VALENCIA, VA (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications has hired Kirk “KB” Bausch as advertising manager for all eight Hi-Torque titles, including its titles in the cycling and motorcycle fields.
REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Red Kite Prayer has hired two new advertising sales people. Sean Morrissey and Fred Lindstrom have joined advertising sales director Wayne Thompson. The publisher of the Red Kite Prayer web site also anounced a new industry staffing service.
BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — BikeRoar.com, an Australia-based site that contains bike product information and links to IBDs, has added several new features to its site.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Outside magazine released its 2013 list of Top 100 best places to work, and more than a dozen bike companies made the list this year, including SRAM, QBP, CamelBak and Honey Stinger.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Monica Davis, until recently a regional sales manager for Giant Bicycle, has been named publisher of Elevation Outdoors magazine and MountainGazette.com. The titles are owned by Summit Publishing and based in Boulder, Colorado.
LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.
LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Future plc, publisher of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com and a handful of cycling print publications including Cycling Plus, saw a decline in group revenue of 1 percent in its first financial half, even as digital revenue was up 33 percent year-on-year and now represents 25 percent
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — GrindMedia, which owns Bike and Paved magazines, among others, has purchased TransWorld's action sports brands, which include TransWorld RideBMX as well as its surf, snow and moto titles.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England (BRAIN) — Cycling journalists Carlton Reid, of Britain, and Patrick Brady, of California, are each launching new bike books via campaigns on the crowd funding site Kickstarter.com.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has hired Jason “Shooter” McGuire as editor and photographer of Pull Magazine, which goes out to the race association’s more than 65,000 members.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Urban Velo, a bimonthly magazine available in print or online, is now available for iPad tablets via Apple's App Store.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer international editor Nicole Formosa is leaving to join Bike magazine as managing editor. Her last day with BRAIN will be Jan. 18.
BATH, England (BRAIN) — Cycling communications company SHIFT Active Media is taking the lead in establishing a new official YouTube channel devoted to cycling.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Journalist John Bradley is joining TRUE Communications, a public relations and marketing company that represents a variety of bike brands.
Bradley is former senior editor at Wired and Outside magazines.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. has promoted Caley Fretz to tech editor for Velo magazine and VeloNews.com.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — New York-based NewBay Media LLC has bought the U.K.'s Intent Media Limited, the parent company of BikeBiz and other trade publications and events.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. confirmed Monday that it has been sold to Calera Capital, as reported by several news sources including BRAIN last week.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Falconhead Capital, the owner of Competitor Group Inc., has sold the company to another venture capital group, Calera Capital Partners according to reports.
BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines Bikeradar.com, Triradar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike.