Feb 2, 2013
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Robert Newman tapped for Alberta conference keynote

[Originally published January 17, 2013] He’s been art director at some of the industry’s most successful and innovative magazines: Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, Details, New York, Inside, Vibe and Entertainment Weekly. His design method has been described as a “mind-meld with the editorial vision” (Mediabistro.com, 2005). Before becoming an art director he worked as […]

Feb 1, 2013 By Mario Garcia
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Adweek’s New Tablet App: Start of the Third Generation Apps?

[Originally published November 10, 2012] Adweek, that well-known and for many in the advertising business indispensable tool, now has a tablet app as well. It is one that has arrived two and a half years after the iPad made its grand entrance, allowing its creators the benefits of studying and analyzing what works, users’ habits […]

Jan 31, 2013
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The 2012 Folio 40: Robert Newman, Creative Director, Reader’s Digest

[By Folio: Staff, originally published April 4, 2012] Honoring the Individuals Creating a New Chapter for the Publishing Industry. Welcome to the 2012 FOLIO: 40, our annual list of the industry’s most innovative and distinguished professionals. As always, the list represents every facet of magazine publishing, from every corner of the industry. Not reserved exclusively […]

Jan 30, 2013 By Kim Caviness
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Jan 29, 2013 By Mario Garcia
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Bob Newman: “We are through with that ‘death of print’ moment”

[Originally published July 7, 2011] TAKEAWAY: He is one of the most prolific, talented and—I must add—nicest people in our business. Meet Bob Newman, who after a glorious career as design director to the most celebrated magazine titles, has now become Creative Director for Reader’s Digest. With Newman we have the inspirational example of a […]

Jan 28, 2013
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Video! Reader’s Digest: Multi-platform Publishing on Tablet Devices

See how Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest paid circulation magazine, is reinventing its brand for the digital era and engaging readers on a variety of devices, including iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. This is a video made by Adobe about the creation of the Reader’s Digest tablet apps. It features members of the Reader’s Digest app […]

Video! iPad Apps Come to Life!

Reader’s Digest has a fun animation in their December 2011/January 2012 iPad app issue, called “When iPad Apps Come Alive!” It’s an action-packed look at what happens to an iPad desktop when the apps take over. The animation was created by Alan Becker, and art directed by Marti Golon and RD creative director Robert Newman. […]

Jan 21, 2013 By Biz Carson
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10 Things to Do to Make Newspapers Look Great All the Time

[Originally published September 25, 2010] Everyone wants to have a really, really ridiculously good-looking newspaper every day. To get there, magazine design guru Robert Newman recommends to throw away the Wired and ESPN magazines on your desks, and replace them with Real Simple, New York magazine and the New York Post and design your paper […]

Jan 21, 2013 By Matt Kinsman
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Six Things B-to-B Editors, Designers Can Learn from Consumer Magazines

[Originally published June 17, 2010] Business-to-business publishers seem to be going one of two ways when it comes to their remaining print magazines; either slashing budgets and staff to the bare bones as they scramble to develop replacement products or investing in the print title as a premium offering within their multimedia stable. Those choosing […]

Jan 16, 2013 By Mario Garcia
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Magazine Covers: Does Sameness Sell?

[Originally published February 24, 2010] TAKEAWAY: Taking a look at those colorful press kiosks with dozens of magazines, one ponders many questions about the future of print, but, more precisely, what makes for a good magazine cover?  We turn to one of the world’s busiest and most recognized magazine designer, Robert Newman, for answers to […]