NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI), the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the United States, today announced that it will acquire Men's Journal from Wenner Media LLC.
"With the acquisition of Men's Journal, AMI further establishes itself as a premium content producer by adding another respected media brand with a highly engaged, affluent audience," said AMI CEO and Chairman David J. Pecker. "We look forward to continuing its unique editorial perspective and quality to deliver a powerful resource for both readers and advertisers."
Launched in 1992 by Wenner Media, Men's Journal has become one of the most valued brands in the men's lifestyle category. With a total audience of nearly 5 million, it has seen more than 130% growth in unique visitors to mensjournal.com from December 2014 to December 2016. (Source: comScore).
"Men's Journal has captivated their passionate audience with distinctive content for the past 25 years, and it has been immensely gratifying to watch the brand's growth and success," said Gus Wenner, Head of Digital of Wenner Media. "We are confident that AMI will provide Men's Journal with exciting new opportunities and build on their strong expertise."
About American Media, Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. AMI also manages 11 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, Usmagazine.com, MensFitness.com and MuscleandFitness.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 4.9+ million and reach more than 49 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach approximately 60 million unique visitors monthly.
About Wenner Media
Wenner Media LLC, a privately held company headquartered in New York City, publishes Rolling Stone, Men's Journal and Glixel. Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, and Men's Journal, the lifestyle brand for affluent, adventurous and active men, attract a total print and digital audience of nearly 35 million. Glixel, Wenner's first digital only brand centered on the world of video games, launched in late 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco. (Sources: MRI and comScore, April 2016-March 2017 v. April 2015-March 2016).
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SOURCE American Media, Inc.