Comments on: Reader’s Digest is still leveraged http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/24/readers-digest-is-still-leveraged/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: eternal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/24/readers-digest-is-still-leveraged/comment-page-1/#comment-5916 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:16:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/24/readers-digest-is-still-leveraged/#comment-5916 agree, over the years they have been spending more on gimmicks and less on providing good content. The articles have got shallower and not much substance in them. If they go back to delivering value content then there’s a chance the loyal subscriber base will stay on

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By: dvictr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/24/readers-digest-is-still-leveraged/comment-page-1/#comment-5904 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:23:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/24/readers-digest-is-still-leveraged/#comment-5904 “A lot of companies are using the weak economy and internet-imposed competition as excuses for bad performance, when in reality those forces are just exposing incompetent management.”

-or bad products

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By: KenG http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/24/readers-digest-is-still-leveraged/comment-page-1/#comment-5897 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:03:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/24/readers-digest-is-still-leveraged/#comment-5897 One question I would ask is why is their promotion, marketing, and administrative expenses 56% of their revenue? That seems pretty high for a bunch of magazines. It’s more than they spend on printing, distributing, and writing, so even if they stopped printing their magazines and used a web-only model, and somehow miraculously didn’t see revenues drop by more than half, they would still be in trouble.

A lot of companies are using the weak economy and internet-imposed competition as excuses for bad performance, when in reality those forces are just exposing incompetent management.

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