Hottest Magazines of the Year: Condé Nast Portfolio, Garden & Gun , Outside’s Go, JPG magazine and 13 other hot launchesNovember 16, 2007
Once a year min magazine asks me to select my hottest magazine launches of the year for the period of Sept. thru October, including the hottest magazine launch of that period. This year more than 700 titles were introduced to the market place during the aforementioned period. The job was tough, but as is the case every year a choice has to be made and the 17 titles that surfaced to the top are indeed hot in all what that word embodies. Hot in terms of their vision, hot in terms of their voice and hot in terms of their values. They are all vibrant and they all deserve the awards that were presented in New York City at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. In addition to the 15 printed magazines, this year I awarded the first online/offline magazine award (JPG magazine) and the first telemag award (an online only magazine, Automotive Traveler.com) award. I have asked the editors and publishers seven questions about their magazines and the challenges they face in launching a new title in this day and age.
At the event I handed the Hottest Launch Award to Condé Nast Portfolio, and the second place went to Garden & Gun magazine with the third place went to Outside’s Go. After the awards presentation the Hottest Launch Publisher of the year David Carey of CN Portfolio worte me to say that the Hottest Launch Award “provides the ‘soul satisfaction’ that a launch culture simply thrives on.”
Check all the winners and what they have to say about their magazines here.