Hamburg, 18 February 2009 – G+J Netherlands Takes Over Women's Magazine JAN, Parenting Magazine JANTJE and Their Website
G+J Netherlands has expanded its portfolio to include another highend women's magazine. The publisher has acquired a majority share in the magazine JAN from the Telegraaf Tijdschriften Groep, with retroactive effect from January 1st 2009. The acquisition also includes the parenting magazine JANTJE and the JAN-MAGAZINE.nl website.
JAN is an upscale publication for modern women 30 and over, with a special mix of glossy photo spreads and intelligent journalism on the classic women's themes of beauty, fashion, psychology and "management" of the everyday routine. The magazine was launched in 2005 and most recently had a sold circulation of 63,000 copies at a cover price of ;euro; 4.95. Its editor-in-chief is JAN's founder Marie Nanette Schaepman, who oversees JAN's team of 13 employees.
JANTJE was introduced in 2007 to complement the main title by providing classic parenting topics for the same target audience. The magazine promptly achieved a circulation of over 30,000 copies without so much as a marketing campaign. JANTJE is published four times a year.
The website has been used among other things to market a range of merchandising products under the name "Jan-a-haves", such as high-end jewelry and accessories.
Eric Blok, managing director of G+J Netherlands, said: "The acquisition of JAN represents a strategic addition to our portfolio and strengthens our presence in the women's segment. We have attained premium-publisher status, partly thanks to GLAMOUR. JAN, JANTJE and the Web site serve to strengthen this position and will lead to an important profitable growth surge."
Vice President Media Relations