Hearst Business Media

Hearst Finds There's Life Beyond Print Media
March 18, 2015

For the past five years, the 128-year-old media behemoth founded by William Randolph Hearst has seen its most rapid growth come from a set of businesses barely recognizable as media.

To put it another way, Zynx Health and Motor Information Systems, star properties of Hearst Business Media (don't feel bad if you haven't heard of them), would be the last place you'd go for a juicy read. But in an age in which established media companies-Hearst Magazines and Hearst Newspapers included-fight for every advertising dollar while scrambling to stay digitally relevant,

Hearst Is Staking Its Future on an Editor Turned CEO
February 18, 2014

When SmartMoney made its debut in 1992, it was anything but another staid business magazine. A joint venture of Dow Jones and Hearst Magazines, it mixed humor with provocative stories, many of which regularly incensed advertisers. Founding editor Steve Swartz, a former Wall Street Journal Page One editor, embraced it all, taking meetings with angry executives. The magazine quickly asserted itself as a contender among personal finance titles and rocketed Swartz's career when Hearst Corp. CEO Frank Bennack Jr. came calling in 2001, offering him the chance to help run Hearst's newspapers. Swartz jumped at the opportunity.

Hearst's New Health Division Is a Departure from Magazines and TV
January 27, 2014

Hearst Corporation, whose holdings include Cosmopolitan magazine and a stake in ESPN, is continuing its push into healthcare and creating a division called Hearst Health.

The unit consists of five healthcare-information companies, as well as an innovation lab and venture fund with a commitment to invest $75 million in startups in the space and a second round of $75 million planned for the future, according to the company.

Hearst already owns or holds a majority stake in the division's companies, but their lack of a unified brand until now had created challenges

Press Release: A New Year's Letter from Hearst CEO Steven R. Swartz
January 2, 2014

I want to begin by thanking each of you for your contributions to our many accomplishments over this past year. Hearst achieved record revenue and profit in 2013, and recorded its fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth since the recession of 2008-2009.

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").

Digital Editions’ Growth Spurt
June 1, 2008

This spring, Barnes & Noble announced that it would offer both print publications and digital editions of more than 1,000 magazine titles to visitors of BN.com. The e-editions will be fulfilled by Barnes & Noble partner Zinio. Indeed, it’s just one more indication that, despite some debate on their future, digital editions are becoming a viable alternative to print for a growing number of readers. Cambridge, Mass.-based The Gilbane Group recently published a study, “Digital Magazine and Newspaper Editions: Growth, Trends, and Best Practices,” showing that the number of business-to-business publications offering digital editions increased by more than 300 percent in a two-year span

Industry Executives’ Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and More
February 8, 2008

• Craft magazine has announced Tina Barseghian as its new editor-in-chief.• Radar magazine has announced that Luke Hayman has been named creative consultant and Kate Elazegui has been named design director.• BusinessWeek has named Jessica Sibley to the newly created position of senior VP-worldwide publisher.• Craig S. Roth has been named group publisher of Diversion…

The Digital Edition: Heading Toward Its ‘iPod Moment’?
October 1, 2007

When approaching the subject of digital editions—those e-publications that preserve print layouts in a user-friendly format, often enhanced with embedded multimedia features—an obvious question comes to mind: What can this platform offer a publisher that a good Web site cannot? “That’s the question we get all the time,” says Cimarron Buser, vice president of marketing and product planning at Southborough, Mass.-based Texterity Inc., who recently pioneered a digital publishing solution for the Apple iPhone. “We know that the way people read Web sites is different from the way they read magazines,” says Buser. “Web sites are more episodic; there’s a lot of

Call for Speakers at National Publishing Conference
September 8, 2006

The Publishing Executive Conference and Expo is inviting applications from publishing executives to speak at its 2007 conference, to be held March 5-6, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. This prestigious event draws thousands of publishing industry executives from around the country and features sessions on magazine manufacturing, production and workflow; publishing management and business development; and interactive publishing. Speakers at the 2006 conference hailed from many of the industry’s leading publishing organizations, including Time Inc., Consumer Reports, The New Yorker, PennWell, VNU Business Publications, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Hearst Business Media, ALM, CMP Media Inc., Business Week, Ziff Davis Media Inc.,