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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Magazines Dying Unnoticed

I posted recently a story that the numbers of magazines had fallen dramatically in recent years in South Korea. At an aggregate level I didn't think there was much evidence of this in the UK market. But then I found this rather interesting list of titles published by Morgan Grampian (now CMPi) in 1993;

Arable Farming Auto Trade Beauty Counter Builders Merchants Journal Building Design Cabinet Maker Caribbean Travel News Europe Carpet & Floorcovering Review Catering Chemist & Druggist Community Pharmacy Construnction Weekly Control and Instrumentation CTMS Dairy Farmer Design Engineering DIY Week Electronic Engineering Electronics Times The Engineer Estates Times Euroglass Farming News Financial Pulse Food Manufacture Food Manufacture International Forestry & British Timber Glass Age Glass Interiors Home Furnishings Housewares Housewares Europe Laboratory Equipment Digest Leather Leather in Asia Manufacturing Chemist Metalworking Production Microwave Engineering Europe Music Business International Music Week One to One PATA Travel News Europe Packaging Week Pharmacy Today Pig Farming The Practitioner Premier Beauty Printing World Process Engineering Pro Sound News(Europe) Pulse Studio Sound & Broadcast Engineering Subcon Timber Trades Journal Travel Club Travel Trade Gazette (Europa) Travel Trade Gazette (UK & Ireland) Tunnels and Tunnelling Tyres, Batteries & Exhausts What's new in Building What's new in Computing What's new in Design What's new in Electronics What's new in Electronics Europe What's new in Farming What's new in Industry What's new in Instrumentation What's new in Interiors What's new in Processing Wood Based Panels International World Paper.

How many are left in existence? Apologies if I have killed someones mag that still exists, but I think the survivors list looks pretty much like this;

Builders Merchants Journal Building Design Cabinet Maker Chemist & Druggist Community Pharmacy Design Engineering Electronics Times The Engineer Estates Times Food Manufacture Manufacturing Chemist Metalworking Production Microwave Engineering Europe Music Business International Music Week Packaging Week The Practitioner Printing World Process Engineering Pro Sound News(Europe) Pulse Studio Sound & Broadcast Engineering Subcon Timber Trades Journal Travel Trade Gazette (UK & Ireland) Tunnels and Tunnelling What's new in Building What's new in Industry


Thats a 38% survival rate. If in the next 12 years we lose 62% of our business magazines there is not the creative juice or the advertiser market to replace them with new magazines. You read it here first. The number of business magazines published in the UK in the year 2018 will not be 5000, but 1900.

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