Thomas Ganske has created a new holding company to manage the activities of his Publishing Group. In GANSKE VERLAGSGRUPPE GmbH all activities of all companies of the group are bundled.
The holding will be led by a management board of four. Thomas Ganske will chair the board and will take interim respnsibility for the magazine division, Frank-H. Haeger (books-division and E-Business), Karl Udo Wrede (Treasury, retail and mail order activities) and Peter Notz (Controlling).
Andreas Hallaschka becomes the new editor in chief for MERIAN. Nick Vest (advertisement) and Dr. Ulla Kopp join the management of JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG The newspaper DIE WOCHE is discontinued. Georg Kessler follows as manager Frank H. Häger in the field of marketing and program in the GRÄFE UND UNZER VERLAG, Günter Kopitz takes over the management marketing and customer service. HOFFMANN UND CAMPE founds the " Preis der Kritik" on the occasion of its traditional reception on the bookfair in Frankfort. First prizewinner is the writer Martin Walser. PRINZ revises its brand appearance and changes from a city magazine into a New Lifestyle Magazine with focus on regional topics, the new edition Dresden is started. iPUBLISH cooperates in MERIAN AUTOSCOUT with Harmann/Becker- Navigationsystems and concentrates its activities on Munich as its site.
The JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG concentrates the management of the women magazines FÜR SIE, PETRA and VITAL under Jörg Hausendorf as manager. The living magazines ZUHAUSE WOHNEN und SELBER MACHEN is under the responsibility of PETER RENSMANN as manager as well as the magazines of the Premium Magazin Gruppe DER FEINSCHMECKER; WEIN GOURMET, A&W ARCHITEKTUR & WOHNEN, MERIAN and COUNTRY. COUNTRY rises its publication dates up to six times a year. The magazine WEIN GOURMET gives its WINE AWARDS for the first time to winegrowers and does credit to Mario Adorf as Wine-gourmet of the year. Green light is given for the new building of the multimedia centre of the JAHRESZEITEN VERLAG in Hamburg-Winterhude. The TRAVEL HOUSE MEDIA VERLAG in Munich is founded. The GRÄFE UND UNZER VERLAG celebrates 100 years of cooking books and widens out its range of production. It subdivides into the sections cooking & enjoying, house & garden, living & learning, partnership & family and body & soul. TEUBNER celebrates its 25th anniversary. The GANSKE SERVICE GESELLSCHAFT in Hamburg is founded as a competence centre for accounting and accountancy. Decision about the closing of the SCHROBSDORFF´SCHE BUCHHANDLUNG in the Kö in Düsseldorf.

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