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Opening Information Markets in Asia

A delegate of 60 executives came together last month at Outsell’s exciting first event focused on doing business in Asia, and co-produced with the region’s leading association, Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) Important Details: Leading-edge thought leaders blazing information industry trails in the far east came together last month at the Regent Singapore at Outsell’s event [1] to compare practices, ... Read More »

SIIA Merges its ABM and CISD Divisions into a Single Unit

The merger allows SIIA to focus its resources and become a more powerful and resourceful association to better assist our collective members grow and succeed. The inherent synergies between our two associations are many. ABM serves the business to business media and information profession and helps members navigate tumultuous change in the media industry by providing insight and intelligence. ABM ... Read More »

Who are the TOP Online B2B Marketing Businesses in Asia?

BIIA co-founder member recently issued a report the Top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia.  This report provides a ranking, based on website traffic, of the Top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia. The companies broadly fall into two categories, online sourcing platforms and online trade publications. In addition to ranking the companies, this report also includes profiles of companies new ... Read More »

Outsell Signature Event “ConvergenceNOW” a Great Success

BIIA extends its compliments to Anthea Stratigos, CEO and Co-founder of Outsell, and her team for producing an outstanding industry event “ConvergenceNOW!”  The event, which was co-produced with the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), took place in the historic town of Versailles outside Paris.  Over twenty presenters covered a wide range of key topics on the convergence of content, technology, ... Read More »

IHS Acquires PCI Acrylonitrile

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) announced it has acquired PCI Acrylonitrile, a strategic provider of chemical market insight and consulting services for the global acrylonitrile and derivatives industry. The acquisition of PCI Acrylonitrile further deepens and strengthens the existing IHS Chemical global market coverage in the commodity and engineering plastics and fibers sectors. Together with the expertise and insight offered by IHS ... Read More »

Bertelsmann First Half 2014 Revenues Up 6.7%

Bertelsmann revenues for first six months of 2014 were Euro 7.846bn up 6.7%.  Nevertheless profits declined by 39% largely because the previous year’s figures had been boosted by windfall gains.  Subsequently Bertelsmann downgraded its full-year forecasts. Underlying or operating profit edged 0.4 percent higher to 1.015 billion euros. “The first six months of 2014 went satisfactorily for Bertelsmann. The significant ... Read More »

Reed’s First Half of 2014 Exhibition Revenues Up 8%

London-based media group, Reed Elsevier, reported its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 2014.  The group’s revenues grew by 4% to £2.8 billion (US$4.9 billion), while excluding for biennial exhibition cycling, revenues were up by 3%. Adjusted operating profit in the period was £860 million (US$1.5 billion), a year-on-year increase of 5%. In the first half of ... Read More »

Joseph Sanborn Has Joined The Jordan, Edmiston Group

Senior Software and Technology M&A Banker Joins JEGI as Managing Director The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joseph Sanborn, a senior software and technology M&A banker, has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Technology.  Mr. Sanborn will lead the firm’s efforts to continue expanding its advisory practice in technology and software, with a focus ... Read More »

Bertelsmann Q1 2014 Revenues up 8.5%

Bertelsmann has begun the 2014 fiscal year with considerable revenue growth and a record operating result.  The international media and services group’s consolidated revenue from continuing operations rose sharply by 8.5 percent during the first-quarter reporting period to €3.90 billion (previous year: €3.60 billion).  The increase was driven by Arvato’s takeover of the e-commerce service provider Netrada and by the ... Read More »

Penton Launches ‘Penton SmartReach’ Division

Focuses on innovative development and delivery of targeted database to help businesses drive more effective marketing, enhance lead generation Penton announced that it has formed Penton SmartReach™, a division focusing exclusively on the development, management and delivery of targeted data and subscriber information to help direct marketers identify, reach and activate more prospects and generate more effective leads. The database ... Read More »

Sanoma Pro Oy Divests its B2B Business to Talentum

Sanoma Pro sells its B2B business to Talentum.  The transaction supports Sanoma’s strategy according to which Sanoma Pro focuses on developing and producing learning solutions.  Sanoma Pro and Talentum have signed the agreement on 20 March 2014 and the transfer of the business is planned for Thursday 1 May 2014. Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services ... Read More »

Global Sources’ Revenues Down 15%

NASDAQ-listed Global Sources revenues for 2013 were US$198 million, down 15% from the previous year.  However, net profit in 2013 grew moderately by 1.6%, to US$33 million using the IFRS accounting standard.  Diluted earnings per share in the year were US$0.91. More than 46% of Global Sources’ revenues were generated from its online services (US$91 million) – a drop of ... Read More »