The list also includes factors such as newsstand sales, ability to engage readers, innovative brand extensions and the ability to inspire new readers to pay for content.
People has an exhaustive coverage across the print media and iPhones, and topped the list due to its smart branding and ad pages, the company said. Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, The Economist, Sports Illustrated, Runner's World, Family Circle, More and Parent & Child also figure on the list.
Esquire's editor-in-chief David Granger has been named the "Editor of the Year". Adweek Media is a US media house and publisher of the trade magazine, Mediaweek.