E-News : April 10, 2012
Top Media Moves
Peter Goldstone is returning to Hanley Wood as CEO, while current Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton will become chairman. The changes will take place in early May. Goldstone previously served as president of Hanley Wood in 2010 before leaving the company and becoming president of Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Media Group. Group publisher Tim Hartman has been named president of Government Executive Media. Read More.
Pittsfield, MA-based Laurin Publishing, will move its headquarters to a new building in Pittsfield in the next few months. The building, which Laurin purchased last week, is the former headquarters of KB Toys. Laurin serves the optics, lasers and imaging industry under the brand Photonics Media. Read More.
Transaction volume in the media and marketing industry rose 7 percent from fourth quarter 2011, while transaction value jumped 10 percent, according to media banker Berkery Noyes. While b-to-b media transactions in Q1 outpaced transactions in Q4 2011, they lagged behind the number of media deals in Q1 2011. A recapitalization plan that brought Hanley Wood under new ownership with Oaktree Capital Management in January was one of the largest b-to-b deals of the quarter.
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Jack Griffin on the four new building blocks of b-to-b
Jack Griffin is best known as a leader in consumer media, having served as president of Meredith’s National Media Group to CEO of Time Inc. But Griffin, who will be giving a keynote at the upcoming ABM Annual Conference on The Four New Building Blocks of B-to-B, actually began his media career in 1982 as a reporter for a supermarket trade publication called The Griffin Report, and his media philosophy has always been heavily influenced by b-to-b. Read more.
Eight new b-to-b mags launch, two fold in 1Q 2012
New print magazines may not be the top priority for b-to-b companies, but the number of launches is significantly outpacing the number of closures, according to new data from MediaFinder.com, an online database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals. Eight new b-to-b print titles (including professional Yacht Broker) debuted in first quarter 2012 while just two (Heat Treating Progress and Pharmaceutical Representative) folded. That compares to 13 b-to-b launches and three closures in first quarter 2011, per MediaFinder. Counting consumer magazine launches, 52 new magazines appeared in the first quarter, down from 54 titles last year, although the number of magazine closures (12) in first quarter 2012 was half that of first quarter 2011..
Crain launches social media consulting service
Crain Communication has launched its Social Media Group in order to offer training, information and services to businesses grappling with social media issues. The new division, led by Tracy Samantha Schmidt, focuses on four major areas: Audit & Consultations, Custom Training, Executive Coaching and Strategic Planning. Read more.
Free Webinar: Editorial lessons from the 2012 Grand Neal Winners
Today, b-to-b journalism isn't about developing one story in one medium -- it's about creating content across multiple platforms to serve a wider audience in more in-depth ways than ever before. During a free ABM webinar on April 18, the editorial team of Architectural Record, winner of the 2012 Grand Neal Award, will share best practices for editors on topics ranging from using analytics to developing integrated multimedia packages. Read more.