Ceramic Industry

BNP Media Makes Acquisition (posted 9/18/07)

September 18, 2007

BNP Media, Ceramic Industry’s parent company, recently announced its acquisition of Ascend Media’s Professional Services Division, which includes the Food, Beverage and Packaging Group and the Gaming Group of magazines, conferences, websites and events.

“All of the titles have been well managed by an excellent staff that has integrated print advertising, events and online media,” said Taggart Henderson, co-CEO of BNP Media. “We now have robust products for any customer looking to reach each and every corner of the food, beverage, packaging and gaming markets.”

According to Cam Bishop, president and CEO of Ascend Media, “We’ve been extremely impressed with the way the Professional Services Division team has evolved and grown into a diversified B2B media business. As part of BNP Media, it will have an even more compelling strategic fit that will allow the team and their brands to build on this year’s impressive growth rate.”

Clear Seas Research, BNP Media’s market research company, is concurrently announcing its entrance into these industries. “Clear Seas will present unparalleled custom market research in the food, beverage, packaging and gaming industries via our combination of online communities, industry knowledge and superior analysis,” said Mitchell Henderson, co-CEO of BNP Media. “We look forward to creating research solutions for all companies wishing to gain competitive advantage in these arenas.”

For more information, visit www.bnpmedia.com.