Adweek’s 2014 “Hot List” featured some of the best and brightest in editorial talent, including popular consumer magazines like Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, and Vogue as well as a few shelter publications such as Garden & Gun and domino.
“Just two years after its launch, HGTV Magazine has risen to the top third of all Hearst titles in terms of profitability,” writes Adweek. “Total circulation, now at more than 1.3 million, rose nearly 13 percent in the first half of 2014 alone, while some 300,000 in single-copy sales makes it one of the 10 best-selling monthlies. And the ad side has introduced innovative programs like Glidden-branded custom content and a shoppable Pier 1 ad."
In addition, domino magazine was awarded with the Reader’s Choice award in the category, with 52.1 percent of the popular vote.
In the “Hottest Reborn Magazine” category, Conde Nast Traveler, Glamour, Lucky and Town & Country were in the running—with the honor going to Town & Country—while the Reader’s Choice for the category went to domino.
domino received 60.9 percent of votes in the category. “The recently resurrected indie incarnation of domino, whose predecessor was shuttered by Condé Nast in 2009 and presumed dead for four years, clearly dominated voting in our reader poll,” wrote Adweek.
In the “Hottest Lifestyle Magazine” category, Garden & Gun and Town and Country were in the running, with Garden & Gun pulling out the win.
According to Adweek, Charleston-based Garden & Gun magazine has captivated readers from all across the country. Total circulation has grown by 8 percent to 321, 697 over the past year.
Adweek editors selected the 2014 Hot List winners while the Reader’s Choice winners were selected via an online poll.