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May 2011

30 May 2011

Internet Advertising Hits Record $7.3 Billion in First Quarter

Internet advertising in the U.S. totaled $7.3 billion in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2011, up 23 percent over the same period in 2010 and set the highest first quarter level ever for the industry, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

"The consistent and considerable year-over-year growth we're seeing demonstrates that digital media is an increasingly popular destination for ad dollars, and for good reason," says IAB president and CEO Randall

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27 May 2011

«Mail of Russia» - elephant, octopus or cuttlefish?

On May 23, 2011, almost the first time in the history of interaction between the regional publishing houses and "Post of Russia" held a truly constructive dialogue. The event, organized by the ARS-Press, was held in the Public Chamber on Miusskaya Square in Moscow. The seminar titled "Prospects for the development of relations between the regional media publishers and FGUP’s affiliates "Russian Post" has collected more than thirty regions. By mail at the event arrived Head of Directorate of Commercial Operations FGUP "Russian Post "Denis Vasilevsky and FGUP Head subscription Olga Knyaseva.

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26 May 2011

"The Seventh Continent" conducts shock action for suppliers

As it became known to RBC daily, the capital retailer "Seventh Continent" compels suppliers to participate in "Shock-price" action. The network has decided to sell customers products with the lowest price tag in the city at the expense of counterparts who are forced to sign supply contracts with a discount of up to 50%. In case of refusal to participate in the rally suppliers threaten the withdrawal of goods from the shops "Seventh Continent".

Two suppliers  of "Seventh Continent" explained RBC daily, that since early May participate in "Shock-price" action, which involves selling goods

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25 May 2011

Irina Chernolutskaya, the Press express: There is a monopolization of the market of distribution of the press in Vladivostok

«The big cleaning», declared by the authorities of Vladivostok, proceeds. For May holidays from city streets it has been liquidated more than 120 press kiosks and the pavilions trading in the press, drinks, bread and tobacco. Demolition continues to this day. The portal PlanetaSMI.RU has already wrote how such measures of officials have affected Open Company "Press-Express" work. Unfortunately not the joyful news has come from Primorski region.

The portal PlanetaSMI.RU has addressed to the general director of "Press-

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24 May 2011

Liberty Media Makes Billion Dollar Bid for Barnes & Noble

Liberty Media, a company with interests in a variety of media and communications companies, has made an offer to acquire Barnes & Noble at $17 per share in cash. The offer places the deal at just over $1 billion.

The bookseller last summer said it was seeking a possible sale.

The deal would be structured as a merger, says Liberty, and is primarily

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23 May 2011

The PDA award ceremony for Mr. Listevnik to mark the completion of his work in Russia as a CEO of Burda took place on May 19th, 2011.

The ceremony was attended by the PDA President D. Martynov, Burda CEO J?rgen Ulrich, PDA chairman A. Oskin, deputy head of the print media and publishing department of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications G. Kudy.

The PDA President, Mr. Martynov, awarded Mr. Listevnik with a remembrance medal "For the active participation in the Russian print media market” and the farewell address.

Mr. Kudy presented Mr. Listevnik with the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications certificate of merit "For the contribution to the development of media industry and publishing in Russia".

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20 May 2011

Vedomosti newspaper website is implementing a paywall

News articles on the Vedomosti website will be available by subscription only starting May 30th.
The Vedomosti newspaper retails for about 30 rubles, subscriber pays about 17 rubles per issue, mobile application user about 15 rubles. Current subscribers of the paper version will be able to access the newspaper online at a reduced rate.

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19 May 2011

New ABC app traffic metrics support industry developments

These new metrics, follow dialogue with media owners and media buyers, deliver increased options for reporting traffic driven through apps. These changes offer greater transparency to the market, making it easier for publishers and advertisers to access vital information on reach and consumer engagement for this new channel.

App traffic certification is available now. Media owners have a variety of options for reporting App traffic, enabling them to showcase data in the way that best

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18 May 2011

Waterstone's next chapter: A ?43m bid by a Russian billionaire

Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut has finally tabled a bid to buy the Waterstone’s books chain from troubled music retailer HMV.

The ?43m cash offer came after months of negotiations, but is significantly lower than the ?70m valuation HMV boss Simon Fox has slapped on the bookstores.

Mamut has been working on an offer with friend Tim Waterstone, who founded the chain that bears his name in the 1980s.

If successful, their bid would herald the break-up of struggling HMV.

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17 May 2011

Reader’s Digest Revenue, EBITDA Fall Double Digits in First Quarter 2011

The Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) shared its first quarter results this morning, and fallen revenues show that the company is still nursing its wounds sinceemerging from bankruptcy in February 2010.

Overall revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $326 million, down from $413.9 million in the first quarter of 2010 (revenue from Feb. 20 to March 31 2010—after RDA emerged from bankruptcy—was $156.2 million).

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