Corporate editors: It’s time to kill the ‘fun page’

Steve Crescenzo votes to ignore readership numbers and get rid of the most popular page of an employee publication.

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I got into a familiar fight with a client the other day. I call it the “Readership Fight.” We were revamping her bimonthly print publication, page by page, and we got to what she called her “fun page.” Her “fun page” is what I call the “fluff page.” It has all the service anniversaries, soft hobby stories and other elements that make the publication look like a high-school yearbook.

“Let’s kill that,” I said. “Kill the fun page?” she said, looking at me as if I had suggested decapitating Mickey Mouse.

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