Membership news round up: 22 January 2014

Below is a round-up of some of the news FIPP members have shared with us over the past six weeks.

We encourage all of our members to do the same – simply email FIPP’s communications manager, Amy Duffin. All we ask is for the news to be editorially relevant to the rest of our membership network.

If you are not a FIPP member, but are interested to hear how it could benefit you, contact FIPP’s marketing and membership services manager, Cobus Heyl. FIPP members are also welcome to contact Cobus with comments, suggestions and questions, including how best to leverage membership.

Haymarket Media Group
Haymarket Media Group and East and Partners – a specialist business banking market research and analysis firm – have announced the launch of a joint venture research business in Asia.

Burda International
Burda International has launched its 15-year-old design title, H.O.M.E in Russia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine.

MotorPresse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart has announced that it has made three acquisitions in Germany and Poland. The Stuttgart-based company is acquiring the transaction website as well as obtaining a majority holding in the television company Motor Presse TV. In Poland, Motor Presse is acquiring the content-based website

BurdaCreative and Seven have announced a strategic international alliance, which sets the start for the build-up of an international expert network, serving the fast growing CM ecosystem.

Media Services Zawada
Media Service Zawada has launched a new magazine for parents and children in Poland, called Mamy i MiniMi+.

Media Service Zawada also  announced the publication of a local Polish edition of LEGO Legends of Chima magazine, in collaboration with Blue Ocean.

Future has announced that it has formed a mobile design and development team, who will report into Mike Goldsmith, head of content strategy (previously editor-in-chief, digital editions).

Future also announced the promotion of Nial Ferguson to managing director.

Groupe Prisma Media
After launching a successful test edition in France earlier this year, Prisma Média is to introduce a regular edition of Harvard Business Review (HBR) in 2014.

IPC Media
IPC Media has appointed Marcus Rich as its new CEO. Rich will begin his new role in Spring 2014 and joins the business from DMG Media where he is commercial managing director.

Digital magazine store, Magzter, has raised a US$10 round of Series B funding, which is led by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and its existing investor Kalaari Capital.

Redan Publishing has launched a digital edition of Peppa Pig Bag-O-Fun magazine. The digital edition of Peppa Pig Bag-O-Fun is powered by tablet magazine and brochure software business from Future, FutureFoilo. More here.

Northern and Shell
Northern and Shell’s OK! Magazine is now published on license in Mongolia.

Grupo Cerca
Grupo Cerca, has launched monthly celebrity title ¡Hola! in six countries as a result of a new licensing agreement with the Spanish brand owner, ¡Hola!

Magazine Cloner
Soccer Attica has made the 1960s football title, Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly, available in digital format. An archive of editions from 1960-1970 are available, which has been made possible by Magazine Cloner on iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, PC or online.

Forbes has announced the launch of ‘Stream’ – a new tool within its iOS app. Stream allows the magazine’s readers to save and share visual content with other readers and discover content from Forbes magazine and within the app.

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