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Top Women in Magazine Publishing
May 1, 2009

"Magazine publishing, more than many other fields, has long been a great career for women …,” says Patricia B. Fox, senior vice president, operations, and general manager, Healthy Living Group at Active Interest Media. Fox, along with the other women Publishing Executive selected for its first-annual “Top Women in Magazine Publishing” feature, exemplify the greatness that women have achieved in this industry.

How to Manage Your Hectic Workload, Not Lose Your Mind and Still Get Home in Time for Dinner
March 1, 2009

Marie Myers knows a thing or two about magazine production. A 29-year publishing veteran, she has spent the majority of her career with Manhasset, N.Y.-based United Business Media (UBM), a global media and marketing services company targeting professional and enthusiast markets. She is currently the company’s senior vice president of manufacturing and is responsible for the premedia, production, distribution, print and events billing groups. Among her many contributions throughout her years at UBM, Myers created the production budget models that the company utilizes to forecast, reconcile and bid manufacturing expenses.

11 Tips to Successfully Balance a Print and Digital Portfolio
December 1, 2008

In an economic climate in which every resource must be maximized, magazine publishers continue to look for cost-effective ways to create and maintain portfolios of both print and digital products. And, as demand increases for digital products and publishers focus more heavily on interactive offerings such as digital editions, e-newsletters, webinars and social media-rich Web sites, balancing the resources—money, time, materials and staff—needed to maintain a myriad of products can be challenging. Experienced publishers shared with Publishing Executive the following tips on how to successfully manage a portfolio of both print and digital components, without sacrificing the quality and viability of each individual product.

Combating Rising Costs: United Business Media’s SVP Manufacturing on Her Company’s Cost-Reduction Strategies
August 22, 2008

With magazine publishers increasingly feeling the crunch of rising paper, postage and gas prices, Publishing Executive Inbox checked in with Marie Myers, United Business Media’s SVP of manufacturing, about the effects these costs are having on the global media company, and some of the cost-reduction strategies it’s employing going forward. Inbox: How much of a difference have co-mailing and co-binding made to your postal costs? Myers: Co-mailing saves 13 percent on our monthly titles. That is after the freight is deducted from the postal savings. Co-binding weeklies [saves] much more. One of the books saves about $500,000 a year; the other is about

Everything Channel’s Dan Dignam on Developing an Award-winning Online Component
June 27, 2008

The American Society of Business Publications (ASBPE) announced Tuesday the finalists for its annual Magazine of the Year, Web Site of the Year, and Multi-Platform awards. Among the 10 finalists for Web Site of the Year is ChannelWeb.com, owned by Manhasset, N.Y.-based United Business Media. The online network—a component of the Everything Channel, which also includes two print publications (CRN and VARBusiness), events (XChange and Vision), workflow tools (MTC and eXalt) and more geared toward solution providers—is no stranger to industry accolades. How do you develop an award-winning online component? Dan Dignam, senior vice president/group publisher of Everything Channel, spoke with Publishing Executive

United Business Media Reorganizes CMP Technology
February 29, 2008

United Business Media (UBM) announced early this morning that it will restructure CMP Technology (CMP) into four new divisions, effectively eliminating the CMP name from the company. Each new business will have its own CEO, with each CEO reporting to UBM Chief Executive David Levin. “This is the next step in the strategic evolution of how we serve our technology market customers—and we’re doing it from a position of strength,” says Levin. The four new businesses are: TechWeb, formerly CMP’s Business Technology Group, which will be led by Tony Uphoff; Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, to be led by Robert Faletra; TechInsights, formerly

Industry Executives’ Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and More
August 17, 2007

• United Business Media has appointed Jimé Essink as CEO of CMP Asia.• Josie Parnell has been named publisher of Frozen Food Age magazine, a publication of Cygnus Business Media.• Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Inc. and Fast Company, has announced that Christine Osekoski has been promoted to publisher of Fast Company.• Time Inc.’s Southern Progress…

CMP Debuts New Digital Edition, Web Site for DB2 Magazine
June 29, 2007

CMP Technology, a business-to-business publisher and subsidiary of United Business Media, announced this week the debut of a new community-driven Web site for DB2 Magazine—a solutions-oriented publication targeted at IT professionals who work in the IBM data management environment. The news comes just two weeks after CMP announced plans to lay off 200 employees and shutter a number of titles. The downloadable, printable digital edition of DB2 Magazine includes all feature articles and columns contained in the print version. The new Web site offers a number opportunities for user participations, including a new wiki devoted to IBM information management technologies and blogs written by