Future PLC• Future PLC is an intenational special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today they have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. They hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts.• Future PLC sells 3.2 million magazines each month; they attract more than 23 million unique visitors to their websites; and they host 27 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries internationally, making them the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.• Future is the biggest guitar publisher in the world and the biggest music-making publisher in both the US and the UK.• Guitar World maintains its position as the world’s biggest guitar magazine and in 2010 launched its first paid- for, fully interactive app: Guitar World Lick of the Day. Guitar Aficionado, the lifestyle magazine for guitarists, was runner-up for ‘Best Cover of the Year’ by the American Society of Magazine Editors.• Rhythm celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010 and maintained its position as the UK’s number one drumming magazine. Computer Music’s first iPhone app reached downloads of over 60,000.• Musicradar.com, their flagship music-making website, now attracts five million page views a month, providing news, reviews, tutorials and a community for music-makers. MusicRadar launched new bass and acoustic channels in 2010, along with StoreFinder, a bespoke web app that enables browsers to find their local music retailer.• Future’s music-listening brands Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Revolver are going from strength to strength. Classic Rock recorded its ninth consecutive circulation increase in the last full year ABCs and launched a series of successful spin-offs.• Metal Hammer and Revolver ran successful Golden Gods shows in the UK and US respectively. Metal Hammer magazine was recognised for its outstanding design winning best entertainment cover at the PPA Maggies Awards, beating Empire, Heat and Hello. Both brands have launched mobile apps, and Metal Hammer has more than 100,000 Facebook followers.
IPC Media• IPC Media produces over 60 iconic media brands, with print alone reaching almost two thirds of UK women and 42% of UK men – almost 26 million UK adults – while our websites collectively reach over 20 million users every month.• IPCs diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.• NME has become a truly unique multi-platform media proposition. Across the magazine, NME.com, NMETV, NME Radio and the brands live events and awards, NME reaches over one million music fans every week. NME is the longest published and most respected music weekly in the world. Every week it gives its readers the most exciting, most authoritative coverage of the very best in contemporary music, including award winning features, the latest releases, live reviews, the definitive guide to the best new bands in its Radar section, as well as a regular look back through the magazines incredible 58 year heritage.• The website was launched in 1996; the award-winning NME.com has grown to become Europes most successful music website, with over 4 million unique users across the globe. Famous for its industry-leading music news, world exclusives, breadth of reviews, video content and in-depth features, NME.com is the digital archive of the NME, with over 30,000 news stories, reviews and features in its database. NME.com was voted Interactive Consumer Magazine of the Year at the 2009 PPA Awards.
Bauer Media• Bauer Media is a division of the Bauer Media Group; Europe’s largest privately owned publishing Group. The Group is a worldwide media empire offering over 300 magazines in 15 countries, as well as online, TV and radio stations.• Bauer Media is a multi-platform UK-based media Group consisting of many companies collected around two main divisions – Magazines and Radio - widely recognised and rewarded as being industry innovators.• Bauer Media connects and engages 19 million consumers every week with the most influential brands in the UK. The value of their in-depth understanding of these audiences is reflected in their unrivalled research initiatives. Bauer Media is in a unique position to be able to deliver groundbreaking consumer insight to media professionals, having more market leading brands across a wider breadth of markets than any other media owner.• Bauer Media bridges the insight gap with the battle-tested consumer knowledge that has underpinned its own success in fierce consumer markets, and from an advertising standpoint, its unrivalled experience in providing creative solutions to its customers.• Their business is built on influential media brands with millions of personal relationships with engaged readers and listeners. Their strategy is to connect audiences with excellent content through their broad multi- touch point brand platforms, wherever and whenever and however they want. Their wide portfolio of influential brands gives them advantages over pure play magazine or radio competitors.• The seeds of the company’s radio business were planted in 1990 with the acquisition of London dance station Kiss FM (now called Kiss 100), followed by the acquisition of Liverpools Radio City and later by TWC and the Metro Group. Then came the acquisition of Melody FM which was transformed into the market- leading Magic 105.4.• In 1994, the company bought a small magazine called For Him Magazine which is now the core of the best- selling international multi-platform brand FHM.• Continuing its history of magazine launches, Closer was launched in 2002 and Britain’s first weekly glossy, GRAZIA, was launched in 2005.• Today, Bauer Media spans over 80 influential brand names covering a diverse range of interests including heat – the must have weekly celebrity title, Parkers, MATCH!, CAR and Yours.
EMAP• Emap is a business-to-business multiplatform media group, whose brands inform, inspire and connect within the sectors they operate in. For millions of people across the globe involved in the built environment, retail, media, fashion, health, education, government and automotive sectors, Emap provides essential news, analysis and access.• Emap maintains an undiluted focus on content and product quality across online and offline publications, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, data and intelligence services. This enables the sharing of best practice, ideas and inspiration, for better, more timely, more informed decisions. Emap gives business professionals the commercial understanding and access to the people and organisations they need to do their jobs better.• Emap’s ethos is routed in innovation, in making brave decisions for a better offering that meet and exceed customer demands intelligently and proactively. They are committed to giving those who rely on them the best in networking, information or stimulation.• They depend on the imagination and passion of their people to invent and develop their brands, and drive their business forward. Personal accountability is at the centre of Emap, which means Emap employees are empowered to create the kind of timely, dynamic products our customers find essential.• Emap started life as a local newspaper company in 1947. Today Emap is a global media group, playing a crucial role in giving the retail, media, finance, fashion, health, education, government and automotive sectors the essential news, analysis and access they need to succeed.