Gulf Shores, Ala. — J. Talty O’Connor, president of Covey Communications Corp., based in Gulf Shores, Ala., announced today that SportsEvents Media Group, publisher of SportsEvents Magazine and producer of S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference, has joined Kenilworth Media, Inc. of Richmond Hill, Ontario.
“I am very excited to announce that SportsEvents Media Group has joined the Kenilworth Media family of outstanding publications,” O’Connor said.
Kenilworth is a full-service media company with brands covering a diverse cross-section of North America’s leading sectors with both business-to-business publications and consumer titles.
“I look at this as sort of a union of media families,” O’Connor said. “In even considering such a deal, it was vital to me that the other “family” share our core values, has a passion for our industry, has a long term commitment to our employees and will maintain or even expand on our dedication to exceeding our reader’s and advertiser’s expectations. Kenilworth exceeds the criteria in every way. Their technical resources will help us to greatly expand the digital opportunities we can offer to the sports events industry. On the other hand, readers and advertisers will see very few changes in our highly respected print magazines as well as our successful S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference.”
“We are pleased to add the magazine to our publication portfolio,” said Kenilworth CEO/Group Publisher Erik Tolles. “I am also excited the staff will be joining the Kenilworth family. Readers and advertisers can expect the same level of quality and service and we look forward to growing and strengthening the magazines’ presence both online and in print.”
“As the founding publisher, I’m happy to say that I will be very much involved in the future operations of SportsEvents. More importantly, my wife Carrie and daughter Kelsey, as well as our whole staff will remain on as important executives for the publication,” O’Connor said. “I think the fact that I’m entrusting my personal family as well as my publishing family to Kenilworth says a lot about the trust and respect I have for the Kenilworth Media executives and staff.”
Included in the acquisition in addition to SportsEvents Magazine and S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference is ConventionSouth Magazine and Rendezvous South, the popular boutique-style conference for meeting planners.
For more information, contact:
J. Talty O’Connor
Covey Communications Corp.
2001 West First Street,
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-5300 or (800) 968-0712
Kenilworth Media, Inc.
15 Wertheim Court, Suite 710
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3H7
(905) 771-7333, ext. 214