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North 6th Agency Reveals Six Most Influential Media And Publishing Industry Headlines Of 2013

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  North 6th Agency (N6A), an award-winning communications agency based in New York City and San Francisco, announced today the results from the Media and Publishing Industry category in its '6 on 6' program.

As part of the first annual '6 on 6' program, N6A assembled a panel of business executives, media influencers, well-respected analysts and pundits with expertise across the Media and Publishing industry. N6A then solicited feedback and insights from the panel and asked them to rank the top six most influential stories of the year within the category.

Final results of the N6A '6 on 6' Media and Publishing Industry category are as follows:
  1. News Corp. officially splits print entities from its broadcast and entertainment operations.
  2. Unpaid interns class action lawsuits against publishing titans Hearst and Conde' Nast.
  3. Hundreds of brick-and-mortar Barnes & Noble locations close across the country.
  4. Time Warner spins off Time Magazine units.
  5. Howard Kurtz fired from NewsWeek/DailyBeast.
  6. The New York Times closes R&D ventures after only one year.

The Media and Publishing Industry is the third of six categories that N6A is announcing this month. Last week, N6A unveiled its top energy stories which can be found at this link. Rankings of the three remaining categories -- Brand Advertising/Marketing, Brand Crises, and Business Deals -- will be revealed on a weekly basis until the final week of 2013. The full schedule of category announcements is as follows:
  • Week of November 25th : Mobile Industry
  • Week of December 2nd : Energy Industry
  • Week of December 9th : Media/Publishing Industry
  • Week of December 16th : Brand Advertising/Marketing
  • Week of December 23rd: Brand Crises
  • Week of December 30th : Business Deals (M&As, IPOs, etc.)

"The media and publishing industry underwent massive changes in 2013, which have set the tone for what will be an interesting and unpredictable next 12 months across the industry," said Matt Rizzetta, President and CEO of N6A. "Leadership changes, consolidation of business units, and the decline of brick-and-mortar were just a few of the trends that defined 2013 in media and publishing."

For more information on N6A please visit and follow N6A on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. To be added to the distribution list for any category in the '6 on 6' program in the future please email

About North 6 th Agency (N6A): North 6th Agency, Inc. (N6A) is an award-winning brand communications agency based in New York City and San Francisco. Since launching in 2010, N6A has grown its customer base to include more than 20 leading and emerging companies from a wide range of industries, including B2B, technology, consumer services, energy, healthcare, finance, and professional services. N6A has been awarded several prestigious industry recognitions, including Top 50 Fastest-Growing PR Firm by O'Dwyer's, a winner of the Summit International Award for Marketing Effectiveness, a finalist for PR News' Marketing Leader of the Year, and the Golden Bridge PR Agency of the Year, among other honors. 

About the N6A '6 on 6' Program: N6A created the '6 on 6' program to help determine the most influential stories that defined 2013 across categories relevant to the industries that N6A services and has expertise, including technology, B2B, energy, consumer goods, finance, and publishing. As part of the program, N6A identified a list of several stories that captured headlines and were influential to each category over the past year. N6A then polled a group of business executives, media influencers, well-respected analysts and pundits with expertise across each category, and asked them to rank the top six stories in order of influence.  To qualify as a panelist, each individual was deemed impartial to the companies listed within each category he/she participated in. The panelist could not be employed by, or compete with, a company that is indexed as one of the top stories in a category. The results of the rankings are representative of the average of the total sum of votes from each participant.

Media Contact:  North 6th Agency, Inc.  212-334-9753

SOURCE North 6th Agency

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