AV Technology & EDUwire Editor Margot Douaihy Moderates Technology Panel at Wainhouse Virtual EDU Summit

NEW YORK, NY (October 24, 2013) — Join Margot Douaihy, Editor of AV Technology and EDUwire, at 4:00 PM, ET at the Wainhouse Research Virtual EDU Summit: Innovation & Interactivity in the Classroom on November 12, 2013. The EDU Summit will air at 12:45 ET.

The Virtual EDU Summit will be an engaging online event for educators, technologists, administrators, and trainers and who seek to implement collaborative tools and interactive services to enhance education environments. The goal of the Virtual EDU Summit is to foster greater understanding of the technologies and solutions that are transforming today’s classroom.

The Virtual EDU Summit will focus on an evolving set of technologies — from Learning Management Systems and web collaboration to video conferencing and lecture capture. Attendees will hear about flipped classrooms to Massive Open Online Courses, user-generated content, and personal learning networks.

In addition to Wainhouse, AV Technology and EDUwire presentations, the Summit will feature Google’s Education team, WCET, GCI SchoolAccess, and the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.

According to Margot Douaihy, “Our panelists delve into the role technology plays in education. They explore whether the rush to embrace technology can distract institutions from solving real-world problems, such as dealing with spiraling tuition increases and meeting the expectations of a new generation of learners.”

To learn more about, and register for the Summit, click here.

AV Technology and EDUwire are published by NewBay Media.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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Licensing.biz Power List 2013 revealed

Licensing.biz this morning unveiled its first ever Power List of the most influential brands of 2013.

Voted for by 200 independent industry judges – including licensors, licensees, retailers and agents among others – the four categories each had clear winners: Peppa Pig (eOne) was number one in the Character & Entertainment sector, LEGO was named the number one in Brands, V&A Museum topped the Art & Design category, while London 2012 Olympic Games took the top spot in Sports.

The Power List – published in association with miEvents, and sponsored by MyBrandEmail and Counterpoint Systems – also honours big name properties including Angry Birds, Moshi Monsters, Skylanders, Coca-Cola, One Direction, Cath Kidston, Orla Kiely, Manchester United and England Rugby.

In addition, brands just beginning their licensing journey are also recognised. These include Fatina Dreams, Tango, Marmite, Rob Ryan, Levi Roots, The Great British Bake Off, Wall’s, Kellogg’s, LIFE, Minecraft and Tree Fu Tom.

There will also be a chance to celebrate this evening at a special, invitation-only drinks reception at the Hand & Flower.

The full Power List will be distributed with the November issue of ToyNews, as well as selected issues of Music Week and MCV. Copies will also be available from the Licensing.biz team throughout the show.

The top five properties in each category are as follows:

Character & Entertainment

Peppa Pig
Hello Kitty
Moshi Monsters
Angry Birds
Skylanders

Brands

LEGO
Coca-Cola
One Direction
Marmite
JCB

Art & Design

V&A
Orla Kiely
Cath Kidston
Emma Bridgewater
LIFE

Sports

London 2012 Olympic Games
Manchester United
England Rugby
Wimbledon
Liverpool FC

Games Media Awards toast new talent and top writers

The journalist-voted prizes acknowledge the best new and established talent working in the UK games media.

Dan Douglas was named Games Writer of The Year, winning for his piece “Play The Pain Away”, which discussed using games to cope with mental illness. The piece was praised by award judge Tim Lott, novelist and newspaper columnist, for being “a fascinating piece that countervailed the popular wisdom that video games are chewing gum for the mind”.

Meanwhile, up and coming writer Francisco Dominguez won the Games Media Academy – and with it, guaranteed freelance contracts from a group of publishers including IGN, GameSpot and Future Publishing – for ‘A Useful Death’, about indie game The Swapper.

Paul Presley, former PC Zone leader and games journalist for over 20 years, was named Games Media Legend.

In the mainstream games coverage camp Keith Stuart was named best newspaper writer for his work in The Guardian, while New Statesman deputy editor Helen Lewis won mainstream magazine writer. Digital Spy won best coverage by a mainstream website.

On the broadcast front Videogamer TV won for best video, while Guy Cocker’s independent games podcast won best radio/podcast.

Specialist outlets and writers also scooped key prizes.

Edge won two awards – for best magazine and best specialist print writer in  features editor Jason Killingsworth. They were two of Future’s three wins overall – Official Xbox Magazine writer Jon Blyth took home the specialist writer online prize.

Elsewhere, Eurogamer won best website and Cara Ellison won Rising Star. Best blog award was claimed by Average Gamer, while Steve Hogarty was named ‘Top Tweeter’.

This year’s event was supported by Gold Partners Nintendo 3DS, Xbox, PlayStation, Battlefield 4, NCsoft and Watch Dogs; Drinks Reception sponsor Deep Silver; Top Tweeter award partner Green Man Gaming; Games

Writer of the Year award partner Sega; Rising Star award partner Disney Infinity; and event partner Gamescom.

Guitar Aficionado Magazine Announces JOHN STAMOS Featured on the Cover of the November/December 2013 issue

October 9,  2013 – Editor-in-Chief Chris Gill is thrilled to announce John Stamos is the cover feature of the November/December 2013 edition of Guitar Aficionado magazine.

This issue is out on newsstands everywhere and available digitally at the Apple App Store, Amazon Kindle, Nook by Barnes & Noble and Google Play newsstands.

In this feature interview written by Dan Epstein with original photos by Patrick Hoelck, Stamos talks about the first time he shared the stage with the Beach Boys and Jimmy Page, why he loves Gibson guitars and why he prefers rhythm over melody.

Quotes from John Stamos

On guitars:
“They just look so cool, so pretty, so womanly. A guitar is the second sexiest thing I’ve had in my hands today!”

On playing with the Beach Boys:
“That’s definitely been the highlight of my life. Who gets to play with their heroes even once? I’ve gotten to do it since I was 21!”

JOHN STAMOS
John Stamos is an Emmy® nominated actor and producer. His television credits include General Hospital, ABC’s Full House, and NBC’s Emmy Award-winning drama ER. Stamos produced and starred in ABC’s comedy Jake in Progress and Thieves and appeared in the Emmy- and Golden Globe–nominated adaptation of Raisin in the Sun for ABC. Other notable appearances include NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, HBO’s Entourage, and multi-episode arcs on Fox’s hit series Glee and NBC’s The New Normal. Stamos has had tremendous success on Broadway, having performed opposite James Earl Jones in The Best Man. He has also appeared in the Tony® Award–winning musicals Hairspray, Bye Bye Birdie, Nine and Cabaret. Along with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, he will produce a feature musical set to the music of the Beach Boys currently in development with Twentieth Century Fox. Additional producing credits include the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries Beach Boys: An American Family and the highly rated CBS telefilm Martin & Lewis. Stamos has also displayed his musical talents over the past 25 years while touring with the Beach Boys. He is an advocate for Project Cuddle, serves as the non-profit’s National Spokesperson and Chairman of the Advisory Board, and has been a supporter of the charity for over eight years. Stamos currently lives in Los Angeles, where he recently received the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

GUITAR AFICIONADO MAGAZINE
Celebrates the luxury and celebrity lifestyle using the guitar as the common passion along with fine wines, automobiles, fashion, investing and travel. www.guitaraficionado.com 

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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State of Television Conference to Feature David Stern, Irwin Gottlieb, Michael Powell, Gordon Smith, and Other TV All-Stars

NEW YORK, NY (October 7, 2013) — Some of television’s top minds gather together to analyze all aspects of the industry at the State of Television conference, which is being held at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria on October 28. The State of Television kicks off the inaugural NYC Television Week event, which takes place from October 28-30 at the Waldorf Astoria and Metropolitan Pavilion and includes the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, TV on Wall Street, the two-day TV Summit, and the Solutions Center exhibit floor, presented by NAB Show. NYC Television Week is presented by NewBay Media and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Attendees can register for the State of Television conference at nyctelevisionweek.com

The State of Television gets right down to work, opening with an overview of the “State of the Union” — an examination of the overall business — by Michael Powell, President and CEO, National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and Gordon Smith, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). From there, the conference provides in-depth explorations of many aspects of the television industry, including:

  • State of New Kids on the Block with Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
  • State of Advertising with Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman, GroupM
  • State of Cable
  • State of Sports with David Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association (NBA)

“The State of Television’s lineup of speakers and topics will provide a comprehensive look at the industry’s current climate and offer expert opinion on where it is headed in the near future,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “This is a can’t-miss standalone event that is only the start of the great information gathering and networking opportunity that is NYC Television Week.”

That evening, the Waldorf Astoria is home to the 23rd Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, with hosts Lesley Stahl and Meredith Vieira. The Hall of Fame is recognized as the leading industry event honoring the pioneers, innovators, and stars of television.

On Tuesday October 29 and Wednesday October 30, NYC Television Week moves to the Metropolitan Pavilion for the TV Summit, TV on Wall Street, and the Solutions Center exhibit floor. Some of the sessions over these two days include:

  • Broadcast Fireside Chat with Peter Liguori, President and CEO, Tribune Company
  • Showrunners panel with Clyde Phillips, Executive Producer and Showrunner, Nurse Jackie, and Joe Weisberg, Creator, Executive Producer & Writer, The Americans
  • Lunch Program: Syndication in the Digital Age: How TV Stations Can Take Advantage of Today’s Multiplatform Options, presented by NATPE
  • New Start-Ups with Christopher Balfe, CEO, TheBlaze; Keith Clinkscales, CEO, Revolt Media; and Evan Shapiro, President, Pivot
  • Buyers Roundtable with Marianne Gambelli, EVP, Chief Investment Officer, Horizon Media; Chris Geraci, President, National Broadcast, Omnicom Media Group; and Christine Merrifield, President, Investment, Activation & Operations, MediaVest USA
  • Future of Content Distribution with Richard Buchanan, Vice President and General Manager, Comcast Media Center; Kelly Day, CEO, Blip; and Allen DeBevoise, Chairman & CEO, Machinima, Inc. Moderated by Richard Greenfield, Managing Director, Media and Technology, BTIG

Each day of NYC Television Week provides exposure to a wealth of information and the chance to network with top executives from some of the most forward-thinking companues in the television industry.

For more information and to register for the State of Television and any of NYC Television Week’s other must-see events, visit nyctelevisionweek.com.

QUICK LINKS:
NYC Television Week Home
NYC Television Week Agenda
NYC Television Week Speaker Bios
NYC Television Week Solutions Center
NYC Television Week Registration
NYC Television Week on Twitter
NYC Television Week on LinkedIn

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries —Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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Guitar World Launches AcousticNation.com

NEW YORK, NY (October 1, 2013) — NewBay Media is pleased to announce the launch of AcousticNation.com, a new channel of GuitarWorld.com focusing on acoustic music. Acoustic Nation will cover a variety of styles, including rock, folk, indie, country, and bluegrass, and a variety of instruments, including ukulele, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and acoustic bass. With news, interviews, features, lessons, gear reviews, tips, contests, and giveaways, Acoustic Nation will offer content for players young and old, contemporary and traditional, from beginner to pro.

Acoustic Nation will live within the framework of GuitarWorld.com, with content segregated in its own section, and wide exposure throughout the Guitar World site. Lessons for beginner to intermediate players will be offered, including the exclusive Acoustic Nation “Play It Now” video series in which original artists teach viewers how to play their hit songs.

Acoustic Nation’s gear coverage will range from acoustic guitars and accessories to all types of other stringed instruments, including ukulele, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, acoustic bass and more.

A highlight of the site is a stable of bloggers from throughout the music industry, including hit singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson, top Nashville songwriter Marty Dodson, new music blogger Tom Gilbert, guitar instructor Laura Zucker, indie artist Kaela Sinclair, gear blogger Justin Horenstein, singer/songwriter and author Ali Handal, NYC artist Dorit, and many more.

Social media will play a significant role in the Acoustic Nation community, as the brand will have its own Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Google + accounts.

Acoustic Nation will feature new, exclusive content daily that approaches the acoustic scene with a fresh perspective. Spearheading the project is Acoustic Nation editor, Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry veteran, guitarist, and singer/songwriter. Whitmore also writes the Guitar Girl’d blog for GuitarWorld.com and is the founder of the Women’s International Music Network.

“The time is right for an acoustic music website that reflects the freshness, range, and excitement of today’s music scene where acoustic artists are more popular than ever,” says Brad Tolinski, editorial director of Guitar World and Acoustic Nation. “We look forward to leading a diverse community of musicians and enthusiasts who are breaking new ground with old-school instruments.”

To celebrate its launch, Acoustic Nation is hosting a giveaway contest for the month of October. Sign up now for a chance to win a FREE Peavey DW-3 Acoustic Guitar, valued at $399.99 street. Go to www.facebook.com/acousticnationnews.

Acoustic Nation joins NewBay Media’s roster of iconic music industry brands, which includes Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar Aficionado, Revolver, Bass Player, Keyboard, Electronic Musician, and Mix.

Find out more at AcousticNation.com.

Links:
Twitter: @acnationnews and #acousticnation
Facebook.com/acousticnationnews
YouTube.com/acousticnationnews
Instagram.com/acousticnationnews
Googleplus: Acoustic Nation

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

B&C and Multichannel News Introduce TV Biz Webinar Series

NEW YORK, NY (September 25, 2013) — Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, the leading sources of news and information for the television industry, has introduced the TV Biz series of webinars to bring the same high-level discussions that take place at their in-person events to the desktops of television executives. Each webinar will be 75 minutes long and feature a panel of top industry thought leaders.

TV Biz webinars launch September 26 with “How Can Social Media Help TV Ratings?” with a panel that includes Deirdre Bannon, Vice President of Product, SocialGuide; Mike Hess, Data Fusion and Integration Lead, Media Analytics Group, Nielsen; John Mullin, Executive Digital Producer, Client Services, R/GA; and Beth Rockwood, SVP, Market Resources and Advertising Sales Research, Discovery Communications.

Upcoming TV Biz webinar topics include “Digital Piracy” on October 24, and “What does Consolidation Mean For Your Business” on November 20. There are many more to be announced.

“For decades, B&C and Multichannel News have been bringing the industry together to discuss the important topics and challenges of the day,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Publishing Director, NewBay Media, publisher of Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “The TV Biz webinar series will continue this tradition at an added convenience to busy television executives. These high-profile virtual events will provide a positive impact on their businesses in the same way our live events have, all from the comfort of their offices.”

For more information on becoming a TV Biz webinar sponsor, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-281-4730 or lhillelson@nbmedia.com.

For more information on “How Can Social Media Help TV Ratings?” and the other announced webinars, visit broadcastingcable.com or multichannel.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

Inaugural Pro Sound Awards winners revealed

The Pro Sound Awards 2013 took place at Ministry of Sound in London, with the ceremony preceded by a drinks reception and buffet dinner, and followed by an exclusive after party.

The awards are jointly-backed by Intent Media publications Audio Pro International, MI Pro, Pro Sound News Europe, Installation, Audio Media, Music Week and TVBEurope, while the judging was performed by a cross-section of professionals from across the audio industry.

“We set out to celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of individuals and companies across the industry by launching these Awards, and the list of winners proves we’ve certainly met our objective,” said Audio Pro International editor Adam Savage. “It’s great to see so many people from all areas of pro audio come together in one place to hail the efforts of these hard working professionals, and we’re already looking forward to next year. A big congratulations to the winners, you all deserve it.”

Here’s the list of winners in full:

LIVE/TOURING SOUND (sponsored by Medialease)

Engineer of the Year: Jim Warren
Tour Sound Production: Audio Electronics Mattijsen for the coronation of King Willem-Alexander, Amsterdam
After-sales Support: Mark Saunders, Sennheiser

STUDIO (sponsored by Focusrite Novation)

Engineer of the Year: Toby Alington
Recording Production of the Year: Mark Ronson for Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox (album)
Studio of the Year: British Grove, London

INSTALLATION (sponsored by Genelec)

Team of the Year: Wigwam Acoustics
Permanent Installation Project of the Year: Funktion-One for toboggan run for Winter Olympics, Sochi 2014
Temporary Installation Project of the Year: Sennheiser for David Bowie is, V&A, London

BROADCAST AUDIO (sponsored by Sony)

Team of the Year: Conrad Fletcher + Team for NTLive
Broadcast Event of the Year: Riedel for the Red Bull Stratos Project
Facility of the Year: Goldcrest Post

MARKETING INITIATIVE/CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Soundcraft Studer

RISING STAR (sponsored by Sennheiser)

Xavier Stephenson, Metropolis Studios

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Andy Munro

GRAND PRIX (sponsored by Digico)

BEIRG

For more information on the Awards, visit the event’s website.

Guitar Player and Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Present the Ultimate Musician’s Fantasy Camp

LAS VEGAS – September 13, 2013 – For the very first time, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp and GUITAR PLAYER magazine are partnering to deliver the ultimate fantasy for aspiring and accomplished musicians! Campers will live a part of the rocker life with legendary guitarists. They will also write, record, and jam with rock star counselors and perform live. The four-day camp is on sale now at www.rockcamp.com.

Guitar legends Joe Perry, Eric Johnson, and Steve Vai will appear at this one-of-a-kind camp for guitar zealots, sharing their experience, techniques, riffs, tone tips, and creative concepts in real-world band settings and seminars. During the camp, Joe Perry will be receiving the GP Certified Legend Award. Best of all, you get to play side-by-side with these icons and see their magic up-close-and-personal. All levels of player are welcome. Drummers, bassists, keyboard players and vocalists are encouraged to attend.

Over the course of four days, campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors, including mega artists such as Elliot Easton (The Cars), Gary Hoey, Tony Franklin (The Firm), and Joe Vitale (drummer for CSN and the Eagles). There will also be special guest appearances from none other than John 5 (Rob Zombie) and legendary bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen & Chickenfoot). Participants can also join their favorite GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE editors Michael Molenda and Brad Tolinski for special Q&A sessions with Rock Star attendees (GP to add more info).

With two performances at a popular Las Vegas venue, recording sessions, interactions with the editorial staff of your favorite magazine, GUITAR PLAYER Magazine, and so much more, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

Beginners and novices do not be intimidated by this line-up. Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’s multi-day camps were created for musicians of all levels of any instrument including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns, and vocals. RRFC provides all backline and audio gear. Campers are encouraged to bring and enjoy their own instruments.

About Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp was created in 1997 by music industry veteran David Fishof and is located in state-of-the-art facilities in Las Vegas. Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is designed for musicians of any instrument including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns, and even vocals. Past rock star headliners have included Jeff Beck, Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard, Slash, Brian Wilson, Joe Walsh, Jack Bruce, Steven Tyler, Vince Neil, and Gene Simmons, among many others. For more information, please visit www.RockCamp.com or finds us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Guitar Player Magazine
Owned by NewBay Media, LLC, Guitar Player is the world’s most comprehensive, trusted and insightful guitar publication for passionate guitarists and active musicians of all ages.  Every style is covered – rock, blues, metal, and jazz – and exclusive monthly features include interviews with the best guitar players in the world.  Guitar Player is available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and the Nook.   Find out more at www.GuitarPlayer.com.

About NewBay Media
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

Media Contacts for NewBay Media                    Media Contacts for RRFC:
Emily O’Neil                                                               David Fishof
NewBay Music Group                                               RRFC Enterprises, LLC
646-723-5416                                                           888-762-2263 ext 4
eoneill@nbmedia.com                                               david@rockcamp.com

NewBay Media Acquires Assets of Signage Solutions

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2013) — NewBay Media has announced that they have acquired the assets of Signage Solutions from Partners Publishing, including the magazine’s web assets, editorial content, and subscriber lists. In addition to the brand’s assets, Signage Solutions publisher Ben Skidmore and his team at Partners Publishers’ Representatives will work with NewBay’s sales teams, focusing on expanding our digital signage franchise and working with strategic accounts in the security and surveillance markets.

“Our goal is to continue to be the number one resource for all digital signage professionals,” says Adam Goldstein, EVP/Publishing Director for NewBay Media. “Signage Solutions, when added to our current offerings that include Digital Signage magazine, AVNetwork.com, Digital Signage Weekly enewsletter, Digital Signage Directory, and Digital Signage Best Practices Guide, gives us unparalleled depth and reach into the market.”

Skidmore, who started Partners Publishers’ Representatives in 2005, has extensive marketing experience in the digital signage, security, and surveillance industries. He and his team will contribute to NewBay’s stable of leading AV brands, including Digital Signage, Systems Contractor News, AV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor, and Healthcare AV.

“By working with Ben and his team at Partners Publishers’ Representatives, we can expand our reach into select markets and deliver more options to our marketing partners and readers,” adds Goldstein.

“NewBay Media is clearly the best home for Signage Solution’s content and readers,” states Skidmore. “I am glad to have the opportunity to integrate its assets into NewBay’s collection of leading AV integration brands, and am looking forward to working with their sales teams.”

NewBay Media’s acquisition of the Signage Solutions content and database is effective immediately.

Ben Skidmore can be reached at 972-587-9064 or ben@partnerspr.com.

For more information about the Signage Solutions integration and NewBay’s digital signage products, contact Adam Goldstein at 212-378-0465 or agoldstein@nbmedia.com.

About SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS
Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks. Content within the site and in print addresses the needs and concerns of the end user, integrator and network operator. Signage Solutions looks at digital signage solutions and products and how they can be applied to better serve our readers within their industry profession. For more information, visit www.signagesolutionsmag.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.