Mag Bag: Fashion Magazines Get March Boost

Vogue-magazine-BFashion Magazines Get March Boost

Fashion magazines are seeing a big uptick in ad pages for their March issues, according to Media Industry Newsletter, which recently revealed figures showing double-digit percentage increases at many big titles.

MIN reports that Vogue will have 457 ad pages in March 2013 -- up 3.5% from the previous year -- while InStyle’s March issue will have 361 ad pages, up 4%. People Style Watch is up 27% to 172 ad pages. Elle’s March issue is up 7% over 2012, to 338 ad pages, Marie Claire’s ad pages for March are up 15% over last year to 207, while Cosmopolitan increased 13% to 130 pages. Harper’s Bazaar jumped 21% to 330 ad pages. W is up 3% to 210 ad pages, and Teen Vogue jumped 30% to 124 ad pages.



This follows a strong February for many of the same titles, with Elle’s ad pages increasing 32% compared to the same month in 2012, Allure up 31%, Vogue’s up 21%, and InStyle up 9.3%.

These results are building on a strong 2012. According to the Publishers Information Bureau, total ad pages for the year were up 18.5% at Allure, 6% at Elle, 11.1% at Harper’s Bazaar, 5.4% at InStyle, 11.9% at Marie Claire, 3.8% at People StyleWatch, and 3.7% at Vogue. These figures compare favorably with an overall 8.2% decline for all consumer mags tracked by PIB

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Magzanyan, Miller To The Hollywood Reporter

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Borchert Joins Departures

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