Soap stars twice a month
Attic Futura’s monthly television entertainment magazine Inside Soap is
to publish fortnightly from 5 March. Its sales for the second half of
last year jumped 22 per cent to 154,008. Meanwhile sales of sister
title TV Hits jumped four per cent to 192,034 and teenage girls’
magazine Sugar’s sales were up 27 per cent to 318,953.
Harpers does its homework
The National Magazine Company’s Harpers and Queen is launching a regular
22-page homes and interiors section in its May issue.Two interiors
supplements will also appear during the year.
ITC relaxes dietary rules
The Independent Television Commission has eased its regulations
regarding the advertising of dietary supplements allowing a broader
range of people who may benefit from vitamin and mineral supplements to
be identified within commercials.
Asda and Eastern are winners
The Asda magazine, produced by contract publisher River Publishing, has
picked up the Best Customer Magazine of the Year award at the Corporate
Publishing Awards. Eastern Group’s in-house produced staff newspaper
Cable won the Staff Newspaper of the Year award.
Beyond in the Money Matters
Money Club Direct has appointed Beyond Communications to relaunch its
membership magazine Money Matters which was previously produced by
Murphy quits Post for PA
Yorkshire Post political editor Philip Murphy is taking up the same post
at news agency PA News. He will take over from PA News’ James Hardy who
has been appointed home affairs editor.
Coles to manage World
Former Quentin Bell Organisation director of sponsorship and broadcast,
Terry Coles, has been made general manager of World Productions’
business media division.
Boots boosts circulation
Boots is increasing the circulation of its magazine to 1.5 million this
summer. The 100-page summer issue will be distributed in 500 stores.