The digital editions, including all back issues since 2010, are available free on Apple’s Newsstand for iPad and iPhone. Issues will also now be available as a PDF from the new look Oxford Today website.
FuturePlus was hired by the University to re-launch and re-design the Oxford Today brand, which reaches 165,000 alumni through the print publication. The new Oxford Today website and digital editions focus on short-form video, galleries and audio material allowing the university to be showcased more effectively through richer forms of digital content.
The magazine will now be printed twice a year with higher production values and increased from 52pp to 68pp.
Jayne Caple, Managing Director of FuturePlus, says: FuturePlus is a leader in digital media applications and putting Oxford Today on Apple’s Newsstand is an excellent example of our pro-active stance. Oxford Today is also the pre-eminent university alumni publication, and this development cements that leadership.
Anne Brunner Ellis, Head of Publications and Web Office at Oxford Today, says:
“Having Oxford Today available as an app means that the magazine can be read wherever you are. And readers now have further benefits with Apple’s Newsstand ability to alert you to new editions as well as accessing recent past editions.”
FuturePlus, the multiple award-winning customer publishing agency of Future Publishing, provides compelling, engaging and measurably effective content and communication solutions across multiple channels, including magazines, catalogues, websites, e-newsletters, podcasts, mobile devices and TV.
FuturePlus’s consistently forward-thinking approach sees the agency partner with some of the world’s biggest retailers, service providers and member organisations. The wide range of high profile partners who currently enjoy the passion and expertise shown by FuturePlus include O2, Tesco, ODEON, Jessops, the Musicians’ Union, GMB, docrafts, Asda, Madison and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today the company has operations in the U.K., U.S., and Australia creating over 200 special-interest publications, apps, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. The company holds strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. The biggest-selling magazines in the U.S. include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, PC Gamer, Maximum PC and MacLife, while the U.K. business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film and Classic Rock. The company’s web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 2.2 million magazines each month; attracting more than 45 million unique visitors to its websites; and delivering over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 89 countries internationally, making it the U.K.’s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.
About Oxford Today:
Oxford Today is the official alumni publication of the University of Oxford. Continuously produced since 1988, it will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2013. The publication is sent to degree holders of the University wherever they live in the world, and faculty at the University, the current list totalling 165,000. Reflecting changes in digital media, Oxford Today is, from 2012-13, available in two print editions alongside a new website. As well as being available in pdf format, the title can also be received through Apple’s Newsstand.
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