ALM Media

The Foundation of ALM’s Big Data Initiative
February 4, 2015

ALM's Big Data initiative started more than four years ago -- before the term Big Data was even coined.  It began with the editorial team setting up a content taxonomy.  The goal at that time was to provide users better search capabilities and allow advertisers to target users broadly based on a content subject matter (i.e., display a particular ad for all content that is labeled e-discovery). 

How ALM is Capitalizing on Behavioral Data
February 1, 2015

There is an adage that states "you are what you do, not what you say you'll do." But until very recently media companies only considered what people said, relying solely upon self-reported data (such as online registration forms) for marketing purposes. Not only do these profiles quickly become stale, but frequently they're not even accurate to begin with, as readers had little incentive to properly fill them out. By way of example, the most selected job title for ALM publication readers (primarily attorneys) who filled out an online profile form to access ALM articles in 2012 was "other

Press Release: ALM Acquires Summit Professional Networks
January 7, 2015

ALM, a leader in specialized industry news and information, today announced a deal to acquire Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry. 

ALM’s VP of Digital David Saabye on the Importance of Simplicity
December 1, 2014

Magazine publishers have focused on many "big" ideas in recent decades, which have manifested in such projects as News Corp.'s The Daily iPad app and the CueCat (my personal favorite). However, opportunity is often found not in grand explorations (and large investments), but in the little idea that provides clarity and purpose

PubExec LIVE! Gathers The Most Innovative Minds in Publishing
September 22, 2014

Reimagining traditional publishing business models and monetizing digital content were the topics of focus at a pair of one-day events hosted by Publishing Executive at the historic Union League in New York City. Held on September 15th and 16th, each event gathered 50 to 60 executives from leading media companies. Speaker panels explored the implications of an increasingly digital and data-focused industry and provided practical advice for media executives to strategically grow their businesses.  


ALM's Chief Digital Officer: Publishing's Future is Digital AND Data-Driven
August 1, 2014

ALM Media's Jeff Litvack is bullish on digital magazines. If paired with a smart web strategy, useful mobile apps, and the data that connects all the pieces, the chief digital officer expects digital magazines will in the future serve much the same role printed magazines have in the past

American Lawyer Publisher Sold Back to Wasserstein & Co
June 5, 2014

(Reuters) - American Lawyer publisher ALM Media, which was once controlled by Bruce Wasserstein, has been sold to the late Wall Street dealmaker's investment firm Wasserstein & Co, the companies said in a statement.

Financial details of the deal were not publicly disclosed. The New York Times reported the acquisition price was around $417 million, citing a source briefed on the matter.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, the joint statement said.

Owner of American Lawyer Said to Put Publisher Up for Sale
April 4, 2014

The owner of American Lawyer, one of the mainstay magazines for the legal industry, has put the magazine’s publisher up for sale, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

The firm, Apax Partners, has hired Jefferies to oversee a potential sale of ALM Media, this person said, cautioning that the investment concern may eventually decide against parting with the media company.

Bill Carter Named New President and CEO of ALM
March 5, 2012

ALM, a leading provider of news and business information to the legal and real estate industries, today announced that Bill Carter, an accomplished expert in the digital legal information services industry, has been named president and chief executive officer of the company.