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Senior Executives Respond to August 2021 ABC Figure Release: View From the Top

By PPA Staff

13 Aug 2021

Senior executives from some of the UK's leading publishers respond to the ABC Consumer Magazines Report for the August 2021 release.

Tom Bureau, Immediate Executive Chairman, said:

“These figures once again illustrate the strength of our portfolio. Our high-quality content focused on our audience’s passions has proved evermore popular during the pandemic and as we’ve unlocked, as people look to our trusted brands to guide and inspire them. Immediate has seen growth across all our platforms enabling us to launch new products and services to our growing audience as we continue our transformational development.”

Chris Duncan, Bauer Media UK’s CEO of UK Publishing, said:

“We’re pleased to see a strong competitive performance and a continued upward trend in subscriptions and in digital circulation. This reflects not only the consumer trends accelerated by the pandemic but the work we’ve undertaken to bring our long-term strategy to life and our continued investment in editorial excellence.”

Kerin O’Connor, CEO of The Week, Dennis, said:

“We’re very pleased with the strong performance across all our brands. Every single title of our portfolio showed positive growth and demonstrated the remarkable strength of their unique editorial appeals. It’s been a delight to see The Week Junior grow over the years. This new ABC of 100,916 strengthens its position as the UK’s bestselling children’s magazine. MoneyWeek’s digital success shows plenty of potential for further growth. Our reader retention has been particularly strong through the pandemic.”

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