Yes! (Philippine magazine)

Yes! (stylised YES!) is a monthly showbiz-oriented magazine from the Philippines published by Summit Media. Started in 2000, it has a circulation between 140,000 to 160,000 every month making it the top showbiz magazine in the Philippines.[2]

Yes!
Yes! Magazine Philippines July 2012.jpg
Editor-in-chiefJo-Ann Maglipon
CategoriesShowbiz
FrequencyMonthly
Format9 x 11.25 inches
Circulation140,000 – 160,000[1]
First issue2000 (2000)
CompanySummit Media
CountryPhilippines
Based inMandaluyong City
LanguageEnglish and Filipino
ISSN0119-7991

On April 11, 2018, Summit Media, publishers of Yes! announced the end of printed publication of Yes! and 5 other magazines under the company in the May 2018 issue as part of the transition into a digital publishing firm. In the case of Yes!, it will be relegated to its online portal, Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP).[3]

ReadershipEdit

With a pass-on readership of 6, the estimated total monthly readership is between 840,000 to 1,120,000.[1] with most of the readers of Yes! ranging from mid-20s to 40s and most of them are females.[1] Readers also encompass all social classes.[4]

Aside from the Philippines, Yes! magazine is distributed in international outlets, which include the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia, Macau, and New Zealand.[1] The digital version of the magazine can be downloaded through Apple Newsstand, Buqo and Zinio.[5][6]

Features and sectionsEdit

Yes! magazine features in-depth information about Filipino celebrities by exploring their homes or giving thorough opinion about an issue that they are facing.[1][5] According to the editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon, Yes! aims on to get up close and personal to the celebrities and provide more of high quality photos, fewer press releases and less of common information.[5]

From 2007 to 2018, the magazine lists down the Philippines' 100 Most Beautiful Stars. Among the celebrities who topped the list include Kris Aquino, Sarah Geronimo, Judy Ann Santos, KC Concepcion, Marian Rivera, Kim Chiu, John Lloyd Cruz, Anne Curtis, Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards & Maine Mendoza of AlDub, and Daniel Padilla.[7][8][9] It also lists down top fashionable showbiz personalities, which include Lucy Torres-Gomez, Maricel Soriano, Gretchen Barretto and Agot Isidro.[10]

Regular sections of the magazine include "Cover Story" (Celebrity Home or Entertainment Feature), "What YES! Knows" (YES! Exclusive), "Snaps," "Kitchen Special," "Human Interest" (Everyday Heroes, Life Story, Special Report), "TV Craze", "Indie & Now Showing", "Beauty & Style" and "On The Web."[1]

Notable issuesEdit

When Willie Revillame was featured on the cover of Yes! magazine in January 2009, it became the best-selling issue of the magazine with 200,000 copies sold.[11][12] During the 15th anniversary of Yes!, Revillame received a plaque of appreciation for the said feat.[13][14]

The November 2015 issue of Yes! magazine dubbed as "ultimate collector's issue" is dedicated to the characters of Kalyeserye and the love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, collective known as the phenomenal fictional couple AlDub.[2][15] This issue already reached newsstands on October 23, 2015 but already sold-out even before November 2015 started.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "YES! THE MAGAZINE THE STARS TRUST". summitmedia.com.ph. Summit Media. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Yes! Magazine dedicates November issue to AlDub and Kalyeserye". GMA News. Philippines. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "End of an era: Summit Media stops printing glossies". Rappler. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Second print run for Yes! Magazine's #AlDub issue". Coconuts Manila. Coconuts Media. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Yes! To 15 years". The Manila Times. Philippines. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ Agcaoili, Lawrence (2 July 2014). "Smart partners with Summit Media for digital books". The Philippine Star. Philippines. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ Sallan, Edwin (30 July 2014). "Sarah Geronimo tops Yes! 100 Most Beautiful Stars list". InterAksyon. Philippines. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ Jarloc, Glaiza (28 July 2015). "Kris Aquino is 'Most Beautiful Star of 2015'". Sun.Star. Philippines. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ Franco, Bernie (11 July 2016). "Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza named YES! 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2016". Pep.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  10. ^ "YES! Magazine's Top 10 Fashionistas in Showbiz". SPOT.PH. Summit Media. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  11. ^ "YES! reprints top-selling year-starter issue". summitmedia.com.ph. Summit Media. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  12. ^ Tan, Rowena (29 July 2015). "Willie Revillame's winning ways". Manila Bulletin. Philippines. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  13. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Stars on the red carpet, YES! magazine 15th anniversary party". Rappler. Philippines. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  14. ^ Paulino, Ver (31 July 2015). "Stars light up YES! Magazine 15th anniversary". The Philippine Star. Philippines. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  15. ^ Bracamonte, Earl (25 October 2015). "AlDub invades magazine covers". Manila Bulletin. Philippines. Retrieved 5 November 2015.