The Periodical Publishers Association has reported that consumer magazines were one of only two main media to buck the downturn in advertising in 2001. The other medium was regional newspapers. The latest figures from ACNielsen MMS showed that consumer magazine advertising revenue rose 1.16% between 2000 and 2001 to more than £1.04bn, while regional newspapers increased 3.13% over the same period. Total media spend was down by 9.4%, with TV and national newspapers down 9.7% and 8.4% respectively. The association said that the positive growth for consumer magazines during 2001 is also shown by the top 20 brand advertisers in the sector during 2001. According to ACNielsen they collectively spent over 36% more than they did during 2000. {{CTN }}