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Haymarket Media Group is a privately held media company headquartered in London. It has publications in the consumer, business and customer sectors, both print and online. It operates exhibitions allied to its own publications, and previously on behalf of organisations such as the BBC. The company expanded outside the UK in 1999.
Haymarket began in the 1950s, under the name Cornmarket Press. Clive Labovitch and Michael Heseltine – later a Cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher and Deputy Prime Minister under John Major – who had met at university, started out with the 1957 Directory of Opportunities for Graduates, and in 1959 relaunched Man About Town, which was to become an influential (if unprofitable) men's consumer magazine. The company failed in its relaunch of the British news weekly Topic, the title closing at the end of 1962, within three months of the takeover.The partners split in 1965, with Heseltine renaming his half of the business Haymarket Press to publish Management Today. The company was renamed Haymarket Publishing; owing to its growing presence in online media and live events, it was rebranded as Haymarket Media Group in 2007. Haymarket has laboured under heavy borrowings since Michael Heseltine returned from politics to take the helm and to buy back large minority shareholdings from Lindsay Masters and Simon Tindall, who had managed the business in his absence. These borrowings have been reduced to some extent by the sale of properties. The company is now managed by Heseltine's son Rupert.
This division provides news and information for professionals in areas including environmental management, horticulture, planning, medicine and marketing.[ citation needed ] These are generally subscription-only publications and, in all but a limited number of cases, are not available for sale via retail.[ citation needed ] The portfolio includes a number of magazines and websites: Brand Republic, Campaign , Clinical Advisor, Conference and Incentive Travel, DMNews, The ENDS Report , Event, FinanceAsia , GP magazine , Horticulture Week , Monthly Prescribing Reference , Management Today, Marketing , Marketing Direct, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, Media Week, MIMS, Planning, PRWeek , Placemaking Resource, Renal & Urology News , SC Magazine, Third Sector , TASPO, Cancer Therapy Advisor and Windpower Monthly.
Haymarket publishes a number of automotive consumer magazines, all for sale by retail, and also a number of websites. The portfolio includes Autocar , CAT, Classic & Sports Car and What Car? . The division was formerly a home to motoring photographic agency LAT Photographic.
In 2013, Haymarket sold Gramophone to Mark Allen Group.
In 2016, Haymarket sold its motorsport properties (including LAT Photographic) to Motorsport Network.
In 2018, Haymarket sold Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome, FourFourTwo and What Hi-Fi? to Future and Stuff to Kelsey Media.
The Group's owned media agency.[ citation needed ]
Wonderly – formerly Haymarket Network – is the owned media agency launched by the global Haymarket Media Group in February 2019. It creates owned media across various platforms – print, digital and live. Services include strategic planning, editorial, design, print production, distribution, measurement and evaluation. Wonderly also has a dedicated digital design and build team.
Its clients include the British Army, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, ECB, FA, IAAF, International Baccalaureate, KPMG, Tillington Group, UEFA and Volkswagen.[ citation needed ]
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Recent exhibitions include:
Haymarket entered the Indian market in 1999, becoming one of the first foreign-owned magazine publishers to do so. [ citation needed ]It produces content across print, web and mobile in the US, Germany, India and Hong Kong.
Advertising is a marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea. Sponsors of advertising are typically businesses wishing to promote their products or services. Advertising is differentiated from public relations in that an advertiser pays for and has control over the message. It differs from personal selling in that the message is non-personal, i.e., not directed to a particular individual. Advertising is communicated through various mass media, including traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio, outdoor advertising or direct mail; and new media such as search results, blogs, social media, websites or text messages. The actual presentation of the message in a medium is referred to as an advertisement, or "ad" or advert for short.
Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985. It publishes more than 50 magazines in fields such as video games, technology, films, music, photography, home, and knowledge. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Stuff is a British consumer electronics magazine published by Kelsey Media.
Gramophone is a magazine published monthly in London devoted to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings. It was founded in 1923 by the Scottish author Compton Mackenzie. It was acquired by Haymarket in 1999. In 2013 the Mark Allen Group became the publisher.
Ringier AG is a media group in Switzerland, founded in 1833 in Zofingen and based in Zürich. The current strategy is based not only on media but also on e-commerce and entertainment. It has a yearly income of approximately 1000 million CHF and over 7,200 employees in sixteen countries.
Metroland Media Group is a Canadian mass media publisher and distributor which primarily operates in Southern Ontario. A division of the publishing conglomerate Torstar Corporation, Metroland publishes more than 70 local community newspapers–including six dailies–and many magazines. Metroland has a substantial market presence in its geographic area, but has considerable competition from other large media and publishing organisations. In addition to printing most of its own publications, Metroland operates as a commercial printer of flyers and magazines.
Sustainable advertising addresses the carbon footprint and other negative environmental and social impacts associated with the production and distribution of advertising materials. A growing number of companies are making a commitment to the reduction of their environmental impact associated with advertising production and distribution.
Kantar Group Ltd is a British market research company that was founded in 1992. It has more than 30,000 employees working in 100 countries in various research disciplines, including social media monitoring, advertising effectiveness, consumer and shopper behavior and public opinion. It has been majority owned by Bain Capital Private Equity since 2019, and was previously part of WPP. Its global headquarters are in London, England. Major competitors include GfK, GlobalData, Nielsen and Ipsos.
Fairfax Media was a media company in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines, radio and digital properties. The company was founded by John Fairfax as John Fairfax and Sons, who purchased The Sydney Morning Herald in 1841. The Fairfax family retained control of the business until late in the 20th century.
Racer is an American motorsports magazine based in Irvine, California. Owned by Racer Media & Marketing, it is published eight times a year as a sister publication to the Racer.com website.
Heinrich Bauer Publishing, trading as Bauer Media Group, is a German multimedia conglomerate headquartered in Hamburg. It operates worldwide and owns more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations, as well as print shops, postal, distribution and marketing services. Bauer has a workforce of approximately 11,000, in 17 countries.
Media buying is taking a commercial, or newspaper ad, or other sales message and getting it viewed by the intended audience. For example, an advertisement for Centrum Silver would not do well in Teen Beat magazine. A media buyer links the ad to the intended audience in order to make the ad effective. These ads are intended to sell a product and may be published on TV, online, newspapers or magazines. The media buyer negotiates price and placement of the ad for the advertisers.
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., based in Milan and listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, is an international multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital and satellite TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
Campaign is a global business magazine covering advertising, media, marketing and commercial creativity. Headquartered in the UK, it also has editions in the US, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Turkey.
BRAD Insight is a provider of information on the media and marketing industry in the United Kingdom. The company is part of the Media Business Insight Ltd and is based at Zetland House in Old Street, London.
nextmedia Pty Limited is an Australian media company which publishes special interest magazines in the sport, humor, and hobby. The company is headquartered in Sydney and owned by The Forum Media Group, a German-based B2B and B2C publisher.
LAT Images is a British-based motoring photographic agency, part of Motorsport Images division of Motorsport Network.
Motorsport News is a British weekly newspaper offering news, reports and analysis of circuit racing, rallying and other forms of motor sport. Its offices are in Richmond in Middlesex.
Motorsport Network is an international media and technology company headquartered in Miami, FL and London, UK. The company's proprietary brands, websites and OTT operations focus on motor racing and consumer automotive content. The privately held business was founded in 2015 with the acquisition of Motorsport.com and now operates international digital, print, e-commerce & event businesses.
Kelsey Media is a magazine publisher and trade fair company based in Yalding, England. Founded in 1989, it has bought and sold many publications over the years, including former Bauer Media Group magazines Sea Angler, Car Mechanics and Your Horse in July 2020.