CRN (magazine)

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CategoriesTrade magazine
PublisherThe Channel Company
Year founded1982
First issueJune 7, 1982 (1982-06-07)
CompanyThe Channel Company
Based inWestborough, Massachusetts

CRN was first launched as Computer Retail Week on June 7, 1982, as a magazine targeted to computer resellers.[1] It soon after was renamed Computer Reseller News .

History and profile[edit]

Originally launched in 1982 and published by CMP Media of Manhasset, New York, United States,[1] CRN was subsequently purchased by London-based United Business Media (UBM) as part of the $920 million acquisition of CMP. Computer Reseller News later changed its name to the initialism CRN and is still published today by franchise publishers in a number of other countries including Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Poland, Russia,[2] the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Australian CRN is published by nextmedia[3], the UK version of CRN is published by Incisive Media which acquired VNU Business Publications UK in 2007[4] and the U.S. version is published by The Channel Company which acquired UBM Channel under management buyout from UBM in 2013.[5]

The headquarters of the magazine is in Westborough, Massachusetts.[6] In 2009 CRN's U.S. version was recognized as a leading advertising medium for the IT industry by B2B's Media Power 50 ranking, which called it the "unrivaled leader in covering the channel".[7]

In January 2012, the UK version of CRN launched the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards. These awards recognise and reward the achievements of high-achieving information and communications technology companies.[8]


  1. ^ a b "CMP Media Inc. History". Funding Universe. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  2. ^ About CRN Russian Edition
  3. ^ "CRN Australia - Connecting the Australian Channel". CRN Australia. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  4. ^ Incisive to buy VNU Business Publications, Daily Telegraph, February 6, 2007
  5. ^ UBM Channel Undergoes Management Buyout Folio Magazine
  6. ^ "How to Pitch CRN Magazine (Formerly Computer Reseller News)". Marketing Sherpa. July 12, 2002. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Media Power 50: Information Technology | B2B Aa Free (no Sub Or Reg Required)". Btob online. May 4, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  8. ^ "CRN Sales & Marketing Awards 2013". Channelweb. June 19, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013.

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