Mediacorp’s magazines go all-in with digital

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Mediacorp’s magazines go all-in with digital

Elle Singapore increases digital following on elle.sg; Style content moves online

Singapore, 27 March 2017 – Mediacorp is boosting its digital magazine business with fresher, immersive content and more videos on its digital platforms across web, mobile and social. For women audiences in particular, its flagship fashion magazine Elle Singapore will devote greater coverage to cultivating personal style and achieving the success that comes with personal power.

Even as Elle Singapore continues to see a healthy demand for its print edition every month, its digital version is growing from strength to strength. Since its launch in October 2015, elle.sg has drawn an average of over a million page views and over 200,000 unique visitors monthly. Elle.sg’s extensive video line-up covers the entire spectrum of women’s interests including self-expression and body positivity and continues to see tremendous growth in viewership.

Mediacorp’s Style brand will also migrate most of its content to its digital portal styleXstyle as the brand increases its focus on a millennial audience with fresh fashion, beauty and wellness content. The April copies of Style and Style: Men magazines will be the last of their print editions but Style will publish special supplements in print throughout the year around weddings, timepieces, accessories and other areas that appeal to contemporary men and women.

“Reimagined for the preferred consumption by Style readers, our digital content will combine everything they know and love about the print magazine with the power of a digital offering, said Jessie Sng, Head, Women, Men and Parents segments. “This new experience is at once aspirational and accessible.”

Mediacorp has been progressively repositioning its magazine brands from print to multimedia. Manja, its highly popular Malay print title, has evolved into a weekly television programme offering the latest entertainment and lifestyle-related content including tips and advice for women in the Malay community. 8 Days, Mediacorp’s flagship entertainment title which first hit newsstands in 1990, went digital-first earlier this year and is fast growing page views and unique visitors.

In a move related to Elle Singapore’s digital initiatives, Sharon Au has been appointed its Publisher. Ms Au has over 20 years’ experience in the media industry as a television presenter, actress, digital business owner and editor. Concurrently, she helms styleXstyle, one of Mediacorp’s first forays in digital media. Elle is the number one international fashion title locally.

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About Mediacorp

Mediacorp has the widest range of media platforms in Singapore spanning digital, television, radio, print and out-of-home media. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, the company has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to virtually all adults in Singapore weekly.

Mediacorp is an active regional player through Channel NewsAsia International, drama co-productions and collaborations in magazine publishing and online media. Its investments include majority share in Kapanlagi Network, Indonesia’s largest independent digital media and in Malaysia’s digital games publisher Cubinet Interactive. It also has stakes in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation.

Mediacorp was named Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year for the 13th time at the Asian Television Awards in 2016.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

Media contact
Winston Chong
Senior Manager, Brand and Communications, Mediacorp
Tel: +65 6350 3351
Email: winstonchong@mediacorp.com.sg