Lisa Messenger’s Collective Hub returns to print once again

Collective Hub is returning to print after Lisa Messenger revealed details of the new reimagined edition after an almost four-year hiatus.

On her LinkedIn, Messenger said: “After a four-year hiatus, Collective Hub print mag is back. Reimagined! For all you thought leaders, game changers, rule breakers and style makers, this one is for you!!”

Collective Hub returns to print

In March 2018, Messenger signalled she would be closing the print edition of Collective Hub, then returning it later that year in September. It also returned again with a one-off edition in 2019.

Collective Hub has previously been described by Messenger as “the Vanity Fair of business magazines”.

This time around, the reimagined edition of Collective Hub is described on the website as a “mook”.

“Not quite a magazine. not quite a book. Inside you will find game changers, thought leaders, rule breakers and style makers from every corner of the globe.”


Further details of the magazine’s print return are currently unknown and Messenger has been contacted for additional comments.

Messenger spoke on stage at the Mumbrella Publish conference in 2018 about the magazine’s print return, which saw 17 of the 32 staff who were made redundant in March that year return to work for the publication, but this time as freelancers.

Messenger said she had spent over $500,000 on the redundancy payments, but the time was right to bring the product back, and she had learned her lessons from its first iteration.

Asked about the just months absence from newsstands at the time, Messenger was asked on-stage by Mumbrella if the magazine had ever really closed. Would she not benefit from the publicity surrounding its closure, and the ensuring publicity when it returns? Did she ever really exit print?

“At that, I want to swear… If you have any fucking idea what it takes to run something like this, there is no way on the planet… You’re not a business owner [directed at former Mumbrella editor, Vivienne Kelly]. If you knew the blood, the sweat, the fricken cash I haemorrhaged, not having a baby. Like I put so much on hold. I take massive offence to that…. But whoever wants to say that, read what I have written… So I get it [the accusation], and I’d love that to be a big fat ‘fucking yes’… Fucking publicity stunt,” she said.

The new issue is available for $89.99.


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