November 9, 2015
The Board of Directors of PBAA has unanimously elected Rich Alleger as its next Executive Director. Alleger succeeds Lisa Scott who has retired having held the position for 15 years.
Alleger has a long history in the magazine industry. After 40 years as a magazine professional Alleger retired from his position as Senior Vice President at Rodale, Inc. He has won numerous industry awards and served on many industry associations including past President and Board member of PBAA. Jay Annis, President of PBAA, welcomed Alleger stating; “I am pleased that Rich has once again joined the PBAA team as his industry knowledge and impeccable reputation will be invaluable as PBAA strives to develop new and innovative ways to reinvigorate the newsstand business.”
For the past 11 years, PBAA has provided a forum for our Canadian newsstand colleagues to share best practices, gather insights from industry leaders, learn about successful promotions and marketing techniques, participate in group discussions, meet informally in one-on-one meetings, and enjoy each others' company at the 11th Annual PBAA Canada conference at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Thursday, October 22, 2015.
On September 21, 2015, PBAA hosted its 2nd PBAANYC in conjunction with the 14th annual PBAA Kickoff Party: a benefit for the 25 Year Club. Industry colleagues participated in a full day at the Time Life building in NYC that included one on one meetings followed by TNG Sr. VP Dave Forsman's presentation . The Kickoff Party closed PBAANYC with an enjoyable evening of networking, drinks and raffles at El Rio Grande, NYC. Continue reading
Distripress is a leading trade association for the promotion of the global circulation of the press representing the publishers and distributors of press products in both domestic and international markets.
Distripress is looking for a heavyweight self-motivated Managing Director based in London to develop and manage the association as well as to represent the association with all internal and external stakeholders. The Managing Director is reporting to elected President and non-executive Board, the Distripress Executive Committee. Continue reading
Hearst Managers/PBAA Board Members help launch Hearst newsstand initiatives - Will Michalopoulos (Fashion To Go) and Allison Fleming (MagMobile)
By Emma Bazilian, Adweek
In an effort to promote its all-important September fashion issues, Hearst is taking its consumer marketing strategy to the streets—literally. This morning, the publisher is debuting the "MagMobile," (click here for schedule) a roving newsstand selling copies of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen in and around New York City. Continue reading
The annual PBAA member meeting was held on June 17, 2015 at the Magazines at Retail Conference in Baltimore. At that time, the results of the election for three board seats were announced.