Articles by Michael Rondon

Why One Local Publisher Might Have Mass Appeal

Premier Media Group publishes two local magazines aimed at Seattle suburbs, but the company is betting there's wider appeal for its yet-to-be-launched title: 425 Business.Just like the name suggests, the title will cover business news and culture for the 425 area co

UBM Earnings Down In Q1

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Revenue for b-to-b publisher and event producer UBM declined 13.5 percent to $317 million for the first quarter, the company announced Tuesday.The steep loss is mitigated in part by "strong foreign exchange headwind," changes to event timing and the restructuring of

Time Inc. Announces Board of Directors

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Ahead of Time Inc.'s impending spin-off later this quarter, Time Warner announced the makeup of the 10-member board that will oversee the publishing giant once it officially goes public on its own. Time Inc.

PIB: Ad Pages Down in Q1

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Ad pages are down again, but the MPA insists there's reason to be optimistic about the Q1 PIB numbers it released earlier this week.Travel (9 percent) and beauty (4 percent) were among the top performing major magazine categories, hedging a 4-percent drop overall. The fall is an improvement over the same periods in 2013 (-4.8 percent) and 2012 (-8.2 percent) however.

NewBay Gets Into Data With Acquisition

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In coverage and in practice, the media continues to intertwine with big data. NewBay Media is keeping pace with the trend by acquiring data-driven television research firm, Ratings Intelligence.Terms weren't disclosed.

1105 Combines Public Sector Brands

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1105 Media has combined two of its public sector brands to create a centralized resource for its audience of federal employees.Federal Soup—a free forum for government employees—has absorbed FederalDAILY—a freemium resource for editorial coverage—and relaunched as a unified product.

ALM Up for Sale

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ALM Media is up for sale and could go for more than $500 million, according to a report from Reuters.The b-to-b media company serving the legal and real estate industries is owned by private equity firm, Apax Partners. The bidding process will begin this week.

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