Contagious Magazine

The definitive record of bravery in marketing

In an industry struggling to separate the signal from the noise, Contagious Magazine provides a curated, measured review of the most important developments driving marketing, technology and business creativity each quarter.

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A journal of big ideas /

For the time-poor leader or ambitious team looking to raise its game, Contagious Magazine quizzes the industry’s brightest minds and makes connections from their smart thinking to your brand planning.

Ones to watch /

Wildfire introduces need-to-know projects in technology, design and consumer culture, while Small But Perfectly Formed features little brands with big thinking - both designed to help you stay ahead, rather than just keep up.

Case studies /

In depth, interview-based features that deconstruct the world’s most contagious brands. We unearth their insights, explain their strategies, and chart their business impact.


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Contagious Magazine subscribers enjoy unlimited access to a complete online archive, spanning more than a decade of innovative marketing.

Current Issue

Contagious 48 / 3rd Quarter 2016

Samsung Electronics is transforming itself from an engineering company doggedly pushing the frontiers of innovation into a brand that fosters emotional connections. Our Brand Spotlight shares how it’s achieving this.

Our other Brand Spotlight looks at how Pornhub is overcoming censorship, non-existent media budgets and avid fans who pretend to be ignorant of the brand’s very existence, to encourage subscriptions to its premium content.

According to Pedro Domingos, machine learning represents the greatest business opportunity of our time. In our Wildfire Interview the University of Washington professor and author to explains how to capitalise on it.

Forget the over-hyped yacht parties and endless award ceremonies, Cannes Deconstructed analyses what the biggest themes at the Cannes Lions Festival actually mean for our industry in the year ahead.

Preview Contagious Issue 48 here.