MEDIA: BRIEFS

Soap stars twice a month

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

Premier Magazines.



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.



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