Rachael Ray' Mag to Lose Publisher Paul Jowdy in Sale

Meredith deal seen closing as early as this week

Meredith Corp. hasn’t yet completed its deal to buy Every Day With Rachael Ray, but when it does, Paul Jowdy, the magazine's publisher, won't be coming along, Adweek has learned. Meredith…

Meredith Goes Abroad

Martin Reidy Explains Iris Investment

Meredith Corp. has made yet another ad agency investment with a minority stake in Iris Worldwide, but unlike the company's earlier ventures, this one is notable for its international footprint. London-based…

Apple's Newsstand Boosting Mag Sales, but Will It Last?

Publishers reporting big spikes in first week

Finally, publishers have a reason to cheer Apple. In the 10 days since Apple launched its Newsstand for the iPad and iPhone, many are reporting big spikes in sales of…

RDA to Sell Allrecipes.com

News comes just after move to unload Rachael Ray mag

Days after after saying it would jettison Every Day with Rachael Ray, Reader’s Digest Association said it’s exploring a sale of a second key food property, AllRecipes.com. Allrecipes has been seen as…

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