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HGTV Magazine and Food Network Magazine to Increase Rate Bases

hearst-magazine-logo-1Good news for Hearst Magazines’ HGTV Magazine and Food Network Magazine — they’re both getting a rate base increase. The former will increase its rate base twice in 2015; the latter once.

The first bump for HGTV will be to 1.1 million, starting with the January/February issue. The magazine will then up its base to 1.2 million with the July/August issue. Food Network Magazine’s increase to 1.7 million will coincide with its January/February issue.

Dan Fuchs, HGTV’s publisher and CRO, said the increase was a result of staffers “over-delivering from the beginning.” Vicki Wellington, Food Network’s VP, publisher and CRO, credited “Our creative original content, along with access to Food Network talent” for its rate base increase.

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Carrie Cullen Named Associate Publisher of HGTV Magazine

Carrie Cullen has been promoted to associate publisher, advertising of HGTV Magazine. Cullen had been advertising director of the magazine since it launched last year. Prior to that, Cullen served as Food Network Magazine’s sales development director.

“Carrie has demonstrated incredible leadership over the past year and a half,” said Dan Fuchs, publisher and chief revenue officer of HGTV Magazine, in a statement. “In addition to managing the numerous systems and processes that are key components of our business, Carrie is a dedicated advocate and motivator of our sales team, and her strong client relationships and persistent work ethic have resulted in numerous big wins for the magazine.”

Cullen’s appointment is effective immediately.

Food Network Magazine and HGTV Magazine Raise Rate Base

Food Network Magazine and HGTV Magazine are both raising their rate bases, proving once again that people love TV so much they’ll eat up whatever format it mutates into.

Food Network Magazine will jump to 1.55 million with the July/August 2013 issue, and next year will raise its rate base twice. The January/February issue will hit 1.6 million and the July/August issue will see another bump, up to 1.65 million. HGTV Magazine is boosting its base to 800,000 with the July/August 2013 issue and then again — to one million — with the January/February 2014 issue.

In a statement, Vicki WellingtonFood Network Magazine’s vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer, said, “Our growth has exceeded our most ambitious goals and aspirations.” Dan Fuchs, publisher and chief revenue officer of HGTV Magazine, said its increase was a “a testament to our unique home and lifestyle content mix.”

Guy Fieri merely sat back in his La-Z-Boy, cracked open a Bud Light Lime and whispered, “Excellent.”

HGTV Magazine to Increase Rate Base Twice Next Year

Hearst’s HGTV Magazine, launched late last year, was a success right out of the gate. Today, Hearst announced that the title’s good fortunes will continue next year.

Starting with the January/February 2013 issue, HGTV Magazine will increase its rate base to  700,000, and then raise it again in July to 800,000.

“Based on the fantastic response to the magazine from both consumers and advertisers,we’re thrilled to be increasing our rate base so soon after launching,” said Dan Fuchs, chief revenue officer/publisher of HGTV Magazine. “With the strength of the HGTV brand behind us, we have created a new kind of magazine, home/lifestyle, that is resonating deeply with readers and is building incredible momentum in the marketplace.”

HGTV Magazine Gets Official Launch, Publisher

The numbers worked out, so HGTV Magazine is getting an official launch. “We wanted to strike a chord with Americans looking for a fun, approachable magazine about how they live their lives at home and we’re thrilled to have gotten the reaction we did with our debut test issue,” said the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Sara Peterson.

HGTV Magazine will debut with an impressive rate base of 450,000 for the first official issue, covering June/July. There will be three more issues this year.

Dan Fuchs, the Associate Publisher of O, The Oprah Magazine for the past eight years, has been named Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of the new title.