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Press Release: Comag Marketing to Acquire National Distribution Business of Curtis Circulation Company

Comag Marketing Group, LLC (CMG), a subsidiary of American News Company, LLC (ANC), this week announced that it has reached an agreement with Curtis Circulation Company, LLC (Curtis) to acquire Curtis' national distribution business, effective as of October 1, 2019. Curtis will remain responsible for all obligations and services under its publisher agreements for publications having an on-sale date prior to October 1, 2019.

Press Release: ALM Appoints Jimi Li as Chief Technology Officer

Li joins ALM after serving as Partner & Co-Founder of Valence Marketing Infrastructure since 2018, where he served as a Martech expert, using a data-driven approach to help clients audit current state, design digital technology strategies, create a technical solution eco-system and deliver actionable roadmaps.

Press Release: Meredith Corporation Names Farah Zaman Chief Privacy Officer

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) announced that Farah Zaman has been named Chief Privacy Officer, effective immediately. Zaman will be responsible for leading Meredith's privacy compliance, education, and protection strategies across all businesses and locations.

Press Release: Akadémiai Kiadó Partners with Sheridan PubFactory to Host All of Their Journals

Hanover, PA — Akadémiai Kiadó is relaunching their AKJournals publishing program―60+ peer-reviewed STM titles―on Sheridan PubFactory’s online hosting platform. Balázs Réffy, CEO, Akadémiai Kiadó said: “As the most prestigious STM publishing organization in Central and Eastern Europe, we are driven to invest in our scientific communities and in technologies that enable us to increase global…

Press Release: Second Street Acquires Niche Media

ST. LOUIS - Second Street announced today the acquisition of Niche Media, an organization dedicated to helping publishers generate revenue via print, digital, and events. This acquisition further expands Second Street’s role as an educator for media. Currently, Second Street alone offers numerous educational resources including the Second Street Lab, Summit, sales workshops, and webinars.…

Hearst’s Michael Clinton on Retirement, ‘Failing Fast’ and the Future

From start to finish, Michael Clinton’s tenure in media is an unusual one. First off, he started as a business reporter for DNR, the now defunct men’s wear industry paper and a brother publication to WWD under the Fairchild Fashion umbrella. Not a typical training ground for marketing executives. But it proved to be a…

Press Release: Endeavor Business Media Names Chief Marketing Officer

NASHVILLE, TN, May 8th, 2019 – Endeavor Business Media has named June Griffin as Chief Marketing Officer. Griffin came over with the recent acquisition of the PennWell Media brands in February 2019 and had previously served in a similar role at PennWell for seven years. Griffin also joins the Endeavor Executive Team. She is charged…

New Condé Nast CEO Signals Big Swings Ahead

With a new global chief executive officer, the future of Condé Nast beyond magazines is starting to come into focus. Roger Lynch, an executive who started off as an investment banker and moved on to various roles in TV and most recently served as ceo of Pandora…

Condé Nast Positions its Video Offering as a Respite from Brand Safety Crises

Advertisers flock to platforms like Facebook and YouTube for their extensive reach and mounds of data. Condé Nast is saying they have all that and more. In December 2017, the legacy publisher launched Condé Nast Prime, a suite of cross-platform video content. The company has since been trying to educate the…

YouTube’s Brand-Safety Woes Give Publishers a Boost in Selling Video Ads Directly

To avoid future brand-safety embarrassments, agencies are increasingly looking to buy directly from premium-quality content owners on YouTube. “We are seeing a huge increase in demand from agencies in our own YouTube inventory bought directly at meaningful CPMs,” said a publishing executive at a major media owner. Although YouTube…