Press Centre

Our press centre contains all the most important information from the world of Gruner + Jahr – the latest press releases from G+J brands, plus images and contact details.

Photographer Minzayar Oo, working on assignment for GEO magazine, detained in Bangladesh

Burmese photojournalist Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat have being held by the Bangladeshi authorities since September, 7th. Minzayar Oo is a member of the British photo agency Panos Pictures and was assigned by German GEO magazine to cover the Rohingya crisis in the Bangladeshi town of Cox's Bazar, where many Rohingyas have arrived to seek protection from the atrocities they have suffered in Myanmar.

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.

#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.

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. 


Hamburg, 4. April 2017
This March G+J i|MS took over marketing the print and online media of Visual Talent in Germany and Switzerland, further expanding its cross-media presence in the lifestyle segment. 

Gruner + Jahr: Strong digital growth and earnings turnaround in 2016

Hamburg, 29 March 2017
Gruner + Jahr's financial year 2016 was characterized by a growth surge in its digital business, especially in Germany; by the founding of new companies such as Deutsche Medien-Manufaktur and TERRITORY, Germany's largest content communications provider; and by the continuation of its innovation strategy in the magazine business.

Gruner + Jahr’s statement on the Fact Checking Initiative from Facebook:

Hamburg, 21 February 2017
Widespread digitization of the media has given people enormous capacity to communicate, stay informed and express themselves. These new freedoms can fortify a democratic society; but they can also pose threats to it. One such threat has arrived in the form of fake, invented or sensationalist news: a phenomenon that has recently become all too common on social media.

Gruner + Jahr moves to Hamburg's HafenCity

Hamburg, 8 December 2016
The future head offices of Gruner + Jahr are to be located in Lohsepark, near the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg's HafenCity. Gruner + Jahr is having a new building erected for the publishing house there and is planning to move there in 2021. The address will then be "Am Hannoverschen Bahnhof".

G+J International Media Sales (G+J i|MS) takes over sales representation for Iberia and Aer Lingus Media

Hamburg, 24 November 2016
Since October 2016, the G+J i|MS sales offices in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and France represent the multimedia portfolio of the Spanish Iberia Airline with its EXCELENTE and RONDA magazines. Starting in January 2017 G+J i|MS will also represent the Aer Lingus media portfolio with CARA magazine. G+J i|MS already represents British Airways media for Cedar, a London based content agency.

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

Berlin/Hamburg/Zürich, 17 October 2016
G+J Digital Ventures ( and Ringier Digital Ventures are investing in the DIY startup Makerist ( 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.

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.

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.

Expansion of the programmatic digital marketing business: G+J subsidiary Ligatus acquires LiquidM

Hamburg/Cologne, 1 September 2016
Ligatus, Europe's leading native and performance network and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gruner + Jahr, is acquiring 100 percent of the international technology company LiquidM. LiquidM is backed by the investors Earlybird, Asset Management Ventures and Maximilian Thyssen.

Gruner + Jahr joins Google DNI, develops new technology for news app

Hamburg, 10 August 2016
Gruner + Jahr has joined Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI), which was established to promote innovative digital journalism projects. The initiative has also pledged a six-figure sum in support of a project by the Hamburg publishing house: the development of a news application centered around a new technology for content curation.

Gruner + Jahr, IP Deutschland and RTL Group to share an international stand at this year's dmexco 2016

Hamburg, 28 July 2016
At this year's dmexco trade fair, Gruner + Jahr, IP Deutschland and RTL Group will be presenting their digital solutions and products at a joint stand of over 800 m2. The focus of this team presence by sizeable national and internationally active market players will be the shared quality aspirations and audience objectives and the delivery of top content and technology to all relevant end-user devices.

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr form the Ad Alliance: IP Deutschland and G+J e|MS step up their collaboration

Hamburg/Cologne, 30 June 2016
Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr are stepping up their collaboration in the area of advertising sales. To this end, the sales houses IP Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr e|MS have formed the Ad Alliance. Under the slogan "For your media success," the Ad Alliance will offer high-reach platforms to advertisers and agencies and develop cross-media solutions and innovative advertising products from 1 January 2017.

TERRITORY. Content to Results: Gruner + Jahr forms new market leader in content communication

Hamburg, 12 May 2016
Pooling its content communication expertise, Hamburg based publishing house Gruner + Jahr has founded the new enterprise TERRITORY, Europe’s biggest provider for content-driven communication. Corporate content experts G+J Corporate Editors and Medienfabrik, HR marketing specialist Employour, as well as CrossMarketing, one of the biggest independent media agencies in Germany, and trnd, Europe’s leading provider in the field of personnel marketing, have merged to create the new market leader in this segment with a turnover of more than 130 million euros und around 850 employees.

Gruner + Jahr: 2015 Was a Successful Year for the Future

Hamburg, 23 March 2016
The 2015 financial year at Gruner + Jahr was one of creativity and innovation, dominated by strong investment in new print and digital businesses. In Germany alone, Gruner + Jahr launched eight new magazines and managed one of the most successful product launches in recent years with "Barbara."

G+J i|MS gains NZZ Media Group as new client

Hamburg, 21 March 2016
As of beginning of the year G+J i|MS is responsible for the sales representation of the print and online portfolio of the NZZ Media Group in Germany and BeNeLux. Thus, the international sales unit auf G+J in Germany - the G+J i|MS Sales Office Germany - enlarges its portfolio in the strategically important DACH-region, where they are already responsible for the international sales representation of the Austrian Verlagsgruppe News.

Gruner + Jahr acquires Employour: merger of Medienfabrik embrace and Employour creates new market leader in school-leaver and student marketing

Hamburg, Gütersloh and Bochum,16 November 2015
Gruner + Jahr, the Hamburg-based media company, has taken over Employour GmbH in Bochum for an eight-digit sum and linked it to Medienfabrik embrace. This creates a new market leader for school-leaver and student marketing.

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