Bauer Media UK is an entertainment network of iconic, multi-platform brands.
Founded in Hamburg in 1875 and now in its fifth generation of family ownership, the Bauer Media Group operates in 20 countries including the UK, Germany, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA and has 11,000 employees worldwide.
In the UK they reach 25 million consumers with a portfolio including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic and Absolute Radio. Their scale, coupled with the breadth of portfolio, gives an advantage over pure play magazine or radio competitors.
On the print side they are Britain’s biggest magazine publisher. Their magazine heritage stretches back to 1953 with the launch of Angling Times and the acquisition in 1956 of Motor Cycle News, both still iconic brands within the portfolio. More recently, Closer was launched in 2002 and Britain’s first weekly glossy, Grazia, was launched in 2005. Women’s Weekly magazines include Take A Break, which has long been the UK’s best-selling women’s weekly title, and TV Choice, the UK’s biggest selling magazine. In 2015 they created a new niche within the growing gardening market, with the launch of Modern Gardens, for an audience who want to enjoy their outdoor living space, without having to become expert gardeners.
In total Bauer publish 49 iconic and market leading magazine brands.