Irish Studio is pleased to announce the acquisition of British Heritage Travel print and digital publishing assets from Kliger Heritage Group, effective as of August 2018.
Irish Studio will continue to publish the magazine’s print and digital editions while maintaining the brand’s dedication to bringing the culture and history of Britain to life for a passionate audience of North American consumers.
Subscribers will continue to receive the bi-monthly issue, and Irish Studio will begin to incorporate new features and stories on all digital platforms, including the British Heritage website (its social pages, and via its newsletter.)
With this acquisition, Irish Studio will also expand the content by combining and integrating features from its magazine, Ireland of the Welcomes, and its robust digital platform, IrishCentral. The combination allows Irish Studio to offer readers, advertisers, and marketing partners a wide range of features and services -- including co-branded travel tours to Great Britain and Ireland -- to a combined audience of over 20 million consumers. Irish Studio will be hiring to build the editorial team to drive this element of the business.
“We are honored to have British Heritage Travel join the Irish Studio house of brands. Jack Kliger and Dana Huntley and their team have done an exceptional job with the brand. Irish Studio looks forward to continuing in this tradition and serve the highest quality storytelling for the community and to continue to provide premium solutions for advertisers to reach their audiences” said Mike Rich CEO Global, Irish Studio
Jack Kliger, CEO, and Publisher of British Heritage Travel said, “We are very pleased that British Heritage is now part of the largest publishing entity in North America targeting people who travel to and are culturally connected to Ireland and the British Isles. Irish Studio will be a wonderful home for British Heritage Travel.”
About British Heritage Travel
British Heritage Travel magazine is dedicated to bringing the culture and history of Britain to life to a passionate audience of US Anglophiles. Through features in its magazine and digital extensions -- including the website, newsletter, and posts to a growing social community.
BHT delivers beautiful photography and features with an insider’s eye for the best in tours and travel.
About Ireland of the Welcomes
Ireland of the Welcomes is the largest and longest-running Irish interest magazine in the world. Published six times a year, each issue features lavishly-illustrated pieces on Irish beauty-spots, regular features on Ireland’s extraordinary millennia-spanning history, our remarkable literary, musical and dance traditions as well as folklore, festivals, events and so much more. It has a Facebook following of 400k and a circulation of 21K with a readership of 190K.
About Irish Studio
Irish Studio (Irishstudio.com) is the leading digital media company in North America that serves the Irish, Irish American and Irish Diaspora communities providing political, current affairs, food, entertainment, and historical commentary to audiences throughout the world. Its portfolio includes Irish Tatler, Food & Wine Ireland, U Magazine, FarePlate, The Genealogy Event and IrishCentral
IrishCentral alone caters to 34 million Irish Americans and 70 million Irish diaspora and receives 3.5 million unique visitors per month. It has a large and ever-growing social media following, including 1mm Facebook followers, 100k Twitter followers 50k followers on Instagram and a newsletter subscriber base of 500k.