FMG, the London-based media production company, today announced it has secured a $20 million investment from an investor group led by private equity firm India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA). The new investors will take a controlling stake in FMG and the investment will enable the firm to accelerate the creation of new products and services, develop new technologies and expand globally. Read more »
Radiohead have produced a printed newspaper that will be given away at 61 locations worldwide to promote the release of their album the King of Limbs. The band worked with artist, Stanley Donwood, to produce the ink-and-paper handout called the Universal Sigh. Read more »
Posted by: Mark Bainbridge
I have always loved pictures - since I purchased by first Russian made Zenith EM SLR - a camera with a shutter mechanism like a French guillotine and the immortal words of our photography teacher "Piggy" Purchiss back in the 1970's "our images will outlast ourselves". Indeed - I still have the first roll of black and white 35mm I shot in the Rose Garden in Regents Park. Read more »
Technological developments continue to gather apace in the online environment and there is certainly a growing consumer appetite for digital content, demonstrated by the launch of the first iPad only magazine The Daily. As a result, one may be under the impression that print editions are falling out of favour.
However, one of the world's largest and most powerful digital brands has just launched a magazine in the UK; the power of print in this internet age cannot be epitomised any better than by Google's launch of Think Quarterly. Read more »
The iPad is rapidly changing the way people engage with content. Over half (51%) of iPad owners who had read magazines both in print and in interactive format on the iPad preferred the experience on Apple's multimedia device. That's good news for brands looking to extend the reach of existing print titles and for publishers looking to break out of print. Read more »