The finalists have been announced for the Digital Magazine Awards 2013, and it promises to be an excellent awards do on November 26.
It’s been a pretty hectic year at Guardian Masterclasses. It’s now the fastest growing business at the Guardian, and we’ve totted up over 12,000 attendees for the different courses.
The digital strand continues to grow, with excellent tutor and speakers from within the Guardian and from the wider industry.
Congrats to everyone at Frieze on their new, quarterly iPad incarnation.
I gave a little technical help at the latter stages of the launch (fun and games with getting into Apple’s Newsstand), and I’m very glad to see the finished publication.
Created using the Adobe DPS it has the same high-end design and beautifully presented imagery that you’d expect from the print edition, although the digital magazine also boasts specially commissioned video, audio and slideshows.
As ever, the more quality print magazines (and their creative teams) that are experimenting on tablets, the better.
Two talks in recent weeks, to engaged audiences asking nicely tricky questions.
First up I was at the Social Media Influence 2012 Conference, on a panel with Rob Crumbie of Recyclebank and Frances Brindle, Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications at the British Library.
A few points that keep coming up in the discussions at these events:
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There are more magazine-related Masterclasses happening at the Guardian.
There’s going to be a two-day weekend course on Independent Magazine Publishing, covering everything from business models and handling contributors, to the practicalities of printing and distribution.
And the ‘Reinventing Magazines’ event has sold so well that we’re running it again, on Wednesday 4th July.
Image of Heidelberg offset printer by Stitch.
I’m part of a trio of speakers at a Guardian Masterclasses event called ‘Reinventing Magazines’. It’ll be an interactive Q&A for anybody interested in new models and innovation in magazines – covering both print and digital.
And we’ll have magazine champion Steve Watson of Stack – the innovative distributer of the best independent magazines.
For more info and tickets head here
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I’m going to be on one of the panels at the Social Media Influence 2012 conference in London on June 12.
I’m going to be speaking alongside Rob Crumbie (Recyclebank), Philip Reisberger (Chief Revenue Officer at Bigpoint) and Frances Brindle, (Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications at The British Library).
Among the hardcore social media strategists speaking will also be Alex Balfour (Head of New Media at London 2012) and Struan Robertson (Product Counsel at Google).
Should be an interesting day. Info on attending, and all the other speakers, is here.
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