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Maclean’s Dec 2000

Posted by Scott On June - 7 - 2010

While it is usually true that illustrated covers don’t sell as well as covers using photography, this classic cover from Maclean’s proves that rules are meant to be broken. The winking beaver cover has so much attitude, and promises so much fun, it simply refuses to be ignored.

This cover sold 293% more copies than the average issue of Maclean’s, in 2000, and the sell-through efficiency was 26.5pts higher that the average too.

Maclean’s Dec 2000, is it Hall of Fame worthy?

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.

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