It's been a very good year for Vogue: First, the famed fashion title was the only publication of its kind to see a rise in sales (up 12%) this year, and now Advertising Age has named it the Magazine of the Year. Every year Ad Age doles out the award to a publication they feel has "excelled on one front or many--meeting a challenge, turning things around, building new businesses or just setting a consistent editorial and business example one more time." And according to the trade paper, Vogue was the magazine that really stepped it up this year, increasing newsstand sales, ad pages and, perhaps most importantly, its brand image. "Vogue's role off the page--most recently with the latest installment of Fashion's Night Out--keeps expanding as well."
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