Summit Media

Summit Publishing Co., Inc., T/A Summit Media, is a digital lifestyle network in the Philippines, with 15 media brands attracting around 20 million monthly unique visitors and approximately 33 million social media followers. It began as a consumer magazine publisher in June 1995, with Preview as its first magazine title.[1] It turned into a publication conglomerate which published several lifestyle magazines titles, including Candy for young Filipino girls and Yes!, a Philippine entertainment magazine.

Summit Publishing Inc.
(T/A Summit Media)
Private
IndustryPublishing
FoundedMandaluyong, Philippines June 1995
(24 years ago)
 (1995-06)
FounderLisa Gokongwei
Headquarters
Philippines
Area served
Philippines
Key people
Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng
(President)
Edna Tancongco-Belleza
(Publisher)
Productsmagazines, books, websites
DivisionsSummit Digital, Summit OOH, Summit Live!, Summit Books, Hand.Interactive, Inc.
Websitewww.summitmedia.com.ph
Second Summit Media logo used from January 2007 to March 2017.

The company is privately owned by Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, the daughter of Filipino businessman John Gokongwei. It has expanded to publishing specialized magazines for companies and occasions in the Philippines, and also started publishing short books designed for Filipino readers.

The results of the 2014 TNS Newsstand Survey showed that Summit Media had popularity in 12 categories: young women (Cosmopolitan Philippines - 60%), fashion (Preview - 38%), celebrity (YES! - 55%), men's luxury (Esquire Philippines - 93%), men's lifestyle (FHM Philippines - 71%), home (Real Living Philippines - 42%), family and home (Good Housekeeping Philippines - 47%), teens (Candy - 63%), parenting (Smart Parenting - 34%), automotive (Top Gear Philippines - 69%), society (Town and Country Philippines - 31%), and food (Yummy - 51%). The company also had the largest score in the local book publishing measurement with seven out of 10 books sold.[2]

Its different magazine titles are printed to copies that run over 100,000. It has been cited in Philippine Business magazine[3] and Eventsite.[4]

On April 11, 2018, Summit Media announced the impending closure of the last six printed magazines namely, Cosmopolitan, FHM, Preview, Top Gear, Town and Country (all relegated to their online portals) and Yes! (relegated to Philippine Entertainment Portal), as part of the fully completed digitalization of the company, marking the end of the 23-year run of printing industry.[5]

List of magazines publishedEdit

CurrentEdit

Last printed titles published by Summit Media include:[6]

  • Preview - A local fashion magazine; it was launched in 1995. It was the very first magazine of Summit, leading to its establishment.
  • Cosmopolitan - A female fashion magazine; it was launched in 1997. (licensed from Hearst Corporation)
  • YES! - A local showbiz-oriented magazine; it was launched in 2000.
  • FHM (aka For Him Magazine) - A sexy men's lifestyle magazine for all men; it was launched in 2000, the Philippines leading magazine. (licensed from Bauer Media Group)
  • Top Gear - A number # 1 car magazine for all car and all other auto enthusiasts; it was launched in 2004. (licensed from BBC Worldwide and Immediate Media Company)
  • Disney's Princesses - A female kids story magazine from Disney. (licensed from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Egmont Group)
  • Town & Country - A luxury lifestyle magazine; it was launched in 2007 (licensed from Hearst Corporation)
  • Sparkling - A K-Pop entertainment and lifestyle magazine; it was launched in 2010.

FormerEdit

Some of the magazine titles are ceased in publication, here are the following:

List of internet propertiesEdit

Summit Media operates web-exclusive sites of its published magazines. Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc., a joint venture with GMA New Media, Inc., operates Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) and Sports Interactive Network Philippines (SPIN.ph). Summit Media also operates verticals such as Jobstreet.com.ph, MyProperty.com.ph and TravelBook.ph

CurrentEdit

  • Candymag.ph
  • Cosmo.ph
  • Entrepreneur.com.ph
  • EsquireMag.ph
  • FemaleNetwork.com
  • FHM.com.ph
  • KZone.ph
  • PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal)
  • RealLiving.com.ph
  • SmartParenting.com.ph
  • SPOT.ph
  • SPIN.ph (Sports Interactive Network)
  • Preview.ph
  • TopGear.com.ph (Top Gear Philippines Online)
  • TownandCountry.ph
  • Yummy.ph

PartnershipsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Summit Media gains market share in latest TNS Survey -". SummitMedia.com.ph. Archived from the original on 2015-06-23.
  3. ^ [2] Archived September 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "A. Event Planning and Management | Corporate and Event Organizers | Summit Media | The First Online Event Resource Directory in the Philippines". Archive.is. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  5. ^ "End of an era: Summit Media stops printing glossies". Rappler. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "summitnewsstand Resources and Information". Summitnewsstand.com.ph. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  7. ^ "W.I.T.C.H." Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Preview's How Not to Instagram wins at the Kidlat Awards". SPOT.ph. Summit Media. May 21, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Fashion fights back in new Preview campaign by Publicis-JimenezBasic". adobo magazine. Sanserif Inc. October 13, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014.

External linksEdit