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.

60 Seconds – Julie Jones

October 18th, 2019

What inspired you to enter MAGAZINE of the YEAR – Childrens? We knew that FTL Peppa Pig Bag-o-Fun had enjoyed a successful year in many ways, performing well in a challenging market and doing better than its competitors. We therefore felt we had a strong story and a good chance of winning! By entering, it […]

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60 Seconds – Roger Williams

October 17th, 2019

HELLO! recently won “MAGAZINE of the YEAR – Lifestyle” at NMA2019. What do your readers value most about your brand? Readers trust HELLO! They value the non-editorial style that allows them to make up their minds on the stories featured. They trust that we are honest, fair and non-judgemental. HELLO! provides an upbeat take on […]

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60 seconds – Renee Doegar

October 14th, 2019

London Review of Books recently won “Brand Team of the Year” at NMA2019. What do your readers value most about your brand? Our readers really value the quality of our content above anything else. The LRB contains some of the best writing from the best writers in the world- they are thoughtful, engaging and in-depth […]

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Energetic, Enthusiastic and Empowered

September 26th, 2019

Our students split into three syndicates each supported by a mentor and sought to present answers to the following topics MULTIPLE RETAIL“What market conditions and challenges are newspapers and magazines facing now? What will these look like in two years time? WHAT PLANS & STRATEGIES SHOULD YOU BE PUTTING IN PLACE NOW TO HOLD RETAIL […]

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Gold Key Media Conservative Party Conference Exclusive

September 6th, 2019

Gold Key Media have secured the Exclusive Supplier slot for newspaper and magazine distribution to the Conservative Party Conference Manchester, at the end of September is going to see the world’s press converge on this year’s Conservative Party Conference in a media scrum that will is likely to be the most scrutinised and televised media […]

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“Digital Advertising to a Corporate Audience”

August 29th, 2019

Their innovative program combines dedicated, bespoke magazine display units with interactive digital screens, located in the reception areas of these high footfall locations. The screens give advertisers the ability to target and access some of the UK’s most iconic brands and workforces. There are 110 screens involved in the program, capturing over 800,000 workers per […]

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The Times donates £15,000 to News Trade charity

August 8th, 2019

The donation will go towards refurbishing bungalows for the residents of the Seaford housing development in East Sussex, all of which spent their careers working in the news trade in retail, wholesale or the circulation of newspapers. In 1957 The Times provided the build cost of one of the bungalows on the Seaford site. The […]

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Thyme to Chew?

July 19th, 2019

You’ll need to have a discerning taste for food and wine with several hours to spare one weekday lunch time (12.30pm – 3.30pm) this Autumn. We are looking for two people ideally who have attended the event previously to help us get the menu just right. One of the tasters will need to be vegetarian […]

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P P P P Pick up a Penguin!

June 6th, 2019

The Power of 7 7 energetic and highly competitive teams entered this year’s Ace It’s A Knockout Challenge donning giant penguin costumes, slipping and sliding up soapy inflatables, employing masterful teamwork in the banger race and generally having great fun at the Kings House Sports Ground in Chiswick. Teams Let us never underestimate the competitiveness […]

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Reaching for the 3 Peaks

May 29th, 2019

What is the Three Peaks Challenge? The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. It is a rite of passage for many in the British hiking community, and we can understand why. Having said that none of us belong to the “hiking community” by any means, but […]

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NMA2019 – Tense, Exciting…always fun!

May 10th, 2019

Audience An energised audience of 290 guests representing the breadth of newspaper and magazine publishing, distribution and retailing were enveloped in an atmosphere of excitement and mutual celebration as we recognised those brands, titles, teams and companies who had demonstrated the drive and persistence necessary to win. Broadest Categories A host of award categories at […]

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NMA2019 – Short List Announced

April 9th, 2019

We received a wealth of high quality entries across the categories reflecting the immense volume of initiative, planning and execution excellence that makes our industry the best in the world. Our judges had the difficult task of selecting the most impressive from each category to put forward into our shortlist which can be downloaded below. […]

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A BIG Christmas thank you

December 5th, 2018

As with all the past year’s events, the great and the good of the Publishing Industry gathered to celebrate 2018, Christmas and the Year ahead, at the year’s most prestigious event. Marcus, George and Ian – A BIG INDUSTRY THANK YOU Passionate about print and highly appreciative of all who work in our industry in […]

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October 3rd, 2018

The overarching theme from the ACE Empower event, where the students enrolled on this year’s programme presented their research findings, was ‘collaboration’ – specifically how the industry would perform much better in terms of newspaper and magazine sales if all sections of the supply chain worked better together. The students, who were split into three […]

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Mike Mirams appointed Chief Executive of NewstrAid

September 25th, 2018

  Mike had a long career at magazine distributor, COMAG, including 11 years as managing director. Over his time in the industry, Mike has also worked closely with the Professional Publishers Association, serving as Chairman of its newstrade Committee, and is still a trustee of ACE. Mike joined the Trustee Board of NewstrAid in April […]

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