Industry News

Lester is pleased to present important news aggregated  from multiple sources for the B2B Media, Trade Publishing and Fund Raising Industry. We hope users find this information useful and that it gives them a birds eye view of important developments in the industry.

Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ’s board of directors has appointed Jennifer Litterick as the company’s next CEO, effective immediately, marking the third leadership change at the Chicago-based B2B publisher since its formation in 2016 from the merger of three ...Read more.
Meredith Stumbles with Time Inc. Purchase, and Now Lawyers Are Circling
At least five law firms have announced actual or potential class-action lawsuits against Meredith Corporation following the company’s disappointing earnings report and forecast last week. A lawsuit filed in a federal court on Friday, Wirthwein ...Read more.
First Female Editor & Chief Content Officer of U.S. News Discusses Editorial Strategy
Kim Castro will lead editorial strategy for U.S. News & World Report and prioritize new growth opportunities, including search optimization and data-driven product development. In this interview, she shares her content goals and how she ...Read more.
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BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Global | News & Notes
J2 Global Acquires BabyCenter In case you missed it: late last week, Johnson & Johnson sold BabyCenter—the online parenting and pregnancy resource that claims to reach “7 in 10 new and expectant moms in the U.S.” ...Read more.
Sandow’s Success Is Anything but Traditional
When Adam Sandow was founding his namesake company in 2003, his goal was to build a media business that would allow him to innovate and do things differently. “What we didn’t want to do is ...Read more.
TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move
Five weeks into Keith Grossman‘s tenure as president of Time magazine, the list of new additions to its executive ranks is getting longer. Following last month’s appointment of chief legal officer Dana Rosen, Grossman notified staffers Tuesday that Viktoria Degtar ...Read more.
Press Release: Falfurrias Capital Partners, Industry Dive Seal Growth Partnership
Industry Dive, one of the fastest-growing B2B media companies in the U.S., and Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners have announced a partnership in which Falfurrias will acquire a majority equity interest in Industry ...Read more.
PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive
Charlotte, N.C.-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Industry Dive, the seven-year-old B2B media company whose online verticals span 19 different sectors including banking, construction, retail and supply chain. ...Read more.