Publishing As Branding

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Magazine brand management 101 My friend and colleague Peter Hutchinson is a great writer (and a renowned writing teacher). So as you might imagine, I jumped at his offer to compose a pitch letter to help me place this very series of articles. As I read his draft, I was struck by his description of […]

Competing for Consumers’ Dwindling Time

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The Challenge of the Fourth Dimension by Peter Hutchinson Back in the ’70s, Sandy Denny wrote a song called, “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” It’s a darn good question. Americans have experienced a steady, three decade-long erosion of their leisure time. The chief culprit is work – people are working longer hours today than […]

Custom Publishing Review: Fidelity Magazine Could Be Great

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…by putting readers first Fidelity Investments produces a colorful 32-page branded magazine. Delivered quarterly, Fidelity is jammed cover-to-cover with a mix of Fidelity-focused features and departments, along with a few general interest investment-oriented articles. I read the recent Nov. 2006 issue, and found some useful information about education savings plans (529 plans) and about the […]