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Newspaper and Magazine Awards 2021 – NOW ONLINE

February 23rd, 2020

***NEW date for virtual NMA2021*** The Newspaper and Magazine Award winners will now be announced through exciting new online content, released throughout the day on Friday 4th June 2021… find out more HOW TO ENTER Find out more about our 18 hotly awaited awards, including NEW for 2021 categories; Team of the Year and Covid […]

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Hearst UK agrees new partnership for NewstrAid Anxiety Helpline in memory of industry legend Terry Mansfield

February 24th, 2021

NewstrAid’s Anxiety Helpline, provided in conjunction with Anxiety UK, offers emotional support to industry colleagues who may be suffering from stress or mental health issues. Follow up help is available to anyone with a newstrade connection. James Wildman, CEO, Hearst UK and President, Hearst Europe said: Mike Mirams, CEO of NewstrAid said: “Terry believed in […]

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Gold Key Media launches “Seeds for Nurses” Campaign

February 23rd, 2021

  The Wellbeing campaign, titled “Seeds 4 Nurses” will be launched within “Project Wingman Lounges” located at hospitals across the UK as well as on their mobile double decker bus lounge. Project Wingman is a Charity set up in April 2020 by airline pilot, Captain Emma Henderson MBE who had a vision to create a 1st Class airport […]

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12 Drummers Drumming – GC Look back on ‘Phoenix from the ashes’ moments from 2020

December 18th, 2020

As we prepare to sign off for Christmas, some of the ACE General Committee members take a moment to pause and look back over 2020. We asked members of the council to consider from a business perspective, what has been their ‘phoenix from the ashes’ moment that has arisen from COVID… Carola York – VP […]

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11 Pipers Piping – In a Flash and a Flame

December 16th, 2020

We highlight below several of the articles that caught our eye and have indeed been recommended reading to our students attending the Ace Empower Industry Training Programme. But what of the team behind these great insights? Scroll down to find the link that will tell you more. Albert Read – Managing Director – Conde Nast […]

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10 Lords a Leaping – where is WH Smith leaping to?

December 16th, 2020

The article below featured in the recently published Wessenden Briefing and has been reproduced by kind permission of Wessenden Marketing High St sales down -19% & Travel down -32% Behind the topline Group figures, the difference between High St and Travel is stark, as the table shows. Travel’s like-for-likes are even worse at -43%. Travel […]

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9 Ladies Dancing – NewstrAid 2020

December 16th, 2020

What does NewstrAid do? NewstrAid, provides financial help, emotional support and practical advice to anyone from the news trade who is facing hardship. If you work or have worked in the sale and distribution of newspapers or magazines in the UK and need support, NewstrAid could help. This year has certainly been challenging for everyone and […]

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8 Maids a Milking – Grocery Sales Spike A bonus for News & Mags?

December 16th, 2020

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show take-home grocery sales rose by 11.3% during the 12 weeks to 29 November 2020, the fastest rate of growth since August. Take-home sales during the past four weeks increased by 13.9%, as eating and drinking out of home was restricted by the English national lockdown. The […]

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7 Swans a Swimming | Who’s virtually partying hardest?

December 16th, 2020

So Christmas Party Season 2020 is strange in more ways than one this year, but we’re delighted to see so many business pulling out all the stops to still offer some sort of festivities to colleagues at the end of a challenging year! Here are a few great examples of virtual Christmas Parties from across […]

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6 Geese a laying – Spot the difference

December 13th, 2020

Remembering the last festive time we were all together, just for a bit of fun, can you spot six differences on the photographs below?  

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5 Gold Rings & Ding Dong Merrily on High!

December 13th, 2020

Tis the season! Continuing our festive themed updates, we want your opinion on the carols we should be singing at the Ace Lunch next year! As trees and lights are going up all over the country, and virtual carol services hit full swing, we want you to let us know what your favourite carols are. […]

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4 Calling Birds | Industry Educational Program

December 8th, 2020

What is Empower?   2020 Empower Supporters Empower 2020 This year’s Ace Empower Programme is off to a flying start with our 18 delegates for across the industry already completing 6 modules with 8 more modules to follow in early 2021 – all delivered virtually by leading experts from across the industry. The modules kicked […]

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3 French Hens | NMA2021….BIGGER, BETTER, MORE MEMORABLE and LIVE!

December 4th, 2020

We cannot wait to celebrate the momentous achievements made this year across all sectors of the newspaper and magazine industry. The challenges faced this year by us all have, even more than ever, demonstrated the immense determination, resilience, talent, initiative and execution excellence that makes our industry the best in the world. new for 2021 […]

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12 Days of Christmas – Two Turtle Doves

December 2nd, 2020

What is Pass It On? Pass It On is a charitable initiative set up to support homeless & vulnerable people in the UK. Working in partnership with local organisations, corporate partners and the Smith News network of volunteers, they deliver warm clothing, essential items, hot food and a friendly face to vulnerable people living on […]

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12 Days Of Christmas – A partridge in a pear tree

November 30th, 2020

Save the date for 2021 Yes, The ACE Christmas lunch was due to be held today in London and we’re sorry we can’t be together to celebrate the resilience and dynamism shown by the industry in the most challenging of years. However the good tidings are that we will welcome back the traditional curtain raiser […]

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Industry charity NewstrAid launches new website

November 16th, 2020

NewstrAid, the charity which supports people working in the sale and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK is launching a brand new website www.newstraid.org.uk Featuring the charity’s new branding, the website includes a wealth of information about the services on offer to those from the news trade who are facing hardship, including details […]

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