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Supermarket magazines by Alan Geere

They’ve now got their loyalty cards, their BOGOFs and their home shopping. But the big supermarkets haven’t forgotten their own magazines, and are increasingly to be found in digital media too. Alan Geere sees if there are any unexpected items in the bagging area.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Mar/Apr 2017

Newspaper magazines by Alan Geere

In a non-digital all-print foray into multi-media, no self-respecting modern newspaper can be seen without a magazine. Alan Geere checks the insertions on the weekend newsstand.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Jan/Feb 2017

Spotlight – In-flight magazines by Alan Geere

In-flight magazines may have a captive audience, but they still have to work hard for readers. Alan Geere looks in the seat-back pocket in front of him to see who is ready for take-off.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2016

Spotlight – Music magazines by Alan Geere

Don’t know your bluegrass from your elbow? Never fear, help is at hand in the vibrant rock music magazine sector. Alan Geere finds there’s lots of fun to be had reading about something rather than actually listening or watching.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Sep/Oct 2016

Spotlight – Pre-school magazines by Alan Geere

Comics have come a long way from a pocket money treat. Now there are toys, posters, stickers and even a magazine thrown in. Alan Geere peruses the bottom shelf of the newsagents for the pre-school magazines.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Jul/Aug 2016

Spotlight – Boating Magazines by Alan Geere

“There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boating magazines.” With apologies to Ratty, Alan Geere gets his feet wet in a buoyant publishing sector.

Source: InPublishing Magazine May/Jun 2016

Spotlight – Wedding Mags by Alan Geere

Dee-di-di-dee, Dee-di-di-dee. Yes, that is, of course, Here Comes the Bride heralding the march of wedding titles to a newsstand and mobile device near you. Alan Geere takes you down the aisle.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Mar/Apr 2016

Spotlight: The New Day by Alan Geere

Alan Geere, who was part of the launch team of Today, wobbly colour and all, that shook the newspaper market thirty years ago, casts his eye over the latest national newspaper launch.

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Spotlight – Holiday & Travel Mags by Alan Geere

Need to get out more? Want to be taken to places you can only dream of? Look no further than the travel section of the newsstand. Alan Geere sets the doors to manual.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Jan/Feb 2016

Spotlight - News & Current Affairs Mags by Alan Geere

Instant news is everywhere - on TV, radio, phone, tablet and even a bus shelter near you. So who needs a news and current affairs magazine anymore? Alan Geere gets the intelligence on a sector that is showing consistent sales increases and multimedia innovation.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2015

Is the Trinity Mirror takeover of Local World a good thing? No! by Alan Geere

Alan Geere thinks that the recent takeover of Local World, by Trinity Mirror, is NOT a good thing...

Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2015

Spotlight - Motoring Mags by Alan Geere

Haven't got £250,000 to splash out on the latest Aston Martin Vantage? Never fear, for less than a fiver, you can get the lowdown from any one of these motoring magazines. And lots about cars you can afford too. Alan Geere has been peering under the bonnet in this competitive magazine sector.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Sep/Oct 2015

Spotlight – Gardening Mags by Alan Geere

Now it's not enough to know your onions - you have to read about them too. So, who's coming up smelling of roses in the gardening magazine sector and who's in need of some care and attention? Alan Geere has been down to the potting shed to find out.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Jul/Aug 2015

Spotlight – Photography Mags by Alan Geere

Photography is a growing market – cameras, lenses, gadgets, gizmos and digital software – and magazines covering the sector are big business too. Alan Geere looks through the viewfinder at the five top-selling titles.

Source: InPublishing Magazine May/Jun 2015

Spotlight – Food Mags by Alan Geere

Don’t know your saltimbocca from your bourguignon? And is your Eton Mess just a muddle? Never fear, there is a food magazine on a newsstand near you with all the answers. Alan Geere looks for the recipe for publishing success.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Mar/Apr 2015

Spotlight – Celebrity Mags by Alan Geere

Can’t get enough of Kim and Kanye or I’m a Celebrity and X Factor? Or do you prefer your celebrities a bit more old school like royalty and actors who have actually done something? Whether it’s Kerry or Geri, Mel S or Mel B, Kate or Katie, there’s a celebrity gossip magazine just for you. Alan Geere joins the red carpet at the newsagents.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Jan/Feb 2015

Fashion, Art, Travel, Style… It's All About Love by Alan Geere

It weighs in at two kilogrammes, has 510 pages and costs more than £5 to put in the post. But Love magazine is just one of a number of high end publications that attract readers with a heady mix of fashion, art, travel and up-to-the minute style and target exclusive advertisers with premium positioning and quality paper and printing. So what's the lure behind the allure? Alan Geere heads to the reinforced shelf at the newsagents to find out.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2014

Thriving in the Community by Alan Geere

Traditional local media is in turmoil. Latest estimates show more than 100 newspapers have closed in the last five years and others switched from daily to weekly publication. But community magazines - some still close to their kitchen table roots and others now run by the big publishing conglomerates - are thriving. Alan Geere went to find out why…

Source: InPublishing Magazine Jul/Aug 2014

Energise the newsroom by Alan Geere

If content really is king, then getting the best out of the people who produce it is critically important. Alan Geere has seen the inside of many newsrooms in a long career; here are his thirteen tips for lifting the performance of your team of journalists.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Jan/Feb 2014

Got the buzz? by Alan Geere

The Sun has unveiled its latest weapon in the battle for the lucrative weekend ‘all new’ 7-day TV listings magazine called buzz. But is this the way to readers’ hearts? Or is it just the latest wheeze from the marketing magicians as publishers attempt to engage with the elusive younger market? Alan Geere investigates.

Source: InPublishing Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

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