Regional

Modern Luxury Buys Greengale Publishing
April 18, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Modern Luxury, the regional magazine publisher controlled by the Dickey family, confirmed it has finally purchased Greengale Publishing, owners of Hamptons, Gotham, Ocean Drive and L.A. Confidential among other magazine titles. Modern Luxury CEO Michael Dickey said he does not plan to close any of the newly acquired titles despite overlap in a number of…

Finding a Place for Legacy Media in Your Revenue Mix
March 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Selling and maintaining print products may actually be viable. Yes, really. News is disposable and has a lifespan, but niche content focused on other interests and hobbies is more likely to be retained and print is the perfect format for that. As someone who was in the business of developing digital content platforms for media…

Emmis Sells Four of Its Five Remaining Magazines for $6.5M
March 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

Emmis Communications Corp. has sold four urban magazines for $6.5 million, the Indianapolis-based media firm announced Tuesday. Atlanta magazine, Cincinnati magazine, Los Angeles magazine and Orange Coast magazine were acquired by Hour Media Group LLC, a Troy, Michigan-based firm that publishes Hour Detroit, Detroit Home and three other Detroit-related magazines. The sale closed Tuesday. With…

Entrepreneurial Local Mags Share Best Revenue-Driving Ideas at CRMA
November 7, 2016 at 10:57 am

Yesterday I wrote about the developing style of corporate risk taking place at Hearst, let's call it tower entrepreneurism, envisioned and shared by Dave Carey. Today I want to suggest another great and often missed sector/movement in successful publishing. That is the city and regional titles. It is my pleasure to speak every few years…

Press Release: Texas Monthly Sold for $25 Million
October 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmis Communications Corporation today announced the signing of an agreement to sell the assets of Texas Monthly to an affiliate of Genesis Park, LP, a partnership founded by Paul Hobby, for $25 million, subject to working capital adjustments. The nationally recognized authority on life in the state of Texas, Texas…

7 Ways City & Regional Publishers Are Growing Their Business
June 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

The mood at the recent City and Regional Magazine Association Annual Conference in Denver was upbeat and cautiously optimistic that business was improving with much of the focus on new business development. Here are some of the ways that city and regional publishers are driving new revenue for their businesses. Nonprofit Partnerships Are on the…

Does the Supermarket Checkout Belong to 7 Publishing Companies?
May 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Consumers pushing their cart through Giant Foods, Loblaw's, Raley's, or any other supermarket chain in North America must think there are only 35 magazines published. People, US, Woman's World, Better Homes & Garden, Cosmopolitan to name a few that have pockets on every checkout in America and Canada. The checkout line…

The Most Popular Publishing Executive Stories from November
December 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Here are the most read Publishing Executive stories from November: The Publishing Executive Top 20 Magazine Printers 2015 - The annual list of top magazine printers ranks U.S. and Canadian printers based on revenue earned in the magazine industry. Publishing Executive hopes that this resource will be a valuable tool for magazine publishers looking to…

Crain Launches City Brands in Nine New Markets
November 23, 2015 at 11:36 am

Crain Communications has launched personalized digital business publications in nine new markets across the U.S. Looking to expand nationwide ahead of its 100th anniversary, the parent company of Advertising Age will be hitting new markets in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. Under the tagline, "Business News…

6 Trends Affecting City & Regional Magazine Publishing
November 9, 2015 at 5:27 pm

If you’re looking for sunshine among the clouds of uncertainty within the publishing industry, there are many city or regional publishing executives who would gladly have a conversation to help clear up your outlook. After years of either holding steady following the Great Recession or fighting for a return to normalcy, the city and regional…