SIPA February Member News

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Investing Daily Continues Rapid Growth by Acquiring 10 Advisory Publications from Street Authority and Profitable Trading

Investing Daily, sister company of SIPA member Business Management Daily, has acquired the assets of Street Authority and Profitable Trading, subsidiaries of Authority Holdings, Inc. The assets include 10 premium investment advisory newsletters serving 26,000 readers and two free newsletters serving another 160,000 self-directed investors.

"Adding the Street Authority and Profitable Trading products and talent to Investing Daily is a natural fit that will serve our customers well and provide an immediate boost to the profitability of our business," said Phil Ash, COO of Capitol Information Group. Approximately 90% of the Street Authority team will continue with Investing Daily.

The Street Authority product line includes Street Authority Daily, High-Yield Investing, Fast-Track Millionaire, Extreme Tech Profits, The Daily Paycheck, Game-Changing Stocks, Maximum Profit and Top Stock Advisor. The Profitable Trading product line includes Profit Amplifier, Maximum Income and Income Trader.

Investing Daily has grown net sales by 107% over the last three years. With the addition of Street Authority's $3.5 million of sales, Ash believes that upward trend will continue in 2019.

Investing Daily and Business Management Daily remain highly interested in further acquisitions. Please contact BMD publisher Adam Goldstein with any inquiries.

Kim Schmidt Promoted to Executive Editor of Farm Equipment

Lessiter Media has promoted Kim Schmidt to executive editor of Farm Equipment and Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazines. Schmidt joined Farm Equipment in June 2012 as managing editor and has played an integral part in of the magazine's growth and influence.

In her expanded role, she will be responsible for all of Farm Equipment's print and digital content, as well as production budgets and processes. She will also continue as coordinator of the annual Dealership Minds Summit and as the host of Ag Equipment Intelligence's excellent, bi-weekly On the Record newscast.

"Kim will have the responsibility to protect our unique editorial formula, as well as creating and developing content that will continue to challenge our dealer readership," said Mike Lessiter, editor/publisher of Farm Equipment and president of Lessiter Media.

CQ and Roll Call to Distribute U.S. Policy Coverage to China Through New Partnership

FiscalNote has announced that its CQ and Roll Call publications will expand their policy analysis into China in partnership with GRisk, an innovative information platform for financial and business professionals in China. Through this partnership, CQ and Roll Call will provide select policy-based analyses to GRisk for distribution through WeChat and other online platforms, bringing in-depth analysis of U.S. federal legislation and regulation to GRisk users in China.

"This partnership brings CQ and Roll Call's valued reporting on U.S. federal legislation and regulation to a China-based audience that is craving this insight," said Josh Resnik, FiscalNote's chief content officer and SVP/publisher. "People around the world are more interdependent than ever, and CQ and Roll Call's unbiased, in-depth analysis of U.S. developments is increasingly valuable to audiences outside the United States."

Relias Announces Agreement with RQI Partners, Adds Resuscitation Products to Relias LMS

Relias has announced a partnership agreement with RQI Partners, LLC, a joint venture partnership between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical. The agreement will allow Relias to market and sell the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical's co-developed Resuscitation Quality Improvement program and range of HeartCode BLS, ACLS and PALS eLearning programs.

Each year, more than 200,000 adult cardiac arrests occur in U.S. hospitals and less than 26% of adult patients survive. High-quality CPR is the primary component that influences survival from cardiac arrest.

"Providing the most impactful training to our clients, training that improves quality of life, is our top priority," said Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias. "The knowledge, competency and quarterly CPR skills sessions provided by the RQI program save lives. Relias is thrilled to add this content to our learning management system."

Agri-Pulse promotes Spencer Chase to Managing Editor

Agri-Pulse has promoted Spencer Chase to managing editor. "Spencer continues to do great work for us, producing quality broadcasts and writing," said Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant. "We look forward to having him assume a key managerial role within our growing company."

Chase joined Agri-Pulse in 2014 as an associate editor, covering a wide range of farm policy issues. Since then, he has contributed to the company's website and weekly newsletter as well as increased the quality and quantity of Agri-Pulse's audio and video product offerings.

"I'm excited to continue with the company in this new managerial role," Chase said. "We have the largest and most experienced team of journalists covering farm and food policy in Washington, and I'm thrilled to work with them to give our audience the information they need and trust."

Grimes, McGovern & Associates Represents the Baby Shows in the Sale of Their Event Business to Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media will be expanding its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of The Baby Shows, which take place in Toronto in spring and fall. Gord Carley from Grimes, McGovern & Associates served as the exclusive M&A Advisor to The Baby Shows in the sale.

"We're proud that The Baby Shows have become such a trusted resource for new parents to date, and we're looking forward to growing their scale even more," said Nick Eliades, president and co-founder, The Baby Shows.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…