Future has acquired Future Home magazine from Carlton Stanhope Media and merged it into its existing title Digital Home.
Future Home launched nine months ago as a bimonthly, aimed at readers who were looking for in-depth reviews of home cinema and home entertainment. Publisher Dan Bromage is expected to remain at Carlton Stanhope Media and there are no editorial staff job losses as the magazine was written by freelances Ashley Norris and Chris Price. Rob Lehmann, managing director of Carlton Stanhope Media, said he had been in talks with Future about selling the title for some time. He said he wanted to focus on the property and private ?nance sectors instead, following the success of the company’s ?rst launch, First Home & Mortgage.
A new 100-page monthly title is due to launch on news-stands by the end of the year. It will have a print run of 30,000 and Lehmann is looking for additional staff. “Most of the magazines in that sector are general mortgage magazines, this will have a slightly different editorial direction,” he said.
Commenting on the acquisition of Future Home magazine, John Weir, publishing director of Future’s Digital division, added: “We are very pleased with the progress of Digital Home magazine.
“And with Future Home now on board, we are able to consolidate our market leading position and take Digital Home forward responding to the current technological evolution and providing a lifestyle guide to the latest digital innovations.”
By Ruth Addicott