Niche Notes – A Bright Future for Niche Magazines!

Niche Media's Grand Poobah Carl landau

Niche magazines have a bright future! We’ve got two new events to help niche publishers find new revenue streams!

It’s been a pretty damn good year for niche media companies overall. Remember it was only 5 years ago that we were all experiencing the financial meltdown and the sky was falling. In 2013, many of our publishers are reporting all time record revenues and profits. Publishers are actually creating new properties left and right now – mostly online and live events.

The percent of revenue driving from online properties continues to grow. Print is holding its own and still thriving in many of the niche markets. Readers and advertisers want more and more niche segmentation. The more specific a market the better these days!

We’ve had by far our best year at Niche Media: Record attendance and sponsorship at our Niche Media Conference and Niche Digital Conference and we added the Niche CEO Summit in Dana Point, CA. It was a huge success, so  we’re going to make an annual event! We will be moving it to the the Midwest this May. Details to come very soon. Plus we’re announcing at the end of this week a brand new “event-about-events” called Niche EventFest. It will take place in New Orleans in November 2014.

Thanks so much to the niche staffers that make my job so much fun everyday–Holly, Scott, Steph, Bekah, Nancy, Ryan, Diana, Matt and my right hand person Robyn that has made me look good for 8 years!!!

I just want to thank all the wonderful niche publishers and sponsors for all the support and encouragement we get from you every day. Have a great holiday season. Can’t wait to to see you somewhere in 2014!

Happy Niche Holidays to All!


Carl Landau
Grand Poobah
Niche Media


Carl LandauAbout the blogger: Carl Landau is Grand Poobah of Niche Media. He is a media/event guru, SF Giants fan and part-time blogger. His 15 minutes of fame took place in the mid-eighties when he launched his famous, “Buy an Ad, Get a Cat” ad campaign. He has long since patched things up with the SPCA.


Niche Media has created super niched-out events specifically for magazine publishers for over 12 years. We’ve helped pave the way for the era of boutique events that connect specific audiences and provide great educational, friendly and super-fun environments! Plus, Carl Landau – Niche Media’s Grand Poobah – just launched a blog all about creating and marketing targeted events –  Check it out!

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