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Trade Magazine definition

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A trade magazine is a periodical that is designed for a particular industry. Examples include fashion, architecture, retail, and so on. The audience of trade magazines are professionals who work in the particular field the magazine is geared for. Also known as trade journals and professional magazines, trade magazines are periodicals that are written for a particular audience. This audience consists of people who work in a specific trade or industry.

The Purpose of Trade Magazines

The goal of a trade magazine is to keep professionals or a particular industry up-to-date on the latest developments in the specific industry or trade the periodical pertains to. These magazines only cover topics that are relevant to the professionals who work in the specific industry that they are geared toward.

For example, they can provide news and information

  • regarding trends,
  • sales forecasts,
  • product innovations,
  • question and answer interviews,
  • frequently asked (and answered) questions,
  • and interviews

with the reputable resources and professionals in the given field. Since trade magazines contain such targeted information, they are often only available to readers who subscribe to them. However, there are some trade magazines that cater to a very large industry, and as such, can be purchased at the same outlets as other magazines. These magazines are usually published on a monthly basis, though some are published weekly.

Trade magazines are created for virtually every industry, so no matter what field you work in, you should be able to find one that offers relevant information to your industry. Some of the most popular trade magazines include:

Press releases

The Comprehensive Study for European Internal Communicators in 2020
Digital transformation shapes internal communications in Europe like no other topic – this is reflected in the results of our study „Internal Communications Monitor 2020“. The study, commissioned by SCM (School for Communication and Management), Berlin, Kammann Rossi, Cologne, and Staffbase, Chemnitz, investigates the state of internal communications across Europe and
MASSAGE Magazine Launches Blogs by Industry Experts
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Nov. 15: As the only independent trade magazine serving the massage profession, MASSAGE Magazine has been an innovator in providing the most relevant and up-to-date content to readers since its inception in 1985. Now MASSAGE Magazine announces the launch of industry-expert blogs (web logs) on its site,
Cape Cod Fishing Charter Boosts
The Hurricane Relief Auction for Gulf Coast Fishermen has ended. Everyone at "Sport Fishing", "Marlin", and "Fly Fishing in Salt Waters" magazines thanked Maverick Charters Ltd., a Cape Cod charter fishing boat, and all the other donors who helped raise $40,058.00 for our fishing friends in the Gulf of
Delta showcases advanced Power Supply Solutions at COMPAMED 2011
Delta Energy Systems (Germany) GmbH presented in Düsseldorf at the COMPAMED exhibition its latest product developments within the medical sector. From November 16 to 19, 627 exhibitors welcomed more than 16,000 visitors at COMPAMED that is held in parallel to the Medica exhibition. The standard and high-end custom designed power solutions
Digital Magazine Publishing Market 2020-2026: Advance Publication, American Media, Bloomberg, Forbes, Hearst, Meredith and Others.
The research reports on “Global Digital Magazine Publishing Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2026” report gives detailed overview of factors that affect global business scope. Digital Magazine Publishing Market report shows the latest market insights with upcoming trends and breakdowns of products and services. This report provides statistics on the