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Hemmings Dumps on Small Pub

Hemmings staffer takes the low road.

14May2012 | | 10 comments | | Continued
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CTM is Now Hagerty Price Guide

Dave Kinney’s indispensible price guide on collector vehicles is now fully branded with partner Hagerty Insurance.

11May2011 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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Hearst Acquires Road & Track and Car & Driver

Consolidation under way with the Fab Four.

31Jan2011 | | 0 comments | | Continued
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Mainstream Auto Mags Shadow Fate of Business Week

Mainstream consumer titles are getting dumped at a fraction of valuations. Business Week’s fire sale suggests a tough time for automotive mags seeking a new home. What can we expect in the way of consolidation where buyers are thin on the ground and new media has all but decimated the print model?

17Jul2009 | | 3 comments | | Continued

Krause Fires Staff, Kills Pubs

Krause has shown the door to ten employees and shuttered three publications: Toy Shop, Toy Cars & Vehicles, and Vintage Motorcycles. The company has also reduced page counts on additional titles, limited travel, and froze hiring. During its late nineties heyday Toy Shop was the 500 pound gorilla in the collector toy segment. Diecast models, [...]

22May2008 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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Car Collector to Expand

Car Collector is a monthly enthusiast title featuring concours events, collector and marque profiles, and related advertising. The magazine has managed itself through a few changes in ownership over the years and current owners have opted to diversify through acquisition. Publisher Jeff Broadus indicated to me their intention to acquire niche titles in markets outside [...]

4Apr2008 | | 2 comments | | Continued

When Acquiring, Think Number One

Publishers on an acquisition spree should take note from Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison. A February 6, 2008 Wall Street Journal compares the style of Ellison with the more convoluted approach taken by Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer as the latter’s firm attempts to acquire Yahoo. Publishers can learn much from Ellison’s simple mantra for growth via acquisition: [...]

6Feb2008 | | 0 comments | | Continued
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