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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quest wins ;lsquo;Magazine Of The Year' award

Hamburg, 09 December 2009
In front of a capacity crowd of 1.000 top magazine professionals during the annual Mercur Magazine Awards Gala Quest received the Mercur award for ;lsquo;Magazine Of The Year'. The entire editorial team of 30 climbed the stage when the winner was announced. ;lsquo;And then there were just eight of us in the beginning', says Karlijn van Overbeek, Editor-in-Chief. ;lsquo;Circulation has steadily increased since the launch in 2004. Over 200.000 copies of Quest are being sold every month, satisfying a total readership of almost 1,1 million. This Mercur award is also a prize for all those readers. We are proud to carry the title ;lsquo;Magazine Of The Year' for all of 2010.'


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Gruner + Jahr sells G+J Russia to Axel Springer AG

Hamburg, 23 November 2009
As part of the strategic realignment of its international activities, Gruner + Jahr has sold its Russian operations to Axel Springer AG.


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G+J International merges its international brands and licenses business / Andr;eacute; Möllersmann appointed to head new "International Brands and Licenses Unit"

Hamburg, 28 June 2009
André; Möllersmann, 36, has been appointed to head the "International Brands and Licenses Unit" at G+J International with effect from July 1, 2009. The purpose of the newly created department is to internationalize G+J's strong brands such as GALA, GEO, ELTERN/Parenting Network and the international popular-science titles PM, QUEST, FOCUS and MUY INTERESANTE, both in print and online. The department will also serve to support synergies between the international brands.


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GALA Launches in the Middle East

Hamburg, 11 June 2009
The Middle East edition of the celebrity lifestyle magazine is jointly published by Gruner + Jahr and the United Group. The latter also publishes "Marie Claire" under license, along with a number of its own premium titles.


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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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First license issued in Lithuania for GALA people/lifestyle magazine

Hamburg, 04 February 2009
The first issue of GALA published under license in Lithuania made its newsstand debut at the end of January 2009. Lithuania's IEVA Group, publisher of the high-end fashion magazine IEVA, is the licensing partner for the Gruner + Jahr title. GALA's editor-in-chief is the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Lithuania, Eva Tombak.


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Gruner + Jahr Increases Brand-Business Revenues and ROS Again in 2007

Hamburg, 19 March 2008
tion as market-leading magazine publisher in Europe / Brand business sets new records in turnover and profit / International expansionist course successfully continued / "Expand your Brand" program on track / PRINOVIS holding negatively impacts the bottom line Gruner + Jahr, Europe's biggest magazine publisher and Germany's highestturnover publisher, systematically continued its brand expansion strategy in the 2007 financial year, underscoring its leading position in a market environment that remains fiercely competitive.


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Thilo von Trott named new Chief of Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility / Maria Hoffacker appointed as his deputy

Hamburg, 23 January 2008
Dr. Thilo von Trott, 40, will be taking on the management of the newly created department Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility at Gruner + Jahr with effect from February 1. He will be moving to the corporate communications department from the G+J's Women/Family/People publishing group, where he currently holds a management position with the titles HEALTHY LIVING and FRAU IM SPIEGEL. In his new capacity, Thilo von Trott will report to Dr. Andreas Knaut, head of G+J's corporate communications department.


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G+J Launches GALA in the Netherlands

Hamburg, 26 September 2007
G+J International is expanding its portfolio of people magazines, as GALA premieres in the Netherlands on Sep 27. GALA is now published in a total of six countries: France, Germany, Poland, Russia and Croatia – and the Netherlands.


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Gruner + Jahr Reports Increased Revenues and Earnings in First Six Months of 2007

Hamburg, 04 September 2007
Gruner + Jahr improved its revenues and operating result during the first half of 2007. Turnover increased to ;euro;1.39 billion (H´1/2006: ;euro;1.37 billion), while earnings improved to ;euro;116 million (H´1/2006: ;euro;111 million). In all, the first half was dominated by investments in "Expand your Brand" activities to further develop G+J´s brands on new media platforms beyond print.


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