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1957

Cornmarket Press (Clive Labovitch & Michael Heseltine) publishes first hardback Directory of Opportunities for Graduates


1959

Acquire the quarterly magazine Man About Town; first Cornmarket controlled issue

1964

Formation of Haymarket; Man About Town's printer, Hazell Watson & Viney, invests in the publisher

Hazell + Cornmarket = Haymarket, followed by acquisition of MIMS and GP


1966

Labovitch leaves, with Cornmarket Press; Management Today launches.

Michael Heseltine becomes MP

1967

BPC merges its own magazines into Haymarket. Newcomers include weekly Autosport, monthly Lithoprinter (later PrintWeek), Gardener's Chronicle (GC)

1968

Launch Campaign

1969

Acquire Horticultural Trades Journal, merge with GC to form what later became Horticulture Week

Michael Heseltine becomes a minister; Lindsay Masters becomes chairman and Simon Tindall becomes Managing Director

1973

Launch of What Car?

1976

Business enters medical domain and becomes highly profitable

1977

Popular Hi-Fire launched as What Hi-Fi?

1981

First continental joint venture with Spanish publisher Doyma

1982

Acquire Old Motor, Eric Verdon-Roe works on its transformation into Classic & Sports Car

1984

Acquire weekly Autocar from Reed, and host first awards ceremony, signifying the first venture into brand extensions

1985

New York launch of MPR (US MIMS), initially as joint venture

1987

Marketing grows from A4 to A3 paper size

1988

Acquire PR Week in a poor state of repair and in need of attention

1989

First French joint venture; first Italian joint venture

1990

Launch of Haymarket Exhibitions division

1991

MPR edition launched (gynaecologists)

1993

Planning Week launches

1994

FourFourTwo launched

1996

F1 Racing launched and Motoring News (later relaunched as Motorsport News) acquired with LAT photographic agency

1997

Planning acquired, merged with Planning Week

Revolution
launched as monthly; Internet usage begins to pick up pace

Michael Heseltine returns to Haymarket after election defeat

1998

Racing Line launched for McLaren, essentially start of customer publishing activities

Websites: Campaign Live, What Car? and Autosport all launch

Overseas push begins; PR Week US launched

1999

Lindsay Masters retires. Michael Heseltine becomes chairman

World's best-known classical music magazine Gramophone acquired

Acquisition of UK edition of Stuff

PR Report
joint venture in Germany

2000

US Revolution launches; acquisition of Racer in California

Dotcom bubble bursts

First Stuff licenses abroad (France); Regeneration & Renewal launched

Growth of customer publishing

2001

Brand Republic launched

Michael Heseltine becomes peer

Army magazine launches

Eric Verdon-Roe becomes Group Managing Director

US acquisitions of CPS Communications (Medical Marketing & Media and Pharmaceutical Marketers Directory), the Cortland Group (Cortland Forum, Clinical Advisor, and Medical Projects) and McNight's Long Term Care News.

2002

Stuff and Autocar debut in China

Third Sector launches

Forums launched, new brand extension

Acquisition of Renal & Urology News in US.

2003

Finance Asia acquired

2004

Children&Young People Now launched

Acquisition of Thalaker Medien in Germany expands portfolio of market leading Gardening and Horticulture titles

Australian magazines purchased

ENDS Report
acquired

US acquisition of JAAPA


2005

Move to Teddington Studios

Rupert Heseltine appointed Deputy Chairman

2006

blueboomerang.com, Stuff.tv and ThirdSectorJobs.co.uk launched

Acquisition of Printing World and Packaging magazine, later integrated to Packaging News

Haymarket Network wins contract with Sky Sports

2007

Acquisition of Caravan-Sitefinder.co.uk, pressXchange.com and Pistonheads.co.uk

Relaunch of PrintWeek.com, ThirdSector.co.uk and BrandRepublic.com

£1.3million additional investment goes into digital media teams

Campaign India launched

2008

Stuff India launches

Campaign India's website www.campaignindia.in launches

Haymarket acquires German media journal Kress

Print Week India launches

Haymarket acquires Windpower and Compliance Week

Mediaweek.co.uk
standalone website launches

Relaunch of Brand Republic Jobs site

2009

Brand Media restructure: Media Week goes online only

Haymarket launches ProPrint Australia

Haymarket prescribing reference MIMS’ 50th anniversary limited edition

Michael Heseltine opens first Carbon show

2010

Kevin Costello becomes CEO

Rupert Heseltine becomes Chairman

Autosport 60th anniversary issue.

Autosport launch iPhone and Android Apps

Campaign Asia-Pacific launches

ENDS Report website relaunch

MPR 25th anniversary

Launch of FourFourTwo Performance

Re-launch of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome websites

2011

Jane Macken appointed as managing director of Haymarket Business Media

Lee Maniscalco appointed as CEO of Haymarket Inc.

Classicandsportscar.com
launched

Haymarket produces official Royal Wedding programme

Record-breaking Autocar 5000th Road Test commemorative edition

Haymarket Business Media (HBM) wins AOP award for Digital Publisher of the year

MIMS launches iPhone and Android apps

2012

Classic & Sports Car 30th Anniversary issue.

Biggest Haymarket digital investment ever - the redevelopment of Pistonheads Classifieds

Haymarket Network makes history with official Olympics content

Autosport unveils new iPad app

What Car? launches True MPG

People Management magazine and website moves to Haymarket

Haymarket Business Media launches first responsive websites

Stuff releases iPad edition apps

2013

Haymarket Media Group ‘Goes Google

New look for Campaign


Marketing and insight service What Car? Connect goes live

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