AMG/Parade

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AMG/Parade (previously known as the Athlon Media Group) is a publisher founded in 1967 that is based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2][3][4] Nashville's Spencer Hays was its majority stockholder.[5][6][7]

AMG/Parade
AMG Parade textlogo.png
Logo since 2014
Founded1967
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNashville, Tennessee
Key peopleSpencer Hays (majority owner)
Publication typesMagazines
Official websitewww.athlonmediagroup.com

Athlon SportsEdit

Athlon is best known for publishing preseason single-title sports annuals on professional and college sports. The annuals are sold at newsstands in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.[1] It is the U.S.'s largest publisher of sports annuals,[6] ranking Number 1 in retail sales dollars and magazines sold.[1]

Athlon's 15 sports magazines include Athlon Sports monthly, Pro Football, Fantasy Football, National College Football, Southeastern Football, Atlantic Coast Football, Big Ten Football, Big 12 Football, Big East Football, Pac-10 Football, Baseball, College Basketball, Pro Basketball, Racing and Golf.[1][8][9] Athlon's digital properties include AthlonSports.com, which has daily coverage of the sports it covers.[1]

HistoryEdit

In February 2006, it acquired Grogans Sports Information Inc., a fantasy sports publisher based in Littleton, Colorado, that publishes Grogans Fantasy Football Analyst in-season scouting reports.[8]

In June 2010, Athlon Sports Communications appointed Anthony Flaccavento publisher for Athlon Sports magazine.[10] Athlon Sports is a monthly publication that launched in October 2010.[1][11] Athlon Sports began with a circulation of seven million, and grew to nine million in 2011.[1]

In 2013, Athlon acquired the print rights to three magazines distributed as newspaper inserts: American Profile, Relish, and Spry. Athlon did not acquire the associated websites and later launched the companion website Community Table.[12] In 2014, Athlon acquired Parade from Advance Publications.[13]

In 2016, Athlon acquired the titles of Harris Publications, which had been shut down.[14]

PublicationsEdit

  • AMG Lifestyle[15]
    • Flea Market Style
    • Harris Farmer's Almanac
    • Romantic Country
    • Short Hair Style Guide
    • Short Styles
    • Storage Solutions
  • AMG/Parade[16]
    • American Profile's Community Table
    • Athlon Sports & Life
    • Parade
    • Relish
    • Spry Living
    • TV Times
  • Athlon Outdoors[17]
    • American Frontiersman
    • Ballistic
    • Combat Handguns
    • Guns of the Old West
    • Mopar Action
    • The New Pioneer
    • Survivor's Edge
    • Tactical Weapons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Who Is Athlon". AthlonSports.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  2. ^ The Alcalde. March 2001. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Shelly Field (2010). Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry. ISBN 9781438129754. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Joseph Favorito (2012). Sports Publicity. Routledge. ISBN 9781136364266. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Judy Sarles (March 19, 2000). "Suit targets clothier's religious climate". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "An American original". Forbes. December 1, 1997. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Geert De Lombaerde (December 7, 2011). "Athlon CEO steps down". Nashville Post. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Athlon buys fantasy sports publisher Grogans". Nashville Business Journal. February 8, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Virginia Tech's Allison Tallman a finalist in Athlon Sideline Spirit Contest; Winner to be featured in 2005 Athlon Sports College Football Preview". hokiesports.com. November 30, 2004. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  10. ^ Dan Hieb (June 14, 2010). "Athlon Sports hires publisher". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Athlon Sports Launches as Largest Sports Magazine in the U.S. With 7MM Circulation", October 15, 2010
  12. ^ Athlon Acquires Rights to Publish American Profile, Relish, Spry Magazines
  13. ^ Athlon Acquires 'Parade,' Consolidates Newspaper-Distributed Magazine Market
  14. ^ Harris Magazines Find New Life as Athlon Newspaper Offerings
  15. ^ AMG Lifestyle Store
  16. ^ AMG/Parade Titles
  17. ^ Athlon Outdoors Store