What's up with WTI: Editorial # 99
- WTI Magazine #99 Jan 20, 2018
Ciao from Rome, Happy 2018!
We want to share with you a few numbers regarding our 2017. During last year we've promoted 7,183 news; published 192 articles in the 12 issues of our Magazine; done 24 interviews; published one yearbook (about the 2016 interviews). Our archive of websites regarding non-profit organizations, groups, departments, festivals, museums, associations and foundations celebrating something Italian in the US contains 1,470 records. During 2017 we've sent 1.284.928 newsletters: with 12 months, 9 areas and several of you who subscribed to more than one, this is the final number. We've almost reached the 40,000 likes on our Facebook page: please, like us if you haven't already done, here. We have a Linkedin group with almost 700 members (we're waiting for you, here, come join us). We're also on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, but we're planning on improving our presence on these three social media. It has been a great year, but once again, we're just getting started!
We begin this 2018 welcoming two new authors for our magazine. Nicole Pironzini will be writing every other month about Italian Lifestyle and Fashion; while the column regarding the Italian traditions will have every month a contribution from the most prestigious Italian organization in this field, the Federazione Italiana Tradizioni Popolari. Our magazine is growing! And stay tuned, because next month we'll celebrate our 100th issue with a beautiful surprise.
Another important thing that will happen in February is the publication of our 2017 yearbook: you will be able to have all the 24 interviews we did last year, both in Italian and in English, in one book. Two flags, One heart, 24 leaders, 24 themes regarding Italy and the US, 24 stories to tell.
Last but not least, we're working on something completely new for us, regarding the "2018 year of Italian food", the new initiative to promote Italian food all over the world realized by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
That’s all for now. So stay tuned, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. The future’s so bright, we gotta wear shades!