California Home+Design Announces Format Changes for 2013
Following Significant Advances in 2012, the Multimedia Brand Will Launch a New Quarterly Print Format and an Enhanced Digital Platform
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
California Home+Design announced plans for its 2013 media platform, which will include a more robust, book-inspired quarterly print format, an increased focus on digital content, contests and campaigns, and an expanded schedule of branded events. The strategic move follows a year of major advances for California Home+Design: a dramatically redesigned print publication under the editorial and creative direction of new executive editor, Erin Feher; a two-fold increase in circulation with aggressive expansion into Southern California; the unveiling of a new and improved digital platform; and a foray into exclusive event production and promotion in both Northern and Southern California.
In 2012, California Home+Design has seen high levels of growth from both advertisers and consumers, despite conflicting trends in the market. Newsstand sales were up 64 percent year-over-year, and 23 percent issue-over-issue. Californiahomedesign.com experienced significant growth, with a 99 percent increase in unique visitors, year-over-year, and a 257 percent increase in page views over 2011. These substantial growth patterns for the digital platform have guided the decision to invest more heavily in digital production, including social media strategies, customized packages for advertisers and expanded and increased content. The changes will allow California Home+Design to meet the growing needs of both consumers and advertisers by effectively connecting with audiences daily online, weekly through newsletters, quarterly with an enriched print format and strategically through direct engagement and a host of events.
“Today, our daily news comes to us digitally. But at California Home+Design we recognize the important role that print plays in the design community, and so we want to elevate that experience by pairing our always-current online content with a print experience that is more akin to a book or decorative object—something that has longevity and increased value,” says Erin Feher, California Home+Design's executive editor. “I envision a seasonal book-inspired magazine that plays to our strengths of inventive graphic design, soulful homes, unique personalities and a curatorial eye. And I truly believe this new approach will allow us to do that—to continue to set ourselves apart in he strongest way possible.”
California Home+Design magazine will continue to offer the stories behind the designers, architects, manufacturers and artists that are shaping the landscape of California. Each of the quarterly issues will focus on broad-stroke seasonal themes, including comprehensive features paired with compelling imagery, creating the ultimate design and inspiration resource. California Home+Design will continue to expand its digital platform with a focus on continuous daily content, a vast selection of gallery images and an added emphasis on in-depth editorial stories.
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About California Home+Design
California Home+Design is the leading design and lifestyle brand in California. Covering the latest design news, events, products and gorgeous homes throughout the state, readers turn to us for stories that are local and relevant. Through the magazine, californiahomedesign.com, a dynamic social media community and a full calendar of events, California Home+Design offers inspiration and expertise to over a quarter million people per month. California Home+Design is published by McEvoy Media. http://www.californiahomedesign.com
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