MAGAZINE'S PAGING AND REVENUE INCREASES 12 AND 17 PERCENT, RESPECTIVELY
October 31, 2013 – New York, NY – DEPARTURES magazine, the leading voice of luxury, continues to set the pace for the luxury industry boasting a 12 percent gain in paging and a 17 percent gain in revenue for 2013, it was announced today by Steven DeLuca, senior vice president and publisher of DEPARTURES. Rounding out an already stellar year, the November/December issue marks the largest issue of 2013 and is up five percent in paging and nine percent in revenue over the same issue last year.
"We are thrilled to cap off an extremely successful 2013 with the November/December issue, our largest of the year. Our partners recognize the purchasing power of the DEPARTURES reader and want to be in front of this coveted audience during the key holiday shopping season and beyond," said DeLuca. "As we go into our 25th anniversary year, we are poised to remain the authority on luxury lifestyle in the media industry."
The November/December 2013 issue carries 163 pages versus 155 in the same issue last year, and features new advertisers, including Lanvin, Berluti, and Johnnie Walker, and introduces the new Waldorf Astoria campaign. For the full year, DEPARTURES carried 874 pages of advertising versus 778 in 2012, making this the third consecutive year of growth. Outperforming the industry year after year, the magazine has grown paging by 65% since Steven DeLuca became publisher in 2010.
DEPARTURES is published exclusively for Platinum Card and Centurion Members of American Express. DEPARTURES' international network includes 18 editions in more than 50 countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. DEPARTURES' digital footprint includes departures.com and the "DEPARTURES Ultimate City Guides" app available on iPad and iPhone.
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