Magazines: The First Social Networks… From The Mr. Magazine™ Vault. A Mr. Magazine™ Musing

Mr. Magazine

(In the summer issue of 2009 of Content, the magazine of branded content, I wrote a column under the heading of Mr. Custom, that I feel it is a valid today as it was ten years ago… I hope you will enjoy).

As we rush to take advantage of the latest digital tools to engage with consumers, let’s not forget that magazines are still a powerful medium for building communities.

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MAGAZINES
Began at a very early age. From the first time I picked up a copy of a Superman comic book and could feel the paper and smell the ink, I was grabbed by a passion that shows no signs of letting go. I can also remember how badly I wanted to belong, to have a sense of membership, in the field of magazines. I would beg my neighbor (in Lebanon, my home country) to nominate…

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