Three words sum up The Week: witty, intelligent, objective. In its simplest sense, The Week is a unique and witty digest of the best writing from the British and foreign press. Taking just over an hour to read, The Week brings the reader up-to-date with current affairs at home and abroad.
"The trick of editing The Week is in achieving the right tone, in getting the selection right and ensuring the approach is a balanced one."
Jeremy O'Grady, Editor-in-Chief
A quirky mixture of hard practical information and commentary on one hand to the most interesting houses and the best tabloid gossip on the other, the selection of material ensures The Week has a clear editorial voice and spirit of its own.
At the heart of the magazine is news, both UK and international, accounting for nearly half of the pages. Other sections covered include leisure (food, wine and travel), the arts (theatre, cinema and book reviews) and the City (financial commentary and a regular sharewatch).
The brainchild of Jolyon Connell, ex-Sunday Telegraph deputy editor; The Week is a combination of information and entertainment, delivering everything from briefings about important topical issues, to what happened in The Archers. The quality of writing underpins the magazine's success. The Week's Editor-in-Chief Jeremy O'Grady, part of the founding team, is an author and former film censor and works closely alongside a talented editorial team and a wealth of experienced contributors.
* The Week has enjoyed phenomenal circulation growth. The Jul - Dec 12 ABC figure of 194,121 represents its 29th consecutive increase.
* The Week is the UK's highest-selling weekly subscription magazine.
* It offers a highly targeted audience and access to of some of the most affluent opinion-formers in the country today. People who have money to spend on enjoying life, who love the arts and travel, who are well paid and have influential jobs. For any upmarket advertiser, this is a crucial and important audience.
The Week is the definitive news aggregation publication, providing a concise and insightful roundup of everything that matters in the world.
Audience is made up of affluent professionals, with 22% of readers holding senior managerial positions and 10% at C-Level.
24% of readers work for companies with 1,000+ seats.
62% of readers are involved in IT purchasing decisions.
25% of readers earn over £80,000 per annum.
Why use The Week?
With a current subscription base of 150,000, The Week boasts the most loyal readership of affluent opinion - formers in the news weekly market. No other magazine offers access to such an elite audience.
* 50% male, 50% female readership.
* Overall readership of 368,000
* 69% AB profile.
* The readership core is aged between 35-54, at the peak of their profession and earning power.
Source: NRS July 12 - June 13
* Readers of The Week have an average annual income of £100,482.
* 59% of The Week readers are board directors.
* 24% have a net worth of £1 million or more.
Source: BBS 2011
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