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HEARST MAGAZINES INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES ESQUIRE IN SINGAPORE STARTING WITH THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Date: 16 July 2012
Source: Hearst Corporation


16 July 2012, Kuala Lumpur:
Hearst Magazines International (HMI), a unit of Hearst Corporation, today announced the launch of Esquire in Singapore starting with the September issue, on newsstands September 1. Esquire Singapore marks the 25th edition of the general-interest lifestyle magazine for sophisticated men, and will be published in partnership with Mongoose Publishing, with whom HMI already partners to publish Esquire Malaysia.

The most honored monthly magazine in America, Esquire defines, reflects and celebrates what it means to be a man in contemporary culture. The magazine is published in 13 languages and distributed in 44 countries, having most recently launched in Ukraine in April 2012.

“The Esquire brand has been very successful around the world and we’re pleased to be partnering with Mongoose Publishing to launch an edition in Singapore,” said Duncan Edwards, president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International.

Required reading for the man who is intellectually curious and socially aware, Esquire speaks to the scope and diversity of his passions with spirited storytelling, superb style and a tonic splash of irreverent humor. Celebrated for its strong literary tradition, Esquire offers pieces on diverse topics—from politics and health to fashion and the arts.

Esquire Singapore launches with an initial print run of 25,000. Sam Coleman has been named editor in chief, and the magazine will be published in English with a cover price of $8 SGD.

“We’ve been recruiting the best writers, photographers and illustrators in the industry to produce a strong magazine that embodies the Esquire tradition, while incorporating a local flavor that resonates with readers in Singapore,” said Coleman.

The debut issue will be celebrated at a launch event for partners, advertisers and influencers, taking place on August 31 in Singapore.

About Hearst Magazines International
As the largest U.S. publisher of magazines worldwide, Hearst Magazines International, a unit of Hearst Corporation, publishes more than 300 editions for distribution in more than 100 countries. Major titles include powerful brand equities like Cosmopolitan and ELLE, both international super-brands with more editions than any other women’s magazines in the world; ELLE DéCOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics and Seventeen. In addition, Hearst Magazines International publishes other titles through joint ventures, including Men’s Health and Runner’s World in the U.K., Grazia and Madison in Australia, and The Robb Report in Russia and China. In Great Britain, a wholly-owned subsidiary, Hearst Magazines UK, publishes 24 magazines and 22 websites. Hearst Magazines publishes 20 titles in the U.S.

About Mongoose
Mongoose specializes in providing high quality consumer publications (publisher of Esquire Malaysia, Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Time Out Malaysia Guides, Expatriate Lifestyle, Golf Vacations and The Circular), web solutions, contract advertising sales, contract publishing, creative marketing solutions, event management and PR. With a guiding principle of ‘Communicating with Integrity’, Mongoose utilizes its international experience spanning three decades and four continents to successfully bring editorial, design, marketing, PR, communications and web-based best practice to Southeast Asia. Having firmly established every one of their magazines as the market-leader in its field in Malaysia, Mongoose opened an office in Singapore in March 2012, with Esquire Singapore launching in September 2012.

About Esquire
Esquire (www.esquire.com), published by Hearst Magazines, is the most-honored monthly magazine in America. Over the past 15 years, it has won a total of 16 National Magazine Awards. Its website and e-reader applications have been similarly honored—Esquire won the first-ever National Magazine Award for iPad applications. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Esquire publishes 24 editions around the world. Follow Esquire on Twitter at @Esquiremag.