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Immediate Media Co, the special interest and content company, has launched Mister Maker Magazine, a brand extension of the top rated show on the CBeebies channel.

Mister Maker magazine is produced by Immediate’s award-winning youth and children’s editorial team and capitalises on the growing interest in Mister Maker products amongst children. Filled with amazing minute makes, bigger special projects, and lots of art tips; the new title will follow the format of the show, encouraging children to get creative.

The BAFTA Award winning show sees Mister Maker showing children how to make lots of amazing things using easy-to-find resources from the ‘doodle drawers’ or a craft shop.

Mister Maker magazine Editor, Stephanie Cooper says:

“Mister Maker is a hero to children both in the UK and across the world and it makes perfect sense to extend this exciting brand into the world of magazines. We think parents and children will love getting creative with Mister Maker and his friends – The Shapes, Scrappz and Tocky. We have high hopes for this print version of the top rated CBeebies show.”  

The magazine is the first preschool magazine to use Blippar technology and Alex Nicoll of Blippays says:

“Blippar has huge potential to help children learn and explore print like never before and the team at Mister Maker have done a fantastic job putting blipps together that we are sure will make the magazine extra special.”

The first issue features a free Scrappz sock puppet and special neon stickers. The magazine retails at £3.75, 13 issues a year, with 80,000 copies of issue one printed hitting newsstands on 30th July. The launch will be supported with an amazing competition giving Mini Makers a chance to win an art day with Mister Maker. The competition closes on 30th August 2014 – full details feature in issue one. 

The Mister Maker TV show was launched in January 2007.

For further details please contact: tom.westcott@immediate.co.uk


Notes to editors

Immediate Media Co was formed on 1 November 2011 creating a new force in consumer media. With an exciting mix of market-leading brands, great talent and technology expertise, the company combines a strong publishing heritage with digital platforms and entrepreneurial flair. Its wholly owned brands include Radio Times, olive, Homes & Antiques and highly successful specialist titles including Perfect Wedding and Prima Baby. It publishes BBC Top Gear, BBC Good Food, and BBC EasyCook on behalf of BBC Worldwide and a number of other titles, including BBC History, BBC Gardeners’ World, BBC Focus and the CBeebies portfolio, under licence. It publishes Lonely Planet Traveller magazine for LPG Inc. The company also publishes leading digital brands such as MadeForMums.com and visordown.com. With over 850 staff in London and Bristol, Immediate Media Co has over 1 million subscribers, a brand reach of over 25 million UK consumersa month and revenues of £150m per annum. It is owned by Exponent Private Equity.

Mister Maker is the top rated show on Cbeebies, and the magazine will follow the format of the show, encouraging kids to get creative. The BAFTA Award winning show sees Mister Maker showing kids how to make lots of exciting things using basic resources from the ‘doodle drawers’ or a craft shop, with the help of his friends – The Shapes, Scrappz and Tocky. The magazine will retail at £3.75 and hits the newsstands on 30th July. 80,000 copies of issue one will be printed. The first issue is going to be a Blippa issue so little ones can get creative with Mister Maker when he comes to life from the pages.

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