Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK Magazine Publishers industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals in print or electronic format aimed at individuals, tradesmen and professionals. The industry is split between consumer-targeted magazines, which comprise about two-thirds of the industry, and professional periodicals, which make up the remaining third.
The industry's two main sources of revenue, advertising and print sales, both tumbled during the economic downturn and have struggled during the slow recovery. Following the worst of the downturn and the rise of digitisation, several industry operators have been developing their business models. However, many of these changes have yet to bear fruit due to lingering recessionary conditions across the consumer and business markets... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Professional periodicals comprise an estimated 34.7% of industry revenue. This section is the largest because many businesses purchase bulk subscriptions to industry- or business-related magazines and periodicals. These include periodicals devoted to finance, business and other occupational interests. Big brands include Elite Business Magazine, owned by CE Media, which provides information to start-ups and small businesses, and Talk Business Magazine, which aims to provide strategic advice to entrepreneurs. The controlled circulation model, where magazines are distributed for free to qualifying readers, is popular in this segment... purchase to read more