Our vocabularies have to keep changing. I’m still not ready to use “reach out” when what I really mean is call you or write you or …
I got an email from a magazine thanking me for my subscription (they give it for free so maybe I should be thanking them!)
It was signed by a lady with the title, “Audience Development.”
I work in television AND government (not as scary as it sounds!) so that
term would mean we need more people in our audiences watching,
listening etc. I don’t recall ever hearing the term “audience” in the
context of a magazine subscription. Maybe the readers are the audience
but just don’t think of describing them that way.
In my day this was
called “circulation.” Maybe an odd word but a familiar one.
I suppose this is all part of the larger context of all media companies trying to survive in the ever-changing world.
But I’m not sure semantics and clever job titles are going to do it.
Unity March story
4 years ago