Fast Company's Bill Taylor and Alan Webber Named Adweek's 'Editors of the Year'

Mar 06, 2000, 00:00 ET from Fast Company

    BOSTON, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company founding editors William
 Taylor and Alan Webber have been named Editors of the Year by Adweek, it was
 announced today.  The magazine also topped the 'Hot List' for magazines with
 ad revenues under $40 million for a second year in a row.  The awards come
 after a year of significant ad page growth, revenue gains and circulation
 increases in 1999.
     "Since the beginning of Fast Company, we have worked to make this more
 than a magazine," said Alan Webber.  "The recognition we've received makes
 Fast Company seem like a movement of people shaping the New Economy."
     "We want to thank our readers for their overwhelming response," said
 William Taylor.  "The premise of the magazine is to make a contribution to our
 readers so they can work better, lead smarter and have richer, more rewarding
     Adweek recognized Taylor and Webber as Editors of the Year due to the
 continued success of their magazine.  The circulation is up 57% to 500,000 in
 1999.  This followed an increase of 38% in the previous year.  Just four years
 after its November 1995 launch, Fast Company is profitable.
     Fast Company, which took the top spot on the Hot List Under 40 last year,
 captures the lead again in 1999 with revenue up 139.4% and ad pages up 60.95%.
 This award category looks at magazines with annual advertising revenues below
 $40 million dollars that are nevertheless making their mark on the publishing
 landscape.  To qualify for consideration, magazines must have published
 12 issues over the past two years with revenues tracked by PIB.
     Fast Company is the fastest-growing magazine of the New Economy.  The
 magazine reports on a wide range of companies, from Internet to no-net.
 Founded by William Taylor and Alan Webber, Fast Company is published by
 Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Chairman.  In 1999, Fast Company was named Magazine of
 the Year by Advertising Age and it was listed #1 in Adweek's "hot list."  Fast
 Company content, archive material, and interactive community features can be
 found on the award-winning site:

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