by Jim Ridley
Stepping up to the plate ...
NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 3, 2012) – SouthComm, Inc., announced that it has acquired the assets of Washington City Paper and Atlanta Creative Loafing from Creative Loafing, Inc. Last fall, SouthComm acquired Creative Loafing papers in Tampa and Charlotte from the same company.
“I am excited to welcome these two excellent papers to SouthComm,” said SouthComm CEO Chris Ferrell. “Washington City Paper and Creative Loafing are two of the leading alt-weeklies in the country in two of the most influential cities in the world. I look forward to working with the staff in both markets to build on their legacy of strong news reporting and in-depth coverage of dining, music, arts, and culture.”
“At SouthComm, we know that readers look to our publications for information about what’s going on in their city in both our print publications and on our digital platforms. Advertisers look to us to connect them to their clients and potential clients in print, online and in person. In cities across the Southeast and Midwest we are developing a model that fills the needs of both readers and advertisers by building around our weeklies a suite of niche publications and products. Atlanta and DC are larger cities than some of our other markets, but we think the same principles still apply. We believe relationships with readers and advertisers matter and we will try to uphold and build on the relationships these two papers have established over the years in Atlanta and DC,” explained Ferrell.
In other news, we're excited to announce Pith regular Steven Hale has joined SouthComm full-time as a contributor to the Scene, The City Paper and Nashville Post. Hale will cover politics, policy and regulations, and he's an astute film reviewer as well. Welcome aboard.