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SouthComm, Inc. acquires Cygnus Business Media

December 30th, 2014

For Immediate Release

NASHVILLE, Tn. – (December 30, 2014) – Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, today announced that it has acquired the remaining properties of Cygnus Business Media, including publications, website portals and trade shows for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was finalized on December 23, 2014. All publication and event staff as well as most of the corporate support employees have been retained by SouthComm, Inc.

SouthComm acquires Washington CityPaper and Creative Loafing Atlanta

July 2nd, 2012

NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 3, 2012) – SouthComm, Inc., announced that it has acquired the assets of Washington City Paper and Creative Loafing Atlanta from Creative Loafing, Inc. Last fall, SouthComm acquired Creative Loafing papers in Tampa and Charlotte from the same company.

SouthComm acquires CityBeat

March 5th, 2012
Deal makes Nashville holding company the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies.

Nashville, Tenn. — SouthComm Inc. announced today it has acquired CityBeat from Lightborne Publishing Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The award-winning alternative newsweekly CityBeat has been serving the Greater Cincinnati area since November, 1994.

CityBeat is the sixth alternative weekly under the SouthComm umbrella, making the company the second largest owner of alt-weeklies in the country.

SouthComm acquires two publications from Creative Loafing

October 10th, 2011

Deal adds to Nashville holding company’s portfolio of alternative weeklies

Nashville, Tenn. — SouthComm Inc. announced today it has acquired Creative Loafing Charlotte and Creative Loafing Tampa from CL Inc., the parent of the chain of alternative newspapers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SouthComm Extends Women's Magazine Brand in Kansas City

October 4th, 2011
Her Kansas City to launch October 5th September 23, 2011 Under parent company SouthComm, Inc., The Pitch will launch Her Kansas City on October 5th, 2011. Her Kansas City is an extension of Her Nashville magazine, currently in its third year of publication in the Nashville area. Her Kansas City will be a free monthly publication and will be distributed throughout Jackson, Platte, and Clay counties in Missouri, and in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

SouthComm acquires Kansas City "Pitch"

March 21st, 2011

SouthComm Inc., the parent of the Nashville Post, announced Friday it has acquired the Kansas City Pitch from Village Voice Media. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

VVM has owned and operated the Pitch since 1999. The alternative weekly, which was founded in 1980, is the third for SouthComm, which also owns the Nashville Scene and LEO in Louisville.

“I’m pleased to welcome another alt-weekly to the SouthComm family,” CEO Chris Ferrell said. “Kansas City is a great place to expand our model of engaging local journalism in niche publications.”

SouthComm Names Stephen George City Paper Editor

December 1st, 2009

Chris Ferrell
CEO, SouthComm
(615) 298-9833

Stephen George
(502) 895-9770 x.206 / (502) 386-4560 (cell)

SouthComm Names City Paper Editor

Chris Ferrell, CEO of Nashville-based media company SouthComm, announced today that Stephen George, currently editor of SouthComm's alt-weekly Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO), will become editor of The City Paper Jan. 11.

SouthComm to acquire the Nashville Scene and Nfocus

August 19th, 2009

Chris Ferrell
SouthComm, Inc


SouthComm, Inc announced today it is acquiring the Nashville Scene and Nfocus from Village Voice Media. The deal is expected to close on Friday, August 21. Terms of the transaction are not being divulged.

VVM has owned and operated the Scene since 2006. Chris Ferrell, CEO of SouthComm, was Publisher of the Nashville Scene from 2005-2007.

SouthComm acquires map publisher

February 3rd, 2009

Firm will dovetail with holding company's chamber custom publishing arm

By Staff

SouthComm, a niche publisher and the parent of, has acquired the assets of Target Marketing Inc., a publisher of maps for chambers of commerce and cities throughout the country.

Based in Crescent Springs in Northern Kentucky, Target Marketing is more than 25 years old and also does business as The Map Group. It has worked with chambers from Seattle to Las Vegas to Nashville and is led by CEO Philip Hageman, who is staying on in that position.

SouthComm closes City Paper deal

July 8th, 2008

SouthComm Inc., the parent of, has completed its acquisition of The City Paper.

The deal unites The City Paper's Monday and Friday print editions and Web site with's daily Web offerings and SouthComm's other local and regional media holdings.

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