Utah Business magazine is sold

Utah Business magazine has been sold to Utah Media Partners for an undisclosed price. A news release states, “Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Ohio Community Media in the transaction. “‘We are pleased to become part of the Utah Media Partners family,’ said Tyler […]

Biz magazine sold to newspaper parent

Absolutely Business, a business magazine in upstate New York, has been sold to Johnson Newspaper Corp., owner of the Watertown Daily Times, for an undisclosed price. A story in the paper states, “The monthly magazine will be renamed NNY Business and will begin publishing under new management in December. “The acquisition of Absolutely Business from […]

WSJ. magazine names new publisher

The Wall Street Journal named Anthony Cenname as publisher of WSJ. magazine, the Journal’s glossy lifestyle magazine. As publisher, he will oversee all advertising and marketing initiatives for WSJ. and develop strategies to drive revenue in the luxury categories through print, online, other digital properties and strategic partnerships. Cenname joined the Journal in May 2009 […]

Wall Street Journal to increase the frequency of WSJ. magazine

Amy Wicks of Women’s Wear Daily is reporting that The Wall Street Journal plans to up the number of issues of its WSJ. magazine. Wicks writes, “The supplement will increase its frequency to nine issues next year and 10 issues in 2012. The title launched as a quarterly in September 2008 and transitioned to six […]

An extension of the WSJ brand

Tara McMeekin, the editor of News & Tech, writes about the WSJ. magazine and how it is building a new audience of Wall Street Journal readers. McMeekin writes, “In addition to fueling an increase in the number of companies advertising in Dow Jones’ products, WSJ. gave The Journal an additional boost in Saturday single-copy sales. […]

Biz magazines outperform industry in third quarter

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The 14 business magazines that report advertising data to the Publishers Information Bureau outperformed the rest of the magazine industry, according to data released Monday that was analyzed by Talking Biz News. The magazines reported a 7.9 percent increase in advertising revenue and a 5.4 percent rise in advertising pages. That […]

New biz magazine to be released for Chicago suburbs

Paddock Publications Inc., which owns the suburban Daily Herald newspaper in Chicago, is launching a monthly suburban business magazine, reports Lynn Marek for Crain’s Chicago Business. Marek writes, “Paddock said it will debut the new magazine, to be called Daily Herald Suburban Business, in November with an initial distribution of 12,000 copies. The Arlington Heights-based […]

The Blooomberg Markets ad campaign: Too much like the Economist's?

Stuart Elliott of the New York Times writes Tuesday about the new advertising campaign for Bloombeg Markets magazine, which uses the slogan describing its readers as the “global financial elite.” Elliott writes, “‘We chose those three words very carefully,’ Mr. Dukmejian says, including ‘global’ to highlight that ‘more than half our circulation is outside the […]

Widening the Bloomberg Markets audience

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson of the Financial Times writes Sunday about the revamped Bloomberg Markets, which has seen some changes in a bid to attract more readers. Edgecliffe-Johnson writes, “The expanded rate base will come in part from growth in Bloomberg’s terminal numbers, which have recovered to a new peak of 287,500. “However, Mr Dukmejian said the […]

Bloomberg Markets editor Henkoff talks about its changes

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The November issue of Bloomberg Markets, which goes on sale Oct. 1, will unveil a number of changes in the magazine. There are new editorial sections devoted to personal wealth and careers. The rate base is jumping from 315,000 to 355,000. A new global distributor is in place to make sure […]