Standard issues hot tickets
The Evening Standard is launching a free weekly listings magazine hot
tickets on 24 May. The 64 full-colour page title will be published every
Friday in its magazine ES and cover all areas of listings along with
reviews and previews.
GQ pursues an active lifestyle
Conde Nast is launching a new glossy magazine GQ Active as a brand
extension to its GQ magazine. It is aimed at the fitness-oriented ABC1
male aged between 20 and 30. The magazine, which goes on sale this week,
will initially appear twice a year with an expected circulation of
around 80,000. It is edited by GQ’s Body and Soul section editor Stephen
Mag for museum buffs
A new bi-monthly magazine called Mag, dedicated to what’s on and where
in London’s museums and galleries, has been launched with a cover price
of pounds 1.50 and an initial print run of 60,000. It is published by
Exposeum Ltd, a new company.
News promotion for Sambrook
Richard Sambrook has been promoted to head of news gathering at the BBC,
replacing Chris Cramer who left last month to join CNN.
Satellite viewing takes off
Cable and satellite TV has taken more than a ten per cent share of TV
viewing for the first time, according to the Institute of Practitioners
in Advertising’s ‘Trends in television viewing’ report.
Agencies targeted by FENS
FENS (Future Events News Agency) has tailored its service to make it
more relevant to agencies. Agencies will be able to recharge costs to
clients more effectively as an optional code box for each story accessed
has been added. A keyword facility is also being introduced.
Granada contrite over video
Granada Televison has apologised to over 272 peope who complained to the
Independent Television Commission after buying a special Coronation
Street video which was promoted on ITV as ‘only available on video’. An
edited version of the video was shown on television shortly after its