PBAA NEWS: On April 9, 2013 over 80 industry professionals joined a discussion on what could be the biggest change on how our industry conducts business since the advent of affidavit. Jerry Lynch, IPDA, presented the summary of findings from the KPMG Shrink Study. Jay Annis, Taunton Press/PBAA moderated a panel discussion on POS data. Panel included: Mike Cvrlje, TWR; Rick Parker, Bauer Media USA; Dennis Porti, Curtis Circulation Company; John Swett, TNG.
On January 10, 2013, the PBAA Board of Directors Chair Will Michalopoulos (Hearst), President Jay Annis (Taunton), Dave Alleger (Clark Distribution), Rich Alleger (Rodale), Irwin Billman (Billman Media), and Bruce Sherbow (Penny Publications) voted to appoint Bob Bedor (Time Warner Retail Sales & Marketing) to the vacant PBAA board seat created by the recent resignation of Chip Smith (Kable Distribution). Continue reading
UPDATED 11/19/12: PBAA NEWS: Grocery Headquarters Magazine, Catalina Marketing, and Time/Warner Sales and Marketing recently made a presentation at a PBAA member meeting: Driving Sales at Retail - Magazines, Digital Technology and more. Over 50 industry professionals were in hand to hear "There ARE positive results!" Continue reading
For the past eight years, PBAA has provided a forum for our Canadian newsstand colleagues to share best practices, gather insights from industry leaders, learn about successful promotions and marketing techniques, participate in group discussions, meet informally in one-on-one meetings, and enjoy each others' company in Toronto. This year over 85 newsstand chain professionals participated in the 8th Annual PBAA Canada conference at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
PBAA and PDA Sign Cooperation Agreement to Encourage U.S. – Russian Media Enterprise/Organization Contacts and KnowledgeWednesday, 04 July 2012 17:14
Successfully held in early April and attended by 50 senior press owners and executives from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus, the Russian American Forum in New York; Print Markets in a Time of Change, Challenge and Opportunity paved the way for negotiations between the Periodical & Book Association of America, Inc., and the Press Distributors Association of Russia which led to the signing of a cooperation agreement in early June. Continue reading
PBAA Presentation to Senior Chinese Publishing/Printing Executives at Pace University Publishing Program SeminarMonday, 02 July 2012 18:26
Following on PBAA’s very successful Russian American Forum in New York in April, PBAA Executive Director Lisa Scott and PBAA President Jay Annis were invited to present an overview of the single copy sales environment to delegates from the Phoenix Publishing & Media Group of Nanjing, the largest business of its kind in China. Continue reading Click here for Presentation
The annual PBAA member meeting was held on June 12, 2012 at the Retail Marketplace Conference in Baltimore. At that time, the results of the election for three board seats were announced by PBAA Executive Director, Lisa Scott.
Rich Alleger (Rodale, Inc.), Bruce Sherbow (Penny Publications) and Irwin Billman (Billman Media/MCC) were elected to the board for 2 year terms 2012 - 2014.
Recently magazine covers pushed outside politics, foreign policy, and the economy to become lead stories in the national media- broadcast, print, and online. (For example, Time magazine’s “Attachment Parenting” cover had a tremendous effect on consumer awareness, issue sales, and new subscriptions.) In February 2012, PBAA called for submissions from our publishers for a report on how great covers drive sales. The covers featured were chosen from regular frequency issues by their own newsstand managers or consultants, and included comments on why the selected cover drove sales and some indexed measurements of the issues’ strengths. And remember, GREAT COVERS DO DRIVE SALES! Continue reading