Key Media acquires NZLawyer and New Zealand Law Awards from LexisNexis.
Multi-national media and events company Key Media announced Monday 25 Nov 2013, that it has acquired NZLawyer, from LexisNexis NZ Ltd who is a global leader in the legal content and technology market and who have published the magazine regularly since 2004.
Justin Kennedy, Key Media’s managing director for ANZ, says the acquisition is a positive step for the business and for NZLawyer readers and advertisers.
“NZLawyer is a good fit for our business – it is a product we are confident we can position for future growth leveraging off of our experience with our existing portfolio of market-leading print and online products, as well as our previous success in the legal market as publishers of the ALB suite of products.”
Rachel Travers, Executive Director NZ for LexisNexis NZ believes this to be the right move for the NZLawyer and its readership.
“While it is not without regret that we hand over this much loved publication, we are pleased that a company with the expertise in New Zealand professional magazines, and a strong emphasis on online advertising success will be looking after it. I think this heralds the start of an exciting new digital chapter for NZLawyer”
NZLawyer Online will launch Monday 3 February 2014. The printed publication will be relaunched in mid-March 2014 and will see some changes implemented that are designed to boost audience numbers beyond its 10,000 strong readership across the legal profession while adding more value for commercial partners. These changes include significantly building NZLawyer’s online offering and changing the direction of the print publication.
As part of the acquisition, Key Media will also inherit the associated New Zealand Law Awards, a highly respected and attended event which recognises excellence in the legal profession. The future awards will leverage another of Key Media’s core divisions, its experienced event management team, which also runs several other highly regarded awards events in the HR and mortgage broking markets.
Going forward, New Zealand’s legal profession can look forward to receiving the highest quality news, opinion and analysis tailored to their needs in both print and online.
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Please note the following:
- NZLawyer Magazine (Issue 221) will be the final issue in 2013 and is now on desks
- NZLawyer Magazine will be reformatted and first issue will release mid-March 2014
- NZLawyer Online will launch Monday 3 February 2014
- NZLawyer daily e-newsletter will commence Monday 3 February 2014