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Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr form the Ad Alliance: IP Deutschland and G+J e|MS step up their collaboration

Hamburg/Cologne, 30 June 2016
Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr are stepping up their collaboration in the area of advertising sales. To this end, the sales houses IP Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr e|MS have formed the Ad Alliance. Under the slogan "For your media success," the Ad Alliance will offer high-reach platforms to advertisers and agencies and develop cross-media solutions and innovative advertising products from 1 January 2017.


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TERRITORY. Content to Results: Gruner + Jahr forms new market leader in content communication

Hamburg, 12 May 2016
Pooling its content communication expertise, Hamburg based publishing house Gruner + Jahr has founded the new enterprise TERRITORY, Europe’s biggest provider for content-driven communication. Corporate content experts G+J Corporate Editors and Medienfabrik, HR marketing specialist Employour, as well as CrossMarketing, one of the biggest independent media agencies in Germany, and trnd, Europe’s leading provider in the field of personnel marketing, have merged to create the new market leader in this segment with a turnover of more than 130 million euros und around 850 employees.


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Gruner + Jahr: 2015 Was a Successful Year for the Future

Hamburg, 23 March 2016
The 2015 financial year at Gruner + Jahr was one of creativity and innovation, dominated by strong investment in new print and digital businesses. In Germany alone, Gruner + Jahr launched eight new magazines and managed one of the most successful product launches in recent years with "Barbara."


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G+J i|MS gains NZZ Media Group as new client

Hamburg, 21 March 2016
As of beginning of the year G+J i|MS is responsible for the sales representation of the print and online portfolio of the NZZ Media Group in Germany and BeNeLux. Thus, the international sales unit auf G+J in Germany - the G+J i|MS Sales Office Germany - enlarges its portfolio in the strategically important DACH-region, where they are already responsible for the international sales representation of the Austrian Verlagsgruppe News.


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Gruner + Jahr acquires Employour: merger of Medienfabrik embrace and Employour creates new market leader in school-leaver and student marketing

Hamburg, Gütersloh and Bochum,16 November 2015
Gruner + Jahr, the Hamburg-based media company, has taken over Employour GmbH in Bochum for an eight-digit sum and linked it to Medienfabrik embrace. This creates a new market leader for school-leaver and student marketing.


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Medienfabrik to transfer to Gruner + Jahr / Hamburg Publishing House establishes Germany's largest Content Communication Service Provider

Hamburg, 13 Novembre 2015
On January 1st 2016, the communications agency Medienfabrik will be transferring from Arvato to Gruner + Jahr – both 100 percent subsidiaries of the international media company Bertelsmann. Gruner + Jahr will thus be setting up Germany's largest content communication service provider.


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Prisma Media launches Businessinsider.com in France

Hamburg, 28 August 2015
The G+J subsidiary Prisma Media will launch Businessinsider.com in France early 2016. Business Insider (BI) is the leading business, technology and finance news website. "We are excited to partner with one of the most dynamic digital publishing houses in the world" says Prisma Media's CEO Rolf Heinz.


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Gruner + Jahr turns 50 – a half-century of powerful journalism

Hamburg, 29 June 2015
G+J will celebrate its 50th birthday with employees over strawberry cake and champagne, and will present its history in a major social media campaign on Twitter (#grunerjahrzehnte), Facebook and the website www.grunerjahrzehnte.de.


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Gruner + Jahr: 2014 business developments confirm transformation course

Hamburg, 1 April 2015
The results of Gruner + Jahr in financial year 2014 fully confirmed the company's transformation course. While business developments in 2014 were largely stable adjusted for portfolio effects, G+J generated an Ebitda return on investment of 9.5% – on par with the previous year (2013: 9.6%).


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"One for all": best for planning 2014 market-media study enables planning of media convergence for the first time

Hamburg, 17 September 2014
Under the motto of "One for all", the management board of Gesellschaft für integrierte Kommunikationsforschung (GIK) has today presented the new results of the best for planning (b4p) market-media study. In its second edition, the joint study by the four media companies uses an even more broadly based analytical technique to provide optimum opportunities for target group analysis and planning. One special focus this year is on the topic of media convergence.


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Gruner + Jahr Germany Continues Its Strategic Realignment with Cost and Efficiency Measures

Hamburg, 27 August 2014
As part of its ongoing strategic transformation, Gruner + Jahr Germany has now specified its cost and efficiency targets. Especially given declining market developments in the print business, sustainable savings of 75 million Euro are to be achieved over the next three years. This goal is the result of an analysis that began with the strategic realignment of Gruner + Jahr into a House of Content twelve months ago, and that reflects the changed market environment.


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Christian Krug takes over the position of chief editor of STERN magazine on October, 1st 2014

Hamburg, 14 August 2014
The managing board of Gruner + Jahr appoints Christian Krug, currently chief editor of GALA magazine, to chief editor STERN on October, 1st 2014. The managing board of Gruner + Jahr is in separation talks with STERN chief editor Dominik Wichmann. Until Christian Krug takes office, STERN publisher Andreas Petzold will take over on an interim basis.


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Performance Marketer Ligatus takes over veeseo GmbH thus forming Europe’s largest supplier for Content Recommendations

Cologne, 12 June 2014
Retroactive to 01/04/2014 the Ligatus GmbH, belonging to Gruner + Jahr assumes 100 percent of veeseo GmbH thus securing a pole position to sustainably benefit from the online marketing field Content Recommendations. By using the veeseo recommendation technology in the high-reach Ligatus premium network with more than 1,100 publishers across Europe, the two companies together form the largest supplier of Content Recommendations in Europe.


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Gruner + Jahr sells U.S. printing business Brown Printing Company to Quad/Graphics

Hamburg, 7 April 2014
Gruner + Jahr sells its printing business in the United States, Brown Printing Company (BPC), to Quad/Graphics, Inc.* (QG). The transaction involves the acquisition of the three printing plants in Waseca, Woodstock and East Greenville including the transfer of employees and obligations belonging to Brown Printing. BPC is part of G+J Printing and Publishing Co. and is the last remaining operational G+J business in the United States after the U.S. publishing business was sold in 2005.


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Gruner + Jahr: Successful start to the transformation / business operations as expected in 2013 / clear return to profitability

Hamburg, 27 March 2014
The fiscal year 2013 at Gruner + Jahr was characterized by personnel, organizational and strategic realignment. The former printing and publishing house transforms itself into a creative house of content that stands for high quality print and digital formats. In fiscal 2013 Gruner + Jahr recorded a decline in revenue as well as operating result remaining below the level of the previous year. Adjusted revenues were € 2.07 billion (2012: € 2.22 billion), operating EBITDA was € 193 million (2012: € 213 million). The EBITDA margin was 9.3 percent after 9.6 percent in the prior year. Operating EBIT fell to € 146 million (2012: € 168 million).


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GALA SPA AWARDS 2014: The nominees for the internationally renowned beauty and spa award have been decided

Hamburg, 6 March 2014 
The GALA SPA AWARDS 2014 is one of the most important international beauty and spa awards in the world. Only first-class care products and spas that meet the holistic requirements of the GALA SPA AWARDS, epitomised by the motto "sanus per aquam – health through water", reach the final selection. Companies from 30 countries were given the chance to submit their spa locations and luxury hotels, as well as innovative beauty products and exceptional treatments.


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Premium Performance Marketing Vendor Ligatus establishes office in Italy and appoints Sebastiano Cappa as Sales Director

Cologne/Milano, 25 November 2013
With the opening of a subsidiary in Italy, Ligatus - belonging to Europe's largest magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr (a Bertelsmann company) - reinforces its activities in Southern Europe. When entering the Italian market in 2012, Ligatus already bundled its activities in France, Belgium, Spain and Italy unter the direction of Julien Mosse in order to benefit from synergy effects thus expending the Southern European market presences even faster and more targeted.


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Motor Presse Stuttgart invests in TV and Digital business

Stuttgart, 11 November 2013 
First steps towards a long-term growth strategy currently involve Motor Presse Stuttgart investing in three larger acquisitions in Germany and Poland. The Stuttgart-based media company is therefore acquiring the caraworld.de transaction Web site as well as obtaining a majority holding in the television company Motor Presse TV.


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G+J Deutschland reorganising into communities of interest

Hamburg, 10 September 2013 
As part of the transformation of G+J from a magazine house into a ‘house of content' (see press release of 10 September 2013), as of today the company will be reorganising its publishing group structures into defined communities of interest. The former G+J Deutschland publishing groups G+J AGENDA and G+J LIFE will no longer exist. The G+J brands will be organised into eight defined communities of interest: FOOD, LIVING, FAMILY, WOMEN, PEOPLE & FASHION, NEWS, KNOWLEDGE, and BUSINESS/SPECIAL INTEREST.


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From magazine house to house of content – Gruner + Jahr Executive Board launches strategic transformation of the publishing house

Hamburg, 10 September 2013 
The Gruner + Jahr AG Executive Board today announced the transformation from a magazine house into a house of content. The Executive Board cites three premises for this move. First, the market for quality content is set to grow. Second, the digital business is rapidly growing in importance, and the way G+J pursues the tremendous opportunities arising here will be critical for the company's success. Third, the G+J magazine business is highly profitable and successful. Well-crafted magazines do have a bright future.


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