Summit Publishing Co., Inc., T/A Summit Media, is a digital lifestyle network in the Philippines, with 15 media brands attracting around 20 million monthly unique visitors and approximately 33 million social media followers. It began as a consumer magazine publisher in June 1995, with Preview as its first magazine title. It turned into a publication conglomerate which published several lifestyle magazines titles, including Candy for young Filipino girls and Yes!, a Philippine entertainment magazine.
Third Summit Media logo (April 2017-present)
|Founded||Mandaluyong, Philippines June 1995|
|Products||magazines, books, websites|
|Divisions||Summit Digital, Summit OOH, Summit Live!, Summit Books, Hand.Interactive, Inc.|
The company is privately owned by Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, the daughter of Filipino businessman John Gokongwei. It has expanded to publishing specialized magazines for companies and occasions in the Philippines, and also started publishing short books designed for Filipino readers.
The results of the 2014 TNS Newsstand Survey showed that Summit Media had popularity in 12 categories: young women (Cosmopolitan Philippines - 60%), fashion (Preview - 38%), celebrity (YES! - 55%), men's luxury (Esquire Philippines - 93%), men's lifestyle (FHM Philippines - 71%), home (Real Living Philippines - 42%), family and home (Good Housekeeping Philippines - 47%), teens (Candy - 63%), parenting (Smart Parenting - 34%), automotive (Top Gear Philippines - 69%), society (Town and Country Philippines - 31%), and food (Yummy - 51%). The company also had the largest score in the local book publishing measurement with seven out of 10 books sold.
On April 11, 2018, Summit Media announced the impending closure of the last six printed magazines namely, Cosmopolitan, FHM, Preview, Top Gear, Town and Country (all relegated to their online portals) and Yes! (relegated to Philippine Entertainment Portal), as part of the fully completed digitalization of the company, marking the end of the 23-year run of printing industry.
List of magazines published
- Preview - A local fashion magazine; it was launched in 1995. It was the very first magazine of Summit, leading to its establishment.
- Cosmopolitan - A female fashion magazine; it was launched in 1997. (licensed from Hearst Corporation)
- YES! - A local showbiz-oriented magazine; it was launched in 2000.
- FHM (aka For Him Magazine) - A sexy men's lifestyle magazine for all men; it was launched in 2000, the Philippines leading magazine. (licensed from Bauer Media Group)
- Top Gear - A number # 1 car magazine for all car and all other auto enthusiasts; it was launched in 2004. (licensed from BBC Worldwide and Immediate Media Company)
- Disney's Princesses - A female kids story magazine from Disney. (licensed from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Egmont Group)
- Town & Country - A luxury lifestyle magazine; it was launched in 2007 (licensed from Hearst Corporation)
- Sparkling - A K-Pop entertainment and lifestyle magazine; it was launched in 2010.
Some of the magazine titles are ceased in publication, here are the following:
- GamesMaster (August 2003-September 2006)
- W.I.T.C.H. (July 2002-August 2008, ended on the sixth saga after being the last to be translated into English)
- T3 (2004–2009)
- Marie Claire (November 2005-April 2009) (licensed from Groupe Marie Claire)
- Martha Stewart Weddings (September 2008–August 2012) (licensed from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia)
- OK! (April 2005–December 2012) (licensed from Northern & Shell)
- Good Dog (April 2011–October 2013)
- Seventeen (July 2000-April 2009) (licensed from Hearst Corporation)
- Women's Health (April 2009–November 2014) (licensed from Rodale Inc.)
- Runner's World (April 2010–December 2014) (licensed from Rodale Inc.)
- ELLE Decoration (October 2012–November 2015)
- Total Girl (September 2004–April 2016) (licensed from Pacific Magazines)
- K-Zone (October 2002–July 2017) (licensed from nextmedia)
- Good Housekeeping (May 1998–August 2017) (licensed from Hearst Corporation)
List of internet properties
Summit Media operates web-exclusive sites of its published magazines. Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc., a joint venture with GMA New Media, Inc., operates Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) and Sports Interactive Network Philippines (SPIN.ph). Summit Media also operates verticals such as Jobstreet.com.ph, MyProperty.com.ph and TravelBook.ph
- PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal)
- SPIN.ph (Sports Interactive Network)
- TopGear.com.ph (Top Gear Philippines Online)
- ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc.
- BBC Worldwide
- Bauer Media Group
- Blackpencil Manila
- Disney Publishing Worldwide
- Egmont Group
- Entrepreneur Media
- Forbes Inc.
- Future plc
- GMA New Media
- Hearst Corporation
- Immediate Media Company
- Lagardère Active
- Meredith Corporation
- Northern & Shell
- Pacific Magazines
- Recruit Japan
- Rodale Inc.
- TV5 Network Inc.
- WP Technology Inc.
- Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- "Summit Media gains market share in latest TNS Survey -". SummitMedia.com.ph. Archived from the original on 2015-06-23.
- Archived September 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "End of an era: Summit Media stops printing glossies". Rappler. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
- "W.I.T.C.H." Retrieved 24 July 2017.
- "Preview's How Not to Instagram wins at the Kidlat Awards". SPOT.ph. Summit Media. May 21, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
- "Fashion fights back in new Preview campaign by Publicis-JimenezBasic". adobo magazine. Sanserif Inc. October 13, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014.