All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hearst’

Hearst Acquires 20% of Stylus Media Group

Hearst Corporation announced today that it has acquired a 20% stake in the London-based Stylus Media Group, a collective that provides business intelligence to consumer companies, according to Paul Luthringer, Vice President at Hearst Corp. Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. and Stylus founder Marc Worth made the announcement together, though no financial terms were disclosed. As part of the …

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Hearst YouTube Channels To Bring Better Monetization

YouTube recently announced an expanded channel lineup, to include a number of high profile partners. Hearst Magazines, for example announced two channels as part of the initiative, with programming created in conjunction with Car and Driver, Road & Track, and Popular Mechanics for an Automotive channel and Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Seventeen, and for a Fashion and Beauty …

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Is Creating a Unique Experience Enough To Get People to Pay for Digital Content?

John Loughlin, Executive VP and GM of Hearst Magazines, which publishes Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and other popular titles, provided an inside look into Hearst’s content strategy for the digital age here at ad:tech NY. 

Do you think Hearst’s success in traditional publishing will extend to triumph in the online world? Let us know in the comments section.

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Major Publishers Project $3 Billion in Digital Subscription Revenue by 2014

Next Issue Media, a digital publishing consortium made up of Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time, has revealed findings from a study on consumer demand for digital newspaper and magazine products. According to the consortium, $3 billion in subscription revenue is expected by 2014.

After accounting for potential cannibalization of some print subscriptions, the industry could realize $1.3 billion in incremental revenue, the consortium says.

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MSN Teams With NBC And Hearst On Local Video

MSN Local Edition has struck content deals with NBC Local Media and Hearst Television.

Microsoft says the partnerships with NBC Local Media and Hearst Television will give MSN around 3,000 news video clips a week across 36 local media markets. The new video content will be available in January 2010.

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Is This the Answer for Online News Revenue?

Leading publishers are getting together for what is widely being considered something of a "Hulu for magazines." Publishers involved include Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corporation and Time Inc.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer Moves Online

The Seattle Post- Intelligencer (P-I) will become the nation’s largest daily newspaper to move entirely online, its publisher Hearst Corporation announced today.

The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and chief executive officer, Hearst Corporation, and Steven R. Swartz, president of Hearst Newspapers. The final print edition of the newspaper will appear tomorrow.

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Seattle Paper Plans For Online Only Edition

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has informed some of its staff that they have been selected to work for an online only version of the newspaper, if publisher Hearst moves forward with plans to shutdown the print edition.

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Two reporters said they received "provisional offers" from P-I New Media boss Michelle Nicolosi or Hearst executive Ken Riddick, according to the P-I Web site.

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Yahoo News Manager To Join Hearst

Hearst has announced that former Yahoo News general manager, Neeraj Khemlani, has been named vice president and special assistant to the CEO for digital media at the company.

"The creation of this new position is designed to accelerate the progress through greater cooperation and synergy across divisional lines," said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and CEO of Hearst."Neeraj is uniquely equipped to help me and my colleagues realize that goal."

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Esquire Embracing E Ink In October

For their 75th Anniversary, Esquire Magazine plans something special: an electronic paper cover, complete with moving words and images.

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Hearst And MSN To Launch Food Site

Hearst Magazines and MSN are partnering to launch a new food Web site called

The two companies say Delish will launch in the fall of 2008 and will be its own brand controlled by Hearst Magazines Digital Media and distributed on MSN.

Under the terms of the deal Hearst will be responsible for the design, development and editorial content of the site. MSN will handle the advertising and the distribution of the site’s content via the MSN network.

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Big Newsies Join Forces, Sell Online Ads

Local online advertising sold by quadrantONE, a company formed by four major newspaper publishers, launched as an alternative to the Yahoo-led consortium of newspapers.

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Kaango Enchants Two Yahoo HotJobs Partners

Although Hearst Corp and MediaNews Group are linchpins in Yahoo’s newspaper/online classified alliance, the two publishers have made an investment in online classified ad provider Kaango.

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Hearst Corp, MediaNews Buy Most Of Kaango

About three months ago, The Hearst Corporation acquired Kaboodle.  Now, in conjunction with MediaNews Group, it’s spent $20 million on 80 percent of Kaango.

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Hearst Launches High School Sports Site

Hearst-Argyle Television is launching High School Playbook that will feature high school sports on TV, online and on mobile devices.

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Hearst Acquires Kaboodle

Never mind the kit: Kaboodle alone costs over $30 million.  That’s the social shopping community’s rumored price tag, anyway, following an acquisition by Hearst Corp.; Kenneth A. Bronfin, the president of Hearst Interactive Media, explained that his company thinks Kaboodle “will bring to social shopping what MySpace has brought to social media.”

Read More Sells Stock For Financing is $13 million richer, but the money was not so much a gift as a payment – sold about 2.4 million shares of its stock to two investors.  And those investors bought the shares at $5.50 apiece, even though the stock’s current price has only ranged between $5.70 and $7.60 over the past few days.

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Hearst Acquires UGO

Hearst Corporation has purchased UGO Networks, an online entertainment company that targets men.

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Yesterday, Hearst Corp. sold its stake in, but it looks like that didn’t hurt the website much – it has now acquired PremierGuide, “the largest and fastest-growing provider of private-label local search solutions to newspaper publishers, TV and radio stations, and city portal operators.”

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Hearst Sells Stake In

We usually write about companies buying each other, but in this case, Hearst Corporation is going against the trend: it has sold its stake in

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Hearst & Fox, a YouTube Killer?

Last month Hearst announced their plans for 12 new online video channels to partner with their magazine websites. Now they are partnering with Fox Television Studios for their CosmoGirl and Popular Mechanics video channels, according to MediaPost.

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Hearst To Launch 14 Video Sites

Maven Networks has launched its new Internet TV platform, which has been adopted by more than 500 media companies, led by Hearst Corporation. The companies are using Maven to power their online video distribution and advertising business.

Hearst Magazines, publisher of Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Good Housekeeping, is launching 14 new Internet channels built on the Maven platform with their own individual branding, promotions and advertising around the audience of each magazine title.

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Hearst and Microsoft Make Print Digital

Newspaper giant Hearst Corporation unveiled its News Reader software, a product born of a partnership with Microsoft. News Reader software debuted in beta at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a downloadable application, allowing an on-screen view of Hearst newspapers.

The news comes in the wake of growing concern for the future of print media as online content becomes more prevalent and preferred.

George B. Irish, president of Hearst Newspapers, and Kenneth A. Bronfin, president of Hearst Interactive Media.

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Hearst Acquires Social Networking Site

Hoping to capitalize on the online teen market Hearst Magazine’s digital unit has acquired a conglomerate of entertainment and social networking sites for teens and young adults. The purchase price has not been disclosed.

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