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As another UAE publisher withdraws from print auditing, are advertisers being taken for a ride?

As another UAE publisher withdraws from print auditing, are advertisers being taken for a ride?

There has been a worrying drop-off in the number of titles being audited in the UAE, raising concerns of exaggerated circulation claims and unethical accounting practices. Rana Hariz, Middle East director of BPA Worldwide, the US-based third-party verification company that has been ensuring regional publishers can prove their numbers, says: “A dozen titles have resigned […]

Ink takes over Etihad in-flight magazine

Ink takes over Etihad in-flight magazine

UK-headquartered contract publisher Ink has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways to produce their in-flight magazine. The publisher plans to open an office in the UAE capital, and says the magazine will be “reimagined from the ground up,” according to a report in Arab News. The rebranded magazine will be called Atlas, and will […]

HelloArabia and HelloIndo Arabia axed by APP

HelloArabia and HelloIndo Arabia axed by APP

Dubai-based Arab Publishing Partners has ended the runs of the quarterly titles Hello! Arabia and Hello! Indo Arabia. The ITP Publishing Group subsidiary obtained the magazine licenses in February 2015, with initial plans to bring the titles out monthly, but were instead released quarterly. Their closures come just as ITP closes the homegrown women’s monthly, Viva after more than 11 years in publication. […]

Dubai glossy magazine Viva closes down

Dubai glossy magazine Viva closes down

  Middle Eastern women’s luxury magazine Viva has closed down. The lifestyle magazine, described as being the GCC region’s  “only handbag sized magazine targeting working women aged 25 years”, will cease publishing after its December issue. The glossy has been managed by ITP Consumer since 2004, though was re-launched by the publishing house in 2014, and is edited […]