CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA – November 11, 2010 – Home Buyer Publications (HBP) announced that its Old House Media Group, publishers of New Old House, Old-House Journal, Old-House Interiors, Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes, and The Design Center Sourcebook aquired The Historic Home Shows and The Designer Craftsmen Shows, the beloved and highly-respected events produced by Bob Goodrich of Goodrich Promotions.
General Manager, Laurie Sloan said, “We at Old House Media Group have been supporters and admirers of these shows for many years. When Bob Goodrich announced his retirement, we could not sit by and allow these events to fade away. We know from talking with many of Bob’s exhibitors and supporters that these shows have been an indispensible component of their success over the years. Continuing that tradition and the high quality of these shows is an exciting opportunity.”
Ms. Sloan went on to say, “The Designer Craftsmen and Historic Home shows are the perfect complement to our magazines and websites. The Old House Media Group has an audience of two million, from readers to online users to email newsletter subscribers and Old House Live attendees. Naturally, we will be inviting that audience to join the substantial following that already loves these shows.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be working closely with Bob to ensure a smooth transition. Rest assured, we will be keeping this show at the same high level of quality that previous and current exhibitors are used to. We’ve been producing The Log & Timber Home Shows around the country for 15 years, and have an excellent track record of well-run, attractive events specifically designed to introduce exhibitors to qualified consumers. Combining that with our extensive old-house audience and this show’s reputation seems like a no-brainer! We now have the unique ability to tap into enthusiasts in several specific, yet related niches. They all share a love of historic homes and quality products and now we have the perfect event for them.”
When asked how he felt about passing his decades-old event on to Home Buyer Publications, Bob Goodrich said, “I am confident these folks will carry on the tradition of my show, maintain the quality, and take them to a level that I could never achieve.”
About Old House Media Group
Old House Media Group (OHMG) is the result of several years of magazine brand acquisitions by Home Buyer Publications, a division of Active Interest Media. Home Buyer Publications has for 27 years been the producers of the premier publications, events and websites in the custom wood home industry. In 2007, Home Buyer Publications (HBP) acquired Old-House Journal and New Old House from Restore Media. In 2009, the Gloucester Publishers stable of brands was added to the group. During this time, HBP has been upgrading and creating new online brands, including www.oldhouseonline.com.
About Home Buyer Publications
Home Buyer Publications comprises two categories of home magazines, events and online properties. The Log & Timber Group includes Log Home Living, Timber Home Living, Country’s Best Cabins, The Log & Timber Home Shows & Seminars, loghome.com and timberhomeliving.com. The Old House Media Group includes Old-House Journal, Old-House Interiors, Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes, New Old House, Old-House Live! events, and artsandcraftshomes.com and oldhouseonline.com.
Based in El Segundo, California, AIM (aimmedia.com) is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Home, and Western Living & Outdoor. Its titles include Yoga Journal, Backpacker, Vegetarian Times, Better Nutrition, Optimum Wellness, SNEWS® , Whole Foods Market® magazine, American Cowboy, Black Belt, Yachts International, the Home Buyer Publications titles and various equine titles. AIM produces and markets conferences, DVDs and books, and produces log-and-timber home shows and seminars. The company also produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, the largest boat show in the world. AIM is sponsored by Wind Point Partners, LLC.