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Strategic Partners and Associate Members

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The companies below are the suppliers to the publishing industry who are part of the PPA network. Click through to see how they can help your business, and for more information on Associate Membership click here.

Abacus e-Media

Abacus e-Media is a leading online developer, offering consultancy, design, technical implementation, content management and hosting.

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ABC

ABC delivers a stamp of trust for the media industry. We are owned and developed jointly by media owners, advertisers and agencies to set industry-agreed standards for media brand measurement across print, digital and events.

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Abstrakt Services Ltd

20 years working with magazine/partwork publishers, including The BBC, IPC and Natmags, offering dynamic and innovative mechanical wrapping using New Sitma A3 pack machines, subscription mailings and ...

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Acorn Web Offset

Acorn Web is the specialist A5 & A4 Magazine Printers that are passionate about reinvesting lower costs in cheaper prices. Along with excellent customer service we are the magazine printer to trust!

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Adestra

Adestra is a leading Email Service Provider. Hundreds of organisations and thousands of users trust us to grow their email marketing strategies. Our global presence spans Oxford, London and New York. So wherever you are, you’ll receive consistent email marketing solutions that deliver results.

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Adstream

The World’s leading advertising digital asset management, workflow and distribution company, providing innovative tools for managing the production process in advertising.

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Affino

Affino is the creator and innovator of the Affino 7 Social Commerce SaaS Solution. Affino 7 combines Publishing with Online Commerce, full Social Interaction, Marketing Automation, Sales Automation, Customer Incentivisation, Total Monetisation, Social Media, and deep, wide-ranging Analytics.

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Air Business Limited

Air Business is a leading force in the distribution of printed matter, using individually tailored mailing, parcel, courier and bulk solutions both for the UK and Worldwide. Our services for subscript...

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Air Business Subscriptions

Air Business Subscriptions is one of the UK's premier publishing services bureaux, a part of the Air Business group. Since 1972 we have handled the subscription fulfilment and associated services for both free and paid for magazines and journals. We provide the same service for books, newsletters, digital and online products.

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Alpha Index Ltd

If you produce directories, or buyer's guides, Alpha Index has database solutions to make the task easier and help increase your revenue.

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Anderson Norton Design

We see graphic design as craft and business working together. Together we create inspirational design that people can relate to. We create something you will be proud of. Pure brand and design....

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ANT Marketing

Ant Marketing is one of the UK's leading telemarketing companies, with over 27 years'​ experience of delivering effective inbound, outbound and multichannel marketing strategies as well as market research services to the very highest standards.

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Atwood Tate

Recruitment professionals providing an excellent and ethical service to publishing and information companies, with the best candidates at all levels for permanent, contract, temp and freelance roles.

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Bluetel Solutions

Deliver your content across digital platforms to reach the broadest possible audience.

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Bopgun Design

Bopgun is a design and marketing agency. We use creative ideas to solve your commercial problems and bring your brand to life.

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BPA Worldwide

BPA Worldwide is in the business of providing assurance. For 80+ years as a not-for-profit assurance service provider, BPA was originally created by advertisers, advertising agencies and the media industry to audit audience claims used in the buying and selling of advertising.

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BrightGen

BrightGen enables businesses to transform using Salesforce, the world’s number one CRM.

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Canopy Media Management Ltd

Established in 2007, Canopy is an independent sales house providing sales and management resource to media owners primarily in the direct response channels.

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CCMedia Group

At CCM we aim to offer support and production services across all aspects of print and publishing. From traditional typesetting, finished print and mailing to online, we have a comprehensive array of solutions.

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CDS Global

CDS Global is an out-source provider offering customer relationship management solutions to the world’s leading publishers and other targeted sectors including government organisations, direct marketing firms and financial institutions.

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Celloglas

Celloglas is the UK’s leading specialist in decorative print finishing. We offer a wide range of finishes that enhance the look, feel and even smell of printed media.

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censhare

censhare have been delivering successful intelligent business communication solutions for over 13 years. With an HQ based in Munich, the company now has offices in UK, US, India and Switzerland alongside a worldwide client list which includes Dyson, Hearst Magazines, Bauer Media and GoPro, among others

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Clock

Clock is a leading digital creative agency, building digital experiences that people love.

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COMAG

COMAG is the UK's largest, most innovative and influential third party magazine marketing and distribution company. We represent worldwide brands, niche titles, time sensitive weeklies and publicatio...

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ConferenceExpo

conferenceexpo is a prescribed stand package for conferences with 5-50 exhibiting sponsors. It’s ideal for conferences and events that have a mini exhibition format or exhibiting sponsorship tiers.

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Content Central

Editorial content from Sweden's top freelance journalists, photographers, and subject matter experts.

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Creative Workflows

Creative Workflows Ltd. ensuring publishers, design teams and arts groups become more efficient, productive and creative. Improving creative operations of all sizes for over 25 years.

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Dawson Media Direct

DMD works with hundreds of publishers globally to grow circulations and increase sales opportunities among international airline travellers worldwide.

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Deloitte

Deloitte LLP offers professional services to the UK and European market. With over 14,400 people, the UK firm is part of a globally connected network of member firms that brings world-class capabilities to our clients and delivers the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.

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Denmaur Independent Papers

One of the UK's largest independent paper merchants - first choice supplier for publishers.

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dsb.net

dsb.net Ltd is the UK's most progressive customer management bureau.

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ESco Business Services Ltd

ESco is a publishing services bureau where outstanding service with integrity is at the heart of everything we do. We have all the experience to manage your subscriptions, optimise your data and fulfil your mailings.

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Explori

Explori is an audience listening platform. We help media owners and event and conference organisers understand their audiences and evolve their products to serve them better.

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Farrer & Co LLP

As one of London’s leading media law practices, we have a highly rated understanding of the media sector, and currently act for a wide range of international newspaper, magazine and book publishers, business and data publishers, new media agencies, literary estates and high-profile individuals.

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Feathr

Feathr is a marketing cloud that helps event organizers boost registrations, create and sell digital sponsorships, and engage attendees throughout the year.

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Finishing Line

The Finishing Line offer a one-stop solution for promotional finishing and direct mail

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Flume Training

Flume is dedicated to helping sales teams adapt and succeed in today’s climate using the most innovative and powerful methods to influence today’s buyer. Call or email to find out what works in media sales today.

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Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey is one of the UK's Premier law firms.

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Getty Images

Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video, music and multimedia products available through its trusted brands, including iStockphoto© and Thinkstock©.

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Global Media Hub

Global Media Hub is a dynamic independent company specialising in global placement of magazines and newspapers.

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Gold Key Media

Gold Key Media was established in 2001 and has developed into the world’s largest distributor of press to the leisure, travel and corporate sectors. We represent over 200 international publishers, providing them with exposure to targeted audiences, helping them to sell more adverts, attract subscribers and increase circulation figures.

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Grant Thornton UK LLP

Grant Thornton's media team provides clients with a full service offering including audit, tax, corporate finance, M&A, transaction support and other advisory services....

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Guidebook

Guidebook allows organisations to build beautiful mobile apps for events of all sizes, putting everything at attendees’ fingertips via smartphones and tablets. Our apps also unlock new sponsorship opportunities and allow organisers to collect feedback in real-time.

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Huntwood Associates

The Huntwood team provide engaging inspirational coaching for managers and leaders. We design fast-paced, active management development and leadership programmes that people remember because they are fun and engaging and add lasting impact to the way they work

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IDS

Established in 1992, IDS offers a range of cloud based services to simplify content acquisition and management for publishers, brands and agencies

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Ingenta

Ingenta is the world-leading provider of content solutions that transform business. We cover the publishing process from end to end with our suite of commercial products, content and advertising solutions plus client support and professional services packages.

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Intermedia

We are the UK’s leading provider of a fully integrated, multi-channel approach to circulation and marketing. Our team of single-discipline experts offer innovative solutions for independent publishers, helping our clients to grow their total audience reach.

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Inviqa

Inviqa is a technology partner and consultant specialising in ecommerce and content management solutions. We’re trusted by leading brands to meet business goals through digital. However your business challenges evolve, we’ll ensure you continue to keep pace and innovate.

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Jamatto

Jamatto specialises in micropayments providing simple and compelling revenue solutions for online media publishers and content producers around the world.

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Jellyfish CoNNect

Jellyfish CoNNect offers publishers the very best in digital marketing expertise, digital publishing software and a unique digital sales reporting tool which is ABC accredited.

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Kaldor

Kaldor is a software house specialising in digital publishing solutions for content owners. Our core product ‘Pugpig’ is a digital publishing platform built specifically for mobile devices.

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Kingston Smith

Kingston Smith LLP is one of the UK’s top 20 audit and accountancy firms. We work with clients across all sectors of the media industry, including marketing services, TV and commercial production, entertainment and events, media technology and publishing.

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knk Business Software AG

Business consulting for publishers (specialized in the optimization and redesign of business processes and information flow), and implementation of publishing software

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KNP Litho

Knp have over 30 years of experience helping our clients reach their target audiences. We provide sophisticated and integrated printing and direct mail solutions. We are a well-established and highly experienced Company with a reputation for quality and reliability.

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Lewis Silkin LLP

A full service commercial law firm, with substantial industry knowledge and acknowledged expertise in magazine publishing, both in print and online, covering B-to-B, consumer and customer publication...

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LiveIntent

LiveIntent is a smarter way to buy and sell ads within email. Our platform lets you buy ads in email just like you do on the web, but with much higher standards.

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Madgex

Madgex bring you the benefits of a complete job board solution in a fully hosted environment.

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Magazine Cloner

MagazineCloner.com has been providing an all-encompassing digital publishing solution for publishers since early 2010.

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Makemedia

Makemedia is a Brighton - based digital development partner that provides expertise in strategy, technical architecture, UX, design and development for data services and digital products. We work in partnership with media clients to provide end-to-end solutions - we will get involved at an early stage and input into strategy development and idea generation to support your business case.

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Marketforce

Marketforce (UK) Ltd is the UK’s leading newstrade sales, marketing and distribution company.

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MediaFund

From initial briefing until the closing of the deal Media Fund is your partner. The objective is to achieve the best possible deal for you, our client.

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Menzies Distribution Ltd

Menzies Distribution is a leading provider of added value distribution and marketing services to the newspaper and magazine supply chain in the UK....

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Merit

Merit provides technology-driven solutions to efficiently collect and organise product data and marketing data for B2B brands

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Mintel

Mintel are an independent award-winning provider of world-leading market intelligence, delivering robust information, analysis and critical recommendations.

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Nemorin Film & Video

The UK’s fastest growing branded video content production company. Collaborating with agencies, publishers and media owners globally. Branded video experts with unique insight, experience and empathy across publishing, broadcast and agency.

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NLA media access

NLA is a publisher owned rights licensing and database business. We provide access to and license the re-use of publishers' content. NLA licences contribute to a vibrant UK media and support journalism.

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Olswang

Olswang is an international law firm recognised for our deep industry expertise in technology, media and telecoms. Olswang has a leading and well-established team advising the publishing sector across the book (trade, educational and business), magazine and newspaper businesses.

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Olympia London

Join the growing list of successful publishers that have launched in Olympia London’s flexible spaces.

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Orion Trading

ORION enables some of the largest companies and brands in the world to part-fund media expenditures with their assets - generating cash flow savings for our clients and eliminating potential losses on asset dispositions.

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Page Lizard

We take magazines, journals, catalogues or any other type of content and convert it for mobile, tablet and desktop. This helps you create, design and publish beautiful and engaging digital editions!

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PCS

PCS has been serving the UK publishing industry for more than 40 years, driving fundamental change with its extensive portfolio of in-house developed editorial, production, advertising and circulation solutions.

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Pensord

Pensord is a specialist magazine printing company and the sole strategic partner of the Professional Publishers Association’s (PPA) Independent Publishers Network (IPN).

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Performing Artistes

We provide people to give speeches and host corporate events such as conferences and award ceremonies from the worlds of entertainment, media, politics and sports including after dinner and motivational speakers. We call it the business of speaking.

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Piano

Piano is the digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for the world’s most sophisticated publishers and media companies, such as The Economist, NBC Universal and Hearst.

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PLS

The Publishers Licensing Society Limited (PLS) provides rights management services to the publishing industry. Our primary remit is to oversee Collective Licensing in the UK for book, magazine, journal and website copying.

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Press Association

Press Association is the UK's national news agency sitting at the heart of UK journalism

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PWC

PricewaterhouseCoopers is a leading professional services organisation for the Entertainment & Media sector, providing industry focused assurance, tax and advisory services to help clients manage risk, maximise shareholder value and support merger and acquisition activities.

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Prism Consult Ltd

Media consultancy and brokerage that offers business development, divestiture, mergers and acquisitions advice within the publishing and associated industries. Its founders and associates are pub...

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Pulsar

Pulsar is an innovative social media monitoring platform that turns social data into actionable insight. Used by marketing, planning, communications and research professionals, Pulsar enables you to find what really matters within social media discussion using cutting edge data science and data visualisation.

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PX Analytics

At PX Analytics we help publishers grow subscription revenue and profitability with our easy to use predictive analytics platform PX Publishing.

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Quad Graphics

Quad Graphics Europe are a member of the North American printing business Quad / Graphics. Founded in 1971 our quest to ensure we offer industry leading technology to boost machine output and quality levels, has ensured that we have grown to one of the world’s largest printing businesses.

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RAM

RAM is all about measuring your media effectiveness. We measure and record how ads and articles are read and understood - and what impact they have amongst your readers.

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RBS

RBS Media team has a depth of experience in offering banking services to the UK media industry, with a long-established specialism in the publishing sector

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Readly

Readly is the new way of reading magazines on tablets and smartphones.

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Ready

Ready (formerly Xcetra Media) is a multi-disciplined creative campaign agency that specialises in magazine subscription marketing. Over the years, we’ve created countless campaigns to help the UK’s most established magazine publishing companies drive new subscriber acquisitions and increase retentions.

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Readymag

Readymag is a new generation design and publishing tool that helps individuals and businesses rapidly create beautiful cutting-edge web projects without coding. It is perfect for presentations, magazines, editorials, promo pages and small websites with a simple structure.

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Rhapsody Limited

Rhapsody is the UK’s leading pre-media specialist based in the heart of London’s Shoreditch. Combining expert talent with the latest technologies, we excel in delivering high quality creative output. ...

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Seymour Distribution Ltd

Representing a significant share of independent Publisher’s RSV, Seymour is part of the market leading Frontline Group and is committed to driving sales of our publisher’s products.

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Shine Media

Shine Media is a Social Enterprise that works with young people from ethnic minority backgrounds who aspire to work in the journalism field. We work with two age groups: 14-17 year olds and 18 -24 year olds, who have an interest in print, online or broadcast journalism. We provide these young people with the following services:

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Shorthand

Shorthand is used by the world’s leading storytellers to create media-rich, interactive and fully-responsive stories with ease - and no coding required. Bring news and features to life, transform reports, studies and guides into an interactive experience, and create a rich, premium narrative for sponsored and commercial stories.

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Sli.do

sli.do is an audience interaction tool that allows event organisers to crowdsource the best questions for Q&A, get instant feedback via live polls and share presentations with audiences in real-time.

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Sourcepoint

Creating compensation choice for publishers & consumers. A platform built for publishers, providing the data needed to make informed decisions about content compensation and offering consumers multiple options of paying for the content they love.

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Speakers Corner

Since 1997 Speakers Corner have been placing speakers, awards hosts, facilitators and comedians into events across the globe. At the forefront of the market with over 6000 speakers in an extensive network, Speakers Corner is a specialist speaker bureau focussed on forming partnerships with clients to ensure a deeper understanding of a client’s event and what they are hoping to achieve.

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Sprylab

With their own digital publishing solution Purple DS®, SPRYLAB helps brands and marketers to create unique content, apps and services. Their products and solutions encourage advanced ways of communication, improve customer retention, and facilitate the development of new markets. This gives their customers a clear competitive edge in the digital age.

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Statsols

Fight Churn and Grow Revenue with PX Analytics and Statsols

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Sublime Skinz

Sublime Skinz is a leading ad tech company specialising in the distribution and optimisation of skin-based advertising. It is the first platform of its kind to provide skin-based advertising, working with advertisers, publishers, media agencies, media trading desks, and ad networks to drive efficient campaigns at scale.

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Tableau

At Tableau, we make breakthrough products in visual analytics that change the way people use data to solve problems. We make analysing data fast and easy, beautiful and useful. It’s software for anyone and everyone.

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Taboola

Taboola is the leading discovery platform, serving over 300 billion recommendations to over 750 million unique visitors every month on some of the Web’s most innovative publisher sites, including The Daily Mail, The Independent, Evening Standard, Metro, Auto Express and TechRadar.

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The Brewery

With 6 event spaces catering for between 30 and 1,000 guests, The Brewery is one of London’s most flexible corporate event venues, hosting events ranging from conferences and smaller meetings to product launches and large award dinners.

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The Copyright Licensing Agency

Since 1983, the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has been the recognised UK collective rights licensing body for text and images from book, journal and magazine content.

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The Engine Shed

We provide small-to-medium businesses with quality, cost-effective, software customised to help them work more effectively and efficiently, without any of the complexity usually associated with IT - no servers, no complicated software installations, no fuss. Work securely from any location you please, at any time, using nothing more than an internet connection and web browser.

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The Magazine Manager

The Magazine Manager®, the world’s leading cloud-based print and digital media management software, is developed by Mirabel Technologies. Our package includes: CRM, Ad/Order Entry, Ad Trafficking, Sales Management Reporting, Invoicing & Accounts Receivable Management and Production Management.

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Tobacco Dock

Build in 1812 as warehouses of the London Docks, Tobacco Dock was relaunched in 2012 as an events and exhibitions venue. Since then, it’s hosted thousands of the capital’s most prominent events. Located at the heart of London’s thriving enterprise zone, the Grade 1 listed venue is within striking distance of both Tech City and London’s Financial District.

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White Space Productions

White Space is a creative production management company, offering a wide range of production services and experience.

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Wiggin LLP

Wiggin LLP is a boutique firm of solicitors, recognised by many as the best in the media business. The firm specialises exclusively in publishing, film, TV, broadcast, music, sport, gaming and technology.

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Woodwing

As a global leader in multichannel publishing as well as digital asset management software, WoodWing provides the solutions that publishers need to streamline their processes and to fully realize the potential of their print and digital content — on premise and in the Cloud.

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WorkCast

The WorkCast Online Event and Presentation Platform: Designed to Make Your Online Events Great

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Wyndeham Group

Wyndeham Group is the largest web offset printing group in the UK. We employ over 1,350 staff across 10 production sites and produce hundreds of prestigious high quality weekly and monthly magazine titles.

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YM Group

We are the largest print provider in the UK giving our clients access to an extensive range of print services, including the strongest short grain production capability in the UK.

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YunoJuno

We run the entire freelance operation for more and more of the industry's finest.

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Zapnito

Crowdsource and monetize expert knowledge within any given niche. Courses, questions and answers, and video panel discussions are central to our platform and are just examples of how we do it. From trainers, authors, instructors, consultants, analysts, teachers, scientists, and internal experts, Zapnito is the only platform dedicated to building knowledge networks of experts without the noise of social media.

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Zeddit

The #1 Way To Grow Your Paid Magazine Audience

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Zinio

Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it.

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Zuora

Zuora is the world’s largest provider of subscription management services.

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