EH Publishing Acquires Campus Safety
EH Publishing, Inc. has purchased Campus Safety and Security Sales & Integration (SSI) magazines from Bobit Business Media. The acquistion promises to leverage the many synergies among both titles and its new publisher, EH Publishing president Ken Moyes says.
“Security is an integral part of virtually every market we serve,” he says. “Acquiring SSI and Campus Safety ensures we can bring these audiences cutting-edge business and technology information related to security and safety.”
Like Campus Safety, EH Publishing serves commercial end-users through its Worship Facilities Expo, Live Sound, Pro Sound Web and Tech Decisions brands. Tech Decisions covers technology in the university, K-12 and healthcare industries.
SSI is a leading trade publication for residential and commercial security dealers, so it will fit in nicely with EH’s portfolio of dealer-centric publications. Those publications include CE Pro for residential integrators, Commercial Integrator for commercial integrators, and Channel Pro for IT pros in the small/medium business (SMB) sector.
In conjunction with the acquisition, Steve Nesbitt, former publisher of CE Pro and Commercial Integrator, returns to EH Publishing as publisher of SSI. Nesbitt has deep roots in the security industry, with years of experience as national sales manager for major distributors. Likewise, EH founders Moyes and Julie Jacobson come from security distribution. Meanwhile, CE Pro editor-in-chief Jason Knott was editor and publisher of Security Sales for a decade before joining EH Publishing in 2000.
“This acquisition is an extremely positive development for Campus Safety,” says CS Executive Editor Robin Hattersley Gray, who has been with the Campus Safety for more than eight years and was previously an associate editor with SSI. “We are excited to join a media group that has so many synergies with CS, including a ton of experience in security and technology. We greatly appreciate the respect EH Publishing has for the brand we’ve worked so hard to build and the investment it is making in supporting the campus security, public safety and emergency management community.”
Campus Safety magazine was founded in 1993 and has a print circulation of more than 18,000. Additionally, it has grown its online presence significantly in the past three years via webinars, eNewsletters, social media and other initiatives on www.campussafetymagazine.com.
Founded in 1979 as Alarm Installer and Dealer magazine, Security Sales & Integration reaches over 28,000 security professionals.
EH will manage the brands from its offices in Framingham, Mass.
“We look forward to working with the talented staff at SSI and Campus Safety,” Moyes says. “This is an exciting acquisition for us, and we thank Bobit Publishing for the opportunity to take these industry-leading publications forward.”
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
About EH Publishing
Founded in 1994, EH Publishing is a leading information provider for technology-related markets, with top brands that include Electronic House for consumers, CE Pro for home systems integrators, Commercial Integrator for commercial integrators, Channel Pro for IT integrators, Tech Decisions for commercial technology decision makers, and Worship Facilities Expo for worship technology decision-makers. EH also offers leading media products and events for robotics, logistics and pro audio markets.
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