Forbes announced today the launch of its 24th international
edition, Forbes Mexico, in partnership with an exciting new publisher in
Mexico, MBG. MBG has experience in publishing sports magazines and
upscale books. The new edition is scheduled to launch in November 2012
in Spanish, and will be distributed throughout Mexico. Distribution will
be 40,000 copies.
Forbes Mexicos editor is Andrés Tapia, who was previously the Deputy
Director of GQ Mexico and Latin America. Editorial will consist of local
business stories combined with content gleaned from Forbes U.S.
Forbes Television and Licensing President Miguel Forbes stated: We
couldnt be more excited to partner with such a respected company in the
Latin American marketplace to publish a Mexican edition of Forbes. We
hope to inspire the entrepreneur and the business enthusiast to drive
innovation and help make a positive impact on society.
“Business-people, company executives, opinion leaders and the new
generation are all aware of the prestige and value of the information
provided by Forbes. Now they will have access to trusted journalism to
compliment and improve their current source of information, says Max
Linares, CEO Forbes Mexico.
Shareholders of MBG stated, Forbes Mexico will be the most trustworthy
business media brand in our country.
About MBG: MBG has a history of publishing sports magazines and
books. Its three principals include:
Mariano Menendez, Partner
Mr. Menendez founded and
successfully grew Grupo Vallas (the largest outdoor company in Latin
America), Diesel Outdoor (a creative non-traditional Out-Of-Home
Advertising company located in New York City), and TheHappening.com (the
most important luxury and lifestyle on-line web publication in Mexico
Marco Landucci, Partner
Mr. Landucci founded Landucci
Publishing (a newly created division of Landucci Editores, that has a
long-tradition and is a prestigious publishing house that has led the
art and illustrated books segment in Latin America since 2003). Mr.
Landucci has been appointed by FIFA as the official Producer and
Distributor in Latin America.
Max Linares, CEO
Mr. Linares successfully led Media Brands
as President of the Board and Initiative Media as CEO. Mr. Linares also
collaborated with Sony Pictures Television as Vice President. He has
great experience and relationships with all Media Agencies and a broad
experience with Media Companies in Mexico and Latin America.
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