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.

Has Magazine Media Finally Figured Out Its Path Forward?
What happened to all the spaghetti on the wall? Apologies for the overused expression, but bear with me. It’s a serious question I have been thinking about for the last year or so in regards ...Read more.
Analysis: Will Quad Acquisition of LSC Communication Pass DOJ Antitrust Review, Negatively Impact Competitors?
Peter Schaefer, a principal at New Direction Partners, and Mark Michelson, editor-in-chief of Printing Impressions, predict how the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Div., will rule on the pending acquisition of LSC by Quad. They also ...Read more.
How Micropayments Can Move Readers Through the Subscription Funnel
This year – and perhaps for the first time – the topic of micropayments was front and center at the 2019 INMA Media Subscription Summit, where publishers discussed best practices for growing digital subscriptions. It ...Read more.
The Economist Group Names Informa’s Lara Boro Its Next CEO
Lara Boro has been named the next CEO of The Economist Group, ending a five-month search that began when current CEO Chris Stibbs announced his impending departure from the London-based publisher last November. Boro arrives ...Read more.
Apple News Won’t Save Magazines. That’s Not Such a Bad Thing.
I don’t think we’re there yet. While various interested parties are trying sell Apple News+ as an obvious win-win-win-win-win for publishers, readers, Apple, democracy, cats, dogs and the perfect flaky pie crust, color me skeptical. Oh, ...Read more.
With New Leadership, Questex Rethinks Its Path to Success
When Questex, the Newton, Mass.-based publisher and event producer, was acquired by MidOcean partners in September of last year, several of its newly appointed leaders immediately saw potential in the company’s brands, products and markets, ...Read more.
7 Sneaky Ways Your Ad Tech is Costing You Sales
Even some of the most successful media brands in the world are relying on outdated technology, resulting in time (and money) lost over time. This free guide will walk you through seven time sucks that ...Read more.
Trade Print Dollars for Digital Lincolns by Rethinking Ad Value & Engagement
For the past decade, or more, we have listened to so many media executives say, “I can’t afford to trade print dollars for digital dimes.” And that sentiment, my friends, is why traditional media companies ...Read more.
Advance Publications Forms New Sports and Esports Group | Industry Notes
Condé Nast Parent Bets on Esports American City Business Journals and its parent company, Advance Publications, revealed Tuesday the formation of Leaders Group, a new subsidiary combining the company’s sports business brands with a pair ...Read more.