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EMAP, the UK-based B2B media owner, has a tenacious, inventive streak, which has served it well since it was founded in 1947 as a newspaper group. With print a fast declining part of the business, there has been a clear and profitable change of direction, says CEO Natasha Christie-Miller.


What kind of publisher has Emap evolved into? Over the last three years we have transformed from a declining ad-reliant print business to the business we have today, which is a growing multi-channel subscriptions business.


How challenging have recent years been? The last three years have seen a period of transformation and growth, so it has been one of the most exciting and rewarding in EMAP’s long history. I’m delighted to say that we have turned the ship.


How important is the international market for EMAP? One of our biggest brands, MEED, is based in Dubai and serves the Middle East’s construction, oil and gas industries – so the international market is important for us. We also have the World Architecture Festival (WAF) which is a truly global brand working


in partnership with our architectural powerhouses, AR and AJ. We are excited about the geo-cloning opportunities for some of our events, particularly within architecture and retail.


How is the domestic market? Each of the sectors we work with – health, retail and the built environment – has its own challenges and opportunities, but the number of professionals and organisations wanting to buy our content continues to grow, and so are the groups of people paying for access to those valuable audiences.


How does digital add to revenues and growth? Digital is one of our strongest revenue streams with digital products representing 22 per cent of our revenue – up from 12 per cent in 2008. We’re seeing digital revenue grow each year as our customers embrace digital content and more and more people want to consume their content on tablet and mobile.


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+ March 2012 EMAP re-branded as Top Right Group. EMAP becomes one of the four operating companies. + August 2012 Back in growth after many years of revenue decline + July 2013 Announces second year of four per cent growth in 2013 + April 2013 MEED joins EMAP + March 2014 Health Service Journal Intelligence launched


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