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Vogue in Britain: Authenticity and the Creation of Competitive Advantage in the UK Magazine Industry

Cox, Howard and Mowatt, Simon (2012) Vogue in Britain: Authenticity and the Creation of Competitive Advantage in the UK Magazine Industry. Business History, 54 (1). pp. 67-87. ISSN 0007-6791

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Abstract

By 1914 the leading British magazine publishers had successfully launched a range of popular weekly titles for female readers which focused on everyday women's fashions. In contrast, the British operations of American publishers Hearst and Condé Nast sought to develop high-quality magazines designed to attract affluent consumers – and the advertisers who sought to reach these readers. This paper argues that the success of Condé Nast's Vogue depended on two main factors: gaining authenticity in the world of high fashion and forming close relations with their customers – both readers and advertisers – using market research and promotion techniques transferred from the United States.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Condé Nast, Hearst, Amalgamated Press, George Newnes, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, authenticity, magazine advertising, fashion periodicals, Harry Yoxall
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
E History America > E11 America (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Howard Cox
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 15:30
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 09:55
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1365

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