Monday, October 03, 2016

Annex Business Media acquires law enforcement magazine Blue Line

Blue Line, a national publication serving the law enforcement sector, has been acquired by Annex Business Media. Launched in 1989, its readership includes executive management, front line personnel and other members of Canada’s policing community. 

A release from Annex says former owner and publisher Morley Lymburner will work with Annex over the coming year to assist in the transition of both the publication and Blue Line Expo, Canada's largest law enforcement trade show. Several members of Blue Line’s editorial and sales team will also continue to work on the publication.

Based until now in Stouffville the Blue Line team will be based in Annex’s office in Aurora, ON.
“I am very excited to see Blue Line join Annex’s growing stable of brands,” explains Annex president & CEO Mike Fredericks. “It is a natural fit with some of Annex’s other titles, including those in the fire, security and aviation industries. I look forward to seeing some of these synergies come to life.”

The acquisition comes less than a month after Annex acquired Turf & Recreation, which serves an audience of golf superintendents and contract landscapers.

Annex Business Media is Canada’s largest B2B media company, with over 50 brands, and revenue that spans print, digital, video, email, research and events. 

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