American Business Media

On PRIMEX, And the Important Nuts And Bolts of the Magazine Industry
March 13, 2015

There is an unsung part of the magazine media industry that many of us rarely think or hear about, and yet a case can be made that this hard working section of the industry is the mighty engine that actually keeps us running.

We constantly read about creativity in our industry, about the art or editorial without which we wouldn't have a business. We read about newsstand issues, both the good and the bad. But the "magazine auto mechanic" who keeps the engine running is rarely in the forefront of industry discussions. Yet without a good, well distributed substrate, where would you put your creative content?

Content Marketing Institute Founder Joe Pulizzi on the State of B2B Media
February 1, 2015

In eight short years, Joe Pulizzi has taken his idea for serving the then nascent content marketing space and turned it into a $6.5 million business. His bold approach to growing the Content Marketing Institute -- and in so doing legitimizing and expanding the market for content marketing -- is mirrored by the bright orange that wraps CMI's website, events, and even Pulizzi himself. 

ABM Conference Report: Data-Driven Lead-Gen A Priority for 2014
May 14, 2014

In a survey to be released this summer, Bizo will reveal 70% of the 400-plus B2B marketers polled are making new investments in marketing automation. "The main driver of new business is moving from the sales team to the marketing team," CEO Russ Glass told B2B publishers at the annual American Business Media conference in Phoenix last week.

B2B Mobile Advertising Growing, Reports ABM
February 13, 2014

Mobile advertising has long been the toughest nut to crack for some of the country's most significant media companies. Facebook, Twitter, and Google have all, in their own ways, wrestled with the challenge of effectively implementing -- let alone monetizing -- advertising on mobile devices, with mixed results at best. As media consumers have migrated increasingly toward the consumption of content via their smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, every industry with a stake in online publishing has been striving to untangle the thorny issue of how to effectively generate advertising dollars

Press Release: ABM Report Finds Mobile Advertising & Data Services Surged in B2B Media in First Half of 2013
December 17, 2013

NEW YORK - December 16, 2013 -American Business Media (ABM) the association of Business Information Companies, and a division of the Software & Information Industry Association  (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries announced the release of its Business Information Network (BIN) Report, an ongoing research project that calculates the size of the industry, considers revenue from trade events, print advertising, digital (online) advertising, and business information products and database services (collectively, "data").

ABM Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Neal Awards, the Premier Recognition for B-to-B Media
December 5, 2013

The deadline is nearing for the 60th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards Competition, run by American Business Media (ABM), a division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. In their 60th year, the Neal Awards recognize editorial excellence in business media and are the industry's most esteemed awards. The 2014 Awards will involve an estimated 700 entries in 21 categories covering everything from outstanding blogs to exceptional editorial packages on a single topic.

ABM Annual Conference Greatest Hits
May 17, 2013

Much has been written about ABM merging under the umbrella of SIIA. But much more was going on during the annual meeting of the 100+-year-old Association of Business Information & Media Companies a fortnight ago in Florida.

ABM members approve merger with SIIA
April 29, 2013

American Business Media's membership today approved a merger with the Software & Information Industry Association. The 83-3 vote took place at the ABM Annual Conference here.

Under the terms of the merger, ABM will become a division of SIIA. The ABM's board unanimously approved the move earlier this month. ABM President-CEO Clark Pettit said in an interview before the merger proposal was announced that together the two organizations cover the spectrum of print, digital, events, data, financial information

ABM Annual: Keynote Griffin Says B-to-B Media Well-Positioned For Mobile, Social
May 1, 2012

Jack Griffin, former CEO of Time Inc. and Meredith Corp., opened American Business Media's Annual Conference here Sunday with a keynote address exploring how media companies must adapt to the decline of print advertising. “Advertising isn't going to support all of the media companies that exist today,” he said. “We need to do something more.”

To plan for a future where advertising's primacy fades, he said media businesses, “have to run two companies simultaneously: one for today and one for the future.”