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NMA2020-WIRED Subscription Team of the Year Nominees

July 9th, 2020

This year’s award entrants truly reflected “Excellence in Our Industry” we have been overwhelmed with inspiring entries and, with an entry pool 40% on last year, our judges have had an even harder time deciding on the shortlist. ACE would like to thank all those industry colleagues who took the time to submit a nomination; […]

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NMA2020-WIRED Campaign of the Year Magazine Nominees

July 6th, 2020

This year’s award entrants truly reflected “Excellence in Our Industry” we have been overwhelmed with inspiring entries and, with an entry pool 40% on last year, our judges have had an even harder time deciding on the shortlist. ACE would like to thank all those industry colleagues who took the time to submit a nomination; […]

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James Keith Doney

July 6th, 2020

ACE very sadly announces the news that our colleague Keith Doney has passed away. Keith was widely known within the industry through his career with Mail Newspapers and his many years with Northern ACE as committee member, Chair (1997) and secretary. Keith was also a keen supporter of news trade charities. James Keith Doney was […]

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Connect Group PLC Appoint Jonathan Bunting to role of Chief Executive Officer

June 16th, 2020

In seven months as interim Chief Executive Officer, Jon has delivered all of the Group’s strategic priorities, including the strategic review and subsequent disposal of Tuffnells Parcels Express, leaving the Group to focus on its core strengths and expertise in newspaper and magazine distribution. Under Jon’s leadership, the Smiths News business has continued to deliver […]

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NFRN’s Greg Deacon on why independent retailers have proved to be a lifeline to their communities

June 5th, 2020

How have the NFRN members tackled the challenges that Covid 19 has presented?  It has been extremely difficult for all. Many have had to close, many shortened hours and some increased everything they do including setting up new propositions like home delivery and providing safe in store shopping experience from scratch. Really is the good, […]

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Industry helps put a smile on the face of hundreds of vulnerable beneficiaries during lock down.

June 2nd, 2020

Those supporting the initiative included: The Daily Mirror, Smiths News, Menzies Distribution, Mail Newspapers, Intermedia, Newtrade Media, Frontline, Seymour and Willis News. Mike Mirams CEO for NewstrAid said; “We cannot thank the companies who supported this initiative enough. It is a wonderful example of industry collaboration at time when some of our colleagues need it […]

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GLOBAL MEDIA HUB LAUNCH THE PPE HUB

June 1st, 2020

The boxes contain sanitiser, face masks, gloves and anti bacterial wipes. They can be bespoke branded with a company logo and a personalised letter. Matt Pryce, Commercial Director of Global Media Hub detailed how the boxes originated, “Whilst talking to our corporate clients, which under normal circumstances would receive our magazines, many expressed concern at […]

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NHS & Project Wingman – Government Support

June 1st, 2020

At the beginning of lockdown, Theresa Villiers Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet helped Gold Key Media to keep our drivers on the road – fighting our corner to ensure news delivery was classed as essential work. That has ultimately allowed Gold Key Media to continue to deliver hundreds of thousands of donated publications and goods […]

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ACE Newspaper & Magazine Awards 2020 – Announcement

June 1st, 2020

However, we didn’t want to leave the 2020 Newspaper and Magazine Awards nominees without recognition for the huge effort spent on awards entries this year. We have received an unprecedented number of high quality entries across all 18 categories, spanning the entire newspaper and magazine industry and celebrating the very best in innovation and achievements, […]

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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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