The Social Media Monthly Brings The Conversation Back To Print

Today at the Seattle Interactive Conference the discussion was focused on all things digital. But among the vendors in the conference hall was a seemingly old school idea: a new magazine, online, and offline, called The Social Media Monthly.

Now on its third issue, and available at newsstands across the country, the magazine contains thinkpieces and other articles hitting many of the popular topics affecting social media today.

Does social media need a magazine, with all the other online outlets for discussion? Time will tell. At the very least, it’s something to drop into a time capsule because it captures the moment so well. For instance, somewhere I have an early 1994 issue of Wired which contains lots of futuristic talk, but nary a mention of the emerging World Wide Web.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.

  • Mikeharding78

    a print magazine in this digital world?  I really doubt this is a concept that’ll last.  (Timecapsule!?  There’s an app for that man!)