Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome the following new members to the SIPA community:
AgFax Media LLC – Covering agriculture since 1982, the 24/7 news website, AgFax.com, is a clearing house for the latest news in ag. They publish 9 seasonal weekly crop newsletters plus the year-round AgFax Updates Weekend edition.
The Hill Times is a Canadian twice-weekly newspaper, published in Ottawa, Ontario, which covers the Parliament of Canada, the federal government and other federal political news.
Publish Interactive develops technology that allows research publishers to manage and deliver their high value content to their subscribers.
Nancy Brand Leaving as Managing Director of SIPA to Become VP of Operations at Cabot Wealth Network
After four-plus years at the helm of SIPA for SIIA, Nancy Brand is stepping down at the end of June to become the VP of operations at Cabot Wealth Network.
"I came to SIPA from a member company and I am returning to a member company," Brand said, "so I will continue to be a part of this wonderful community. It has been a pleasure to work with and get to know so many of you during my tenure."
Brand leaves at a moment of strength for SIPA as membership is up, event participation growing and the amount of programming—conferences and other live events, webinars and digital resources—is on the upswing.
New SIIA President Jeff Joseph will lead the search to find Brand's replacement. The job is posted here.
"Thank you to the many members and volunteers I have had the good fortune to work with over the years," Brand said. "It truly has been a special experience and I look forward to keeping in touch with you as we push our businesses and SIPA into an even more successful future."
Grimes McGovern Represents Symphony Publishing in Sale of Two Magazines
Wainscot Media, a content marketing agency and magazine publisher, has acquired 9Threads—a New York-based design firm publisher of B2B magazines Footwear Plus and Earnshaw's—from former owner Symphony Publishing Group for an undisclosed sum.
Symphony was represented in the sale by media M&A firm and SIPA member Grimes, McGovern & Associates.
The deal expands Wainscot's portfolio to include more than 50 publications, according to the company, ranging from healthy living and luxury lifestyle titles to city and regional magazines.
Daily Fintech Selects Triumvirate Content Consultants (TCC) to Help Launch New Revenue Centers
SIPA member Triumvirate Content Consultants has been selected by Daily Fintech to help monetize its content assets, identify new distribution channels and markets, and help develop innovative digital products.
"We're passionate about helping companies with unique content tap into new revenue sources," said Paul Gerbino, TCC president. "Daily Fintech is known for its quality content, market insights and expert perspective. There are lots of other organizations whose customers want access to their research. Our job is to make that happen."
"We're excited to partner with Paul and the TCC team," said Bernard Lunn, CEO of Daily Fintech. "Our content is our lifeblood and TCC is helping us find new markets who value the insights in our daily posts, and in nearly 5 years of archives. We're excited to open new revenue streams that contribute to our profitability."
Industry Dive Deepens Newsroom Expertise with Experienced Hires
Industry Dive recently hired veteran journalists with deep backgrounds in healthcare, medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, information technology and construction as it continues to expand its fast-growing newsroom.
· Dana Elfin joins as a senior editor for Healthcare Dive and MedTech Dive. Elfin most recently covered legal and regulatory issues related to pharma and medical devices as a senior legal reporter for Bloomberg Law.
· Jennifer Goodman joins the team as a senior reporter for Construction Dive. She was most recently the editor for Builder Magazine at Hanley Wood, a major trade publication in the construction space.
· Jonathan Gardner becomes a senior reporter for BioPharma Dive. He was most recently the U.S. News Editor for Vantage, a UK-based publication covering news and analysis for the pharma, biotech and medtech sectors.
· Roberto Torres Luzardo has joined the team as a reporter for CIO Dive. Luzardo was most recently the lead reporter for Philadelphia for Technically Media, where he covered the local technology and startup space.
Industry Dive today employs 65 journalists in its newsroom, publishing 16 daily online publications and reaching over 7 million readers monthly across all platforms—earning over $22 million in revenue in 2018. Industry Dive is currently hiring for several open positions.
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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…