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announced 7/21/2011 via BusinessWire

SW!TCH Studio, Inc., will acquire Process Magazine

synopsis: Runbeck Graphics has entered into an agreement to sell Process Magazine to SW!TCH Studio. Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives.
buyer: SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio has delivered specialized branded content in print, online and digital devices for over 19 years through publication design, identity and art direction. "
target parent: Runbeck Graphics, Inc.
target: Process Magazine
Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah,
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closed 9/3/2020 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Target Marketing and Publishing Executive

synopsis: Adweek is acquiring Target Marketing and Publishing Executive from NAPCO Media. Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target parent: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
target: Target Marketing and Publishing Executive
Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
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announced 3/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Zicix Corporation, will acquire Marketing Digest, Inc

synopsis: Zicix Corporation is announcing finalization of negotiations for the acquisition of Marketing Digest, Inc, a privately held company located in Springfield, NJ. Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
buyer: Zicix Corporation (OTCPK:ZICX:$0.23)
Originally founded as a service provider to the Healthcare industry, the Zicix Corporation has recently been restructured with the intention of acquiring and developing technology applications designed for service companies in consumer, retail and other industries. "
target: Marketing Digest, Inc
Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fairrank GmbH, acquired SEO Portal

synopsis: Fairrank, a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization, has acquired SEO Portal, a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry.
buyer: Fairrank GmbH
Founded in 2004, Fairrank is a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization. They help small and medium-sized businesses in Germany achieve greater visibility in online search engines such as Google and Bing. "
target: SEO Portal
SEO Portal is a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry. They also offer a forum that allows users to talk about SEO and other marketing subjects.
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdExchanger

synopsis: Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing. AdExchanger's award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence is a B2B media and information company serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. They deliver trusted, timely and deep information that empowers their customers and advances their business. "
target: AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an integrated media and events company devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space. Their award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Source Creative, Inc., acquired shots

synopsis: Source Creative, the leading global information and archival resource of video ads for advertisers, ad agencies and production companies worldwide, announced the acquisition of shots, an international source of news, trends and inspiration for advertising creative.
buyer parent: Extreme Reach, Inc
buyer: Source Creative, Inc.
Source Creative is the world’s leading commercial information and archival resource for ad agencies, production companies, advertisers, and other members of the global creative community. Its platform provides data around TV commercials, music videos, branded content and viral videos. "
target parent: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
target: shots
Based in the UK, shots is the world’s leading commercials title, providing news, insight and inspiration for creatives internationally as well as being the foremost source of news and information for the creative community.
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closed 9/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Signage solutions

synopsis: NewBay Media has acquired the assets of Signage Solutions from Partners Publishing, including the magazine’s web assets, editorial content, and subscriber lists. Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target parent: Partners Publishing
target: Signage Solutions
Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks. Signage Solutions also produces a bi-monthly magazine devoted 100% to digital signage, digital out-of-home and place based networks.
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closed 5/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Localogy, acquired Street Fight

synopsis: Localogy announces the acquisition of localized MarTech and SaaS-focused online magazine Street Fight, empowering the Local industry trade organization’s already robust library of original content and research. Localogy purchased the publication from multi-location focused, marketing software leader SOCi.
buyer: Localogy
Localogy is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of SaaS, media, agency, and multi-location brand members that help small businesses thrive in an increasingly localized world. "
target parent: SOCi
target: Street Fight
Street Fight follows the dynamic disruption taking place in the local marketing ecosystem. Street Fight tracks the evolution in local marketing through its daily website and newsletter; guides the industry with white papers and reports; and hosts must-attend conferences.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brandify, acquired Street Fight

synopsis: Brandify, the industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions, announced that it has acquired Street Fight, the premier integrated media, research, and events company covering local marketing and technology.
buyer: Brandify
Brandify is an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that provides brands with a better understanding of their connection to their customers. Brandify captures data as well as provides strategy and customized services to help brands maximize their online presence. "
target: Street Fight
Street Fight is the leading source of information on sustainable business models in hyperlocal content, commerce, marketing, and technology. Street Fight tracks the evolution in local marketing through its daily website and newsletter; and hosts must-attend conferences.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startinvest, acquired CB News

synopsis: Startinvest, an investment company controlled by Olivier Chapuis and Jean-Jacques Raynaut, has acquired CB News, the French news portal for communication, marketing and media.
buyer: Startinvest
Startinvest, an investment company based in France, controlled by two former employees of the Lagardère Group. "
target: CB News
CB News is the weekly magazine for essential communication and media companies. CB Newsletter is a French news portal for communication, marketing and media companies.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group Publishing, acquired International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing has acquired the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) - which is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry - from International Marketing Reports (IMR). IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Emerald manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals and over 2,500 books. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products and services to support its customers' needs. "
target parent: International Marketing Reports (IMR)
target: International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry. IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Web

Rising Media, acquired Only Influencers

synopsis: Rising Media, Inc announced the acquisition of the subscription-based Only Influencers (OI) email marketing discussion platform from founder and industry veteran William (Bill) McCloskey. OI brings together the world's top thought leaders and hosts discussion lists, meetups, and blogs by leading email experts.
buyer: Rising Media
Rising Media is a global events producer excelling in Internet and technology-related conferences and exhibitions. Rising Media-produced events include AllFacebook Marketing Conference, All Influencer Marketing Conference, AutosBuzz, and more. "
target: Only Influencers
Only Influencers (OI) is an email marketing discussion platform from founder and industry veteran William (Bill) McCloskey. OI brings together the world's top thought leaders and hosts discussion lists, meetups, and blogs by leading email experts.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Business Promotion, Inc., acquired Internet Marketing NewsWatch

synopsis: Nroo, Inc., of Gardnerville, NV, completed the sale of Internet Marketing NewsWatch, the world's leading online news source for Internet marketing, including the website, its associated newsletter and related assets, to Business Promotion, Inc. of Lexington, KY.
buyer: Business Promotion, Inc.
Business Promotion, Inc. offers small to medium businesses affordable and professional website creation with hosting and promoting those businesses on the Internet through proven Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization techniques. They also offer web design services. "
target: Internet Marketing NewsWatch
Since 2006, IM NewsWatch has been the trusted source of news of the Internet marketing industry, covering regulatory announcements, announcements by search engines, and other major service providers, as well as excerpts from blogs of note.
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closed 9/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Spectrio, acquired Sixteen:Nine

synopsis: Spectrio has acquired Canada-based Sixteen:Nine, a digital signage blog and podcast produced by industry veteran, David Haynes. The acquisition will allow Spectrio to further develop innovative digital solutions for enterprise clients, while contributing to the growth and enrichment of the digital signage industry as a whole.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is a leading provider of comprehensive digital signage solutions that empowers clients to transform their business locations into modern, dynamic destinations for customers and employees. "
target: Sixteen:Nine
Based in Canada, Sixteen:Nine is a digital signage blog and podcast produced by industry veteran, David Haynes. Sixteen:Nine has been covering the digital signage industry since 2006 and is well-known for its unique take on news and analysis for an industry audience.
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closed 5/5/2022 via BNC Analysis

Jeneration PR, LLC, acquired PR Couture

synopsis: Award-winning, woman-owned communications firm, Jeneration PR, LLC--which includes educational content platform Jeneration Academy and the Profitable PR Pros online community--has acquired PR Couture, a woman-owned digital hub dedicated to educational advancement and growth of PR professionals.
buyer: Jeneration PR, LLC
Founded by Jennifer Berson in 2005, Jeneration PR is an award-winning Public Relations & Social Media Marketing firm specializing in promoting beauty, baby & lifestyle brands. Jeneration Academy was created in 2018 as a professional development platform for PR-focused entrepreneurs. "
target: PR Couture
PR Couture is a woman-owned digital hub dedicated to educational advancement and growth of PR professionals. Founded in 2006 by Crosby Noricks, PR Couture facilitates career growth and provides industry connections for thousands of public relations practitioners.
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closed 10/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Gorkana Group

synopsis: Cision, a leading provider of PR, social software and insight services, announced that it acquired Gorkana Group Limited, a top U.K.-based media intelligence and data insights service provider. Gorkana strengthens Cision's offering to PR professionals while also better serving the international journalist community.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Communication professionals use Cision to access pitchable media and blogger databases, distribute press releases, and more. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Gorkana Group
Gorkana Group is a media information provider, offering PR and marketing professionals access to customized media intelligence. Gorkana's clients become part of their unique community. This connects them to everything from industry experts and latest news, insights and events, jobs and journalists.
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closed 4/22/2010 via Capital IQ

Gorkana merged with Durrants, Ltd.,

synopsis: Exponent Private Equity has agreed to buy Gorkana, a journalist database for PR professionals. Gorkana will be merged with existing portfolio company Durrants.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Durrants, Ltd.
Durrants have been providing an invaluable service for PR people for over 125 years. Durrants has been a market leader, and will continue to innovate to ensure their range of media monitoring and evaluation services go on meeting their clients changing needs. "
target: Gorkana
Gorkana is a journalist database for PR professionals to track of journalists’ career moves, monitor editorial team changes and keep up-to-date with publication launches.
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closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
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announced 7/21/2011 via BusinessWire

SW!TCH Studio, Inc., will acquire Process Magazine

synopsis: Runbeck Graphics has entered into an agreement to sell Process Magazine to SW!TCH Studio. Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives.
buyer: SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio has delivered specialized branded content in print, online and digital devices for over 19 years through publication design, identity and art direction. "
target parent: Runbeck Graphics, Inc.
target: Process Magazine
Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah,
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announced 7/21/2011 via BusinessWire

SW!TCH Studio, Inc., will acquire Process Magazine

synopsis: Runbeck Graphics has entered into an agreement to sell Process Magazine to SW!TCH Studio. Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives.
buyer: SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio has delivered specialized branded content in print, online and digital devices for over 19 years through publication design, identity and art direction. "
target parent: Runbeck Graphics, Inc.
target: Process Magazine
Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah,
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closed 12/14/2009 via PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Virtual Press Office

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Virtual Press Office (VPO) from its private shareholders on behalf of PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) for an initial cash consideration of $6.5m, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $3.5m payable over three years.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Virtual Press Office
VPO is the market-leading provider of communications and marketing services to live event organisers, exhibitors and attendees. VPO was established in 1996 and now serves more than 500 tradeshows and conferences and 10,000 customers worldwide.
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closed 3/31/2009 via PR Newswire

CMG Holdings, Inc., acquired The Experiential Agency

synopsis: CMG Holdings, Inc., a full service global marketing, sports, entertainment and management communications company operating in the sectors of talent management, event management and commercial rights, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Experiential Agency, Inc.
buyer: CMG Holdings, Inc.
CMG Holdings, Inc. is a full service global marketing and communications company operating in the sectors of talent management, event management and commercial rights. "
target: The Experiential Agency
XA, The Experiential Agency, is a top tier provider of integrated event marketing programs and experiential environments serving a client roster of midsize luxury and lifestyle clientele, as well as Fortune 100 such as Goldman Sachs.
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closed 11/23/2009 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, purchased AdMeasure from Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI) announced that WPP's GroupM has purchased MRI's AdMeasure, the industry's first ad ratings service for major consumer magazines.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM, one of the world's leading full service media investment management operation, was created by WPP Group to oversee its assets in this sector. These assets include Mediaedge:cia, MindShare, MediaCom and MAXUS. "
seller parent: GfK Group
seller: Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC
AdMeasure provides audience metrics for every national ad in every issue of approximately 200 magazine titles.
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announced 4/15/2005 via PR Newswire

GfK Group, will acquire NOP World

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that it has signed a definitive agreement with GfK Aktiengesellschaft ("GfK") in relation to the sale of NOP World, its market research business, for GBP383 million in cash.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: NOP World
NOP World is a top-ten market research power, uniting some of the most renowned US and European research firms into a single global organization. By unifying our businesses under a common identity, NOP World adds even greater value to the leading research and consulting companies you’ve trusted for
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closed 3/18/2009 via BusinessWire

Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc., acquired USApubs, Inc.

synopsis: Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc. purchased substantially all of the assets of USAPubs, Inc. USAPubs, Inc. was the leading marketer of products and services (mainly magazines) via inbound calls that are generated from direct mail.
buyer parent: Blackstreet Capital Management
buyer: Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc.
Agora Marketing Solutions is an $81 million independent direct marketer of consumer products and services. Through its National Magazine Exchange division AMS sells products and services (mainly magazines) via inbound calls that are generated from direct mail. "
target: USApubs, Inc.
USApubs, Inc. enables publishers to market directly to their target subscribers. In addition, USApubs, Inc. works to create new and strategic marketing partnerships to sell affinity clubs, long distance services, and other products and services to its customers.
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closed 6/9/2020 via BusinessWire

LBM Journal, acquired Baxter Research Center

synopsis: Custom Built Publishing, the publisher of LBM Journal, has acquired most of the assets of Baxter Research Center Inc., a company that conducts sophisticated readership studies for magazine publishers, benchmarking and tracking the effectiveness of ads and ad campaigns.
buyer: LBM Journal
LBM Journal is the leading media company serving lumberyards, building material distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, and service providers — otherwise known as the lumber/building material (LBM) distribution channel. "
target: Baxter Research Center
Baxter Research Center conducts sophisticated readership studies for magazine publishers, benchmarking and tracking the effectiveness of ads and ad campaigns. Baxter’s studies enable advertisers to optimize their ROI, and evaluate their overall value of print ad campaigns.
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closed 10/26/2006 via BusinessWire

iMedia Holdings, Inc., acquired Internet Media Affiliates

synopsis: iMedia Holdings, Inc. has acquired Internet Media Affiliates, a performance-based interactive network specializing in the implementation, management and optimization of affiliate programs. IMA will continue to operate out of California but will have an affiliate marketing specialist working in the South Florida corporate headquarters of iMedia.
buyer: iMedia Holdings, Inc.
iMedia Holdings, Inc. is comprised of Internet Advertising Group, an online performance-based marketing co. with categorically and demographically targeted sites and CollegeEducationWeekly.com, a premier online education site boasting relevant content on the leading online colleges and universities."
target: Internet Media Affiliates
A performance-based interactive network specializing in the implementation, management and optimization of affiliate programs. With a publisher base comprised of top-tier publishers reaching millions of opt-in consumers IMA caters to the goals of both publishers and advertisers.
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closed 6/2/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Mokrynskidirect

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Mokrynskidirect, a leading list manager and list broker.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Mokrynskidirect
Mokrynskidirect is a full service marketing company. We specialize in customer acquisition and retention strategies and we integrate our client’s marketing efforts across ALL sales channels.
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closed 5/13/2022 via Company Press Release

Zagwear Inc., acquired Arrow Promotional

synopsis: Zagwear, a global branded merchandise agency, has acquired Arrow Promotional, a NYC- and UK based promotional merchandise company with a long list of top-tier clients. Acquiring Arrow Promotional gives Zagwear immediate access to growing its presence in the financial services industry both in the US as well as through its UK/EMEA offices.
buyer: Zagwear Inc.
Zagwear creates impactful promotional merchandise that forms lasting connections between great companies and their customers. Its boutique, integrated approach helps clients drive brand growth and deliver messaging through the power of cutting-edge promotional merchandise and marketing materials. "
target: Arrow Promotional
Arrow Promotional is a NYC- and UK based promotional merchandise company. Arrow Promotional creates innovative, custom branded items for conferences, trade shows, meetings, employee events, corporate gifts and business giveaways.
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closed 7/11/2013 via Market Wire

FreeButton, Inc., acquired Media Rhythm Group, Inc.

synopsis: FreeButton, Inc. a developer of interactive web and mobile marketing solutions to leading brands, announced that it has acquired Media Rhythm Group, Inc., a leading advertising sales agency to the youth and action sports demographic. Media Rhythm represents various media publishers including GrindMedia and Alli Sports.
buyer: FreeButton, Inc.
Located in Encinitas, CA, FreeButton, Inc. is the operator and developer of www.FreeButton.com, an advertising company that specializes in advertising & brand promotion through the use of a revolutionary new "Instant-Win" program where Users can attempt to win a product. "
target: Media Rhythm Group, Inc.
Media Rhythm Group Inc. launched in Dec 2009, is a sales firm representing various media properties including 14 magazines, 17+ websites and numerous events that are available for integrated sponsorships.
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announced 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

TownNews.com, will purchase ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media

synopsis: TownNews.com and PowerOne Media jointly announced today that TownNews.com is purchasing ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com helps more than 850 newspapers - dailies and weeklies - in 48 states publish interactive editions on the World Wide Web of the Internet. "
seller: PowerOne Media
PowerOne Media is based in East Greenbush, NY. It will continue with its online automobile vertical solution, Car Cast, and with its online employment solution, Career Site. Lee Enterprises is one of PowerOne Media's owners.
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closed 9/27/2011 via Company Press Release

Abacus Software Limited, acquired Alliance Media Ltd.

synopsis: Leading digital publishing platform supplier Abacus e-Media has completed its acquisition of the subscription, fulfilment and direct marketing consultancy Alliance Media. Alliance will continue to operate from its offices in Bushey, Hertfordshire and directors Caral Mracek and Charles Arthur will join the Abacus management team.
buyer: Abacus Software Limited
Abacus Software Limited, doing business as Abacus e-Media, operates as a Web development agency in the United Kingdom. "
target: Alliance Media Ltd.
Alliance Media is a subscription, fulfilment and direct marketing consultancy. They offer consumer, specialist and business/professional publishers practical, pragmatic and profit generating services to help them find, win and keep readers.
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closed 3/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Group Commerce, Inc., purchased Europe Operations from Dealised

synopsis: Group Commerce Inc., the industry leading e-commerce platform built for the unique needs of publishers and merchants, announced the acquisition of Dealised's operations in Europe. Dealised provides a social commerce technology for major media companies around the world, as well as best practice digital analytics and marketing solutions.
buyer: Group Commerce, Inc.
Group Commerce is the market-leading platform for publishers who want to succeed in e-commerce. The company serves the three groups that make an e-commerce program work: the consumer, the publisher, and the merchant. "
seller: Dealised
Dealised provides a digital promotions platform, including deal sourcing and marketing services, to power daily deals for media publishers, retailers and other verticals, diversifying distribution channels and increasing revenue.
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closed 7/10/2013 via PR Web

Genesis Media Holdings, acquired Local Focus LLC

synopsis: Genesis Media Holdings acquired Local Focus LLC. Local Focus, an Atlanta-based representation firm, represents more than 350 radio stations. The firm is noted for its innovative tools to maximize the power of radio for advertisers, including its RapidRate system, event marketing expertise and its DJ Lifestyle Network.
buyer: Genesis Media Holdings
Genesis Media Holdings, which owns McGavren Guild Media, the leading independent radio representation firm, is committed to the long-term expansion and development of its media assets. "
target: Local Focus LLC
Local Focus, an Atlanta-based representation firm, represents more than 350 radio stations. The firm is noted for its innovative tools to maximize the power of radio for advertisers, including its RapidRate system, event marketing expertise and its DJ Lifestyle Network.
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closed 9/16/2009 via Company Press Release

Triton Digital Media, acquired Ando Media

synopsis: Triton Digital Media, the leading provider of digital applications, services and content to the broadcast industry, announced that it has acquired Ando Media, the leader in online audio audience measurement and ads management.
buyer: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital Media provides local media companies with technology and services to grow their brands, their audiences, their distribution, and their revenue. Triton Digital Media provides solutions to meet our client’s needs in the digital age. "
target: Ando Media
Ando Media is the leading provider of real-time audience measurement and ads management solutions for the internet audio market. Founded in 2004, Ando Media is committed to enabling its clients to monetize their digital assets: audio, online, video and mobile.
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closed 10/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Linktone Ltd., acquired Beijing Center National Radio Media

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. a leading provider of wireless entertainment, media, and communication value added services to consumers in China, announced that the Company made a strategic investment in Beijing Center National Radio Media, Ltd.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications. "
target: Beijing Center National Radio Media
Beijing Center National Radio Media, Ltd. is the largest advertising agency for China National Radio-1 and 2, which boasts the broadest audience in China and also delivers content to the United States, Hong Kong, and Macau.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired First Radio Sales

synopsis: Bauer Media, a multimedia conglomerate, has announced that it has taken complete ownership of radio advertising agency First Radio Sales, a company that sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: First Radio Sales
First Radio Sales sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations. First Radio represents 118 local radio stations across the UK, offering cross platform solutions including airtime, sponsorship, promotions, branded content, events and digital.
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announced 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

RTL Nederland B.V., will acquire BrandDeli

synopsis: RTL Nederland, one of the top allround media and entertainment companies in the Netherlands, will acquire BrandDeli, a Dutch media company that is responsible for selling TV spot, online, and brand partnerships for various TV brands and online platforms. BrandDeli's portfolio of brands include 24Kitchen, BBC First, Comedy Central, FOX and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Nederland B.V. (BDL:006146252:$7,599.23)
RTL Nederland is one of the top allround media and entertainment companies in the Netherlands. The company is a leader in Dutch television, owning and operating 7 television broadcasters. RTL Nederland converts television brands into live entertainment to inform and entertain millions of consumers. "
target: BrandDeli
BrandDeli is a Dutch media company that is responsible for selling TV spot, online, and brand partnerships for various TV brands and online platforms. Their portfolio of brands include 24Kitchen, BBC First, Comedy Central, Discovery, Eurosport, FOX, ID, MTV, National Geographic, Spike, TLC and more.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

ShareTracker, will acquire Centris Marketing Science

synopsis: Sharetracker, the largest U.S. market research company dedicated to telecom market share and Flowshare measurement products and analytics, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the market share and FlowShare firm, Centris Marketing Science. ShareTracker will acquire the Centris National Model and its team.
buyer: ShareTracker
ShareTracker (www.sharetracker.net), formed in 2003, is the leading provider of market and FlowShare measurement solutions to the communications industry. The company has more than 50 employees in offices spread across 14 states throughout the U.S. "
target parent: AUS
target: Centris Marketing Science
Centris Marketing Science is a specialized marketing analytics firm that provides ongoing survey programs and econometric modeling services to the communications and entertainment industries. Centris focuses on consumer behavior in the voice, video and data markets.
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announced 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Access Intelligence plc, will acquire ResponseSource

synopsis: Access Intelligence, a leading supplier of Software-as-a-Service solutions for communications and reputation management, has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of ResponseSource, provider of easy-to-use tools that connect PR professionals and businesses to journalists.
buyer: Access Intelligence plc (AIM:ACC:$26.87)
Access Intelligence is a leader in corporate communications and reputation management software. Their flagship Vuelio offering is a fully integrated communications management platform that combines solutions for public relations, public affairs, stakeholder relations and influencer marketing. "
target: ResponseSource
ResponseSource provides easy-to-use tools that connect PR professionals and businesses to journalists, enabling them to give stories relevant coverage – quickly and easily. ResponseSource is a simpler, smarter way for PRs and businesses to share their stories with the world.
price ($mm)
$6.62
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
1.6x
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