Case study

By Design Publishing Group has been acquired by AC Media LLC

Network Communications, Inc.(NCI), based in the USA, have sold the By Design Publishing Group (By Design) to AC Media LLC for an undisclosed consideration.

Founded in 2002, By Design Publishing Group provides customizable marketing tools that help real estate professionals to develop their personal brand and drive business leads. By Design develops editorial content for two publications called Home By Design and Your Home and Lifestyles. The company customizes the publications for individual real estate professionals and distributes them to the customer’s mailing list. Since its inception, By Design has distributed nearly 12 million copies of its personal branding magazines to agents’ mailing lists.

AC Media LLC was created by the executives from Creel Printing for the acquisition of By Design.

For over 35 years, NCI has been a market leader in the real estate information and media sector. In addition to its strong position in the multi-family rental market, NCI also enjoys a leading position in the real estate and home design segments, serving them with a robust portfolio of magazines, custom publishing, marketing services and events. The company’s Magazine Group today accounts for nearly US$18.3 million in revenue and is poised for strong growth in the years ahead. With premium brands like Unique Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and New England Home, NCI’s Magazine Group represents a portfolio of best-in-class assets serving the luxury home design and real estate markets.

Oaklins' media specialist team in New York has been exclusively mandated by Network Communications, Inc. to sell By Design Publishing Group.

Tombstone image for By Design Publishing Group has been acquired by AC Media LLC

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Reed Phillips

United States

Managing Partner

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