Guida Cucina

The Mondadori Group strengthens its leadership in food: a unique portfolio of brands for variety and range

• A total audience of 9 monthly contacts, between readers and users
• A growing market share that reaches 70% in terms of circulation
• Advertising: +30% also thanks to the success of Giallo Zafferano

On the strength of a range of consolidated brands, covering all segments in the food area and reaching varied and loyal targets, over the years the Mondadori Group has been able to innovate and enrich the offer of its food system, while reinforcing its leadership in both magazines and digital.

Among the brands in the portfolio are thee historic titles that this year are celebrating important anniversaries: Sale&Pepe, for 30 years a refined, gourmet; Cucina Moderna, the market leader that for 20 years has offered useful and practical recipes; and Cucina no problem, for 15 years a simple, but never banal ally in the kitchen.

The offer is completed by Guida cucina, a source of everyday recipes for the family, and two recent arrivals: the web site Cookaround, a point of entry into the world of cooking and everything that surrounds it, and Giallo Zafferano, a young and “social” crossover brand, Italy’s leading cooking site, now also available on newsstands.

A continuously growing system of brands that, in addition to print and digital, also promotes events and courses led by professional chefs at the Scuola di cucina di Sale&Pepe, launched in the heart of  Milan from the experience of the upscale monthly.

The launch of the new magazine Giallo Zafferano – an operation that for the first time has seen the creation of a print magazine from an already leading web brand – will also strengthen the market share of the Mondadori Group in the food area, taking it from 54% to around 70% in terms of circulation.

The first issue of Giallo Zafferano, with a launch campaign that can count on an initial fan-base that is already strong on social media , sold around 450,000 copies separately or in combinations with some of the Mondadori Group’s other magazines.

A multi-brand e multi-channel offer that enables the food system to reach a combined total audience of almost 9 million contacts every month between readers and users (source: Audipress 2016-III and Audiweb, February 2017).

This success with the public has also been accompanied by an excellent response from advertisers, allowing the food system managed by Mediamond to record, in the first 4 months of 2017, an increase of 30% in sales compared with the same period of 2016, thanks also to the launch of Giallo Zafferano.

Mondadori expands its cookery titles with the monthly Guida Cucina: great new ideas for a different menu every day

On newsstands from 28 October at 70 cents in a small and manageable format

Guida Cucina, the new Mondadori monthly edited by Laura Maragliano, will hit the newsstands tomorrow, Thursday 28 October, with a host of new ideas for people who love to cook.

This new launch expands Mondadori’s already extensive range of titles in the cookery segment, adding a practical guide designed for readers looking for straightforward and traditional advice and recipes, for everyday lunches and dinners.

For every day of the month, Guida Cucina suggests two easy to prepare menus, with advice about combinations of dishes, accompanied by highly detailed recipes and instructions.

The different sections of the magazine are organised in an original way and published in a small and manageable format (13.9×18.5 cm), at 70 cents. Lunario: provides a mix of news to satisfy readers’ curiosity, such as the Saints days of the month, proverbs, grandmothers’ tips and indications about what to do in the garden and vegetable patch; È tempo di: suggestions based on seasonal produce and their preparation in the kitchen; I giorni: recipes, accompanied by photographs, for everyday lunches and dinners; Le filmate: step-by-step dishes explained with the help of images. And of course l’angolo dei dolci (the desserts corner) and cut-out-and-keep Schede (recipe cards).

The launch of the monthly will be supported by an advertising campaign that will run on the Mediaset TV channels, magazines of the Mondadori Group and with point-of-sale posters.