In what’s been a devastating day for Australian media, Bauer Media has announced that eight iconic titles will be permanently closed.
The company has confirmed Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, InStyle, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Good Health, NW and OK! are “sadly no longer viable”.
“Whilst we were very optimistic with an ambition to bring back all staff currently on stand down and return all titles in a few months, the lack of long term advertising market confidence and the escalating situation in Victoria and NSW is an unfortunate sign that the impact of COVID-19 is ongoing and unrelenting,” the company said in a statement.
“Whilst we were beginning to see promising signs short term, the market remains too volatile to confidently forecast the next 6-12 months.”
Celeste Barber on a 2019 cover of InStyle Australia.
It concluded, “Consequently, and most significantly, as part of these closures we will lose a number of our exceptionally talented, hardworking and loyal colleagues who are currently on stand down.”
The aforementioned titles were previously put on hold as Pacific Magazines made the shift to the German-owned Bauer Media, but sadly they have now been permanently shut.
Women’s lifestyle mags Harper’s, Elle and InStyle have always been beloved staples for gals across the country, while Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Good Health offered trusted health and fitness advice.
Chris Hemsworth on a 2019 cover of Men’s Health.
And lastly, NW and OK! were iconic gossip mags that we all remember flipping through incessantly to score that celebrity tea.
Best wishes to all the teams impacted by this devastating decision – thanks for the good times and the good reads.