Family Circle, a pillar of women's magazines
Family Circle is a monthly published American home magazine. The magazine is in the market for the past 87 years and is under the publishing house of Meredith Corporation.
It is known for being one among the seven home-oriented magazines in the United States market with its focus on women's interest and home economics.
According to Meredith's site, the magazine has more than 1 million followers and 13 million readers on a social platform with its circulation of 4 million.
In December 2019, Meredith has announced the shut down of Family Circle's production and focusing on adding more than 200 jobs in digital, consumer marketing, video, and eCommerce with over $50 million investment.
Family Circle's first publication came in 1932
Family Circle was introduced in the US market in 1932. The magazine was sold off in Piggly Wiggly and Safeway supermarkets until 1946 thus becoming a huge success as a family monthly.
In 1962, it was acquired by Cowles Magazines and Broadcasting, a Minneapolis based company
who further sold out the magazine to The New York Times Company in 1971.
This was also the time when it came under women's magazine division which was undertaken by Gruner + Jahr in 1994 but they soon left out the publication market selling out the rights to Meredith Corporation in 2005.
Family Circle launched its website as Momster.com in November 2009 thus becoming one of the venerable Seven Sisters of cozy home magazines in the US market.
In October 2019, Meredith announced the closure of Family Circle's production after the December issue.
At present, the editor-in-chief of the company is Cheryl Brown who will later on hold the position of executive editor of Health magazine.
Family Circle covers topics about
Family Circle as one of the leading American women's interest magazine has made its focus to emphasize topics related to parenting, particularly moms with teenagers.
They are also up with health, food, home, style and family in their magazine contents.
The thriving publication for past 87 years has brought some best family-friendly recipes, home organization and decor tips in their vast list.
They help readers with tough parenting challenges, advise them and provide suggestions for some fun family activities to create a comfortable environment at home.
Moreover, Family Circle delivers the latest diet, fitness, beauty and fashion tips in their magazine that makes readers feel their best.
We can call it a most trusted source of information especially for moms by building an intimate bond in this unique relationship.
They have worked well on increasing their brand loyalty and creating stronger connections with readers holding upon 87 years old legacy.
The brand also has the #1 ranked readers in taking actions on ads as it includes the most responsive readers in the women's service field.
Why go for Family Circle
Family Circle is not just a magazine for women it is considered as a roadmap for them at a new point in their lives.
Women live their teens and tweens with it by studying the ways to simplify distress and solve the problems during highs and lows of their parenting life.
They manage out balancing of daily busy schedules with a sense of self that is provided by the magazine.
It's best for moms who are looking upon some relevant content for primary concern about the health and well-being of their family.
The magazine's recent news
Family Circle will close down its production of the monthly home magazines for women after its December issue.
The decision was taken by Family Circle's parent company Meredith after acquiring Time Inc. in 2018.
Meredith has also sold off some Time Inc. acquisitions like Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated but has kept brands like Southern Living, Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living on their list.
Now they are planning for a new lifestyle magazine launch in January 2020.