FastStats: B-to-B M&A Activity Down; Consumer Segment Flat
B-to-B M&A Activity Down; Consumer Segment Flat
M&A activity among b-to-b companies fell in number of deals by 45% and total value by 87% through the first three quarters of 2009 vs. the same period of 2008. Deals for consumer magazines fell just slightly—by 6% in total number and just 1% in total value.
Source: The Jordan, Edmiston Group Inc.
383 Magazines Fold, 259 Launch
The first three quarters of 2009 saw 383 magazine closures and 259 new launches according to a report by MediaFinder.com.
Bloggers Making Big Bucks
Full-time bloggers now make an average of $122,222 in revenue each year. Part-timers' annual income is $14,777.
Source: Technorati's State of the Blogosphere Report
Most Bloggers Are Young Adults
10.1% of U.S. adults reported visiting a blog in the last 30 days; just 3.4% wrote a blog in the same time period. Adults ages 18-24 are 118% more likely to have written a blog in the last 30 days than the total adult population.
Source: Mediamark Research & Intelligence