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Gruner + Jahr launches QUEST magazine in South Africa

Hamburg, 28 August 2011
This week, Gruner + Jahr is due to launch an English-language edition of Dutch magazine QUEST in South Africa.


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Gruner + Jahr acquires majority interest in MaXposure Media Group, India

Hamburg, 03 August 2011

G+J International is acquiring a 78.75 percent interest in MaXposure Media Group India Pvt. Ltd., the effective date being July 1st, 2011.merl.christianguj.de


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Axel Bogocz appointed Publisher and CEO of Verlagsgruppe NEWS

Hamburg, 20 July 2011
Axel Bogocz, 47, will take over as Publisher and CEO of Verlagsgruppe NEWS on 1 September 2011.


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Gruner + Jahr International extends its executive team

Hamburg, 27 June 2011
According to the growth of the international activities of Gruner + Jahr, Torsten-Jörn Klein, President of G+J International, is reorganising his division's executive team:
Stefan Gneuß (45), currently CFO and Executive Vice President G+J International, has been appointed COO G+J International with effect from July 1, 2011 and will take on the responsibilities of Bernd Rademann.


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The Henri Nannen Prize 2011 goes to:

Hamburg, 05 May 2011

ortage/Feature: René; Pfister (DER SPIEGEL), Documentary: Ulrike Demmer, Markus Feldenkirchen, Ullrich Fichtner, Matthias Gebauer, John Goetz, Hauke Goos, Jochen-Martin Gutsch, Susanne Koelbl, Shoib Najafizada, Christoph Schwennicke, Holger Stark (DER SPIEGEL), Investigative: Christine Kröger (Weser-Kurier) Humor: Hans Zippert (Die WELT) Photo Feature: Stephan Vanfleteren (DU-ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR KULTUR) and Special Award: Susan Leinemann (ZEIT MAGAZIN)

The Gruner + Jahr publishing house and stern also presented a 2011 Henri Nannen Prize to Wolf Schneider for his lifetime achievement in publishing and journalism.


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The Henri Nannen Award 2011 for services to press freedom has been awarded to the editorial department of the French newspaper "Le Canard enchain;eacute;"

Hamburg, 19 April 2011
The Henri Nannen Award 2011 for special dedication to freedom of the press has been awarded to the French newspaper "Le Canard enchainé;.


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Gruner + Jahr Grows Its Revenues, Achieves Significant Profit Leap

Hamburg, 30 March 2011
Thanks to slight organic growth, G+J generated increased revenues and achieved an excellent operating result, above pre-crisis levels, in fiscal 2010. Following the global economic and financial crisis and successfully implemented structural measures as well as investments in new businesses, brands and titles, the company was able to strengthen its market position, especially in Germany, and grew its operating result significantly.


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Ligatus France concludes exclusive agreement with the largest titles of the French daily and weekly press

Hamburg, 13 March 2011
Les Echos, Le Figaro, Libé;ration, Le Parisien / Aujourd'hui en France) and three weekly journals(L'Express, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Point) have closed an exclusive partnership with Ligatus for the marketing of their text link formats in the area of performance marketing in France.


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Gruner + Jahr and Motor Presse appoint Sonia Fuentes Managing Director of GPS

Hamburg, 09 February 2011
Effective 1 March 2011 the Board of Directors of the Spanish publishing services company Gesti;oacute;n de Publicaciones y Publicidad (GPS) appointed previous CFO Sonia Fuentes to the position of Managing Director of GPS.GPS was founded in 2007 as a publishing services joint venture with its registered office in Madrid and equal shares held by GyJ Espa;ntilde;a (Gruner + Jahr) and Motorpress Ibé;rica (Motor Presse Stuttgart). GPS provides a comprehensive range of publishing services, from production and distribution to advertisement sales and complete IT solutions as well as administrative services.


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G+J International Media Sales (IMS) begins international marketing in Germany and opens an international office in Hamburg.

Hamburg, 20 January 2011
International Media Claudia Scheil, since January 2011 IMS has expanded its field of activity to include the international advertising budgets of German companies, thereby increasing its relevance as a global marketing partner. Upon opening its new office, IMS had already won the well-known business magazine "Forbes" and British Airways' renowned in-flight and ambient media as new clients.


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GALA Continues International Expansion with Launch in Slovakia

Hamburg, 13 December 2010
The international premium people-lifestyle magazine GALA continues its international expansion this year by launching a Slovak edition – the ninth country edition now on newsstands.


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Management changeover at Verlagsgruppe NEWS

Hamburg, 30 November 2010
Oliver Voigt, Publisher and CEO of Verlagsgruppe NEWS, will leave the company on 31 December 2010 to tackle new professional challenges.


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Gruner + Jahr To Publish Cosmopolitan under license in Croatia from 2011

Hamburg, 11 November 2010
Gruner + Jahr International will introduce Cosmopolitan magazine under license to the Croatian market from January 2011. Cosmopolitan is the bestselling young women's publication worldwide, with separate editions in 60 countries, and is published by the Hearst Magazines International media corporation. Gruner + Jahr International has already successfully established the magazine in Spain and several other countries.


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Gruner + Jahr To Publish Cosmopolitan in Portugal from 2011

Hamburg, 01 November 2010
Gruner + Jahr International will begin publishing the Portuguese edition of Cosmopolitan magazine under license from February 2011. Cosmopolitan has been the leading women's magazine in Portugal since 1992, and is the bestselling young women's publication worldwide, with separate editions in 60 countries.


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Gruner + Jahr launches kid's magazine GEOlino in China

Hamburg, 28 October 2010
Gruner + Jahr will launch its kid's magazine GEOlino in cooperation with Children's Fun Publishing in January 2011 in China. Before that GEOlino China will be published as of now twice as a trial version in our partners' kids magazines, before it starts as self-standing publication in January 2011.


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Motor Presse Stuttgart appoints G+J International Brands and Licenses to market international magazine licenses

Hamburg, 01 September 2010
Motor Presse Stuttgart today announced that it has set a new course to accelerate the internationalisation of its media brands auto motor and sport und MOTORRAD. The Stuttgart-based media company has appointed G+J International Brands and Licenses to identify license partners in countries where Motor Presse Stuttgart is not yet represented through subsidiaries or editions produced under license.


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Gruner + Jahr: Significantly improved market performance and lasting structural improvements yield outstanding results in first half of 2010

Hamburg, 31 August 2010
improved first-half market performance in the key core markets and the structural measures successfully implemented during the previous year, which as expected developed their full and sustained effects during the first half of 2010, Gruner + Jahr recorded an outstanding result, well above pre-crisis levels, for the first half of 2010.


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Gruner + Jahr Awards GEO Licenses to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG for Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Hamburg, 14 July 2010
Gruner + Jahr has signed a licensing agreement with Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, a joint venture of Axel Springer AG and Schweizer Ringier AG, to publish its international reportage magazine GEO in the three Eastern European countries of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. At the same time, the Romanian edition of GEO will be discontinued due to the difficult economic situation in the country. With 20 national editions worldwide, the features magazine, founded as an offshoot of STERN in Germany in 1976, is Gruner + Jahr's most international magazine brand: local editions are currently also published in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, Finland, India, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The foreign GEO editions are editorially managed from Hamburg.


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G+J International launches GEO iPad application

Hamburg, 06 July 2010
The reportage magazine GEO is launching a GEO iPad selection based on its English-language edition – a monthly selection of three reports from the current international print magazine in a multimedia format for the Apple iPad. The first issue will appear in early July and is priced at 2.49 EUR in the AppStore.


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GALA continues Internationalization, begins in Kuwait

Hamburg, 06 May 2010
GALA makes its debut in Kuwait with the June issue and therewith continues its internationalization. After launches in Syria and Lebanon last year, this is the third edition of the international celebrity and lifestyle magazine published under license in the rapidly growing Middle East region. This means that there are now editions of GALA in Germany, France, Poland, Russia (GALA Biografia), Croatia, Lithuania, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait.


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