Budapest Business Journal

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Budapest Business Journal
CategoriesBusiness magazine
PublisherAbsolute Media
First issue1 November 1992; 27 years ago (1992-11-01)
Based inBudapest
WebsiteBudapest Business Journal

The Budapest Business Journal or BBJ is an English-language biweekly magazine published in Hungary. It is the largest, oldest and a leading publication in its category in the country.[1][2]

History and profile[edit]

The BBJ was launched in November 1992 as a weekly.[3][4] The magazine, based in Budapest, was converted into biweekly later.[5] It was founded by a US-owned company headed by Stephen A. O'Connor, a US media entrepreneur.[6][7] Mike Stone was also its founder.[8]

The publisher is Absolut Media Kft.[9][10] It was originally published by New World Publishing[11] which also published the Warsaw Business Journal in Poland and the Prague Business Journal in Czechoslovakia (and later the Czech Republic) until January 2004.[12][13]

As its title implies, the BBJ exclusively focuses on business news and related analysis, targeting business professionals.[14] In addition, it provides detailed industry and company information.[15] The magazine publishes rankings of Hungarian companies each year in a separate publication called The Book of Lists.[16]

The BBJ was one of the independent publications and provided investigative reports in the late 1990s.[17] In 2002 the BBJ had a circulation of 8,700 copies.[11]

The BBJ has a website which is one of the leading business information websites in the country.[9] As of 15 May 2013 the Alexa rank of the website was 858437.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Info about BBJ". Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ Mark M. Nelson (Fall 1999). "Business reporting in Eastern Europe" (PDF). Media Studies Journal. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. ^ Budapest Business Journal LexisNexis. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Budapest Business Journal". Publicitas. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  5. ^ Budapest Business Journal Website Drops Subscription to Budapest Business Journal Pestiside. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Stephen A. O'Connor". American Media Institute. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  7. ^ Adrian Phillips; Jo Scotchmer (2004). Budapest. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-84162-110-4. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  8. ^ Csűrös Csanád (18 March 2013). "You have to learn to adjust your sails". REsource. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  9. ^ a b Budapest Business Journal on the web[permanent dead link] EconBiz. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  10. ^ "BBJ". Absolute Media. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  11. ^ a b Media Landscape of South East Europe 2002 (PDF). Sofia: ACCESS-Sofia Foundation. 2003. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  12. ^ Our Portfolio Archived 26 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine Opus8. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  13. ^ Prague Business Journal Shuts Down Generation Expat. 12 January 2004. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  14. ^ Budapest Business Journal Wideweb. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  15. ^ Oksana Newman (1 January 2007). Online Business Sourcebook. Walter de Gruyter. p. 152. ISBN 978-3-598-44038-0. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  16. ^ "BBJ Ranks Hunnect Ltd the 3rd Largest LSP in Hungary". Hunnect. 14 February 2013. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  17. ^ Rita M. Csapo-Sweet; Ildiko Kaposi (Spring 1999). "Mass Media in Post-Communist Hungary". International Communications Bulletin. 34 (1–2). Retrieved 27 December 2014.

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