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Elektor launches business specials in Germany

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Elektor has launched “Business Specials”, which are supplements to the main magazine in Germany, with the first one covering microcotrollers. There are two more planned in 2014: in June the special will cover Sensors, Measure-Equipment and Measure-Software (supporting the Sensor and Test exhibition) and in November LEDs and Power Supplies will be addressed, coinciding with…

Electronic Specifier launches German-language website

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Electronic Specifier has launched a new German-language website, The Electronic Specifier team has demonstrated their approach works with the current English and French websites, and it is good to see continued ambition to grow and expand. In Germany, the competition from other publishers is intense: certainly far greater than France, where there are few…

Selezione di Elettronica purchased by New Business Media

Monday, February 10th, 2014

On 1st February 2014 the Business Media division of Il Sole 24 ORE Group, which publishes Selezione di Elettronica amongst other trade titles, was purchased by Tecniche Nuove Group. Email addresses at the publication will change to end “”, but we are not aware of any plans that would affect Selezione di Elettronica. It should…

It’s still all about getting printed magazines in the post!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

OK, we’re a long way from the days when your marketing campaigns relied on printed magazines being posted out to readers. But there are still many people in Europe who like – or even prefer – to receive their news in print, so publishers will be facing the challenge of physical distribution of magazines for…

Mark Allen Group acquires Findlay Media

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Mark Allen Group (MAG) has announced they will acquire Findlay Media Limited (FML), subject to due diligence, with the deal expected to complete in early April 2014. The deal will take MAG’s turnover to more than ¬£25 million. MAG has offices at Herne Hill, London and Dinton, Wiltshire, but FML will continue to operate…

I just want to spend some money!

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Popular journalist and part-time PR, Dick¬†Selwood, sent me a note describing his frustrations when trying to find out information about various provocations. We have seen similar issues at Napier: sometimes you really do wonder whether publications want a share of your advertising budget! Rant mode on I am just trying to pull together a forward…

Electronics Weekly returns to the news

Monday, December 16th, 2013

I was never convinced by the argument that “no one reads the news in print any more”. Whilst it’s clear that consumption of news has moved online, there has always been a group of readers who prefer their news in print. It’s also clear that whilst the days of cutting and pasting press releases into…

New publication launched at productronica

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

At productronica, a new publication smttoday was launched, serving both the US and European electronics industry. As well as a website, a bi-monthly magazine will be published.

All I want for Christmas is print…

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Power Systems Design North America (PSDNA) will increase its print frequency from six issues a year to 10, matching the sister title Power Systems Design Europe (PSDE). Whilst the publishers haven’t said this, I suspect the editorial content of the two titles will get even closer, ultimately resulting in a single product that effectively allows…

Weka to publish show daily for embedded world

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Weka will again publish the show daily for Embedded World in 2014. Whilst this is a long-standing arrangement, it’s still great to see a publisher committing to support events with printed show dailies.

E&E International reaches 65,000 readers

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Whilst the value of local publications can’t be underestimated, there is a strong demand for international electronics publications that offer something a little different. The success of E&E international is a great example of this: with a circulation of 65,000 copies (50,000 digital, 15,000 pint) and now moving to four issues per year in 2014,…

New online automotive publication

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Popular journalist, Steve Rogerson, has launched a new online title called Vehicle Electronics. This is a great move, and replaces the hole left by the closure of Automotive Electronics. We also understand that Steve plans to launch Vehicle Electronics as a magazine in the near future. It’s great to see an entrepreneurial approach by a…

BEST gets a new editor

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Tim Probert has taken over from Gerry Woolf as Editor of Batteries & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) magazine. Gerry isn’t leaving the publication, and remains publisher of BEST. Tim has built up extensive experience freelancing as an energy journalist, and helped to launch Critical Power Online, which is dedicated to technologies that keep the lights…

Positive response to ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS digital compendia

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

When publishers create innovative ways to reach the audience, it’s often hard to know how well they work, particularly if you don’t participate. So it was great to get some specific results from ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS about their latest digital compendium, which covered PCB technology and design. The idea is to publish the best articles on a…

Elektronik i Norden returns to print

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Don’t get too excited! Whilst there will be a printed edition of Elektronik i Norden this year, there will be only one, produced specially for the Embedded Conference Scandinavia, which will be held on 5th to 6th November. This Embedded Technology Special will also be distributed to the Swedish circulation of Elektronik i Norden, as…

Micro Technology Europe and Automotive Electronics close

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

It’s really sad to hear that David Williams has decided to call time on MT Publications, closing the company and shutting down both Micro Technology Europe and Automotive Electronics. The last issue of MTE was August and the last issue of AE was Q2. David has been a great publisher for the electronics industry, doing…

New website launches from PSDE and BEST

Friday, August 16th, 2013

A couple of new website launches to check out, with a mobile site from PSDE and a refresh that adds more rich media to BEST (Battery and Energy Storage) magazine.

UBM plans for the future

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Revenue fell by 11% in first half of 2013. Online revenue fell by 4%.   There’s a great article in theMediaBriefing about UBM’s plans to invest in future growth, and to transition to an "events-driven, digital content marketing business". Perhaps the most interesting thing for tech marketers is that UBM CEO David Levin said the…

New battery technology publication planned

Friday, July 5th, 2013

It’s always good to hear that a new publication will be launched, and there certainly seems to be an opportunity in the world of battery technology. Battery Connections will be a bimonthly digital publication will be launched in the near future: keep checking Napier News for more information.

funkschau creates brilliant sales promotion – AGAIN!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Without doubt, funkschau thinks up the most creative advertising promotions in our industry. In the past, they’ve offered discounts based upon the advertising buyer’s age, on the age of the company advertising, and are now offering a discount based upon the sum of the digits of the advertiser’s phone number to celebrate their 85th anniversary….

Elektronik to print a “readers’ choice” issue

Friday, June 28th, 2013

What a great idea from Elektronik! The 13th August issue is going to have content defined by the readers. By allowing readers to vote on topics to be covered, suggest additional topics and even propose specific articles, Elektronik has completely handed control of the content over to the readers. It’s a brilliant idea, and I’m…

E&E International sees continued success

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Last year publish-industry launched E&E International, an English language title with global circulation. It’s great to see that this move has been successful: it is published twice a year, with the second issue for 2013 due to be published at the end of July. With 15,000 print and 50,000 electronic circulation it has an impressive…

ElectronicSpecifier launches test and measurement supplements

Monday, June 17th, 2013

ElectronicSpecifier continues to grow: they’ve just announced that they will publish quarterly test and measurement supplements. The first of these will focus on microwave and RF test issues, and will be distributed in print and digital format to coincide with the European Microwave Week Conference and Exhibition in Nuremberg. The supplement won’t cover microwave and…

Svet mehatronike secures 400 paid subscribers in one month!

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Svet mehatronike magazine has an interesting business model – a paid-for subscription of just 4 Euros per year. As I said in an earlier blog post, whilst we’re not talking large amounts of money, it will be interesting to see whether engineers are prepared to make the effort to sign up and pay. As it…

Technologies magazine to close at end of March

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Sad news: Technologies, the popular Israeli title, is to close at the end of the month. The publisher, K.D.C Technologies Ltd made the decision to cease trading at the beginning of the week. There is some speculation that the brand might be purchased, or that the editorial team might start up a new title: we…