Insight will become a masthead of the Gunnamatta Media stable from April 2016, the founder and owner Neil Forbes having handed over the reins after 40 years publishing.
Gunnamatta Media is a business-to-business publishing company based in Melbourne. Its other mastheads are Quarry and Jeweller.
Jeweller is the magazine of the Jewellers Association of Australia and the official publication of the International Jewellery Fair, managed by Expertise Events, which, having formerly managed ODMA Fair, was recently appointed to manage Silmo Sydney in 2016.
In his article announcing his imminent departure, Mr. Forbes writes that “much has changed” since he started publishing in 1975. “The world is changing fast for eye care practitioners – and business in general – due to the increasing importance of the internet but, at the same time, the local market needs to be refreshed and revitalised.”
It will be interesting to see whether Insight remains a hard copy publication or goes online only from May…
Although Mr. Forbes is stepping back he will continue to “contribute stories for the new publisher.”
“I think Insight, under a new publisher, will serve to enhance the industry,” said Mr. Forbes.
It will be interesting to see whether Insight remains a hard copy publication or goes online only from May.