Public celebrates its 10th birthday and incredible success story

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Paris, June 19, 2013

Public fête ses 10 ans et son incroyable success storyLaunched in July 2003, Public magazine revolutionized women’s celebrity publications by creating an innovative celebrity-centric concept that included women’s-interest topics and TV programs. It was an immediate hit. Since that time, Public has continued to grow and is now the leading celebrity brand across all media.
In 2013, Public, which has already attracted 2.6 million readers each week (One 2012), has also become the digital leader in the celebrity/women’s-interest segment, now outpacing pure plays and press brands.
Each and every day, Public brings together a community of one million people with whom it has built a special relationship.

  • No. 1 on the Internet: with over 3 million unique visitors, Public has taken first place among celebrity sites (Nielsen April 2013).
  • No. 1 on mobiles: the leading celebrity app and women’s app with over 15 million visits/month and nearly 470,000 million page views (OJD May 2013)
  • No. 1 on tablets: the leading celebrity app and women’s app with 1.5 million visits/month (OJD May 2013)
  • The Public app has been downloaded over 3.8 million times and is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Bada.

The adventure continues…
In 2013, the Public app became the “best mobile app”: its fourth OJD star confirms the brand’s power and the strength of the Public community, but, more than anything else, demonstrates its ability to reinvent itself, as its various initiatives attest:

  • Public TV: An ambitious video strategy, coming soon
  • Events: the Public Glam Awards
  • Diversification: special features, My Sweetie Box by Public, Public Quiz and more
  • Augmented reality: a new interactive digital experience
  • Native advertising: an innovative publicity format

From 28 June through the rest of the summer, Public is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special print-digital scheme and an eye-popping anniversary issue in July.
“In 10 years, Public has reinvented the ‘people’ market by launching a new concept that has evolved to become the digital leader in its target group,” explains editor Thomas Kouck. “It’s a great brand that has never been more powerful than it is today – and we have some ambitious plans to make it grow.”

Press contact:

Lucie Dugit-Gros - +33 (0)1 41 34 79 25 - presse@lagardere-active.com

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