ABM News Archive - ABM

4/23/2014 - At yesterday’s Marketer/Media/Publisher Council meeting in New York – entitled “B2B Media 360: Mobilizing Brands for Growth – How, When and Where to Play” – a group of experts representing the different sides of the business-to-business industry converged to share experiences and proven solutions.

4/16/2014 - On Sunday, May 4, ABM’s Annual Conference will kick off with a presentation from keynote speaker Chris Walters, COO of The Weather Channel Companies, entitled “Why B2B is the Future for The Weather Channel.” Prior to his speech, Walters spoke with ABM about his own personal b-to-b philosophies and how they’ve guided The Weather Channel into this new avenue.

4/15/2014 - On April 22, New York’s Chrysler Building will play host to the semiannual meeting of ABM’s Marketer/Media/Publisher Council, entitled “B2B Media 360: Mobilizing Brands for Growth – How, When and Where to Play.”

4/10/2014 - Tom Kemp, CEO and chairman of Northstar Travel Media, has been announced as the 2014 McAllister Top Management Fellow.

4/10/2014 - At the ABM/SIIA/StrategyEye event “Understanding Content Marketing and Making Money from It” in new York City last month, business-to-business brands, publishers and agencies came together to share how they approached content marketing.

4/2/2014 - Prior to co-hosting “Scaling Your Event Business,” a session dealing with conferences, expos, and trade shows at ABM's Annual Conference, Bill Springer offered ABM some insight into the process behind hosting events and customizing scale.

4/2/2014 - ABM is delighted to announce that, in partnership with the IAB, we are offering a comprehensive a digital sales training certification program.

3/26/2014 - Digital news consumption of farmers and ranchers continues to grow, but not at the expense of traditional media, according to the 2014 iteration of the ABM Agri Media Council Media Channel Study.


3/19/2014 - On Mar. 27, ABM presents an exclusive seminar, “Understanding Content Marketing and Making Money from It.” In a session called, “Got-To-Market Strategies,” BVR CEO David Foster and Jessica April, director of business development with Reuters News Agency, will share how they are structuring internally to offer content marketing solutions, how they sell to brands and how they execute on those campaigns.

3/19/2014 - Last Friday, 300 business-to-business luminaries gathering in Manhattan’s Pier Sixty to celebrate the 60th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony. The awards honored business journalism’s best and brightest in 20 different categories, including Best Single Article, Best Website, and Best Use of Social Media. The winners represented a wide array of ABM members across a host of different industries.

3/19/2014 - At the 60th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony, the Grand Neal Award – the most prestigious award of the event, given to whichever winner best exemplified the standards of its category – went to Randall-Reilly Publishing Company’s Overdrive, for its series of articles on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) program.

3/18/2014 - Media Advisory Partners founding partner and ABM lifetime member Robert Garrett died on Mar. 12. He is survived by his wife, Jacquie, his sons, and their families.



3/12/2014 - At ABM’s 2014 Annual Conference on May 5, BLR chief content officer Ed Keating will share how the company crafted a new type of solution to become more than just an information source.

3/12/2014 - Next month, six of the 20 seats on the SIIA’s board of directors will be up for election. Any full member of SIIA can self-nominate for a two-year term on the board.

3/4/2014 - At the 60th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony on March 14, a special award will be given to Architectural Record in honor of the 28 Neals it has received since 1955 – more than any other publication. Accepting the award will be publisher Laura Viscusi.

3/4/2014 - In an exclusive ABM webinar last week entitled “Using Responsive Web Design to Drive Web Traffic,” Neal Tornopsky, group digital media director for Northstar Travel Media's Travel Group, and Anna Sekula, executive editor of BizBash, discussed the recent responsive redesigns undertaken by their websites and shared the key takeaways of the conversion process.

2/26/2014 - At ABM’s Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony on Friday, March 14, Marianne Dekker Mattera, managing editor at MedPage Today, will be honored in recognition of the record number of Neal Awards she has received over the course of her career.

2/26/2014 - ABM spoke with Jonah Bloom about what publishers need to understand about the content marketing opportunity, how it fits into what they are already producing on a daily basis and how “owned,” “earned” and “paid” media all factor in.

2/25/2014 - The Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) has released their semi-annual Newspaper and Periodical Snapshot report, which contains the circulation numbers of the top 25 business publications in the U.S. and Canada as tracked by the firm. The data, which covers the second half of 2013, takes into account the average sum of paid and qualified non-paid subscribers for each issue of a given periodical.

2/20/2014 - Separate research projects conducted by ABM and Forrester Research independently conclude that marketers are planning to increase their ad budgets. Both studies also show that digital spending is on the rise, while more marketers plan to cut print spending than to increase it.

2/18/2014 - Chandra Ram, editor of Plate magazine, has been awarded the 2014 McAllister Editorial Fellowship. A veteran of the foodservice industry, Ram spent more than 15 years as a cook/consulting chef before trading the kitchen for the editor’s chair.

2/12/2014 - Aviation Week’s Michael Fabey has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Timothy White Award. Named for the late Billboard magazine editor who was devoted to using his position in order to improve his industry – shedding light on issues such as artists’ rights – the award is given to a business editor who demonstrates bravery, integrity, passion and quality of product.

2/12/2014 - Positive results for the third quarter were driven by digital (up 21 percent), data and business info (up 7 percent) and events (up 4 percent). In total, quarterly revenue for b-to-b media and info companies totaled $6.57 billion.

2/5/2014 - ABM has officially announced Robert Cassidy, editorial director of ScrantonGillette Communications’ Building Design + Construction magazine, as the winner of the 2014 G.D. Crain, Jr. Award.

1/22/2014 - ABM’s 2014 Annual Conference, which will be held May 4-6 at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, will focus on Go-to-Market Solutions.

1/15/2014 - When Joshua Crandall started what would become Clever Commute in 2006, he had no idea of the vast experiment in information crowdsourcing that it would soon become. “I engaged a few of my fellow commuters and I said, ‘Can I have your e-mail addresses and let’s just make a pact – first person who sees a problem, let each other know.’”

1/15/2014 - Content teams in business-to-business media want to leverage the expertise of their vertical communities but are often constrained in how much scale they can drive with user generated content. However, companies such as ALM are now tapping into the Forbes Contributor Network, a white label solution that both curates expert third-party content while offering a content management system to publish both user and original content.

1/2/2014 - Last month, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that Carl Schonander had joined the organization in order to function as director of international public policy.

12/30/2013 - Last week, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) voted to adopt a six percent rate increase to stamps, magazines, bills and additional advertising-related missives.

12/18/2013 - In 2013, ABM's Committees & Councils have produced many projects, including webinars, research reports and workshops on subjects such as social media, the future of editorial, email marketing, custom content, database integration and more.

12/18/2013 - The deadlines for two of the trade industry’s most prestigious awards – the Timothy White Award and the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award – have been extended by ABM to Friday, December 20, 2013.

12/18/2013 - At ABM’s Audience Development Committee meeting last week, MediaRadar co-founder and CEO Todd Krizelman shared trends in the world of e-mail advertising and described the best ways to profit from the practice.

12/17/2013 - At last week’s SIIA/ABM webinar, “Do You Know How Telemarketing Rules Will Change Your Marketing Strategy?,” SIIA VP of public policy Mark MacCarthy addressed some of the business domain’s concerns in light of the FCC’s implementation of new procedures.

12/11/2013 - Last month, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, proposed a change to tax laws that has sparked quick, passionate response from the Software & Information Industry Association, as well as others in the trade industry.

12/11/2013 - The “business information” portion of the b-to-b media industry is on track to grow 7 percent, according to the most recent ABM BIN Report. That rate of growth may push the data subscription and database product segment over $2.6 billion in annual sales for media companies by the end of 2013, showing better growth than the traditional print advertising and face-to-face event segments.

12/3/2013 - In a special roundtable event held at ABM’s Executive Forum, “Corporate Structure and the New B-to-B Matrix,” five CEOs shared their experiences configuring and managing functioning corporate environments.

12/2/2013 - In their 60th year, the Neal Awards recognize editorial excellence in business media and are the industry’s most esteemed awards.

11/27/2013 - Today, member organizations of the Affordable Mail Alliance (AMA), including SIIA/ABM, formally requested that the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) reject January’s planned hike of postage rates.

11/21/2013 - In an amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), the FCC has adopted new telemarketing regulations which both afford greater safeguards for potential customers and take into account the modern landscape of communication.

11/20/2013 - ABM and SIIA's co-programmed annual Information Industry Summit will be held in New York City on Jan. 29-30.

11/20/2013 - ABM's Editorial Committee and the Construction Writers Association has released its three-part training series for b-to-b editors and journalists in member companies.

11/12/2013 - During the keynote at ABM’s 2013 Executive Forum, LinkedIn executive editor Dan Roth announced a new program that offers full feeds of original content on LinkedIn, similar to an RSS feed.

11/12/2013 - At the annual ABM event in Chicago, speakers discussed key performance metrics as well as models for structuring data sales teams.

11/7/2013 - In a letter last week, ABM updated members on the impending CPI and exigent rate increase, slated to take effect in January.

11/6/2013 - Total dollars spent on b-to-b print advertising dipped only 3.5 percent in May to $641 million, the industry's lowest rate of decline in monthly sales in the last 12 months.

10/30/2013 - On Nov. 21, ABM's Marketer/Media/Publisher Council will bring together b-to-b publishers and marketers for a meeting on mobile and social.

10/28/2013 - In a letter to members, Mike Marchesano spelled out his goals and highlighted ABM's recent accomplishments as it becomes the largest division of SIIA.

10/16/2013 - Digital Velocity is the only b2b media event for digital media professionals, programmed by digital media professionals.

10/8/2013 - The 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards competition is now open. Now in its 60th year, the Neals are business media's most esteemed and sought-after awards.


9/30/2013 - Previously, he worked as CEO of Aequor Media, managing director of JEGI and CTO at The Nielson Company.

9/11/2013 - For 22 vertical categories tracked, 7 showed growth in the first quarter, 7 showed single-digit declines, and 8 showed double-digit declines in print ad revenue.

9/11/2013 - LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner recently revealed the company is focused on creating the ultimate "content experience" and not the content itself. So where does that leave publishers?

8/28/2013 - However, the poll of advertisers and marketers shows that cuts in print budgets are forthcoming, according to ABM's Value of B-to-B research.

8/21/2013 - Tim Novoselski, the former president and CEO of Miramar Publishing, and a former member of ABM’s board of directors, has passed away at age 62 from cancer.

8/14/2013 - ABM’s Editorial Committee and the Construction Writers Association have partnered to offer a three-part webcast training series for b-to-b editors and journalists.

8/9/2013 - The Postal Reform Act maintains the current CPI rate structure, while the acts on mobile apps and cybersecurity tackle privacy.

8/6/2013 - ABM's Value of B-to-B research finds that most publishers say rate pursuing a mobile strategy as important.


8/5/2013 - The 2013 Executive Forum, to be held Nov. 11-12 in Chicago, will tackle the issues of changing corporate structure and business line ownership around the new drivers of our businesses.

7/31/2013 - ABM has released a new report, Value of B-to-B, that details many ways in which business publishers connect buyers and sellers.

7/24/2013 - On August 15, a free webcast for ABM, SIIA and SIPA members will explore the emerging business considerations for mobile.

7/24/2013 - ABM's Value of B-to-B research, to be released next week, found that marketers place a very high value on trade shows and conferences.

7/17/2013 - During a one-hour webcast, the SIIA Government Affairs team will present a mid-year review of this year's most important public policy developments in the media and information industries.

7/17/2013 - A new ABM video explains trade media and its impact on businesses to students and other budding journalists. The video was produced through ABM's affiliate, the Business Press Education Foundation (BPEF).

7/10/2013 - ABM's 2014 Annual Conference, to be held May 4-7, 2014, will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.


7/1/2013 - SIIA and ABM announced the closing of their merger today.

6/27/2013 - Last week, 15 media executives graduated from ABM's Advanced Leadership Program for Independent Operators, a customized education program for small and medium-sized media and information businesses.

6/26/2013 - ABM’s 2013 Executive Forum — which will be held Nov. 11-12 in Chicago — will bring together top industry leaders to tackle b-to-b media issues of today.

5/22/2013 - Four media executives join the speaker lineup for the program, which is targeted toward media professionals ready to take the next step in their careers.

5/8/2013 - ABM’s Marketing Services Council has unveiled a new white paper, sponsored by Wright’s Media, that discusses the biggest obstacles to creating a marketing services business and how to resolve the issues.

5/8/2013 - SIIA and ABM is set to host their first co-branded event, a roundtable focused on how to drive mobile app revenue via new technologies, including advanced cloud capabilities and data integration.

5/6/2013 - In a commentary published on MediaPost, ABM's President and CEO Clark Pettit speaks out on why associations must consolidate to help members.

4/30/2013 - At ABM's Annual Conference, 60 attendees gathered to learn how to build equity value, develop database revenue and expand into licensed content.

4/30/2013 - Marketing automation. Behavioral targeting. “Day-parting.” If these concepts aren’t part of your strategy, they soon will be, according to executives who kicked off ABM’s 2013 Annual Conference.

4/30/2013 - Don Pazour, CEO of Access Intelligence, was awarded the 2013 McAllister Top Management Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding leadership in b-to-b media, at ABM’s Annual Conference on Monday.


4/29/2013 - Ninety-seven percent of ABM members approved the merger, the association announced Monday at its Annual Conference.

4/29/2013 - ABM voted four media organizations into membership during its board of directors meeting on Sunday and named nine new board members.

4/17/2013 - Spiceworks is the go-to community for the IT industry with more than 2.5 million professionals and hundreds of vendors willing to pay to join. So what makes Spiceworks so attractive to brands? ABM talked to Co-Founder Jay Hallberg.

4/12/2013 - The return of Saturday mail might be good news for some publishers, but the resumption has prompted USPS to explore rate hikes for all periodicals.



4/10/2013 - ABM and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that they plan to merge in order to form the comprehensive, global business information and media industry association.

4/10/2013 - On April 16, marketers, agencies and publishers will gather together to discuss two topics crucial to company growth.

4/10/2013 - Saturday mail is back on, announced the United States Postal Service after its board of directors said legislation language made it impossible for the agency to continue with its formerly announced plans.

4/3/2013 - ABM talked to Tom Cochran, CTO at Atlantic Media Company, on the biggest tech challenges, how to attract the best developer talent, the role of a CTO and more.


3/27/2013 - If we are entering the “post-PC world,” what does this mean for how are audiences are using these devices and how they want us to serve them?

3/27/2013 - The program is a series of monthly one-hour live interactive webinars, which qualify for the IAB Sales Certification Continuing Education Hours Requirement.

3/20/2013 - At ABM's Annual Conference, Tony Uphoff, newly named CEO of Business.com and former CEO of UBM TechWeb, will moderate a panel on the b-to-b company of the future. ABM chatted with Uphoff for a preview of the session.

3/19/2013 - The Advanced Leadership Program for Independent Operators is a customized education program discussing the opportunities and operational realities unique to smaller companies.


3/13/2013 - IEEE Media's IEEE Spectrum received the coveted Grand Neal Award during ABM's 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony.

3/13/2013 - ABM is pleased to announce that 11 organizations were voted into membership during a board of directors meeting.

3/13/2013 - ABM is pleased to announce that 11 organizations were voted into membership during a board of directors meeting.