BNP Media’s Print Phase Out Accelerated Due to Pandemic

In Folio’s coverage of BNP Media’s acceleration of their print-to digital shift, which was planned to be completed by the end of 2022, co- CEO Tagg Henderson states, “It’s our belief that this crisis [COVID-19 pandemic] will speed up any current trends in business and we want to stay out in front of that…In this business, that trend is the shift to digital.” Staff were informed that print editions of its controlled (free for qualified) circulation trade magazines will be phased out by July 31. The new time frame set “was in anticipation of the ‘difficult economic environment’ brought on by the pandemic.” Henderson noted that digital editions now make up about 30% of BNP Media’s controlled circulation. Three magazines that offer paid subscriptions will still be available in print: The ACHR NewsArchitectural Record and Engineering News-Record.

BNP Media offers approximately 40 high-quality, industry specific publications that cover the areas of Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Gaming & Hospitality, Manufacturing, Mechanical Systems, and Security. Examples of titles include Stone World, Floor Trends, Beverage Industry, Flexible Packaging, Casino Journal, ASI Adhesive & Sealants, Industrial Heating, Assembly, National Driller, Engineered Systems, SDM, and Mission Critical.

In connection with the publications, BNP Media provides key directories for buyers to source suppliers, distributors, and products and services. Industry suppliers can list their company information and products.

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