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Vogue 2014 (Take the Test)

Posted by Scott On July - 29 - 2015

boxing_globe_icon_125x125.2Vogue has some of the most amazing covers year after year.

Let’s have some fun.

Test your knowledge of Covers That Sell.  I’ll show you 4 of Vogue’s 12 covers in 2014.  Using Canadian sales data, your task is to rank them from best to worst.

Guess in which order they ranked:  #1, #2, #3 and #12 worst.

Here are the 4 covers (no peaking, pan down slowly, as answers are provided at the bottom.

Nov 2014  (Fall Romance)

Nov 2014


Mar 2014 (Rihanna)

Mar 2014


Aug 2014 (Blake Lively)

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Sep 2014 (Fall Fashion)

Sep 2014


And the Answers Are:

#1 Seller in Canada…Sep 2014, Fall Fashion, sold 47,530  (Seasonality Matters)

#2 Seller in Canada…Mar 2014,  Rihanna, sold 28,420  (A List Celebrity)

#3 Seller in Canada…Aug 2014, Blake Lively, sold 24,615

#12 Worst Seller in Canada…Nov 2014, Romance, sold 12,293  (Huge failure)

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About Me

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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