Sad day for celebrity gossip print publications in SA as it was announced that heat magazine will be closing down and this Friday will be their last issue. Media 24 announced that they want to focus on a digital strategy and consolidate it’s print portfolio.
Heat has been around for 11 years dishing out local and international celebrity news and gossip.
“It is always difficult to close a magazine but international and local trends show that celebrity-only print titles are in decline,” said Minette Ferreira, head of Media24’s weekly magazines. “Many of our print titles have excellent celebrity content and we believe heat readers will migrate to incredibly powerful brands such as YOU and Grazia. For breaking celebrity news the internet has become the source for celebrity junkies and we are well positioned to capitalise on this through our fast-growing celebrity sites,” she added.” [Channel 24]
Now you know.