Integrated media company Access Intelligence announced today the acquisition of several leading media brands serving the marketing industry, including Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO. These brands, which lead their sectors with strong print, online and event businesses, will expand AI’s growing portfolio of properties serving this key market.
[...] we weren't sure what to expect this year, but we felt that it was more important than ever for us to hold this event-to provide strategic and tactical guidance for publishers, to show them what technology and solutions are available to them to help them cut costs and improve their businesses, and to provide a forum for them to share their challenges and ideas with their peers in the industry, says Noelle Skodzinski, editor-in-chief of Publishing Executive and Book Business, and the conference director. Tuesday's highlights included a poignant keynote panel debating the implications of the Google Book Search settlement for book publishers, and a high-level panel discussion centered on steering magazine publishing companies through the transformative shifts in the media industry. The event also included a two-day expo which hosted more than 70 of the industry’s top technology and service providers including Atex, Datatrax, Follett Digital Resources, Foster Printing Service, SendMyAd.com, Content Data Solutions, Managing Editor Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Nstein, InfoPrint Solutions, Texterity, Blue Toad, Quark, Publishers Press, Democrat Printing, Quebecor World, WoodWing Solutions, Cascades Fine Paper and many more. About Publishing Business Conference & Expo The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is produced by North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO), publisher of Publishing Executive, Book Business, Target Marketing, Catalog Success, In-Plant Graphics, Printing Impressions, and other leading trade periodicals.