Focus D&R

Focus confirms its leadership in the popular science segment and expands its offer for the summer

In july and august two double issues with 40 pages of Domande & Risposte (questions & answers) and two exclusive “Focus guides” dedicated to the 101 UNESCO heritage sites

Focus, the Mondadori Group brand, leader in the popular science segment, once again confirms its role as a point of reference for all enthusiasts about issues related to science, technology and nature, and introduces an even richer offer. 

With over 3.1 million readers every month (Source: Audipress, 2021/I), the magazine edited by Raffaele Leone underlines its position as Italy’s most widely read monthly thanks to a successful formula which has always managed to combine authoritative contributions from internationally renowned scientists and experts, with an unmistakable style that is both clear and direct and able to reach an increasingly large audience.

Every day Focus makes the most recent discoveries accessible and engaging, helps readers to navigate around fake news and broaden awareness and understanding of the evolution of the most recent discoveries through a multimedia system that includes the magazine and the web, special events such as Focus Live, as well as podcasts and social media, where its numbers continue to grow. The brand’s community currently has more than 3.2 million fans (Source: Shareablee and Insight, June 2021), an increase of 17% compared with 2020 thanks to a rich schedule of engaging and instructive content, reaching a peak organic reach of over 1 million per post.

Plus, it is going to be a summer of new features for Focus, that is enhancing its offer with special content and new editorial initiatives.

Starting with the magazine, which will be on newsstands in July and August with two double issues: both of which will, exceptionally, add to the features and columns of Focus 40 pages of Focus Domande & Risposte, (Questions & Answers) to satisfy the curiosity of everyone and provide answers to the most incredible and interesting facts: from the animal world to technology, and from history to health, as well as food, sport and economics.

And, for the first time, Focus will bring to newsstands the Focus Guides”, two exclusive collectors’ volumes to explore and admire the 101 UNESCO Heritage Sites, available from 30 July. The first volume “Paesaggi e natura” (Landscapes and Nature) features an account of the most beautiful and suggestive sites in every country, from the Great Wall in China to the Galapagos Islands, and the extraordinary Italian villages of the Cinque Terre. The second volume “Arte e civiltà” (Art and Civilisation) will be a journey of discovery of the world’s cultures and the symbolic sites of history.

The launch of these initiatives will be enhanced by an advertising campaign conceived to amplify the new features among the target audience, and planed across various media, from the magazines and newspapers, as well as radio, social media and TV.

These activities also confirm Focus as a dynamic brand that is always careful to satisfy the needs of a highly curious and interested public looking to discover and understand the world through the lens of science.

What’s new in the Focus system: the magazine “Focus Domande & Risposte” goes monthly and launches a collaboration with the l’Eredità champion Massimo Cannoletta

New columns and collaborations for Focus, the Mondadori Group brand leader in the popular science segment 6.4 million readers and users and a community of over 3 million followers on social media, up by 40% since February 2020.

From this month Focus Domande & Risposte, the magazine that offers more than 250 questions and answers about the most incredible and interesting facts, is changing its frequency and becoming a monthly. And for the occasion the title is launching an exclusive collaboration with Massimo Cannoletta.

The celebrated champion of the TV quiz show L’Eredità, whose knowledge captured the hearts of the Italian audience. Will be the protagonist of a feature entitled Te lo dice Massimoin Focus Domande & Risposte and a weekly appointment on the Focus Facebook and Instagram profiles, where he will engage the community in an exclusive video questions and answers format.

“The strength of Focus lies in the care and attention given to providing detailed background and the way we search for news, the authoritativeness of our contributors and interlocutors, but also in the curiosity, the passion and enthusiasm we put in every day to offer our readers a quality product that is able to speak to everyone. Consequently, when I had the change to chat with Massimo Cannoletta, and when I saw his enthusiastic hunger for knowledge and his drive to explain, I thought it would be brilliant to add him to the team of journalists and collaborators that make the world of Focus a great multimedia platform for popular science,” declared Raffaele Leone, editor of Focus.

But that’s not all that’s new. Cannoletta will also have column in Focus Storia, Focus system magazine dedicated to the events, personalities and curiosities of the past and present. Every month in “Curioso per caso” he will allow readers to discover historic and artistic treasures form different countries in the world.

The super champion will also be the protagonist of an exclusive interview in the monthly Focus, in the issue on newsstands from 23 February, where he talks about the secrets of his memory.

Originally from Lecce, Cannoletta, who is 46, has a degree in political science. He is passionate about spreading culture and knowledge and became famous with the audience of the early evening quiz show presented by Flavio Insinna, participating in 51 episodes and beating record after record.
“I grew up reading Focus branded magazines, and I got many of the questions on L’Eredità right having learned them from these magazines. So I am absolutely honoured to become a part of the big Focus family,” declared Massimo Cannoletta.

Focus is Italy’s most widely-read magazine, with 6.4 million readers and users (Source: Nielsen Media Impact Data fusion, Amy 2020). It is increasingly appreciated and engaging on sempre social networks, where it has a growing audience of over 3 million followers (Source: Shareablee, February 2020). The magazine is the core of a multimedia ecosystem that includes the web, a TV channel, social media and events: a distinctive point of reference for issues of great current significance, from science to technology and nature, and thanks to contributions from authoritative voices of international renown and an approach that is always rigorous and fresh.