SIPA Member News: 3 Acquisitions and 2 Award Winners

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Welcome New Members 

We are excited to welcome the following new members to the SIPA community:


Business Management Daily Acquires Negotiation Briefings Newsletter

Continuing their recent growth, Business Management Daily has acquired the Negotiation Briefings newsletter from The Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON). Terms were not disclosed.

"This is a very exciting addition to our product line," said Adam Goldstein, publisher of Business Management Daily. Negotiation Briefings dovetails perfectly with our newsletters Communication Briefings and Executive Leadership (which will now be renamed Leadership Briefings to enhance our cross-product synergy). The Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation has been terrific to work with, and they will continue to provide all Negotiation Briefings content. We'll also continue to work together closely on webinars and live events."

Gail Odeneal of PON is equally pleased. "We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Business Management Daily on webinars and our events," she said, "and we look forward to expanding our partnership by continuing to provide content for Negotiation Briefings. It has been a great relationship for both of us."

The deal will close on June 30, and fulfillment will begin with the August issue.

Elliott, Petersen Recognized for Outstanding Service

At last week's SIPA Annual 2017 Conference, Denise Elliott, senior VP and chief operating officer for Kiplinger Washington Editors, became the 38th person inducted into the SIPA Hall of Fame.

"I was hired out of college by Margie Weiner [the late industry pioneer]," Elliott told a packed luncheon. "It was quickly instilled in me the importance of SIPA involvement. From there I established close contacts that I knew I could always rely on."

On being just the sixth woman inducted, Elliott said, "If you have a young person, especially a young woman, pull them up, as was done for me. Challenge them to do any job in the company, and most importantly pay them fairly and involve them."

Also recognized was Elizabeth Petersen, chief people and strategy officer of Simplify Compliance, as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations to both Denise and Elizabeth.

SIPA Welcomes New Board Members

Also at last week's SIPA Annual 2017 Conference, six members were welcomed onto the board of directors. They were elected by the membership in April 2017:

  • Ed Coburn, CEO, Coburn Media
  • Robin Crumby, co-founder and managing director, Novatum Group
  • Guido Ems, Co-CEO, B2B, VNR Verlag fur die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG
  • Greg Krehbiel, director of marketing operations, Kiplinger Washington Editors
  • Elizabeth Petersen, chief people and strategy officer, Simplify Compliance (BLR)
  • Bill Springer, executive vice president, Diversified Communications

View the full SIPA Board of Directors here.

Clarivate Analytics Acquires Market Leader Publons

Clarivate Analytics has acquired Publons and its leading global platform for researchers to share, discuss and receive recognition for peer review and editing of academic research. The acquisition brings together a leading citation database and a leading researcher-facing, peer-review data and recognition platform.

"Clarivate Analytics is investing aggressively to enhance existing analytics, insights and workflow optimization solutions, and to identify new ways to help our customers accelerate innovation," said Jay Nadler, CEO of Clarivate Analytics. "In just five years Publons has built the largest and most trustworthy reviewer discovery tool in the world, with eight of the top 10 publishers and more than 150,000 reviewers using the platform. Acquiring Publons reflects our commitment to create the definitive set of objective, publisher-independent tools for researchers, publishers, research funders and institutions, giving the experts involved in peer review the recognition they deserve."

Diversified Communications Acquires Naturally Good Expo

Diversified Communications has acquired Naturally Good Expo in Australia from National Media, strengthening their global Natural & Organic Products brand and aligning with Diversified Communications Australia's Fine Food, FoodPro and FoodTech brands.

Diversified Communications' Natural & Organic Products portfolio includes exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Hong Kong with supporting print and digital publications. The synergies between Naturally Good Expo and these products as well as others within Diversified Communications' food and beverage portfolio present opportunities to leverage content and promotions to ultimately facilitate growth for the businesses and professionals in this fast-growing industry in Australia and New Zealand, recently valued at $12 billion AUD.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…