Great Finds: Publishers at Generators Summit 2018

By December 11, 2018Events

At the 2018 Issuu Generators Summit in New York City, we encountered some of Issuu’s incredible publishers both on the stage and in the audience.

See Who Attended in our Generators Attendees Stack:

Speakers at the Issuu Generators Summit

Mindy Abovitz

Mindy Abovitz-Monk, Tom Tom Magazine

“We sound different on every platform: you have to address the medium. There’s a total different likeness of each platform.” – Mindy Abovitz-Monk, Tom Tom Magazine

Our speaker list included Issuu publishers The Knot, sisterMAG, Tom Tom Magazine and Quoted Magazine. Each of these panelists gave their unique perspectives as digital magazine publishers during their respective panels, reminding us all why digital publishing is so important in 2018.

Our cocktail reception partner publishers included Tom Tom Magazine , The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Sweet Paul Magazine.

Sister Magazine

Stories Panel – Left to Right: Joe Hyrkin, CEO of Issuu | Patrick Janelle, @aguynamedpatrick | Rolf Leer, Quoted Magazine | Antonia Sutter, Sister Mag | Whitney Little, The Knot

“[With] Stories, we’ve been able to send people from a traffic perspective to read, but also able to say, ‘Here’s our new issue!’, ‘Swipe up to create your registry!’. There’s so many places, it’s been that spot to catch all versus a post.” – Whitney Little, The Knot

One of the highlights of their conversations: the importance of Stories. We’re happy to announce that we’ll be rolling out an enhanced Issuu Stories experience in early 2019 to give publishers the creative freedom they need while sharing their digital content.

Antonia Sutter

Antonia Sutter, Sister Mag

“Stories give the opportunity to go away from the polished pictures of the feed so we can give more behind-the-scenes, more real life between stories.” – Antonia Sutter, sisterMAG

Publishers in the Audience at Generators Summit 2018

During the event, Issuu Publishers were in action, in the room and on Social. Using the tag @Issuu and the hashtag #AlwaysBeTelling, we spotted some of our publishers shouting out on social including Man of Metropolis, Sweet Paul Magazine, and ONE Magazine.

“I was told leaving a conference with one good takeaway meant it was time well spent. At the end of the Generators Summit I left with two handfuls of great ideas and contacts.” – Michael Kusek, Publisher, Different Leaf

We had fascinating conversations with many of the publishers included in our Attendees Stack about how they use Issuu and how we can serve our audience better–– so our publishers can serve their audience better. It was great to hear from so many of you directly.

“I really loved Issuu before and even more so now as I’m excited to implement the things I learned and work with the platform even more.” – Donnyale Ambrosine, Culturs

Thank you for attending the 2018 Issuu Generators Summit! We look forward to seeing even more of you at next year’s event. 

See more photos from the event below!

Erika Fogarty, VP Marketing @ Issuu


Student Journalism Panel with Prosper High School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas


Issuu Generators Summit 2018


Seth Travis, Man of Metropolis


Mindy Abovitz-Monk, Tom Tom Magazine


Issuu Generators Summit 2018


Whitney Little, The Knot


Antonia Sutter, Sister Mag


Issuu CEO Joe Hyrkin Addresses the Room at Generators Summit


Paul Vitale, Sweet Paul and John Sturino, VP Product @ Issuu


Musical Guests Curated by Tom Tom Magazine


View from the PUBLIC Hotel


Melissa Henderson, Violet Summer Zine, Anne Joliot, Product @ Issuu

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