Campaign Press Awards Silver Anniversary 1998 - Sponsor Profiles - Best Advertisement in Consumer Magazines - Gruner & Jahr

Founded in 1965, Gruner & Jahr is the magazine subsidiary of Bertelsmann media group.

Founded in 1965, Gruner & Jahr is the magazine subsidiary of

Bertelsmann media group.



In 1978, G&J became the first German publishing company to launch in the

international magazine market by taking over the Spanish publishing

house, Cosmos Distribuidora S.A., and acquiring Parenta Magazine

Enterprises Inc in the US.



One year later, G&J launched a French edition of the German magazine,

GEO.



In the US, G&J acquired Brown Printing Company, a gravure and offset

printing company.



In 1986, G&J entered the UK market with Prima, a women’s monthly

magazine.



G&J publishes 73 magazines in seven countries. Thirty-nine magazines are

available in Germany and the remaining 34 magazines are in the UK,

France, Spain, Poland, Italy and the US.



In the UK, G&J publishes five titles.



They are:

Prima          Britain’s best-selling women’s monthly (circulation

               540,727)

Best           The weekly women’s magazine (circulation 511,841)

Focus          The intelligent science magazine for men (circulation

               85,462)

Your Home      The magazine for the young, modern, mainstream home

               enthusiast (circulation 236,000)

Prima Baby     For every part of a women’s life during this special

               time. It is the magazine with a contemporary approach and

               a reassuring woman-to-woman tone (circulation 80,000)



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