Femme Actuelle

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Femme Actuelle
CategoriesWomen's magazine
FrequencyWeekly
Circulation580,249 (2017-2018)
PublisherPrisma Press
Year founded1984
First issue1 October 1984; 34 years ago (1984-10-01)
CompanyPrisma Press
CountryFrance
Based inParis
LanguageFrench
WebsiteFemme Actuelle

Femme Actuelle is a French-language weekly women's magazine published in Paris, France. It has also British and Spanish editions.

History and profile[edit]

Femme Actuelle was first published in October 1984.[1][2][3] The magazine is part of Prisma Press, a subsidiary of the German media company Gruner + Jahr.[4][5] It is published by Prisma Press on a weekly basis[6] on Mondays.[7] Prisma Press also owns other magazines, including Prima, Voici and VSD.[1][6][8]

Femme Actuelle is headquartered in Paris and covers articles on fashion, cosmetics, literature, and entertainment.[9]

The magazine has editions in the United Kingdom and in Spain.[10] Its British edition is called Best and its Spanish edition Mia.[10] Both magazines are also owned by Gruner+Jahr company.[11]

On 26 July 2010 Femme Actuelle started its pocket size edition in addition to its standard edition.[12]

Circulation[edit]

In 1988 Femme Actuelle sold nearly two million copies.[13] The circulation of the magazine was 1,837,000 copies in 1991.[1] It was the fifth best-selling magazine in France in 1999 with a circulation of 1,634,000 copies.[14] The magazine had a circulation of 1,538,000 copies in 2001, making it the twelfth best-selling women's magazine worldwide.[15]

Femme Actuelle had a circulation of 1,346,850 copies during the period of 2003-2004.[16] The magazine sold 1,292,000 copies in 2005.[17] In 2006 its circulation rose to 1,710,000 copies.[18]

In 2009 Femme Actuelle was the best-selling French women's magazine with a circulation of 927,420.[19][20] The same year it was also the fourth best-selling weekly women magazine in Europe.[20] In 2014 its circulation was 687,100 copies.[21] In the period of 2017-2018 the paid circulation of the magazine was 580,249 copies.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Helena Hafstrand (1995). "Consumer Magazines in Transition". The Journal of Media Economics. 8 (1). Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Femme Actuelle". Prisma Media. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis Group. 2004. p. 1699. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  4. ^ Lawrence D. Kritzman; Brian J. Reilly; M. B. DeBevoise (2007). The Columbia History of Twentieth-century French Thought. Columbia University Press. p. 723. ISBN 978-0-231-10790-7. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  5. ^ Denis McQuail; Karen Siune (1998). Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-7619-5939-7. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Magazines". Prisma Media. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Rate card 2015" (PDF). Huson Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  8. ^ Raymond Kuhn (1 March 2011). The Media In Contemporary France. McGraw-Hill Education (UK). p. 6. ISBN 978-0-335-23622-0. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Femme Actuelle. Factsheet". Publicitas. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  10. ^ a b Dominic Strinati; Stephen Wagg (24 February 2004). Come on Down?: Popular Media Culture in Post-War Britain. Routledge. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-134-92368-7. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  11. ^ Anthony Weymouth; Bernard Lamizet (3 June 2014). Markets and Myths: Forces For Change In the European Media. Routledge. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-317-88970-0. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Femme Actuelle is also available in pocket size". Adnative. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  13. ^ Robert Gildea (14 March 2002). France Since 1945. OUP Oxford. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-19-157749-9. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  14. ^ Nicholas Hewitt, ed. (11 September 2003). The Cambridge Companion to Modern French Culture. Cambridge University Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-107-49447-3. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Top 50 Women's magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  16. ^ E. Martin (30 November 2005). Marketing Identities Through Language: English and Global Imagery in French Advertising. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-230-51190-3. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  17. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. France" (PDF). Media Group Turku School of Economics. March 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  18. ^ Helmut K Anheier; Yudhishthir Raj Isar (17 September 2008). Cultures and Globalization: The Cultural Economy. SAGE Publications. p. 460. ISBN 978-1-4462-0261-6. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  19. ^ "Magazine Facts 2011" (PDF). Aikakaus Media. 4 April 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  20. ^ a b "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  21. ^ "Classement Presse Magazine 2014". OJD. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  22. ^ "Femme actuelle (Print)". International Media Sales. Retrieved 29 March 2019.

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