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The Drum named best business magazine in the UK
June 20, 2013

The Drum has been named business magazine of the year at the UK's most prestigious publishing awards.

Our team collected the accolade at last night's PPA Awards in London, the highest possible recognition in the magazine industry.

Out of 600 entries from nearly 100 of the UK's finest magazine companies, The Drum took home one of just 23 awards handed out on the night.

Judges praised The Drum for its ‘audacity’ and ‘innovation’ and for ‘providing a level of excitement rarely seen in [its] sector’.

LexisNexis Acquires Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt
May 24, 2013

LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, it has acquired the acclaimed publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

UBM Tech details sweeping reorganization
April 10, 2013

UBM Tech announced a restructuring in support of a new approach that integrates online media and live events to engage b-to-b technology communities. As part of the restructuring, UBM Tech is discontinuing all print publishing, folding four underperforming events, shutting down two noncore brands and laying off about 10% of its workforce.

UBM Tech CEO Paul Miller said the strategic shift is designed to drive revenue growth and follows months of strategic planning, research with audience members and marketing customers, and analytics-based concept testing.

NewBay Media Acquires Intent Media Limited
December 7, 2012

NewBay Media LLC announced today that it has acquired Intent Media Limited. Intent, based in the U.K., produces business publications, websites and events within the entertainment, technology and leisure markets. Its brands include Pro Sound News Europe, TVB Europe, Installation, MCV, and ToyNews among many others.

RBI Puts Variety up for Sale
March 26, 2012

Los Angeles—Reed Business Information has put its century-old entertainment industry brand Variety on the block.

RBI CEO Mark Kelsey was quoted in a story on the Variety website as saying: “Variety is an iconic title serving the film and entertainment industry for more than 100 years. With RBI's increasing focus on data services, and the sale of our other U.S. print magazines, it now makes sense for us to sell the business.

Zoomba Group Launches Magazine and New Websites
March 22, 2012

Zoomba Group, a leading business publisher for the commercial food service market, today announced that it will publish a new magazine in 2012, to be known as Restaurant Development & Design, that will serve professionals working in the multi-unit restaurant market via print and digital editions.

Another Financial Services Website Under Attack
February 8, 2012

Another Australian website has been taken offline in the latest cyber attack targeting financial services firms., a business-to-business publication for the financial services industry owned by Reed Business Information, sent its subscribers an email on Monday advising it had "been the subject of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDOS) which overwhelmed its servers, effectively taking it offline."

DDOS attacks make online services unavailable by flooding them with millions of requests for page views at once. They are used to cause business disruption to the targeted site, either by protest - known as hacktvism - or financial gain.

NewBay Acquires Future US Music Division
January 13, 2012

Future US, Inc, the San-Franscisco-based subsidiary of Future plc, has sold its US Music Division, a package that includes Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado and related websites and events, to NewBay Media LLC for $3 million.