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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.

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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The Human Skills We Need in an Unpredictable World – TED

April 17th, 2020

In this first of our TED Talk recommendations ACE found that the ideas and learning uncovered in this July 2019 address by British Businesswoman Margaret Heffernan provoke thought at this time of unpredictability and uncertainty. She identifies how technology can work against us as it attempts to force fit a standard into a world that […]

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Marketforce’s Christina Sequeira on maximising opportunities and minimising risk

April 14th, 2020

What impact has the Europe wide lock down had on retail sales ?  The Europe-wide lockdown, and specifically the speed in which it has happened, presented us with unique challenges. For most nations however, magazines – and the retailers in which they’re sold – have been given essential status. This has been positive in maintaining […]

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Magazine publishers see print sales boost due to coronavirus

April 13th, 2020

Executives at a slew of publishers, including Condé Nast, Meredith and Hearst, say COVID-19 hoarding actually helped boost March sales as shoppers looking to buy whatever they might need to shelter in place added glossies into their carts. (Headline reproduced courtesy of New York Post – Media Ink article dated 7th April 2020) As Magazines […]

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Subscriptions show a 90% to a 230% jump in YOY volume across March

April 9th, 2020

The Report Carola advised us Jellyfish are regularly being asked how performance for particular brands are doing vs others, she added the graphs in the report show trends in page views across key categories for magazine.co.uk (print – UK only) and Pocketmags.com (digital – Global, UK and US) so this data can be used by […]

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Industry Charity highlights key services as Coronavirus related hardship increases

April 9th, 2020

Sinead Flood, Welfare Manager for NewstrAid said; “We are already starting to receive some calls and emails from people in need due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is really important that everyone is aware of the help and support we can offer to industry colleagues during these difficult times.”       Services include: […]

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Train to be the best

April 5th, 2020

ACE has identified two great skill enhancing routes for individuals and teams to build upon their talents at this time Unlimited Programmes Digital Skills Training: Special Offer from Jellyfish Keep learning whilst at home with this special offer from Jellyfish Training. For a limited period you can access ALL Jellyfish Training’s Virtual Classrooms for the […]

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