Hello! (magazine)

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Hello (magazine)
Hello (magazine) cover.jpg
Kate Middleton on the cover of Hello, December 2010
Categories Celebrity
Frequency Weekly
First issue 1988
Company Hello Ltd (Spain)
Country United Kingdom
Website Hellomagazine.com

Hello (stylised as HELLO!) is a weekly magazine specialising in celebrity news and human-interest stories, published in the United Kingdom since 1988.[1] It is the United Kingdom local edition of ¡Hola!, the Spanish weekly magazine.

History[edit]

Hello was launched in 1988 by publisher Eduardo Sánchez Junco, owner and chairman of Spain's ¡HOLA! magazine. ¡HOLA! was created in 1944 by husband and wife Antonio Sánchez Gómez and Mercedes Junco Calderón.[2]

In 2006, Rogers Media launched Hello! Canada.[3][4] In 2007, the Madrid office reorganized and changed out the management for the Canadian version.[5][6]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 'PTC Top Dog Awards Commercial Director of the Year', Winner[citation needed]
  • 2005 'ACE', UK Magazine distributed Internationally, Winner
  • 2004 'PPA' – Sales Pitch of the Year, Winner
  • 2002 'PPA' – International Magazine of the Year, Winner
  • 1999 'BSME Awards', Best International magazine, Winner.
  • 1998 'Marketing Week 20th Birthday Awards', Best Consumer Magazine, Winner
  • 1996 'The Press Circulation Awards' - Consumer Magazine of the Year, short-listed
  • 1995 'International Press Directory' - International Publishing Award to Eduardo Sánchez Junco
  • 1992 'The Press Circulation Awards' - Circulation Excellence by a Consumer Magazine, Finalist
    • 'Media Week Press Advertising Awards' - Consumer Magazine of the Year, Winner
    • 'The Publisher' - Best Front Cover, Winner
    • 'PPA' - Consumer Magazine of the Year, Highly Commended
  • 1991 'The Press Circulation Awards' - Circulation Excellence by a Consumer Magazine, Winner
    • 'British Society of Magazine Editors' - General Interest Magazine Editors of the Year, Winner
    • 'The Publisher Magazine Publishing Awards' - Magazine of the Year, Runner-up
    • 'PPA' – Consumer Magazine of the Year, Highly Commended
  • 1990 'PPA' – Consumer Magazine of the Year, Winner
    • 'Media Week Advertising Awards' - Consumer Magazine of the Year, Winner
    • 'The Press Circulation Awards' - Greatest Annual Percentage and/or Copy Growth by a Consumer Magazine, Runner-up[citation needed]

Litigation[edit]

  • 2003 – Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas sued Hello for publishing unauthorised photographs of their wedding. Rival magazine OK! had an exclusive contract for pictures of the wedding, and also sued Hello. In November 2003, OK! was awarded £1,033,156 in damages, and Jones and Douglas received £14,600.
  • 2006 – Hello, which secured the British rights to the first images of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's newborn daughter, launched legal action with People against two websites that printed a leaked exclusive shot of the couple with their new baby daughter. The leaked photo, which contains Hello magazine's logo, shows a headline which reads: "The biggest exclusive of the year. Angelina and Brad with their new Baby Shiloh Nouvel." People magazine reportedly paid more than $4 million USD to secure the American rights.[7]

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