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And this week, Peter R. Hanson, a former president of the Banta Publications Group, joined Cadmus as COO of the Publisher Services Group. Hanson will have day-to-day responsibility for Cadmus’ content and publications printing operations in the United States, India, and Asia. Hanson will report to Cadmus CEO Bruce V. Thomas. "Peter is an experienced executive with vast knowledge of our markets," Thomas said in a statement April 13. "He has spent his entire career serving the publications market and will bring a very high level of operational experience and expertise to Cadmus."
Also joining Cadmus was Todd Beradelli as vice president of sales for the central region.
In a related move, Hai Tran, who had been vice president of business development of the Publisher Services Group, has accepted a new job as senior vice president of strategic development and emerging solutions.
ABM: B-to-B Revenue Flat So Far
Business publications saw little change in revenue for January and February of this year, reporting a decrease of 0.1 percent compared to the same period in 2005, while the number of ad pages slid 1.4 percent compared to last year, according to the ABM Business Information Network (BIN) report. Two categories experienced revenue growth, however, aviation, aerospace and military reported an increase of 32.73 percent in revenue, while resources, environment and utilities saw a 17.46 percent improvement.
Although ad pages were down, architecture, design and lighting saw a 7.64 percent page increase, while building, engineering and construction categories were up 5.41 percent. Revenue in the early stages of 2005 also started slowly, but closed the year up 5.4 percent. This year’s numbers are expected to take a similar path, rounding out with about a 5 percent projected increase, according to the BIN report.
Consumer Magazines See Growth for First Quarter in Ad Revenue, Pages
Total magazine rate card-reported advertising revenue for the month of March increased 5 percent, compared to the same month last year, closing at better then $2.09 billion, according to Publishers Information Bureau (PIB). Ad pages totaled 21,826, up 0.2 percent from March 2005. Year-to-date, PIB revenue closed at about $4.92 billion, an increase of 4.2 percent over the same period in 2005, with ad pages totaling almost 51,383, a 0.4 percent gain.
Seven of 12 major advertising categories reported PIB revenue and page increases over March 2005. Retail, toiletries and cosmetics and technology categories recorded double-digit PIB revenue and page growth while automotive; drugs and remedies; home furnishings and supplies; and financial insurance and real estate categories saw PIB revenue and page gains growth.
First quarter totals to date show the retail and drugs, and the remedies categories with PIB revenue and ad pages increases, while toiletries and cosmetics and technology saw double digit PIB revenue growth. Finance, insurance and real estate; and technology generated double-digit ad page growth.
Time Out Chicago Editor Passes Away
Mark A. Sinclar, an editor at Time Out Chicago, died Friday after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 34. Sinclair, a California native, covered entertainment and sports for the magazine and had worked on the launch of ESPN the Magazine’s online edition, as well as at Newsweek.
Billboard Launches Latin Magazine
In conjunction with 13th Floor Television, Billboard has launched Billboard Latino magazine, a Spanish-language publication. The launch corresponds with Azteca America’s "Billboard Latino" television program, and follows on the heels of the introduction of Billboard’s Latino music Web site, billboard.latino.msn.com.
The magazine will be distributed monthly as an insert in the Chicago Tribune’s Spanish-language newspaper Hoy, which circulates in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and in El Sentinel in South Florida. Circulation is 400,000.
ZweigWhite Revenue Up in First Quarter
ZweigWhite, publishers of CE News, Structural Engineer, Bridges and Revitalization magazines, reported a 24 percent growth in revenue for the first quarter of the year, with a 20 percent increase from the media group alone.
Revenue for the period ending March 31 was $3 million, which the company credits to its new pursuits in project management and event business, as well as the launch of Revitalization.
Penton Acquires HVAC-Talk.com
HVAC-Talk.com, an online community and discussion forum for the construction industry, has been sold to Penton Media for an undisclosed amount. The Web site, operated by BuildCentral Inc., has more than 43,000 registered members and generates more than 2.7 million page views per month and is planned to be integrated with Penton’s Contracting Business Web site.
iVillage Launches New Titles
iVillage, the female-concentrated network of online and offline media properties, has announced its plan to launch two new parenting titles this year. Lamaze Pregnancy will debut in July, followed by BabySteps Toddler in September.
Both publications will be distributed by doctors to patients during visits and will be published annually beginning in 2007. iVillage anticipates total circulation to be one million for both magazines.
Country Home Expands "Junkmarket" Brand
Ki Nassauer and Sue Whiney, the two Country Home editors responsible for the magazine’s "Cool Junk" column, are launching Junkmarket Style, a seasonal title under the Meredith label that will specialize in the art of junking. The publication is slated to launch in May.
The duo will also be appearing at a number of fairs and flea markets this summer, where they will demonstrate how to turn junk into something useful.
Bloom Media Launches Regional Beauty Magazine
Bloom Media has launched Bloom Colorado, a regional beauty and cosmetic surgery magazine. The June issue will sell for $9.99 at newsstands throughout the state of Colorado. Bloom Media anticipates launching other Bloom titles in markets like Texas and Arizona by the end of the year.
Worldata prepares for disaster
Worldata, a Boca Raton-based list marketing company, has launched a disaster recovery/hurricane preparedness plan. The company has signed a longterm agreement with Blackstone Group’s T-Rex Corporate Park, a facility considered one of the most secure structures in Boca Raton, to ensure client information will remain safe during critical situations.
Overtime Magazine Launches Web Site
Overtime (OT), a magazine serving pro athletes and sports industry insiders, has launched otonline.com, a Web site that will exhibit content from the print version of the magazine and original content, including readers’ polls and advertising sections. The site will also include an archive of OT back issues, which readers can subscribe to annually for $24.95.
Printer S. Rosenthal Closes
Rosenthal was founded in 1868. It merged with Reach Publishing Systems, publisher of regional magazines and direct mail advertising publications, in 2004. Donald Rahilly, president and CEO of S. Rosenthal at the time, became chairman of the combined companies while Reach’s founder, Slattery became president and CEO. The employee said Reach is still in business and printing four to five magazines.
In January of this year, the company announced it was combining its printing operations, at the time based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Portland, Tennessee, into a single location in Portland, Tennessee. Management offices were to remain in Ohio. According to its Web site, S. Rosenthal specialized in digital prepress, 8-unit web presses, saddle stitching, perfect binding and ink jet addressing.