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Maxim Magazine

Marge Simpson
Editor-in-chief Dan Bova (US) (November 2011–present)
Categories Men's
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
First issue 1995 (UK)
1998 (US)
Final issue 2009 (UK)
Currently Published (US)
Company Dennis Publishing (UK)
Alpha Media Group (US)
Country United Kingdom, Russia, United States, others
Language English, many others
Website ISSN 1092-9789

Maxim is an international men's magazine targeted at adult males and based in New York, and prominent for its cheesecake pictorials of actresses, singers, and female models whose careers are at its current peak.

Between 2010 and 2012 Maxim eliminated two issues, going from 12 issues a year to just ten, and decreased its circulation numbers by 20 percent, from a reported 2.5 million to only 2 million.[1]

Expansion of the Maxim brand

Due to its success in its primary markets, Maxim has expanded into many other countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada , India, Indonesia, Israel, Belgium, Romania, the Czech Republic, France (marketed under "Maximal"), Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia (where it stands now as the most popular men's magazine), Serbia, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine and Portugal (marketed as "Maxmen").

A wireless version of the magazine was launched in 2005 across cellular carriers in twenty European and Asian countries.

In 1999, Dennis Digital to create sites for its sister publications, such as Blender magazine.

On February 5, 2005, Maxim Radio, featuring male-oriented talk programming, debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio. Following the Sirius-XM merger in late 2008, the Maxim brand was dropped, and the channel is now known as Sirius XM Stars Too.

On June 5, 2006, the magazine announced plans to build a casino on the Las Vegas Strip north of Circus Circus, but the casino plan failed after local condominium owners complained that the proposed casino would ruin their view. The land was sold to MGM Mirage.[2]

On June 15, 2007, private equity firm UK, though the website for the UK version will remain.

Maxim in the United States is now published by Alpha Media Group.

In July 2009, Maxim partnered up with the UFC for the first-ever Maxim UFC Octagon Girl Search at the UFC Fan Expo.[3] There were 40 girls participating in the contest, and the winner was Natasha Wicks.[4]

Quadrangle Group gave up on its investment in Alpha Media Group in August 2009, making Cerberus Capital Management the majority partner.

High profile events and controversies

Maxim has been criticized for encouraging excessive alcohol consumption and sexual objectification of women.[5] aIn 2004, Maxim was protested by the gender issues department of Thunder Bay, Ontario's Lakehead University during an on-campus "Maxim Coors Light Girl Search".[6] In 2002, the popular German football club FC St. Pauli removed Maxim magazine advertisements from the team's stadium in response to fan protests over the depictions of women in the ads.[7] Maxim also extends their circulation by sending magazines to men that have requested to be removed from the subscription multiple times. In June 2007, Israeli diplomat David Saranga invited Maxim to the country. In what came to be known as "beers and babes", the magazine did photo shoots of near-naked Israeli women who serve in the army. The campaign drew an angry reaction from lawmaker Colette Avital, a former diplomat who served as Israel's consul-general in New York City in the 1990s.[8] Prof. John H. Brown of Georgetown University described the spread as the first event in a new branch of public diplomacy.[9]

In February 2008, Maxim was criticized by the rock band The Black Crowes for a review of their upcoming CD, Warpaint, with the band claiming that the magazine reviewed the album without hearing it.[10] According to Black Crowes manager Pete Angelus, the magazine stated in an email that "Of course, we always prefer to [sic] hearing music, but sometimes there are big albums that we don’t want to ignore that aren’t available to hear, which is what happened with the Crowes. It’s either an educated guess preview or no coverage at all, so in this case we chose the former." The magazine's editorial director James Kaminsky later apologized, stating "It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety. Unfortunately, that policy was not followed in the March 2008 issue of our magazine and we apologize to our readers."[11] Facing more criticism over rating albums without listening to them, Maxim magazine maintains it was previewing CDs in its March 2008 issue, not reviewing them, and the mistake was to include star ratings.[12]

Celebrity profiles

Many celebrities (singers, actresses, models, etc.) have posed for Maxim over the years. Examples include:



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International editions

Template:See Maxim has launched international editions of its magazines since 1995. Most recently it has launched its 26th and 27th international[13] editions in Serbia and Greece where it is published by Attica Media. Notably, the magazine has been circulating editions in South Korea, India, Japan, the United States, France, Russia,[14][15] Turkey, Serbia, Greece,[16] Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Canada, Poland, Brazil, the Philippines (defunct), Germany and Argentina.

Maxim Hot 100

Each year since 2000 Maxim Magazine releases the Maxim Hot 100. The winners and their corresponding ages and the year in which the magazine was released are listed below.

Year Choice Age Notes
2000 Canada Estella Warren   21 [17]
2001 United States Jessica Alba   20 Youngest winner.[18]
2002 United States Jennifer Garner   30 First time anyone has debuted on the list at number one.[19]
2003 United States Christina Aguilera   22 [20]
2004 United States Jessica Simpson   24 [21]
2005 United States Eva Longoria   30 [22]
2006 United States Eva Longoria   31 First and only woman to win twice (in a row). / Oldest winner.[23]
2007 United States Lindsay Lohan   21 [24]
2008 United States Marisa Miller   30
2009 United States Olivia Wilde   25 [25]
2010 United States Katy Perry   26 [26]
2011 United Kingdom Rosie Huntington-Whiteley   24 [27]
2012 Israel Bar Refaeli   26 [28]
2013 United States Miley Cyrus   20 [29]

See also


External links

  • U.S. site
  • U.K. site
  • Maxim Hong Kong site

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