It’s been almost a year since I had the good fortune of taking the mantle of publisher at TIME, and I can think of no greater thrill than leading Time’s sales and marketing organization while working alongside editor Nancy Gibbs and her world-class team of journalists. I am proud to report that it’s been an exceptional year for Time. We’ve seen significant revenue growth across all of our platforms, from digital and video to print and live events.
Ambitious multimedia programs such as “A Year in Space,” “Question Everything” and Time Labs, our new home for data-driven storytelling, fueled new journalistic enterprises as well as commercial success.
Our advertising partnerships matter, because what we endeavor to do at Time is neither small nor easy; as Nancy once explained, “We ask sharp questions, tell hard truths, go where others can’t and turn a light on the people whose influence you feel even if you’ve never heard their names.” To give you an example, in the past year alone, Time assigned more than 100 photographers to cover stories across five continents.
This kind of storytelling simply cannot be done without the support of our partners. Thank you for your business. We are grateful for the trust you place in Time. You make so much of this possible.
In the year ahead, look for Time to play even more ambitiously, and look to find us in places that perhaps you wouldn’t expect. We are unveiling the 100 Most Influential Photographs of All Time in June, presented through an immersive, video-driven digital gallery and live events. It’s a fascinating time to be in the media and journalism business, in part because so much is changing so quickly. But at Time, what will always remain is trust, credibility, access and the unique ability to convene the voices that command our attention and fascination.
Happy New Year. And thanks for making time for Time.
Meredith Long, PUBLISHER
This appears in the December 28, 2015 issue of TIME.