Dubious Winners of the Lemmings Award!

CPI's Lemmings Awards is a tongue-and-cheek roasting of selected publisher online miscues, foibles, and often bizarre attempts to hang on for dear life (do I hear "Free Diskettes" anyone?). Like many industries caught in a Twilight Zone of channel conflict, some publishers have capitalized on new media, while others cling to obsolete print models, aka "Lemmings" off the cliff.

All in fun, but serious business given that over 40 once-vibrant automotive titles just a few short years ago are no longer filling our mailboxes and local newsstands.

The coming shakeout means there's gonna be more spilled re ink while the fittest eventually figure it out. After all, it would be nice to put The Lemmings Award out to pasture.

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Publishing Malfunction at Octane Magazine

Why is a currently published Octane Magazine article absent from its website?

28Dec2015 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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Hemmings Editor Slams Concours

A former Hemmings malcontent puts forth Five Reasons Why Concours Suck. Send charitable donations to the Arrested Development Foundation in care of the author.

22May2013 | | 23 comments | | Continued
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Words are Cheap

And oversupply of writers and shrinking publishers’ checkbooks make journalism a bad career move.

10Mar2013 | | 0 comments | | Continued
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Zinio’s Time Has Come and Gone

Zinio made sense when Clinton was president. Can the pub conversion company make the needed impressions with digital users?

21May2012 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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Hemmings Dumps on Small Pub

Hemmings staffer takes the low road.

14May2012 | | 10 comments | | Continued
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C&D and R&T Lost in Space?

Losing aim at Car & Driver and Road & Track.

9May2012 | | 0 comments | | Continued
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Hemmings to Digital Readers: Hurry Up and Wait

Hemmings digital editions keep the tradition alive.

30Apr2012 | | 15 comments | | Continued
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Hemmings Announces Digital Editions

Web 1.0 implementation is pure vintage.

29Mar2011 | | 3 comments | | Continued
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Car & Driver’s Wayward Pitch

Like a restaurant selling forks… where’s the beef?

27Nov2010 | | 0 comments | | Continued
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6% Circ Drop at Old Cars Weekly

Format change at Old Cars Weekly contributes to 6% drop in circulation.

21Nov2010 | | 2 comments | | Continued
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Car Collector Future Tied to Investor Durham

Investor Tim Durham’s Car Collector magazine faces a rough patch.

7Aug2009 | | 26 comments | | Continued
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Motor Trend Turns 60

Motor Trend turns 60. As in Years. Its editor espouses the value of newsstand while parent Source Interlink attempts to rebuild out of brankruptcy.

29Jul2009 | | 3 comments | | Continued
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