There's a lot of buzz every year about Hearst Magazines president David Carey and his memo to all staff, setting out the successes of the year past and the goals for the year to come. This year, his New Year's letter has a couple of particularly interesting items:
- The company now has nearly 800,000 monthly digital subscribers in the U.S. across all platforms and more than 80 per cent of them are new to the company's files.
- The number of monthly unique visitors to the company's websites grew by more than 30 per cent.
- HGTV magazine in its launch year got nearly 700,000 paid subscribers and average monthly newsstand sales of 250,000; the magazine will be moving to 10 times a year.