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Future Celebrates Market Leading Position As Largest Tech News Publisher

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Friday, September 23, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital publishing powerhouse Future Publishing has been the worlds leading consumer technology publisher for the past 12 months, following the growth of its flagship tech sites.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital publishing powerhouse Future Publishing has been the worlds leading consumer technology publisher for the past 12 months, following the growth of its flagship tech sites.
  • Every year Future attracts hundreds of millions of consumers to its websites, print magazines, events, and social channels.
  • Future is now home to some of the worlds most-loved media brands: CinemaBlend, Wallpaper*, PC Gamer, and more.
  • *Source: Comscore, Media Metrix, multi-platform, Future Plc Total Audience July 2022, US
    Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams.

Future Appoints Claire Blunt as Chief Operating Officer

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Future Publishing , the global platform for specialist media, has today announced the appointment of Claire Blunt as Chief Operating Officer.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Future Publishing , the global platform for specialist media, has today announced the appointment of Claire Blunt as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Claire is currently Chief Advertising Officer and CEO of International for the Guardian Media Group.
  • Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO of Future, said: Im delighted to welcome Claire Blunt to Future as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Claire Blunt, COO of Future, said: I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Future plc, a business I have long admired and respected.

Consumers’ Black Friday Spend Forecast to Hit $158 Billion

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Monday, September 12, 2022

The research gives key insights into how consumers want brands to address this period of financial uncertainty.

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  • The research gives key insights into how consumers want brands to address this period of financial uncertainty.
  • Despite this, approximately three-quarters of shoppers are planning to spend more or similarly this Black Friday.
  • Shopper budgets remain significant, with average budgets of $574 for Black Friday deals and $735 for holiday gifting.
  • The Future audience will spend significantly more during their Black Friday (+52%) and holiday (+29%) than the average shopper.

Future Announces New Women’s Lifestyle and Home Interest Revenue Team

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Shayna Kossove is a founding member of Who What Wear, which was acquired by Future earlier this year.

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  • Shayna Kossove is a founding member of Who What Wear, which was acquired by Future earlier this year.
  • She brings an extensive record of generating revenue for digital media companies, including developing ground-breaking partnerships with fashion, luxury, retail, and beauty brands.
  • Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams.
  • Its market-leading portfolio of over 240 brands spans technology, games, TV and entertainment, womens lifestyle, luxury, wealth, knowledge, music, creative and photography, sports, home interest, and B2B sectors.

Golf Monthly Drives Record E-commerce Sales for Retailers

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

NEW YORK, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital powerhouse Future Publishing announced today that its Golf Monthly publication saw record online traffic and eCommerce transactions, with the site delivering over $880,000 of sales for retail partners and uncovering changing purchase habits of golfing audiences.

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  • NEW YORK, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital powerhouse Future Publishing announced today that its Golf Monthly publication saw record online traffic and eCommerce transactions, with the site delivering over $880,000 of sales for retail partners and uncovering changing purchase habits of golfing audiences.
  • Specific product categories such as drivers, irons, footwear, and golf club sets drove exceptional engagement with very high page views.
  • Audiences who visited Golf Monthlys buying guides in May, spent a combined total 1.56 million minutes engaged with the content.
  • When Future acquired Golf Monthly in 2020, we set out a vision to become the number one destination for golf buying advice and the latest figures show our progress towards that goal, Harris added.

Donner's New Technology and Innovations Give Their Guitars The Most Unique Tones

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Donner Music, the global music technology company focusing on developing instruments that overdeliver on tone, value and innovation, wrapped up their first NAMM show and saw a record booth turnout of performers and artists eager to try Donner's new products.  

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  • The NAMM show was back in full force last weekend, and the Donner booth was busy from start to finish.
  • Performers Dr. Funk Rhythm from the Tonight Show Band and Michael O'Neal from Beginner Audiophile rocked the Donner DDS-520 drum set.
  • Paul Riaro, tech editor of Guitar World Magazine shredded on the Donner DST-400, flagship of the Seeker Series electric guitars.
  • "Having owned and played a number of carbon fiber guitars, what I noticed about the tone of yours was an increased bass response.

Future Half-Year Earnings Highlight 48% Revenue Growth to $541 Million

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Revenue gains were achieved through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions that included Dennis Publishing brands Kiplinger and The Week.

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  • Revenue gains were achieved through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions that included Dennis Publishing brands Kiplinger and The Week.
  • Much of Futures growth is driven by digital ads, particularly in the US with organic growth of 12%.
  • Revenue from media, including digital advertising and eCommerce, reached $346.5 million globally.
  • This growth means the US now comprises 38% of total Future revenue, hitting $206.9 million in H1 2022.

Future Acquires Who What Wear to Further Strengthen Move Into Women’s Lifestyle

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

At Future, weve built a strong stable of womens lifestyle brands that connect with audiences across the globe around fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.

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  • At Future, weve built a strong stable of womens lifestyle brands that connect with audiences across the globe around fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.
  • Together, our expertise and synergy is a platform for growth in existing and new audiences, said Zillah Byng-Thorne, Futures CEO.
  • Both Who What Wear and Future place proprietary technology and data at the core of their businesses.
  • Future will bring its comprehensive diversification strategy to Who What Wear, using its proprietary technology to optimize advertising opportunities for brands.

BLUES ROCK STAR JOE BONAMASSA RAISES OVER $560,000 TO DATE FOLLOWING THIRD ANNUAL STREAM-A-THON EVENT FOR MUSICIANS IN NEED

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Monday, May 9, 2022

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation's 3rd annual Stream-A-Thon, hosted by Joe Bonamassa, was a spectacular display of musicianship that helped raise an additional $60,000 for musicians in need and featured nearly 3 hours of music performances from over 25 talented artists including some of Joe's legendary friends and rising stars. Last week, fans from more than 40 countries tuned in to watch the line up which included Dion, Peter Frampton, George Thorogood, Eric Gales, Bill Payne (Little Feat), Tommy Emmanuel, Larry McCray, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and many more.

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  • Through their generosity, we will continue to impact musicians who still need our help and get their careers back on track," said Bonamassa.
  • To date, the Fueling Musicians program has raised over $560,000 for qualifying touring musicians.
  • For more information, visit ktba.org
    Blues Rock superstar Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians of today.
  • Bonamassa had also appeared on the covers of Guitar World, Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Classic Rock Magazines.

Future Publishing Launches TechRadar Gaming

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

NEW YORK, April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global digital brand powerhouse Future Publishing announced today the launch of TechRadar Gaming - TRG, a new gaming brand that will leverage TechRadars established authority to become the foremost destination for gaming and hardware opinions.

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  • NEW YORK, April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global digital brand powerhouse Future Publishing announced today the launch of TechRadar Gaming - TRG, a new gaming brand that will leverage TechRadars established authority to become the foremost destination for gaming and hardware opinions.
  • Future has appointed Julian Benson as Editor In Chief to widen Futures reach and engage new gaming audiences, and further rounded out the TRG team with strategic new hires.
  • Shabana Arif joins as Gaming News Editor, Patrick Dane as Gaming Guides Editor, and appointed Adam Vjestica into a key new role as Gaming Hardware Editor.
  • We expect TechRadar Gaming will become one of the primary information resources for this evolving audience of enthusiasts.