FRAMINGHAM, MA – February 26, 2014 – EH Publishing and the Essential family of magazines and Live! Trade shows ally to form All Things Media, a new media company target the European electronics integration market.
EH Publishing, publisher of CE Pro, Commercial Integrator and Security Sales & Integration, announces its expansion into Europe with the creation of All Things Media in partnership with Essential Install, producers of the Essential family of magazines and Live! trade shows in the U.K.
All Things Media will introduce into the European market online versions of EH Publishing’s U.S. integration trade titles CE Pro and Commercial Integrator.
This new partnership will also support the expansion of UK’s leading custom install magazine Essential Install across Europe and aid the continued growth of Essential Café, the UK’s coffee house and café trade publication. Live! events will also continue to thrive in the new company with Essential Install Live! and Essential Café Live! offering carefully crafted trade events that connect the industries they serve and delivering incredible value for money.
This deal has been struck to exploit the combined power of both sets of titles and the experience of the teams behind them to take all of the products to a new level and offer a pan-European communication portal.
“We have been looking for a compatible acquisition in UK and the Euro Zone for many years,” says Ken Moyes, EH president. “We have many brands in North America – like CE Pro, Commercial Integrator, and Security Sales & Integration – that have significant print and digital audiences in Europe. We have been asked for many years by some of our European audience and from our advertising clients to expand our brands and extensive journalism investment here. Our brands and expertise fit well withEssential Install’s products and with their management team led by David Kitchener and Daniel Sait.”
“I am very pleased to have a top company like EH to provide capital, leadership, and new content assets to the Essential Install and Café assets that my team and I have built over the past five years,” says David Kitchener, co-director of All Things Media. “We have gone through some tough times building a business that helps our audiences do their jobs better – it has not been easy. Our team looks forward to doing even more to help the custom and commercial install markets and the coffee shop market grow with quality and timely information and service.”
EH editors — CE Pro editor and co-founder Julie Jacobson, editor-in-chief Jason Knott and Commercial Integrator editor Tom Leblanc—all plan to work closely with Essential editor Daniel Sait on the content. Jacobson has deep connections in the area.
The February issues of Essential Install and Essential Café are being delivered this month, Essential Café Live! show opens on March 5, 2014, and the Essential Install Live! South show will be on June 11-12, 2014 in Surrey, with the Essential Install Live! North show on October 15, 2014 in Manchester. Both Essential Install events already have significant commitment for booths and the attendances are predicted to break previous records.
All Things Media is pledging to use the considerable experience, resources and brand power it can bring to bear to deliver the highest quality in terms of editorial, marketing, circulation and live events to deliver a range of unrivaled pan-European communication opportunities.
About EH Publishing
EH Publishing is an integrated media company and the leading provider of independent business and consumer content and information serving the consumer, commercial & custom electronics, information technology, house of worship, pro audio, robotics, and supply chain markets through multimedia publications, websites, newsletters, and expos in the US. EH provides resources to millions of professionals and consumers worldwide. www.ehpub.com; 508-663-1500
About All Things Media
Publishers of market leading Essential Install and Essential Café magazines as well as organisers ofEssential Install Live! and Essential Café Live!
Also soon to launch CE Pro and Commercial Integrator to the European Market.
www.essentialinstall.com; www.essentialcafe.co.uk; +44 (0)1634 673163