dfv media group Publishing house celebrated 70th jubilee
70 years ago founder Wilhelm Lorch defined his cast-iron principles: even specialist magazines should be well written - and they should be practical, incorruptible and objective. Klaus Kottmeier, long-time Speaker of the Management Board and current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the dfv media group, explains: "We remain deeply committed to this conception of quality journalism. The world has become more complicated. Informed explanations and descriptions of contexts and backgrounds, reliable analysis and critical commentary are now more important than ever. The group is still owned by the founding family Lorch. As a medium-sized family business it has preserved its independence over seven decades and has always been able to respond flexibly to new challenges and the changing media markets. Operationally the dfv media group is now managed by a six-member management board, headed by Speaker Angela Wisken, who previously served for many years as editor-in-chief of Lebensmittel Zeitung. The editorial and sales departments are organized separately, with responsibility only converging in the top management.
The group takes three of the top five places in the annual ranking of German magazines with the highest advertising sales: Lebensmittel Zeitung is in first place, TextilWirtschaft and Horizont, Zeitung für Marketing, Werbung und Medien follow in 3rd and 4th place respectively. FleischWirtschaft and afz – allgemeine fleischer zeitung also achieve excellent rankings.