Modern Luxury, the Nation’s Largest Luxury Publisher, Announces Acquisition of Aspen Magazine
New York/Atlanta/Aspen, October 1, 2012 – Modern Luxury announces the acquisition of Aspen Magazine, a publication long recognized as an editorial leader in the worlds of luxury and adventure. Janet O’Grady, previous owner, will remain editor-in-chief of Aspen Magazine.
Aspen Magazine joins Modern Luxury during a period of rapid growth for the company, which recently announced plans to launch a magazine in the Hamptons next summer and currently publishes 40 titles in 12 of the U.S.’s most affluent cities.
“Aspen Magazine is the perfect addition to the Modern Luxury brand and its portfolio of titles,” said Ms. O’Grady. “The cities where Modern Luxury has strong titles, like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Houston, for instance, also happen to be Aspen’s biggest markets, a fact very important to both our local and national advertisers. I’m excited to be part of a company that is bullish on great content and print, and is staying ahead of the curve in integrating print with digital platforms in these game-changing times. I look forward to continuing to curate and discover the best choices for our loyal readers.”
“I have been fortunate to know Janet since she purchased the magazine more than 20 years ago and have continued to be amazed by the stories she has broken and the overall quality of the product,” said Alan Klein, group publisher of MODERN LUXURY. “Janet has developed a brand that is recognized across the U.S. for its ability to attract the attention of some of the most important and influential people in the country.”
“ASPEN Magazine is a natural fit for Modern Luxury,” said Michael Dickey, CEO of Modern Luxury, “and we are thrilled to have it as part of our growing footprint of regional magazines. With Janet continuing at the helm, readers and advertisers can be assured that Aspen Magazine will continue as the market leader, bringing them the very best in luxury and adventure.”