News

Here is where you'll find key news items; headlines and top stories from all of our Ace activities, events, and more. We update this regularly, so please come back again for more.

Cafeyn launches daily newspapers – now offering The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Evening Standard and more

May 27th, 2020

Cafeyn continues to build upon its catalogue in pursuit of its mission to empower readers to discover a range of new, quality content and be inspired by a diversity of information. With a Cafeyn Unlimited subscription, readers can now keep themselves informed, with leading UK daily newspapers, such as The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer […]

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News industry set for £50m-a-year boost from VAT cut on digital publications

May 27th, 2020

Government has taken the decision to make e-publications and online subscriptions zero-rated for the tax. The cut was introduced on 1 May – having previously been scheduled to come into effect on 1 December – to help publishers cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The industry has long argued that digital news, liked printed newspapers, should […]

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Industry support enables Charity to send treat packages to vulnerable beneficiaries during lockdown

May 21st, 2020

With the support of publishers, wholesalers and distributors, each sponsoring packages for a number of households, the charity has been able to send more than 500 hampers filled with goodies such as biscuits, cakes and snacks to beneficiaries isolating or shielding at home. Mike Mirams, NewstrAid CEO said; All of our beneficiaries are vulnerable or […]

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National newspaper ABCs: Print sales hold during coronavirus outbreak before UK lockdown

May 21st, 2020

National newspaper ABCs: Print sales hold during coronavirus outbreak before UK lockdown The figures in the April 15th report span 2 to 22 March and show print sales were continuing broadly as normal until the UK officially went into lockdown on 23 March. This three-week audit period reflects market activity prior to tightened Government restrictions. […]

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Deloitte – State of the Consumer Tracker

May 19th, 2020

  Alcohol, books, groceries and medicines are sectors where UK consumer will increase spend next month Understandably the UK consumer is expecting to spend less over the next four weeks on restaurants, clothing and also electronics. However in their current report Deloitte explore the broadest areas of consumer intention and state of mind. Useful ..maybe………interesting………..possibly………accurately […]

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DRIVING CHANGE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

May 19th, 2020

In a matter of a few short weeks, a huge effort was made by every organisation in our industry, to enable their employees to work from home. This is an incredible feat, and one that is worth acknowledging. What has been your biggest learning personally from this and how strongly would you agree that home […]

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MONETISING PUBLISHER INVENTORY DURING COVID-19

May 18th, 2020

In their insightful reports, Monetising Publisher Inventory During COVID-19, Jellyfish provides practical advice and recommendations on how publishers, both large and small, can navigate through these challenging times. As a digital partner to both brands running advertising campaigns on publisher sites, as well as publishers selling their ad inventory, Jellyfish is uniquely placed to offer […]

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Passion, tough choices & commitment in the world of Children’s Magazines

May 7th, 2020

Children’s magazines overall saw a sizeable lift in sales early into lockdown, now we are in week seven how have sales performed?  We continue to see moving sales patterns, but the number of retailers open and selling magazines in the UK is now relatively static. Inevitably, social distancing measures have led to reduced footfall at […]

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Boost your home working productivity

May 6th, 2020

FREE ONLINE COURSES FOR ACE MEMBERS – WORKING FROM HOME & PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY Sessions provide:  Small hits of information from neuroscience and studies on well-being to help you understand what’s going on.  Common sense translation of theory into practical knowledge of what to do each day.  Simple, varied visuals to keep things […]

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YOUR ACE..Find out more about the trade association for Newspaper and Magazines

May 6th, 2020

Since 1951, ACE has been the only trade body that spans both the newspaper and magazine industry, bringing together professionals involved with the distribution and circulation of the UK’s printed word. As a not-for-profit organisation, ACE functions now as it did then, on the principles of fellowship, friendship, and the open exchange of ideas between […]

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Scrap the office…long live the home?

May 1st, 2020

Scrap the office, trust people The lockdown requirement for a majority of office employees to work at home may be expected to become a more permanent arrangement for some, perhaps especially in the creative industries where some smaller companies have long operated remotely.. (Article reproduced courtesy of Flashes & Flames 1st May 2020)   Flexible […]

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What Reality are YOU creating for yourself – TED

May 1st, 2020

In the second of our TED Talk recommendations ACE found that the philosophies aired, analysis given and ability to overcome disability uncovered in this June 2016 address by US Businessman Isaac Lidsky may help us all manage our mindset at this time of unpredictability and uncertainty.     ACE Rating Let us know your scores […]

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Business Publisher digital strategy highlights Coronovirus impact on print

April 30th, 2020

  BNP Media to Take Most of Its Magazines Digital-Only By August The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a planned shift from print to digital at Michigan-based BNP Media, where management has informed staffers that the company will be phasing out the print editions of all of its controlled-circulation trade magazines by the […]

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Retail channel shifts: the growth of convenience

April 28th, 2020

One article we particularly found valuable was a look into the seismic shift in channel sales as a result of lockdown There are some clear shifts as to where people are buying newspapers and magazines.   • Up until lock-down, the overall picture after the pandemic had started to develop, had been built on a […]

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Gold Key Media working with the NHS

April 28th, 2020

The support from publishers has been incredible, with over 50 titles already supplying copies for these stand and lounges. All publishers have been very generous, and the feedback and photos GKM receive have been shared with all those participating. Publishers can see the difference they are making, and the positive impact this initiative is having. […]

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