The Mega Agency have confirmed a syndication partnership with America Media Inc. (AMI) who’s magazines include National Enquirer, Globe, Star, OK! Radar Online.
AMI’s digital properties reach an average of 50 million unique visitors and over 350 million page views monthly. The National Enquirer’s UK edition was last year named “Magazine of the Year” in the UK’s National Federation of Retail Newsagent Awards. The year prior, The Enquirer won the ACE Press Award for the Best International Publication delivered in all of Britain.
Mega kicked off the relationship with world wide with photos of the first wedding of Prince Harry’s new girlfriend Meghan Markle – above – Newspapers, magazines and websites across the world ran exclusive photographs of the American actress’s 2011 Jamaican beach wedding to producer Trevor Engelson. In the UK, there were big shows in the Mail on Sunday, the Sun on Sunday, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Mail Online, Sun Online, Heat and OK! magazines and on the ITV show Loose Women. The photographs also ran in Germany’s daily newspaper, Bild, and Gala, Bunte, Das Neue, Frau in Spiegel, and Das neue Blatt magazines; Italy’s Gente magazine; and Australian weekly, Woman’s Day.
AMI’s Chief Content Officer and Vice President Dylan Howard – who has previously worked with the Mega’s David Leigh, Paul Tetley, and Kevin Smith – told PAN: “Our team of dogged reporters and investigators around the world are excited to embark on the MEGA journey. “As a company, American Media remains committed to supporting MEGA and all our content partners as the publishing industry evolves. These stakeholders are the best of the best — particularly Kevin, Paul and David who all mirror the insatiable appetite that we have, as a company, to deliver our readers compelling and exclusive content.”
Tom Tramborg, Mega CEO, added: “The AMI team gets great content and we’re delighted to form this strategic partnership with AMI, syndicating their content. By combining MEGA’s expertise and leveraging our innovative platform and technology, we will secure performance and a wider spread of AMI’s amazing and unique content, presenting an even more exciting content mix for our growing costumer base.” And added “If there are other publishers out there who are looking for an agency to syndicate their material, we’d love to talk to you.”