Wednesday 3rd December 2014: Ink is pleased to announce a new location for the Ink London Head Quarters. From Monday 8th December, the Ink London team will be found at the following address: Ink Blackburn House Blackburn Road London NW6 1RZ As a result of continued expansion, Ink will be upgrading to beautiful modern offices in the leafy enclaves of West Hampstead. With improved transport connections and enhanced facilities for our guests and staff, the new environment will reflect our standing as a world class media and technology company. The move represents a new chapter for Ink and we’re excited for this new start. Please note that we will be completing this move on Friday the 5th of December 2014 and we will have no phone / email access from 12:00pm and during Friday afternoon. During this time please submit your enquiries online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
The Content Marketing Awards (CMA) are the leading awards program for companies who create content for organizations. Ink scored a notable Gold in the hotly contested Best Design for a New Publication category for United Airline’s Rhapsody Magazine. In addition, Ink was awarded a Silver for the Best Feature Design, and two Bronze places for Best New Publication and Best Overall Design Magazine categories for United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine. The Gold award for Rhapsody follows last year’s successful launch of the luxury lifestyle and culture magazine for United Airlines’ first and business class passengers. Reaching more than two million passengers a month, this premium, award-winning title can claim one of the most affluent audiences in print. The 2014 Content Marketing Awards were announced on August, 22 2014. Below our award wins in full:
- Best Design - New Publication - Gold Award - Rhapsody - United Airlines
- Best Feature Design - Silver Award - Hemispheres Magazine - Blind Ambition - United Airlines
- Best New Publication - Bronze Award - Rhapsody - United Airlines
- Most Overall Design - Magazine - Bronze Award - Hemispheres Magazine - United Airlines
On 27th & 29th October 2014, Ink celebrated Rhapsody Magazine’s 1st Birthday by hosting two glitzy events in New York and Miami respectively. Ink welcomed the cream of the advertising industry to evenings filled with drinks, canapés and celebration for all that Rhapsody has achieved in its first year. Launched in November 2013, Rhapsody is the luxury lifestyle and culture magazine for United Airlines’ first and business class passengers. Reaching more than two million passengers a month, this premium title can claim one of the most affluent audiences in print. The evening was topped off with a prize draw for the fabulous prizes on offer to our lucky attendees. From luxury luggage, to exclusive holidays and premium watches, it was a dream collection that kept the crowd in suspense as the winners were drawn. See these lavish prizes, the lucky winners and our incredible guestlist in the full picture galleries below: NY Pictures Miami Pictures Our thanks again to everyone that joined Rhapsody magazine to celebrate - you brought an added touch of glamour to a dazzling evening.
London, 20 October 2014 - ‘Ink Global has used savvy marketing and a globe-trotting readership to take over the world’s skies’; so ran the headline to the article written in The Independent, the national newspaper published in the UK. Michael Keating, founder and EVP Product & Business Development, gave an exclusive interview during which he explained the growing success of Ink. As well as demonstrating how our media extends beyond the inflight experience into targeted advertising and a digital platforms, Michael highlighted the latest news of key new airline partners that have seen the advantages of our offering. As recently announced, Ink has signed with American Airlines to relaunch its three titles for a global audience of 193 million passengers. Michael was also able to reveal the latest airline to join our distinguished roster of premium airline brands, Iberia. After 32 years with their Spanish publisher, Iberia has signed with Ink to bring their Ronda and Excelente titles into the digital age. We look forward to sharing the new titles with you soon. To read the full profile, please click here.
Singapore, 29 August – Overlooking the stunning Marina Bay, the Westin Hotel Singapore was the glittering venue for the inaugural Marketing Magazine Spark Awards. Up for the Best Media Solution in Print (Marina Bay Sands in Jetstar Asia Magazine) and Best Commercial Team (Tiger Tales Asia) accolades, Ink triumphed, winning silver awards in both categories they were nominated for. The awards recognised Ink’s creativity, innovative techniques and ability to create engaging material, as well as our team’s development and successes over the past year. Organised by Marketing magazine, the Spark Awards for Media Excellence allows media owners in the Southeast Asia region to showcase their most innovative content, solutions and team performances. Over 170 entries were received from some of the most well known and respected companies in the World – Facebook, Google, BBC Worldwide, SPH, Mediacorp – before being assessed by equally renowned media professionals. David Bloomfield, Ink’s Commercial Director in Singapore was there to collect the awards, “There is a lot of satisfaction being judged by your peers, people who have years and years of media experience and come from agency and marketing backgrounds. It is recognition from them that show they value the work that we do. This is the launch pad for bigger and better things to come.”
World’s #1 airline draws on Ink’s expertise to bring a higher level of sophistication to inflight magazines [As covered by International Business Times]
FORT WORTH, TEXAS; NEW YORK, and LONDON (TUESDAY, 19th August, 2014): Ink, the world’s leading travel media company, will produce three magazine titles for American Airlines starting January 2015. American Airlines, now the biggest in the world after its merger with US Airways, has appointed Ink to produce content and sell advertising for multiple media platforms, including onboard magazines in print, online, mobile and tablet formats.Ink will re-launch the airline’s flagship titles American Way, which reaches 193 million people annually, and two targeted titles, Celebrated Living for first and business class cabins, and Nexos which is written in Spanish and Portuguese for passengers travelling on routes to Latin America and Spain. “We've partnered with Ink to expand the global reach of our award-winning publications,” said Fernand Fernandez, vice president – Global Marketing, American Airlines. “We believe Ink brings added resources, coupled with a strong global reputation which will help strengthen our three award winning titles going forward.” Michael Keating, EVP Product and Business Development, Ink said: “Winning the largest airline in the world in our twentieth year of business is the ultimate accolade. We’re really looking forward to re-imagining and re-launching the magazines to create titles that will set new media standards in the travel industry. What’s exciting is the multi-platform reach for our content which can be read in print versions onboard and throughout the global network of lounges, but also via online, tablets, and mobile. We really will be reaching passengers at every point of their journey.” Ink produces 36 magazines in 18 languages for many of the world’s best airline and railway brands, serves advertisers in more than 100 countries, and reaches 677 million passengers per year. Their products create a unique model that connects advertisers with a global travel audience through inflight media, online, and on mobile devices. Simon Leslie, Global Head of Sales from Ink said: “The US passenger base every year is nearly the equivalent of six Super Bowls. As people get on a plane, they sit back, relax, and get away from the distractions of life. It is a great environment for finding inspiration for that next important purchase, or even to start planning for their next exciting travel adventure. We are very proud that our media continues to grow year over year as more people travel, and that we are unlocking this incredibly strong market to our advertisers.” Under the terms of their agreement, Ink will expand the number of global locations by opening new offices later this year in both Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami to house their creative, editorial, and advertising sales staff servicing American Airlines and advertisers throughout the United States.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 August 2014, London: The Airline Retail Conference (ARC) is delighted to announce it is expanding its conference portfolio to Latin America. Following our outstanding success in Europe and Asia-Pacific, we are now launching ARC2015 Latin America, which will be taking place in Mexico City, 27th – 29th January. ARC Latin America will bring together over 150 industry experts, including airline (buyers), suppliers, brands and concessionaires to tackle the latest issues in the airline retail industry as well as provide excellent networking opportunities. Like ARC Europe and ARC Asia-Pacific, the Latin American conference will host a 2-day conference and exhibition, focusing on the latest inflight retail and onboard F&B trends in the region. Colin Hall, Managing Director Trade Media & Events, said: “We are all very excited to launch the new ARC Latin America. Recently we have seen a lot of movement of larger international carriers expanding their routes to Latin America. Latin American and Carribean air travel was up with 7.6% carrying 240.5 million passengers in 2013. Additionally, a variety of brands and inflight concessionaires have opened offices in the region to better cater their expanding clientele.” “This is the right time for us to open up the debate across all sectors of inflight retail industry in Latin America and provide the ARC clientele with the opportunity to expand their business into the booming continent,” he added. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at ARC Latin America please contact Adrien Collilieux at email@example.com ARC has also launched a new website to bring together everything about our three conferences in one place. The website is also destination for news & analysis on inflight retail and important trends. END About the Airline Retail Conference: ARC was founded in 2007 and expanded to include a second annual event for Asia Pacific in 2011 and will host its inaugural Latin America event in 2015. Last held in London in June 2014; it has been established as the most important conference for leaders in inflight retail and on board food & beverage. The conference brings together airline, suppliers, concessionaires, brands and airports and provides delegates with a two-day action-packed conference and networking program. http://www.airlineretail.com/ For further information, contact: Annebeth Wijtenburg Conference Producer & Research Journalist Annebeth.Wijtenburg@ink-global.com +44 0207 749 6277
The May 2014 edition of Jetstar Australia Magazine celebrates the airline’s 10th birthday with a complete editorial redesign. It’s our biggest issue ever at over 200 pages, and has a special celebratory cover with 3D UV varnish incorporating a repeated pattern of Jetstar’s unique star logo. The magazine’s fresh new look is more sophisticated, with a cleaner design and a fresh editorial direction that is lifestyle oriented to incorporate the airline into every aspect of a traveller’s life – giving advice on everything from where to eat and what to drink to what to wear, as well as giving insight into social trends. We’ve overhauled the magazine to align closely with Australian and Kiwi consumer tastes and aspirations. Big, beautiful photographs and in-depth feature stories tie in to Jetstar’s key demographics – young singles, couples and families with a higher-than-average disposable income. Jetstar Magazine is in every seat pocket, on every flight, and our readership keeps getting bigger and better. Jetstar Magazine readership increased 17.6% year on year from December 2012 to December 2013 (to 214,000, according to Roy Morgan’s Australian Magazine Readership poll). What you’ll find in our new-look issue:
- A colourful photo essay on Tokyo’s sensational summer sumo tournament.
- A social trend piece on an urban commuter craze – revamping postie bikes.
- The best events and photographic exhibitions across the Jetstar network in May.
- Food trends, including bush tucker and the best affordable Indian restaurants.
- An interview with the head brewer from The Yeastie Boys, and the best places to try craft beer in Australia and New Zealand.
- PLUS: Join our writers on a music tour of Melbourne, the best ski runs in New Zealand and a canyoning adventure in Vietnam.
- Discover “the best of the west” in Sydney’s outer suburbs – Parramatta, Blacktown and Marrickville.
- Get insider tips from locals on where to go and what to do in Brisbane’s West End, Wellington NZ, Singapore and the Sunshine Coast.
- Learn about Cambodia’s rich musical history from a contemporary psychedelic band currently rocking the rest of the world.
- You’ll also find out all about Jetstar’s history to date, including cool things Jetstar has done, such as an in-air concert with band Powderfinger. Meet the crew, discover the best hotels and resorts on the network and discover 10 places you must visit now in a special section devoted to The Jetstar Generation – ten fabulous years of Australia’s favourite low-cost carrier.
Airline Retail Conference’s (ARC) success story RedDog Design Ltd. continues its expansion across the retail market having recently secured a contract with UK retail giant John Lewis. Marianne Sparrenius-Waters, Founder of RedDog, only just started to explore the airline retail industry when she showcased her Scandi-aesthetic leather bags and accessories at the ARC2012 London conference. The show was a great success for RedDog. After meeting plenty of potential business partners Marianne decided to take an exhibition booth at the ARC2013 Hong Kong. “Before attending ARC I had no presence in the airline industry but knowing that the BagPod is the Best Travel Companion ever, ARC has proven to be the best way into this industry.” It was at ARC2013 Hong Kong where Marianne got exposed to the great potential of the Asian Market and saw herself listed at that market shortly after the event. After the conference in Hong Kong, RedDog exhibited at ARC2014 Singapore as well, bringing in even more business. Marianne describes ARC as the place to “genuinely meet prospected buyers” and praises the ARC team for “being the best in the industry”. According to Marianne all the ARC conferences RedDog has attended have led into a contract with an airline. “The RedDog BagPod’s are now listed in 10 airlines and after the Singapore show we are in discussion with some of the major companies in Asia to investigate the possibility of further listings – onboard various airlines and on the ground in duty free shops etc.” As mentioned the designer’s success does not stop there, RedDog recently signed a contract with John Lewis for the BagPod to be stocked in all their 32 stores. “For RedDog, attending the ARC conferences has meant direct contact with the ‘movers and shakers’ in the Airline Industry and where the big decision makers are attending and are keen to meet with both new and old suppliers. For us, as a young dynamic company, ARC conferences are simply the best way to receive this attention and recognition.” Are you ARC’s next success story? Call +44 20 7613 8777 now and sign up to exhibit!
London, 11 November - At a glitzy evening ceremony held at the Park Lane Hilton, London, on Monday 11 November, Ink scored two big wins at the annual British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards. The BSME Awards are the Oscars of the British magazine publishing world, contended by the likes of Associated Newspapers, Condé Nast Publications, the Economist Group, HearstMagazines and Bauer. They are the only awards voted for by the people who work in the industry. This year, Ink received a record three nominations and, on the night, two of those were winners. Ink group art director Chris Deacon, beat off competition from a strong field to pick up the award for Best Art Director (Consumer) for his work on Metropolitan, the Eurostar magazine. Editor Toby Skinner and art director Rickard Westin were awarded the prestigious Launch of the Year for n by Norwegian, the inflight magazine of the airline Norwegian. Meanwhile, over in New York, on Wednesday evening, 13 November, over 130 content marketing executives gathered at the Highline Ballroom for the tenth annual Pearl Awards ceremony. Custom content creators and agencies from 13 different countries representing brands such as Coca-Cola, Ford, Walmart and Whole Foods Market submitted almost 600 entries this year. In the category of Best Overall Editorial (More than 250,000 circulation), Ink took the gold award for Hemispheres, the magazine it publishes for United Airlines. Ink also tied for silver in the category of Best Cover (More than 250,000 circulation), again for Hemispheres. Contact Michael Keating firstname.lastname@example.org +44 20 7613 8777