In addition, AMG/Parade announces the acquisition of Harris Publications, a premiere publisher of 74 vertical titles, as well as associated digital properties and social followings. "Not only are we obtaining successful newsstand performers and a vibrant digital business, but Harris's assets in the Outdoor, Pop Culture, Gardening and Decorating categories will allow us to broaden the scope of topics and products we can offer via the PEP division," says AMG/Parade EVP Tracey Altman.
This is the company's third major acquisition under the leadership of CEO Chuck Allen, an industry veteran. In 2013, as Athlon Sports Communications, the company obtained Relish, Spry Living and American Profile Magazine from Publishing Group of America, owned by Bain Capital. This move created a suite of newspaper-distributed magazines along with its Athlon Sports & Life brand, and complemented its newsstand titles under the Athlon Sports brand. In September 2014, the company purchased Parade Media Group from Conde Nast, bringing the Parade brand into the fold. AMG/Parade also operates Parade.com, CommunityTable.com and AthlonSports.com, as well as brand-associated YouTube channels, mobile apps and podcasts. Combined, its products reach a monthly U.S. audience of over 250 million.
SVP/Chief Content Officer Lisa Delaney will oversee the teams developing content for PEP and the former Harris titles. Leading the sales effort for PEP is VP/Newspaper Sales Solutions Kevin Craig.
AMG/Parade develops and distributes premium content across print, mobile, digital, video and audio platforms. Its brands include Parade, Relish, Spry Living, Athlon Sports & Life and American Profile's Community Table, which reach a combined audience of over 150 million monthly in print via 1,400+ newspaper partners, and a monthly digital audience network of over 100 million uniques. The company's suite of newsstand titles is among the leading sellers in the sports, decorating and gardening, outdoors and pop culture categories. Based in Nashville, Tenn., and New York, the company also creates custom content for newspapers, major brand clients and retailers.
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