Crain Communications Inc. Brands

An industry leader, Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia. The company's 850 employees in 11 locations produce exciting publications, digital products, events, marketing services, custom publishing, lead generation and research and data products to help its millions of readers and clients succeed.
Advertising and Media

Advertising Age

Advertising Age is the leading media brand for advertising, marketing and media news and in-depth information, sharing ideas and best practices to move the industry forward. Advertising Age serves its community through digital properties and, a weekly print publication, the Ad Age Datacenter, multiple events and conferences, as well as a library of white papers focused on an array of related topics. Circulation: 59,109.


Creativity-online is an inspiring database of the most important and exciting creative work being done in advertising, design and digital creativity from all around the world. In addition to the work, Creativity highlights the talent behind the work. Creativity-online attracts over 180,000 unique visitors each month.



Automobilwoche is Germany's only BtoB newspaper for the entire automotive industry. It is the must-read publication for executives at manufacturers, suppliers and dealers. The editorial team provides critical and independent coverage of the automotive business. Automobilwoche delivers news and information around the clock at, daily in its newsletters, and every second Monday in print. Numerous leading media and news agencies regularly quote Automobilwoche exclusives. It is Germany's most quoted B-to-B industry publication and has received several awards for excellence, such as the German Trade Publication of the Year and the European Newspaper Award. Biweekly print circulation is 30,000.

Automotive News

Since 1925, Automotive News has been the go-to place for all the news that is happening among automotive retailers, suppliers and manufacturers. Whether it is breaking news sent to a phone, digital editions and web products delivered to a desktop, or stories in the award-winning print edition, Automotive News covers the news everywhere it happens around the world. Breaking news, data, daily newscasts, webinars, conferences and events are just some of the offerings. Automotive News, Automotive News Europe and Automotive News China are created locally and are backed by a global team of 50 editors and reporters, as well as a commitment to journalistic excellence. Automotive News has an entirely paid circulation of more than 60,000.

Automotive News Europe

Automotive News Europe was launched in 1996 as the only pan-European biweekly publication for the automotive industry. It is Europe's leading English-language news outlet for manufacturers and suppliers and serves its audience with daily email newsletters, breaking news alerts and a quarterly magazine which is delivered in digital and print form at major events around Europe. Quarterly circulation is 15,000 print copies and 60,000 digital readers. Every year, Automotive News Europe attracts the industry's largest business-to-business audience at its Congress.


Autoweek and its many properties deliver automotive information to enthusiasts through the multiple forms of media it uses. Its team of car experts share opinion, insight, news and data that guide buyers and enthusiasts in their automotive quests. The group includes Autoweek magazine, and Autoweek Productions. Autoweek is the nation's only fortnightly enthusiast car magazine that for more than 50 years has tested new vehicles, reported the latest car news and trends, and covered auto racing in all its forms. The site delivers breaking news and fresh content to enthusiasts 24/7. Autoweek Productions creates audio and video content, developing podcasts and radio telecasts as well as video vehicle walk-arounds and interviews. Circulation: 294,000.

Crain City Publications

Crain's Chicago Business

For more than 30 years, the sole mission of Crain's Chicago Business has been to provide local business news and information to Chicago's most influential executives. With a readership of 218,729, more than 415,000 unique site visitors per month and 72 percent of print subscribers in top management, Crain's award-winning journalism delivers. In print, online, through in-person events, mobile or video, Crain's Chicago Business is Where the Who's Who Read What's What.

Crain's Cleveland Business

Entering its fourth decade of service to Northeast Ohio, Crain's Cleveland Business is the preeminent source for news, analysis, commentary and data essential for top executives and business owners. Named Ohio's best business publication several times, Crain's Cleveland Business is much more than a valued, trusted weekly business newspaper. Each work day, the editorial team produces two digital news reports that are opened at rates unheard of in email market communication, and once a week produces a special digital collection of news and commentary designed specifically for the region's small-business owners and managers - and those who sell to them. Crain's Cleveland Business also creates and stages a robust collection of B-to-B events, from gala awards dinners to in-depth, topical breakfast gatherings. Its editors and reporters specialize in all major sectors of the region's economy: real estate, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, government, law, higher education, and more. Busy executives and managers know they can rely on Crain's to get business news that is simply not available from any other source in the regional market. Total qualified paid circulation is 21,526.

Crain's Detroit Business

For 26 years, Crain's Detroit Business has served southeast Michigan's business influencers and decision makers with must-have news and information that can't be found anywhere else. Industry coverage includes health care, banking/finance, sports, manufacturing, government/public policy, technology, education, real estate, law, entrepreneurship, advertising/marketing, defense, services, retail, food, hospitality/tourism, life sciences, energy, and transportation. In 2011, the award-winning publication expanded its coverage with its monthly statewide feature, Crain's Michigan Business read by more than 5,000 C-suite executives and covering issues of interest across the state. Crain's Detroit Business enjoys a 100 percent paid subscriber base of 25,700. In addition to a weekly edition, paid subscribers receive daily email alerts and the annual Book of Lists. The website earns an average of 550,000 page views a month with users spending nearly six minutes per visit. Registered users have access to industry specific e-newsletters and the latest news posted daily.

Crain's New York Business

Crain's New York Business provides news, information and connections on all facets of New York through the prism of business. Crain's is the leading source of information on the New York economy, the companies and industries that operate here, and connections between government and industry. Crain's publishes daily news coverage on, weekly coverage in print, and three specialized online daily reports – Insider, Pulse and Real Estate Daily – providing scoops and inside information on politics, health care and real estate, respectively. Readers come to Crain's for in-depth coverage of the many industries that make up the fabric of New York's business community. Print circulation of 50,000 and more than 300,000 average monthly unique visitors.


Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, opinion and information. Since 1976, top healthcare executives from all sectors of the industry have relied on that news, opinion and information to make informed business decisions and to improve the financial and clinical performance of their organizations. Modern Healthcare provides that news, opinion and information through a variety of channels: a weekly print magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000; a website,, with more than 400,000 registered users; two daily electronic newsletters, the Daily Dose and Health IT Strategist, with a combined circulation of nearly 50,000 subscribers; a variety of mobile and digital products, including breaking news email bulletins; six electronic show dailies from major industry conferences; educational and recognition programs and events; and exclusive market research.

Modern Healthcare also publishes Modern Physician, a daily electronic newsletter with nearly 30,000 physician executive subscribers. Modern Physician offers its own website,, with more than 55,000 registered users, and its own breaking news email bulletin.

Human Resources

Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company's proprietary research, award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staff leasing. Founded in 1989, and acquired by Crain Communications Inc in 2008, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with an office in London.
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Investment and Insurance


InvestmentNews is the leading news source for financial advisers. The publication reports on developments that affect the business of financial advisers, including news of industry trends and competition, legislation, people, products, suppliers and technology. InvestmentNews also covers the economy, retirement issues, taxes, estate planning and investments including mutual funds, equities, bonds, alternatives and real estate. In addition to news, InvestmentNews hosts dozens of webcasts, conferences and roundtables throughout the year, bringing together financial advisers with key industry experts. Topics are industry-specific, developed specifically for financial advisers, and designed to help guide them with the best way to grow their practices. With its main office located in New York, InvestmentNews also has offices in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Circulation is 62,724.

Pensions & Investments

Every other Monday, Pensions&Investments delivers critical financial news to executives responsible for the investment of large institutional assets such as pension funds, endowments and foundations. It reaches top corporate executives and government leaders, pension fund managers, investment advisers, consultants, and financial institutions. It is the world's leading newspaper for institutional investing. Circulation is 50,000.

Plastics and Rubbers

European Plastics News

Founded in 1974, European Plastics News serves the plastics processing sector throughout Europe, including the growing industry in Central and Eastern Europe. With editorial staff in Germany and at its headquarters in Crain's Croydon, England office, European Plastics News is the premier source for European plastics industry information. It also organizes a series of leading international conferences. Circulation is 12,990.

European Rubber Journal

The only English language Pan-European rubber magazine covering the world's most dynamic and globally integrated industrial business. Published six times per year by Crain's Croydon office, European Rubber Journal covers developments in the rubber and related end-user industries. Circulation is 6,939.

Plastics News

Founded in 1989, Plastics News is a weekly business newspaper for plastics industry executives, and is the flagship of the Plastics News Global Group umbrella of publications. PN's English- and Chinese-language online news services and e-mail products deliver breaking news, multimedia reports, features, detailed rankings, economic data and materials pricing to readers around the world. Its Executive Forum, conferences and Plastics Encounter trade shows provide dynamic opportunities for networking, as well as showcasing products, technologies and ideas. Print circulation is 45,537.

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

Founded in 1964, Plastics & Rubber Weekly magazine, along with its online news service, is the leading source of information for the United Kingdom plastics marketplace. Plastics & Rubber Weekly is headquartered in Crain's Croydon, England office, and also organizes the successful Plastics Design & Moulding exhibition. Circulation is 10,266.

Rubber & Plastics News

Rubber & Plastics News is a fortnightly tabloid newspaper reaching 14,200 rubber product manufacturers and others allied to the rubber industry. It provides news, features, commentary, technical and marketing information in print and daily on the Internet to rubber product manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and laboratories worldwide. Rubber & Plastics News also organizes several technical conferences in North America, and co-produces, with Tire Business, the biennial International Tire Exhibition & Conference. In addition, Rubber & Plastics News offers niche email newsletters for the latex, silicone and global tire industries.

Tire Business

Tire Business is a tabloid newspaper published every other week providing timely news, features and data on the North American tire and automotive service businesses for independent tire dealers, retreaders, wholesalers and others allied to these fields. Stories in print and daily on the Internet focus on news, management, marketing, new products, technology, regulatory and governmental affairs and other trends and developments. Tire Business also is co-organizer of the biennial International Tire Exhibition & Conference, along with Rubber & Plastics News. Tire Business also produces a weekly online video newscast called NewsMinute and a niche email newsletter for the automotive service industry called ServiceZone. Circulation is 33,000.

Urethanes Technology International

Urethanes Technology International published six times per year with an ABC audited circulation figure of 6,380 and launched in 1984, is now firmly established as the most important global magazine for this vibrant industry.

Industry leaders turn to Urethanes Technology International first when they need to know the latest technologies, applications and developments in the field of polyurethanes, and how these can impact the way they do business. In 2009, Urethanes Technology International launched Urethanes Technology-North America – a polyurethane publication for the world's second largest market, North America. It is published four times per year with a circulation of just over 6,399.

Urethanes Technology International
assumed full ownership in April 2009 of the Utech exhibitions held on a three-year cycle in Europe, North America or Asia, as well as PU China which is held regionally each year and combines with Utech Asia every three years in Shanghai.

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