Five Highbury Media titles in South Africa’s top 10 performing magazines


We are pleased to announce that five magazines in the Highbury Media stable have been chosen as the top performing magazines in South Africa, including Compleat Golfer as the nation’s leading title. My Kitchen, Motor Magazine, Tech and SA Rugby join Compleat Golfer as members of the elite list.

“Highbury has half the titles on this year’s list, a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our sales and editorial professionals, and the entire team at Highbury that work together to produce excellent and compelling content every day,” says Kevin Ferguson, CEO, Highbury Media. “There is no doubt that this is a challenging time in the magazine business. It’s up to independent, forward thinking companies like ours to create business models that work, and to embrace change by taking risks, adapting, and growing, despite the odds.”

The Media Magazine, a media industry publication, compiles the list each year, based on the previous years’ information which includes an analysis of readership data (AMPS), circulation (ABC) and advertising revenue (Nielsen). In their announcement of the winning titles, Media magazine noted that publications on the list like Highbury’s that saw growth, had quality of content and an understanding of their markets as distinguishing factors of success.

#10. SA Rugby Magazine’s impressive increase in circulation of more than 20 per cent put this nation’s beloved sports title on the list this year.

#6. Tech made the top ten thanks to its 8 % increase in circulation and almost 24 per cent rise in ad revenue.

#5. My Kitchen was chosen as number five, with both circulation and readership increasing 21 per cent.

#4. Motor magazine grew circulation a huge 72% and revenue over 25 per cent.

#1. Compleat Golfer topped the paid consumer segment with 13% circulation growth and a 40% revenue growth.

Three of the winning titles – My Kitchen, Motor, and Tech - are published by Highbury on behalf of South Africa’s leading clothing retailer, The Foschini Group. Highbury Media is one of the largest independent magazine publishers in South Africa with an established track record in creating world-class content for print and digital media.

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