Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK Magazine Publishers industry produces and distributes magazines and periodicals aimed at individuals, tradesmen and professionals in print or electronic format. The industry is split between consumer-targeted magazines, which make up 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 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 the lingering recessionary conditions across the consumer and business markets... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Factors influencing the location of the industry's activities include the distribution and concentration of the population and economic activity, particularly in the entertainment, fashion and advertising industries. As a result of these factors, businesses in the UK Magazine Publishers industry are concentrated around London.
The three most dominant regions in the United Kingdom in terms of industry establishments are London, the South East and the East of England. London accounts for 30.2% of establishments, largely as a result of the concentration of associated industries in and around the city. In particular, proximity to national advertising agencies is of great use to national magazine publishers of all types... purchase to read more