Latest News

You can find press releases about G+J, its media, its brands and their makers here.

Press release

Tech Company AppLike raises 8 digit investment from German Media Company Gruner + Jahr / AppLike Group is formed

Hamburg, April 23, 2020
Gruner + Jahr is expanding into the strategic growth market mobile and will invest 8 digit in the AppLike Group in the coming years. The group has grown out of the successful app marketing platform AppLike, which was founded in 2015 under the Gruner + Jahr umbrella and has become a Top 10 marketing channel for mobile apps in the AppsFlyer Performance Index for the past three years. Effective immediately, the group comprises three companies: adjoe, justDice, and Sunday. The AppLike Group will support its subsidiaries by providing state-of-the-art technologies, mobile apps expertise and their ad sales power in the app market.

 


Press release

SPIEGEL MEDIA joins the Ad Alliance, expanding its quality portfolio

Hamburg/Cologne, 1 September 2017
SPIEGEL MEDIA, the SPIEGEL Group's advertising sales house, is joining Gruner + Jahr and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as a new partner in their Ad Alliance, the advertising sales alliance established a year ago. As a result, the media brands DER SPIEGEL, SPIEGEL ONLINE, manager magazin and Harvard Business Manager will become part of Ad Alliance's quality portfolio. Together with RTL, VOX and n-tv, STERN, BRIGITTE, GALA and their respective digital offerings, the advertising sales houses of the Ad Alliance reach 99 per cent of the German population every month.


Press release

#FightForOurWrite: Gruner + Jahr Launches Campaign for Freedom of the Press at G20 Summit

Hamburg, July 4, 2017
Gruner + Jahr is greeting the heads of state and government leaders of the G20 nations with a campaign for freedom of speech and freedom of the press. With four huge posters on the facade of the publishing company building facing the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, where Recep Erdogan, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and others will attend a concert on Friday evening, and a multilingual social media campaign, the publishing company is drawing attention to attacks on freedom of the press and advocating for unfettered media reporting.


Press release

Volker Breid pursues new paths: Shareholders appoint Nils Oberschelp as CEO of Motor Presse Stuttgart

Hamburg/Stuttgart, May 31, 2017
Top management change at the Motor Presse Stuttgart (MPS): After more than five years as the company’s CEO, Dr. Volker Breid has decided to leave MPS for family reasons and to pursue a new professional challenge. MPS shareholders Gruner + Jahr and the founding families Pietsch and Dietrich-Troeltsch have appointed Nils Oberschelp, to date CEO of the media brand distribution specialist DPV Deutscher Pressevertrieb, as his successor. 


Press release

G+J Digital Ventures and Ringier Digital Ventures invest in DIY platform Makerist

Berlin/Hamburg/Zürich, 17 October 2016
G+J Digital Ventures (www.gujdv.com) and Ringier Digital Ventures are investing in the DIY startup Makerist (www.makerist.de). In addition to the two new investors, existing investors Hightech-Gründerfonds (High-Tech Founder Fund, HTGF) and OZ Verlag are also participating in the Series B financing round of 5 million euros.


Press release

CHEFKOCH, ELTERN and GALA Announce Alexa skills available on Amazon Echo when it launches in Germany

Hamburg, 14 September 2016
With CHEFKOCH, ELTERN and GALA in its line-up, Gruner + Jahr is one of the leading digital media brands in the Food, Family and People segments. Now, the Hamburg publisher is testing ways to expand the reach of the three brands to the emerging Smart Home and Internet of Things markets through the launch of Amazon's hands-free speaker, Amazon Echo, and voice service, Alexa, when they become available in Germany.


Press release

Ligatus partners with leading global Performance Marketing company Criteo for its Programmatic Native Platform

Cologne, 6 September 2016
Thanks to the cooperation, the clients of Criteo now have access to the overall inventory of the international Ligatus network in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Turkey and the worldwide IP audience via programmatic buying.


Press release

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.


Press release

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.


Press release

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).


Press release

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.


Press release

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.


Press release

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.


Press release

GALA SPA AWARDS 2014: application phase for GALA anniversary year top event now open

Hamburg, 16 July 2013
Fantastic spa locations and luxury hotels, innovative beauty products, and extraordinary treatments are once again being sought for the GALA SPA AWARDS, which are awarded at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in spring 2014. Companies from more than 30 countries can submit their unique care concepts and feel-good locations for consideration in the important international beauty and spa awards by August 31, 2013. Companies from Iceland and Oman will be able to take part in the competition for the first time this year.


Press release

Julia Jäkel appointed to Executive Board of Gruner + Jahr AG

Hamburg, 05 September 2012
The Gruner + Jahr AG Supervisory Board has appointed Julia Jäkel (40) to the Executive Board of Europe's leading magazine publisher with immediate effect.


Press release

Gruner + Jahr Deutschland pools the digital activities of its brands

Hamburg, 22 August 2012
amburg, 22 August 2012 On 1 September 2012, Gruner + Jahr will found Gruner + Jahr Digital GmbH.


Press release

GALA SPA AWARDS 2013: application phase now open

Hamburg, 13 August 2012
Fantastic spa locations and luxury hotels, innovative beauty products, and extraordinary treatments are once again being sought for the GALA SPA AWARDS, which are awarded by premium people and lifestyle magazine GALA in cooperation with Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa.


Press release

And the Henri Nannen Prize 2012 goes to...

Hamburg, 15 May 2012
Stefan Willeke (DIE ZEIT), Documentary reporting: A twelvememberteam from DER SPIEGEL magazine, Investigative reporting: Nikolaus Harbusch,Martin Heidemanns (BILD), Hans Leyendecker, Klaus Ott, Nicolas Richter(Süddeutsche Zeitung), Essay: Niklas Maak (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung),Photo reporting: Kai Löffelbein (stern.


Press release

Gruner + Jahr raises revenues yet again while investing in its core business and the digital future of its strong brands. G+J Germany obtains a record result in 2011. G+J International expands its engagement in India.

Hamburg, 28 March 2012
ly organic
- Operating EBIT above pre-crisis level
- Annual net income at the same high level of the previous year
- High profitability with a double-digit return on sales
- Sale of Prinovis in autumn 2011
- Investments in India and in digital transformation
- High level of profit participation – employees participate in corporate success

Hamburg, March 29, 2012
Gruner + Jahr looks back on a good fiscal 2011: G+J recorded a slight, mainly organic growth in revenues in the period under review, with the operating result remaining high and above the level of the pre-crisis years.


Press release

Thomas Rabe takes over chair of Gruner + Jahr AG Supervisory Board

Hamburg, 09 January 2012
The members of Gruner + Jahr AG's Supervisory Board yesterday elected Thomas Rabe (46) to serve as its chairman.


Displaying results 1 to 20 out of 182