We are the first Italian publisher of print and digital magazines

Magazines Italy

Key figures for 2018

  • Revenues: 287.0 million euro
  • Market share (circulation): 30.7% (in terms of value)

Our portfolio of magazines in Italy includes a high number of high-circulation titles, such as: TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, Grazia, Donna Moderna, Chi, Il mio Papa, Focus, Sale & Pepe, Starbene, Telepiù and TuStyle.

Alongside the classic segments (cooking, women’s magazines, news, health & fitness, science and technology, and television), we also publish titles aimed at specific audiences: the monthly design and furniture magazine Interni, along with Casabella, a benchmark in the architectural sector, and literary and cultural magazines such as Nuovi argomenti and Prometeo.

With the acquisition of Banzai Media in 2016 we achieved significant synergies between the new brand and those already in the portfolio, reaching leadership in key vertical segments: women, food, health & wellness; in particular:

  • Donna Moderna, with over 14 million unique users per month,23 retained its position as women’s chief editorial network in Italy;
  • Giallozafferano, the premier source for Italian food lovers, reported a peak audience with almost 16 million unique users per month;
  • Starbene, together with Mypersonaltrainer, is the guide in the world of health and wellness, reaching over 11 million unique users per month.

Through subsidiary Press-di, we handle the national distribution of our magazines and daily newspapers produced by third-party publishers.

Mondadori France

Key figures for 2018

  • Revenues: 305.6 million euro
  • Advertising market share (in terms of volume): 11.0%

Mondadori France is one of the largest publisher of consumer magazines in France, with a portfolio of more than 30 titles in the women’s, men’s, television and leisure segments.

The most successful titles of Mondadori France include the people weekly Closer, and monthly magazines Science&Vie, Télé Star, Biba and Pleine Vie. In addition, there is Auto Plus, the top automotive magazine, produced together with the monthly Auto-Journal and Sport Auto by EMAS, the 50/50 joint venture with German publisher Axel Springer established in 1988.

In August 2009, Mondadori France’s portfolio was further enhanced with an important new magazine in the upmarket segment: Grazia, the country’s first current affairs and fashion weekly magazine for women.

Grazia France quickly won over French readers thanks to its innovative formula, based on the unmistakeable Grazia style and on a mix of content not found anywhere else, providing current affairs, with the week’s top 10 stories, along with news on celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

International expansion

Our expansion strategy onto the international markets aims to showcase our publishing know-how, acquired in over a century of history, at the global level and to achieve European leadership in the magazine sector.

Through licensing agreements with international publishers, we have launched numerous Italian magazines on the foreign markets: the international success of Grazia has been followed by others, such as Icon, Interni and Il mio Papa.