A year after being named Editor and Publisher of the Seybold Report Molly Joss has announced in an email to Seybold subscribers that she has acquired The Seybold Report, Seybold Publishing and related sites from The Beard Group:
The Joss Group, LLC, a publishing and consulting firm headquartered near Philadelphia, PA, announced it has acquired The Seybold Report, Seybold Publishing and related sites from The Beard Group, effective June 1, 2010.
Molly Joss, owner and President of The Joss Group, LLC, has been the Editor and Publisher of The Seybold Report for more than a year and will continue to serve in these roles. Joss says, "I am excited about the acquisition and have lots of plans including a new monthly newsletter Seybold Report subscribers will receive at no additional charge."
She promises subscribers and readers would hear more about the new newsletter and other plans soon. She thanks Christopher Beard and The Beard Group for making the transition a smooth one.
The Beard Group purchased Seybold Publications in March 2009.
Launched in 1971 by John Seybold, the Seybold Report was once a highly influential newsletter for the industry. Sadly the brand has been damaged with everything that has happened in recent years. From the decline and cancellatin of the trade show to the multiple changes in ownership, Seybold seems to have lost its focus over the years. One hopes that the Joss Group will be able to bring some of that back.