DMG Media

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DMG Media Limited
Type Subsidiary
Industry Mass media
Founded 1905
2013 (current name)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Viscount Rothermere
Chairman
Kevin Beatty
Chief Executive
Paul Dacre
Editor-in-chief
Products Newspapers and Websites
Revenue Increase £931m
Parent Daily Mail and General Trust
Website www.dmgmedia.co.uk

DMG Media, formerly Associated Newspapers, is a national newspaper and website publisher in the UK. It is a subsidiary of DMGT. The group was established in 1905 and is currently based at Northcliffe House in Kensington. It takes responsibility for Harmsworth Printing Limited which produces all of its London, Southern England and South Wales editions of the national titles out of print works in Thurrock, Essex and Didcot, Oxfordshire.

DMG Media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company which is home to some of the UK’s most popular brands, including the Daily Mail, MailOnline, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, Wowcher, Jobsite and Jobrapido. Part of DMGT, DMG Media's portfolio of national newspapers, websites and mobile and tablet applications regularly reach 55%*[1] of the GB adult population.

It publishes two major paid-for national newspaper titles as well as a free nationally available newspaper. DMG Media is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s online consumer businesses, which also include Teletext Holidays, and for the group’s UK newspaper printing operations.

Titles[edit]

DMG Media publishes the following titles:

  • Daily Mail - The Daily Mail is the leading mid-market daily newspaper in the UK. Established in 1896, it is edited by Fleet Street's longest-serving editor, Paul Dacre.
  • Mail on Sunday - The Mail on Sunday is the UK's second largest national Sunday newspaper. Edited by Geordie Greig, it is known for its investigative, exposé journalism and award-winning lifestyle magazines You and Event.
  • MailOnline - MailOnline is the world's largest newspaper website with more than 54 million monthly unique visitors globally. It is also America's third biggest online newspaper with US traffic of 20 million monthly unique visitors and almost 2 million daily visits.[2]
  • Mail Plus - Mail Plus is the rapidly growing app available via subscription on Apple and Android tablets. It features all the content of the printed edition plus a host of interactive features, games and puzzles.
  • Metro - leading urban brand Metro is the UK's third largest newspaper. In addition, Metro.co.uk is the UK's fastest growing website.[3]
  • Mail Today - a 48-page compact size newspaper launched in India on 16 November 2007 that is printed in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida with a print run of 110,000 copies. Based around a subscription model, the newspaper has the same fonts and feel as the Daily Mail, and was set up with investment from Associated Newspapers and editorial assistance from the Daily Mail newsroom.[4] Indian foreign media ownership laws restrict holdings to 26 percent.
  • 7DAYS -7DAYS is a free tabloid newspaper based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 7DAYS was established in 2003 and is currently the only English language newspaper in the country without any government ownership.

Websites and other services[edit]

  • Mail Travel - Mail Travel started out as a Reader Offer department of the newspaper but has gradually outgrown this format to become a travel business offering holidays and cruises from over 20 suppliers. It relaunched its website in September 2014.
  • Wowcher - Wowcher launched in 2011 and has since grown tenfold to become the UK's second largest online vouchering website. The brand is focused on affluent, urban, young women.
  • Jobsite - Jobsite.co.uk is the UK’s leading recruitment site for Engineers, IT/Tech, Finance, Sales and Admin roles. Jobsite reaches over 65% of the UK population - 26% of candidates use Jobsite exclusively.
  • This is Money - www.thisismoney.co.uk provides consumer financial advice.

JVs and associates[edit]

  • Zoopla Property Group - in which DMG Media has a majority share (52.6%), owns and operates some of the UK's leading online property brands including Zoopla.co.uk and Primelocation.com. Each of its brands has a distinct market position to attract a unique audience, meaning increased exposure and enquiries for advertisers.

Former titles[edit]

Controversy[edit]

On 27 April 2007, Associated Newspapers was ordered to pay undisclosed damages to Hugh Grant. Grant has sued over claims made about his relationships with his former girlfriends in three separate tabloid articles, which were published in the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday on 18, 21 and 24 February. His lawyer stated that all of the articles' "allegations and factual assertions are false."[6]

In a written statement, Grant said he took the action because: "I was tired of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday papers publishing almost entirely fictional articles about my private life for their own financial gain. I'm also hoping that this statement in court might remind people that the so-called 'close friends' or 'close sources' on which these stories claim to be based almost never exist."[7]

The publisher has also lost libel cases and paid damages to personalities including television presenter Thea Rogers,[8] and Oisin Fanning, former CEO of Smart Telecom.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRS July 2012-June 2013, comScore June 2013
  2. ^ comScore, January 2013
  3. ^ ABC, January 2014
  4. ^ Associated Newspapers launches Mail Today in India
  5. ^ "Ex-KGB spy buys UK paper for £1". BBC News. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hugh Grant accepts libel damages". BBC News. 27 April 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (27 April 2007). "Associated pays Grant damages". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Mail apologises for 'stalker' story
  9. ^ Newspaper bosses are left smarting after libel action

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