World Publications Acquires Two South Florida Design Titles (posted 10/10)
World Publications has acquired South Florida design magazines, Home Miami and Home Fort Lauderdale from founders John O’Connor and Jim Baxter. The magazines will become part of World’s lifestyle group, which includes Saveur, Garden Design and South Florida Travel & Life, World Publications CEO Terry Snow said Tuesday in a statement.
The Home magazine acquisitions are the first since World announced its partnership with Sweden-based media group, Bonnier in May. Regional Media Advisors LLC of Connecticut brokered the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed.
All editorial, sales and marketing staffs of Home Miami and Home Fort Lauderdale will remain with the magazines, including O’Connor, who serves as editor-in-chief, and Baxter, the real estate editor. The titles will continue to be headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Back office operations such as accounting and circulation will be integrated into World’s corporate office in Winter Park, Florida. The titles have a combined circulation of 200,000.