DC Thomson Media extends partnership with Air Business to distribute This England overseas

Laura Rutkowski

DC Thomson Media has cemented its group partnership with Air Business, selecting it as the overseas distribution partner and continued subscriptions provider for its subsidiary company, This England Publishing Ltd.

Air Business has provided DC Thomson with end-to-end subscription management and distribution services for its core brands, including Beano, My Weekly and The People’s Friend for several years.

This England Publishing produces two leading British heritage titles, This England and Evergreen. Popular not only in the UK, the quarterly titles are in high demand internationally – by expatriate and native readers alike.

With subscribers in almost every country of the world, securing the optimal overseas solution for such a large, widespread and demanding international customer base was DC Thomson’s utmost priority.

Gregor Morris, Head of Enterprise Operations at DC Thomson Media, commented: “Following several years of successful partnership with Air Business, it seemed a natural synergy to incorporate the two titles published by our sister company This England Publishing Ltd. into the existing DC Thomson distribution portfolio managed by Air Business.

“The history of excellent service provided by Air Business gave us great confidence that the transition would be smooth and this has proven to be the case.”

Helping to secure the contract, Air Business presented innovative mailing solutions to This England Publishing, providing the highest quality of service while meeting the publisher’s production schedules.

Kerr Nice, Key Account Manager at Air Business, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to extend our relationship with DC Thomson Media by welcoming This England’s prestigious titles to our client portfolio. Following Air Business being selected as Puzzler Media’s subscriptions partner last year, this announcement confirms us as a truly group-wide partner.”


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