Arc Publishing, The Washington Post’s fast-growing platform-as-a-service, has signed Bonnier Corp., one of the largest niche magazine publishing groups in America. Arc will power technology for the company’s more than 30 multichannel magazine brands, which include Field & Stream, Popular Science, Saveur, and more.
“This year, we continue to invest heavily in adding new tools and features that publishers across the spectrum, including brands, broadcasters and magazines, need to optimize their digital presence,” said Scot Gillespie, CTO at The Post. “Between a new, highly-configurable subscription platform, custom-tailored planning, sophisticated curation tools for visual brands, and the capability to organize content and templates across multiple sites, Arc is positioned to be the premier technology solution for modern publishers worldwide. We are pleased to welcome Bonnier to the Arc platform and look forward to working with them to realize their digital ambitions.”
In moving to Arc, Bonnier will cease support for its internally built and supported custom CMS, allowing their product and engineering teams to focus on audience growth and engagement, and their editorial teams to focus on telling more stories that appeal to their discerning readers.
“It became evident early in the demo process that the Arc platform was well designed from a capabilities point of view,” said David Ritchie, Bonnier COO. “Arc integrates many of the best practices and philosophies that informed our own in-house CMS, plus it incorporates a host of functionality that we currently must purchase from third-party vendors. With Arc, we will be in a position to simplify our tech stack while also benefiting from the continued development of tools by the Arc engineering team. That’s a powerful combination.”
About The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing
Arc Publishing (https://www.arcpublishing.com/) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art digital platform and suite of tools that’s engineered to meet the needs of modern publishers. Built by engineers and designers at The Washington Post, Arc technology solves complex publishing needs, including video, mobile web and apps, syndication to distributed platforms, automatic content testing, data mining and monetization. Arc has powered the digital transformation of clients both large and small across the globe. At its core, Arc is about speed and innovation: for readers, the newsroom, brands, advertisers and developers.
About Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in America, with more than 30 multichannel brands extending into all platforms including magazines, digital media, events, and product licensing. Bonnier Corp.’s brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, Yachting, Flying, Salt Water Sportsman, Cycle World, Working Mother, and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Swedish-based Bonnier AB, a multichannel media conglomerate operating in 15 countries.
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