Gruner + Jahr is one of Europe’s leading premium magazine publishers. Its products include established brands such as “Stern,” “Geo,” “Brigitte,” “Essen & Trinken” and “Schöner Wohnen” – as well as younger brands including “Chefkoch,” “Barbara,” “Beef” and “11 Freunde.” In total, Gruner + Jahr publishes around 500 print and digital media products across more than 20 countries. It also markets products and licenses such as the “Schöner Wohnen” Collection. Gruner + Jahr’s activities focus primarily on Germany and France. In the latter, its French subsidiary Prisma Media boasts one of the widest audiences of any publishing company.
Digital business makes up a quarter of sales, and is exhibiting continued strong growth. Indeed, the company’s digital products lead the rankings in all publishing segments, from news to people to living. G+J also operates the international digital marketing platform AppLike and holds shares in online native advertising market leader Outbrain. Territory, Germany’s largest communications agency for brand content, is a member of the G+J family. Other members include DDV Mediengruppe in Dresden (“Sächsische Zeitung”). G+J also holds a stake in Spiegel-Gruppe (“Spiegel,” “Manager Magazin”).
Gruner + Jahr is wholly owned by Bertelsmann.