THE COMPANY WAY: Company, the British monthly magazine targeted at 16-to-24 year-old women interested in street style, is to become a standalone digital brand from October, according to its publisher Hearst Magazines U.K.
The final print edition of the magazine that was launched 36 years ago will be the October issue, which is out on September 5. For the last ABC period, from July-December 2013, Company’s combined print and digital circulation was 90,116, with 88,059 coming from print, and 2,057 from digital.
“Company Magazine has earned a loyal following since its original launch in 1978,” said Anna Jones, chief executive officer of Hearst Magazines U.K. “As a standalone digital brand, it is well-placed to provide a unique and dedicated service to this dynamic female demographic.”
A Hearst statement said that in the past six months, traffic to the title’s website has increased by 46 percent, with return visitors up 99 percent and social traffic up more than 140 percent.