March 20, 2018
Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) announced today that the Custom Content Solutions business (CCS) of SPH Magazines will be merged with Focus Publishing Limited, the contract publishing arm of SPH’s Chinese Media Group.
CCS at SPH Magazines provides publishing, advertising sales and digital services, including marketing consultancy, to a range of companies and organisations in both public and private sectors. Titles in its portfolio include Fraser Cachet for Frasers Hospitality Group, Frontline for HomeTeam NS, NSman for SAFRA, Savour for Cold Storage supermarket and Singapore Health for the Singhealth group.
Focus Publishing Limited has extensive experience in the publication of commemorative books and magazines/newsletters in Singapore’s four major languages.
Ms Loh Woon Yen, Managing Editor of SPH Chinese Media Group, said: “Focus Publishing has been able to leverage on the rich editorial expertise and resources of SPH’s newsrooms to offer quality contract publishing and translation services. Merging with CCS will strengthen the combined team’s offerings to existing and potential customers.”
Mr Loh Yew Seng, CEO of SPH Magazines, said: “With close synergies in both Focus Publishing and CCS, consolidating our efforts, resources and strategies into one unit will undoubtedly enhance and strengthen the capabilities of the custom publishing business as a whole, and benefit our clients in the long term.”
All current CCS contractual agreements with respective clients will be followed through and honoured according to requirements outlined in publishing contracts. SPH Magazines will work closely with Focus Publishing to ensure a smooth transition and handover of the CCS business to SPH.
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Chin Soo Fang
Corporate Communications & CSR
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
SPH’s core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall.
SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It built an upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road, and is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh Road. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point.
It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore’s largest private nursing home operator.
SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.
About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines, together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited, has raised the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men’s lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, CLEO, The Singapore Women’s Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties, are among the highest-circulating titles and most-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
SPH Magazines’ established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collateral to meet their business needs. ClickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.