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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…

MMG appoints new editorial assistant and increases frequency in USA

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Natalie Freeman has been appointed editorial assistant for Electrical Sourcing, and will work on the title from launch. Congratulations to Natalie for this well-deserved promotion. Like the best British pop star, MMG Publishing also appears to be succeeding in the USA, and following a successful inaugural North American ES Live event, a second will be…

Electronics Sourcing plans Boston event

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

With the UK ES LIVE event featuring 91 exhibitors and delivering an impressive 57% growth in 2013, the team at Electronics Sourcing has decided to expand their ambitions to the USA. Their first American event will be ES LIVE Boston, which will be held on 3rd October 2013. It will be a free one-day networking…

EE Times relaunches as a community site

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

On 1st July, EE Times relaunched as UBM Tech’s first community site. Later this year Light Reading and InformationWeek will follow suit. UBM’s goal for the community sites is to give tech decision-makers access to peer-based insights through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. This is an interesting move, and may prove challenging to realise….

Bodo’s Power to print in USA

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Is print dead? Well in Europe there is clearly a market for it, with many readers still preferring this format, and it appears that even in the USA print might still have a future. Bodo’s Power has been steadily growing its print circulation in North America, from a few hundred in 2006 to over 5000…

Custom electronic magazines from OpenSystems Media

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

OpenSystems Media has announced their Custom E-mag Initiative, which gives clients the chance to create their own branded, lead-generating digital magazine. OpenSystems Media will create an interactive digital publication, including white papers, product and company video clips, display ads, topical articles, hyperlinks to additional resources, social media interfaces, and product announcements. A demo is available…

What’s going on at UBM?

Friday, April 12th, 2013

I normally try to focus on the European electronics media, but the changes across the pond at UBM Electronics are so far-reaching that I thought I should discuss them in Napier News. I’m on my way back from holiday, so haven’t seen what anyone else has said, but have a 13-hour flight to think about…

Cliff Keys leaves Darnell

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Cliff Keys has left Darnell, a publisher Cliff joined about six months ago. This leaves Darnell without a European editor, which may make their push into Europe more difficult if they cannot find a suitable replacement. We understand that Cliff is planning to focus on freelance writing, although we are sure that a number of…

OpenSystems Media appoints Huson as European sales representative

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

OpenSystems Media, publishers of titles including Embedded Computing Design, Military Embedded Systems, Industrial Embedded Systems, PC/104 & Small Form Factors, VITA Technologies, xTCA & CompactPCI Systems, EDA Digest and DSP-FPG, has announced the appointment of Huson International Media as their exclusive European sales representative. This is a great move for OpenSystems Media, who have been…

Ron Friedman appointed to sell ElectronicWorld titles in the USA

Friday, October 26th, 2012

ElectronicWorld Publishing, the publishers of EIU Magazine,, and their associated newsletters has appointed Ron Friedman to cover advertising sales in North America.

Power publishers win sailing national championships

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Congratulations to Jim and Julia Graham, publishers of the Power Systems Design family of titles, who won the US S33 nationals in Renegade. The event was held in Oyster Bay, New York and was hosted by Sagamore Yacht Yacht Club. Jim is second from the right in the back row, whilst Julia is in the…

Cliff Keys Joins Darnell as Associate Publisher

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

It’s only a couple of weeks after Cliff Keys left PSDE, but he already has a new role – as associate publisher at Darnell, where he will be responsible for increasing the European market presence of Darnell’s titles including, the PowerPulseDaily email,, the SmartGridElectronicsDaily email and the associated conferences and forums. It’s great… goes social

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The new site has launched and the focus is on social. It’s an interesting move, with stories ranked by number of comments as well as a most recent stories feed. I have to say I’m not convinced by the move. Adding social elements to a publication’s site is a good move, but we also…

Penton merges mechanical and electronic publishing into single group

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Penton Media has formed the Design Engineering and Sourcing Group, combining several Penton brands including Electronic Design, Electronic Design Europe, Machine Design and Source ESB. By merging mechanical and electronic titles, Penton claim they will be able to target the entire design engineering team (and they underlined “entire” in the press release so it must…

OpenSystems Media hires Jim Turley for embedded webcasts

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Jim Turley is a big name in the world of processors and embedded design, and a great addition to the OpenSystems Media (OSM) team. Interestingly Jim has been hired to moderate webcasts: the popularity of webcasts seems to continue to grow in our industry, and the appointment of someone as well-known as Jim specifically for…

EMC website updates

Friday, May 4th, 2012

You’ve got to be good to be able to survive as a publisher in today’s challenging market, and if you are focused on a niche, then you need to be outstanding. Interference Technology is a great example of how focus can produce results: their international journal of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is well known, and recently…

Cliff Keys leaves Power Systems Design

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We understand that Cliff Keys has left his role at AGS Media, where he edited Power Systems Design Europe, its US sister publication and the Power Systems Design website. Whilst this doesn’t come as a complete surprise, it’s disappointing that the appointment of Joshua Israelsohn has been offset so quickly by Cliff’s departure, but hopefully…

Power Systems Design hires new editor for US edition

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

AGS Media, publisher of Power Systems Design has appointed Joshua Israelsohn as Editor-in-Chief of the magazine’s North America edition and of Joshua has extensive experience, having held various editorial roles in his 25-year industry career, including writing for EDN magazine’s worldwide editions, ECN China and Asia, EPN magazine (Europe), and to and…

New community for components engineers

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

New Tech Press, an American publisher, has launched, a community specifically for people working in the components engineering field. It combines reference material with a forum and listings of components engineering consultants. The site is very new, and there are gaps where content hasn’t yet been populated. However, by focussing on a specific niche,…

FTC acts on affiliates publishing positive reviews without disclosure

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Another interesting article on the marketing law website describes how an American company, Legacy Learning Systems, ended up with an FTC fine for paying affiliates to endorse their products. Check out the marketing law website for full details on why the lack of disclosure about the payments lead to an FTC fine, as well as…

When marketing stunts go wrong…

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I’m delighted that B2B technology marketing is becoming more creative, and that companies are prepared to try innovative campaigns. Unfortunately sometimes the stunt mentality can be taken a little to far, and I had to smile at the reports of the Dell staff who were arrested for enacting an in-house product-promotion scheme. The comment about…

Electronics Sourcing North America completes BPA audit

Monday, January 31st, 2011

There has been a clear move away from audits by publishers in the last couple of years. In addition to the cost saving, digital distribution means that many publishers focus on open rates rather than detailed audits. Whilst open rates are important, they can’t give the demographic information that is provided by an audit. So…

Techfocus Media offer special rates to startups and small companies

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Most of the media in the electronics industry is paid for entirely by advertisers, and for most publications a large proportion of the income is from a relatively small number of large advertisers. Small companies and start-ups often feel that with limited budgets there is no point advertising, but still demand a large amount of…

Alastair Swift expands portfolio of US publications

Monday, November 15th, 2010

ASA Media has expanded their portfolio of publications by adding Microwave Product Digest (MPD). This is a good move for both ASA and MPD, and I’m sure the publication will benefit from the contacts Alastair built up when representing Penton’s publications.

EE Times launches subscription-based newsletter

Friday, October 29th, 2010

UBM formed UBM Electronics and immediately announced the first new product from the division: EE Times Confidential, a subscription-based newsletter. In fact the newsletter isn’t entirely new – if you go to the site, you’ll see back issues listed from March, although clearly the company has decided that now is the time to push for…