New structure will support acceleration of digital and events growth and formally retires the EMAP and 4C brands.
Monday 5th October: Top Right Group, the international business-to-business media group today announces the creation of a new operating company, to be led by Natasha Christie-Miller, that brings together the 4C, Planet Retail/Retail Net Group (RNG), EMAP and MEED product brands. As part of this watershed event for the group, the 4C and EMAP company brands are being retired as the company enters the final stages of its migration to a pure digital subscription and large scale events company.
The new business will help accelerate the conversion of former EMAP products into pure play digital and event businesses. Glenigan, Groundsure, De Havilland and Planet Retail/RNG are already 100% digital and events businesses.
Duncan Painter, chief executive, Top Right Group, said:
“Customers are sending a clear message: digital subscriptions and live events are the formats they want to engage with. This change finalises our group’s migration to a digital and large scale events company.”
The new operating company will be holding a customer launch in November.
Natasha Christie-Miller, chief executive, EMAP, said:
“This is a fantastically exciting time in the evolution of our businesses and creating this new company is an opportunity to finalise the successful digital migration of our great brands which started 4 years ago. The 4C, Planet Retail and EMAP businesses already have many things in common, including a lot of the same customers and we create products that meet similar customer needs. These needs are all linked by the need to know more, and the need to connect with the right people.”
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About Top Right Group
TRG informs and connects business professionals through a focused portfolio of large-scale, market leading Exhibitions and Festivals and Information Services.
Exhibitions and Festivals comprises leading exhibitions such as Spring and Autumn Fair, Money 20/20, Bett, and the Cannes Lions festival of creativity. Information Services includes high quality digital subscription products such as WGSN, and subscription-led products like HSJ and Retail Week.
About Natasha Christie-Miller
Natasha Christie-Miller was appointed chief executive of EMAP in 2010. Previous roles include leading the commercial teams on consumer brands such as Elle, Red and the Emap parenting portfolio before taking on the role of Publishing Director of Drapers, the fashion industry bible at Emap B2B in 2005. She was Managing Director for the Emap retail portfolio between 2007-2010.
Natasha has transformed EMAP from a print-led publisher to a digitally led subscription content and events business where print subscription income is now less than a third of the subscription revenues, growing customer volumes and delivering 4 years of growth. EMAP posted 6% organic revenue growth in FY2014.