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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Reorganisation of Gruner + Jahr Germany's publishing groups as of 1 February 2012

Hamburg, 27 November 2011
Gruner + Jahr Germany will restructure the organisation of its publishing groups as of 1 February 2012.


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Henri Nannen Prize competition 2012 launches with a new category and new jury members

Hamburg, 01 November 2011
Europe's leading magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr and its magazine stern are awarding the Henri Nannen Prize for the eighth time.


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Gruner + Jahr: Successful in core business – G+J increases revenues in first half of 2011 – results remain on high level

Hamburg, 31 August 2011
Group revenues at Gruner + Jahr rose considerably year-on-year to ;euro; 1,250 million (2010: ;euro; 1,217 million) while operating EBIT remained almost the same as in 2010.


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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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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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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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Gruner + Jahr masters Economic Crisis, and maintains good Operating Profit despite Downturn in Advertising Markets.

Hamburg, 24 March 2010
Due to the cost-cutting and restructuring program initiated early on, Gruner + Jahr reported only a slight year-on-year decline in its operating result, despite a significant fall in advertising revenues.


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G+J International Media Sales takes over the international marketing of "kicker," Germany's leading weekly soccer magazine.

Hamburg, 14 February 2010
G+J International Media Sales (G+J IMS) is taking over the overseas marketing of "kicker," Germany's leading weekly soccer magazine, effective immediately. "kicker" is published by Olympia Verlag,.


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Christian Merl Becomes Gruner + Jahr Press Spokesman and Deputy Head of G+J Corporate Communications

Hamburg, 23 November 2009
Christian Merl, 38, has been appointed press spokesman for Gruner + Jahr AG with effect from 1 January 2010. In his new role, he will be responsible for press relations for the G+J Germany and International divisions. He reports to Claus-Peter Schrack, Head of Corporate Communications at Gruner + Jahr, and will serve as his deputy.


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GEO Continues its Internationalization: Ninth GEO Website Launches in Bulgaria

Hamburg, 25 October 2009
The ninth GEO website launches in Bulgaria today at www.geo-bg.bg . As part of GEO's international concept eight websites have already gone online this year – in Finland, Spain, Russia and five other eastern European countries.


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G+J International Media Sales (IMS) Opens New Sales Office in Milan

Hamburg, 22 June 2009
On July 1, 2009 G+J IMS will be opening its sixth foreign office, adding the Milan site to its existing operations in London, Paris, Gent, Zurich and Vienna. The strong local presence of key deciders in the advertising activities of the fashion, design and furniture industries in Italy makes Milan G+J IMS;rsquo;s highest-turnover sales office. The new office ends the company;rsquo;s longstanding commission-based representation by Blei Spa on the Italian market, and substantiates the ongoing expansion of G+J;rsquo;s international media marketing activities. The move further enhances G+J IMS;rsquo;s leading marketing expertise among German publishers abroad and strengthens its growing third-party business. The six international offices are assisted in their efforts by 17 sales representatives who market the G+J IMS portfolio around the world.


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The Henri Nannen Award 2009 goes to: Katja Thimm (reportage), Beat Balzli, Jochen Brenner, Klaus Brinkbäumer, Ullrich Fichtner, Hauke Goos, Ralf Hoppe, Frank Hornig, Ansbert Kneip (documentation), Melanie Bergermann (investigation), Oliver Maria Schmitt (humor) und Yang Yankang (photo article)

Hamburg, 07 May 2009
This evening marked the fifth time that Gruner + Jahr publishers and stern magazine have presented the Henri Nannen Award to honor top performances in German-language print journalism. The 14 award winners were honored at a celebratory event at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg in front of around 1,200 prominent guests from the world of media, culture, politics and economics.


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Jürgen Leinemann receives the Henri Nannen Prize 2009 for his life's work

Hamburg, 05 May 2009
Gruner + Jahr publishers and stern magazine award the Henri Nannen Prize 2009 for journalistic life work to journalist and author, Jürgen Leinemann. The prize will be awarded at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg on May 8.


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Gruner + Jahr Successfully Counters the Crisis in Its Markets

Hamburg, 01 April 2009
Gruner + Jahr, Europe's biggest magazine publisher and the highestrevenue publishing house in Germany, defended its market position in 2008.


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