Australian Consolidated Press

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ACP Magazines is Australia's leading magazine publisher and the magazine arm of PBL Media, Australia's leading media and entertainment company.

ACP Magazines publishes over 60 titles in Australia which sell nearly 109 million individual copies each year. They include some of the longest-running and most successful mastheads such as The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day, Dolly, NW, TV Week, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Madison, Wheels and Ralph

ACP Magazines has expanded into nine other countries, principally in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. It now has a stable of more than 70 international magazines. Integral to its success are vibrant, information-packed reader websites.


Magazine Titles


Australian NetGuide
PC User

Food, Wine & Travel
Australian Gourmet Traveller
Australian Table
Gourmet Traveller Wine

General Interest
Australian Geographic

Health and Fitness
Fernwood, Your Healthy Living Magazine

Lifestyle Home/Garden
Australian House & Garden
Burke's Backyard
Real Living

Major Womens
Take 5
The Australian Women's Weekly
TV Week
Woman's Day

Men's Interest
The Picture
The Picture Premium

Men's Lifestyle
4x4 Australia
Australian Auto Action
Australian Motorcycle News
Men's Style Australia
Street Machine
Zoo Weekly

Multi-Media magazines

Aust & NZ Snowboarding
Australasian Dirt Bike
Australian & NZ Skiing
Australian Mountain Bike
Inside Cricket
Inside Rugby - Programs
Inside Rugby - The Magazine
Outdoor Australia
Rugby League Week

Subscription TV

Travel and Airline
Qantas - The Australian Way

Women's Lifestyle
Babycare Book
Bounty Vision
Bounty's Mother To Be Bag
Bounty's New Baby Bag
Bounty's New Mother Bag
Cosmopolitan Bride
Cosmopolitan Hair and Beauty
Cosmopolitan Pregnancy
Good Health & Medicine
Harper's BAZAAR
Instant Beauty
Little Kids
Mother & Baby
New Woman
Pregnancy & Birth
Pregnancy Book
Shop Til You Drop
Shopping For Baby
Slimming & Health

Disney Adventures
Disney Girl
Disney's Princess
Little Friends


Media Man Australia has worked with ACP on a number of projects including:

Pitching news stories

Supplying photographs

Supplying copy

Supplying talent / models






Zoo Weekly




Top Gear

TV Week

Men's Style

Australian Geographic


Men's Products

Men's Magazines

Network Nine Australia

Media Companies



BBC's Top Gear boosts magazine garage, by Miriam Steffens - 13th March 2008
(Credit: The Sydney Morning Herald)

ACP Magazines has moved to beef up its men's magazines division, entering a joint venture with the BBC to start an Australian version of the car lover's magazine Top Gear in June.

The venture, likely to be called Park Publishing, will be run from ACP's Sydney offices by its head of men's and specialist titles, Phil Scott.

It wants to publish more new titles - one this year - with plans centering on Australian versions of BBC Magazines' children's and food titles, or a travel magazine based on the BBC-owned publisher Lonely Planet.

It is the fourth large deal in a year for the BBC, which had identified Australia as one of its key growth markets last year.

The broadcaster acquired Lonely Planet in October for about $250 million and took a 25 per cent stake in the Australian production company Freehand, which is behind TV series including Missing Persons Unit.

In January the pay TV company Foxtel said the BBC would provide a channel for its new high-definition service later this year.

Last month BBC Worldwide, the BBC's main commercial arm, signed an agreement to provide programs including The Whistleblowers and The Vicar Of Dibley to the Seven Network.

Top Gear will be launched with a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, with hopes it might sell up to 70,000 copies a month and reach a wider audience than ACP's best-selling motoring magazine, Wheels.

The publisher also plans a $1 million advertising blitz to promote a relaunch of FHM next month, aimed at moving the raunchy magazine more upmarket to stem circulation losses.

ACP bought FHM through its takeover of Emap's Australian titles last year, but it lost 24 per cent of sales in the December half as it competed for the same readers as ACP's own Ralph.

In a sign how serious ACP is taking the relaunch, Mr Scott said the publisher had even "walked away from around $1 million worth of advertising revenue from the phone sex market".


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