Press release

Medienfabrik to transfer to Gruner + Jahr / Hamburg Publishing House establishes Germany's largest Content Communication Service Provider

Hamburg, November 13th 2015 – On January 1st 2016, the communications agency Medienfabrik will be transferring from Arvato to Gruner + Jahr – both 100 percent subsidiaries of the international media company Bertelsmann. Gruner + Jahr will thus be setting up Germany's largest content communication service provider. Combined, Medienfabrik and G+J Corporate Editors achieve a turnover of more than 100 million Euros.

Stephan Schäfer, Chief Product Officer Gruner + Jahr: "Medienfabrik is a gold nugget on the market of content marketing agencies. Together with G+J Corporate Editors we will become the top player in a strongly growing and highly coveted market."

Medienfabrik has been offering innovative communication solutions for national and international enterprises, medium-size businesses and organizations for more than 25 years. The most important clients include Daimler, EY, Rossmann and Miele. The main focus lies in the fields of corporate communication and trade marketing. Under the brand Embrace, Medienfabrik is leader in the field of HR marketing and recruiting services. The subsidiary Crossmarketing also offers the services of a full service media agency successfully on the market. Overall, 470 employees work at locations in Gütersloh, Bonn, Berlin, Leverkusen and Munich.

G+J Corporate Editors is the specialist for journalistic high quality creative content. G+J CE offers its clients publishing solutions for corporate challenges and has offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. The clients include Beiersdorf, Deutsche Bahn, Hornbach, Lamborghini, Lufthansa, Telekom and Rewe. Together, Medienfabrik and G+J Corporate Editors have received so many national and international awards for their work like no other company in the industry.

Stefan Postler, managing director Medienfabrik: "Together with Gruner + Jahr, we can set new standards in the communications market. We are looking forward to the future under the roof of G+J."

Sandra Harzer-Kux, managing director G+J Corporate Editors: "The diversity of competence we will be offering together with Medienfabrik is unique. Our customers will benefit from this from the very first day."

For more information please contact:

Frank Thomsen
Executive Vice President
Corporate Communications
20444 Hamburg
Phone +49 (0) 40 / 37 03 - 31 13
Telefax +49 (0) 40 / 37 03 - 56 17