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Dennis Publishing delivers a number of ABC increases in all markets


-The Week delivers 29th consecutive increase, growing 3.5% YOY-

-Web User sees impressive 4.7% increase in challenging market conditions-

- Men’s Fitness and Octane up 0.1% and 0.3% YOY respectively-

- Digital SLR Photography sees combined increase of 3%-

- Total portfolio increase of 6.4% YOY -



London, Thursday 14th February 2013: Dennis Publishing, one of the UK’s leading independent media companies, can today announce its circulation growth across the sectors, despite the challenging market conditions.


James Tye, CEO of Dennis Publishing, said: “There is no question that the UK newsstand is becoming an increasingly tough place to do business. What’s also clear is that Dennis Publishing’s industry-leading skills in subscriptions, technology and digital is starting to pay real dividends. This is boosting the readership of our brands, in print and on tablets. We are also delighted to add Computer Active to our portfolio, with its significant readership of 98,560.“


NB: We have only included digital replica numbers where current ABC guidelines allow. Clearly the total digital readership is far higher across the Dennis Publishing portfolio.


-       The Week – 29th consecutive ABC increase, up 3.5% YOY to 194,121 

An impressive 29th consecutive ABC increase for current affairs title, The Week, rising by 1.4% POP and 3.5% YOY.


Kerin O’Connor, Chief Executive, The Week said: “The Week is delighted to announce its new ABC of 194,121, its 29th consecutive increase. The brand is bigger than it's ever been before and we confidently look forward to our 30th increase in August.”


-       Men’s Fitness bucks the fitness trend with 0.1% YOY in total circulation

Fitness title Men’s Fitness sees an increase of 0.1% YOY in its total circulation, reaching a combined figure of 65,760.


Russell Blackman, Publisher of Men’s Fitness, said: “Men’s Fitness has established itself as the most trusted brand for information and inspiration about fitness, nutrition and health.  This ABC increase demonstrates we are delivering a brand that resonates with its audience, across all platforms.”


-       Digital SLR Photography - combined increase of 3% YOY  

The photography title Digital SLR Photography sees a significant increase in its combined digital and print circulation to 36,556.

John Garewal, MD of Technology & Imaging, said: "This is the fourth consecutive ABC increase for Digital SLR Photography. Our mantra is make every issue the best ever and testimony to the brands success we continue to inform and inspire an ever increasing number of photographers."


-        Web User – YOY increase of 4.7%  

Technology title Web User sees its first major increase since it was acquired by Dennis Publishing from IPC Media, climbing 4.7% to 28,495.


John Garewal, MD of Technology & Imaging, said: "Anyone who's surprised by the ABC newsstand and subscription increase for Web User should buy a copy. Every issue is crafted with an absolute focus on making the very best content coupled with a desire to finesse every detail on every page. It is this obsessive commitment that keeps readers coming back for more."


-       Octane– YOY increase of 0.3%  

Classic and performance car title Octane sees an increase of 0.3% to 37,310.


Geoff Love, Publishing Director of Octane: ‘We are delighted that in a tough magazine climate Octane has once again increased its circulation. High quality content with great design may be old-fashioned in an increasingly digital world but Octane’s continued success is down to doing the basics well.’



NB: We have only included digital replica numbers where current ABC guidelines allow. Clearly the total digital readership is far higher across the Dennis Publishing portfolio.