Saturday, May 27, 2017

Zivyak Media Group Announces Purchase of San Jose Magazine

ZMG-webZivyak Media Group, LLC, owner of award-winning Berkshire Living magazine, has purchased the assets of San Jose magazine from owner Renaissance Publishing, and plans to re-launch the publication in early 2010. 

"San Jose, which ceased publishing in December 2008, was the dominant lifestyle publication serving California's Silicon Valley region extremely well since 1996," said Michael Zivyak, CEO of Zivyak Media Group. "As the leading magazine in the tenth largest market in the country, San Jose boasted strong readership and a loyal following and will no doubt regain the dominant market position. We are very excited about the future."  Read more...

Great Lakes Publishing Acquires Lake Erie Living, Over the Back Fence, and Lake Erie Travel Guide

greatlakesT-webGreat Lakes Publishing is proud to announce the acquisition of Lake Erie Living magazine, Lake Erie Travel Guide, Over the Back Fence magazine, related e-mail newsletters and the Web sites, and from Long Point Media.

These publications are a perfect fit with our strategy of serving readers who are extremely passionate about their lifestyle,” said Great Lakes Publishing President Lute Harmon Jr. “If you have a home, cottage or boat on the lake, it is something very connected to who you are.  The same is true for residents of Southeast Ohio, who feel a strong connection to the region’s charming towns and natural beauty.  Read more...

Performance Media LLC Sold to Anthem Media Group

DowneastT-webThe shareholders of Down East Enterprise Inc. announced that they have completed the sale of all interests and assets of Performance Media LLC to Anthem Media Group of Overland Park, Kansas. The sale includes Speedway Illustrated, the leading magazine for stock-car enthusiasts, its accompanying Web site ( and the annual Speedway EXPO consumer show.

Speedway Illustrated has a long-standing reputation as a highly respected, high-quality product and we're excited to have it in our family of publications," said Tom Pokorny, President of Anthem’s Motorsports division.  "The Performance Media business complements our various motorsports properties.  And, of course, having Dick Berggren on board is a tremendous asset to any organization.  Read more...

Modell Associates Divests Catalogue Business to Manic Enterprises LLC

ModellT-webModell Associates, publishers of The Aspen Catalogue, Vail-Beaver Creek Catalogue, The Santa Fe Catalogue, The Jackson Hole Catalogue and license for The Sun Valley Catalogue, along with Aspen Home and Vail Home, has sold its Catalogue buisness to Manic Enterprises, LLC.  Regional Media Advisors advised Modell Associateds in the deal in association with Seija Goldstein Associates, Inc.




Brown Publishing Acquires Austin (TX)-based ARG Publishing Company

ARGT-webBrown Publishing Company announced that it is acquiring the assets of Austin (TX)-based ARG Publishing Company from Kevin Evans. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mr. Evans will remain after the transaction to lead the company.

ARG Publishing Company, started by Evans in 2002, publishes the Austin Relocation Guide, Destination DFW, and several other related publications and websites that serve two of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. According to Forbes magazines recent list of “Fastest Growing Large Metro Areas,” Austin ranked first, and Dallas – Fort Worth ranked sixth.  Read more...


Ocean Drive Media Group Acquired by Niche Media Holdings, LLC

OceanDriveT-webOcean Drive Media Group, Publishers of Ocean Drive, Peach, Ocean Drive en Español, Vegas, Wynn, Venetian, Trump Magazine, has been acquired by Niche Media Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Greenspun Media Group, LLC. 

Regional Media Advisors advised Ocean Drive Media Group in the process.





Ocean Drive Media Group Partners with Trump Magazine

OceanDriveTrumpT-webToday billionaire mogul and best selling author Donald J. Trump and publishing legend Jerry Powers announced their partnership to publish TRUMP Magazine, debuting late November 2007. Ocean Drive Media Group, the perfect extension for the Trump brand, prides itself on luxury, high-end style and brings to TRUMP Magazine beautifully-conceived covers, engaging content and a sharp intelligent editorial content surrounding today’s fashion, product and accessory trends, and home design.

Regional Media Advisors represented Ocean Drive Media Group in this transaction.

TRUMP Magazine, published quarterly, will be available on newsstands and in bookstores in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and other major markets. In addition, TRUMP Magazine will serve as the exclusive coffee table book for all residential owners of Trump real estate projects throughout the world.  Read more...

Emmis Publishing Acquires Orange Coast Magazine

OrangeCoastT-webEmmis Publishing L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS), announced that it has purchased Orange Coast Kommunications, Inc., the publisher & market-leader Orange Coast magazine, from Ruth Ko. No purchase price was disclosed.

Orange Coast magazine is a dominant, well-established publication that has served Orange County, California, extremely well since 1974,” said Gary Thoe, president of Emmis Publishing. “As the leading magazine in the market, it boasts strong readership and a dominant market position. We think there are some interesting possibilities that exist with our ownership of Los Angeles magazine and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles that make this acquisition particularly intriguing. We are very excited about the future.”  Read more...

Dolan Media Acquires Mississippi Business Journal

VenturePubT-webDolan Media Company has acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state’s leading business publication, from Venture Publications, Inc.

The 28-year-old weekly tabloid newspaper has 7,300 circulation across Mississippi and is based in Jackson. The company also publishes the quarterly Construction Mississippi and a dozen other special publications on technology, law, real estate, small business and health care. The company produces the 24-year-old annual Mississippi Business and Technology Expo and also publishes the annual Mississippi Next: A Guide to Life After High School, distributed statewide to 100,000 high school students in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education.  Read more...

World Publications Acquires Two Home Design Magazines

homemiami-webWorld Publications CEO Terry Snow has announced the purchase of two of South Florida’s top home design magazines: Home Miami and Home Fort Lauderdale. Acquired from founders John O’Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazines will become part of World’s lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.

“The Home titles will fit perfectly into our existing portfolio of magazines that serve our affluent lifestyle market,” says Snow, whose company publishes more than 20 special-interest magazines. “With these titles’ emphasis on design, architecture and the real estate market, our lifestyle group is now stronger than it has ever been with the opportunity for new advertising synergies.”  Read more...

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