Timeline

1957

Cornmarket Press established in London, UK by university friends Michael Heseltine and Clive Labovitch. With new investment the company becomes Haymarket in 1964 and by the mid-1990’s is the UK’s largest privately owned magazine publisher with a growing number of titles in Europe and the US.

1997

F1Racing launches under licence in Australia becoming Haymarket’s second international licensed edition.

1998

Haymarket’s secure a foothold in Asia collaborating on specialist consumer titles in Hong Kong and China with the South China Morning Post Group.

1999

First stand-alone licences in Asia, F1Racing Japan in March with San’Ei Shobo Publishing and Autocar India in September with Sorabjee Automotive Communications (SAC).

2000

CEI Asia launched from Singapore.Haymarket’s first move into Australia with IPMG on consumer events.Licensed launches of Autocar Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

2001

Media magazine and its associated events Spikes Asia and Agency of the Year
acquired.

2002

Autocar and Stuff China launched at first in collaboration with a Shanghai based partner becoming licensed editions by 2008.

2003

FinanceAsia, AsianInvestor and their associated Awards acquired in Hong Kong.Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards – AME launched in Singapore.

Autocar becomes the first international motoring magazine to launch in Japan with Neko Publishing.

2004

Media celebrates its 30th Anniversary.First MediaWorks held in Bangkok.

Change in media ownership laws sees Haymarket form a joint venture in India with SAC to publish Autocar India and the launch of Autocar India Professional.

Haymarket acquires and rebrands Sydney based AJB Publishing taking on PCAuthority, Atomic, ITNews.com.au and CRN Australia.Licensed launches of Stuff in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan.

2005

Launch of Australian FourFourTwo and Haymarket Australia’s first exhibition Atomic Live.For the first time since launch in 1986 Spikes Asia is held outside Hong Kong in Shanghai, moving to Bali the following year.

Launch of WhatHi-Fi? Sound and Vision India and our first event in the territory the Autocar India Performance Show

2006

Haymarket Australia takes over publishing Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Limelight and launches SC Magazine Online Australia.Haymarket SAC launches WhatCar? India as a quick reference car buying guide.

2007

Haymarket and its licensees help Manchester United launch Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean versions of the club’s official website.Further legal changes see Haymarket set-up its own subsidiary in India to publish business-to-business products starting with Campaign India in September.

Haymarket Media Group celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

2008

Investment in the FinanceAsia and AsianInvestor conference division sees a dramatic increase in the number of events held across the region.Launches of PrintWeek India and Stuff India.

First episode of The Autocar Show on UTVi.

Acquisition of ProPrint magazine and ProPrint.com.au adding to Haymarket’s global print industry portfolio.

2009

F1Racing Australia moves into the Haymarket portfolio.Launch of CampaignChina.com in Simplified Chinese.

Cannes Lions and Haymarket partner to grow the Spikes Asia event now held in Singapore.Stuff Vietnam becomes the first international magazine to launch under licence in the market.

Weekly FourFourTwo TV show launched in Malaysia on Astro Supersport.

2010

Haymarket publishes Development Asia magazine on behalf of the Asia Development Bank.First non-English language product in India with licensed Autocar India Gujarati section in Chitralekha magazine.

FinanceAsia.com celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

Media magazine and websites relaunched respectively as Campaign Asia Pacific and CampaignAsia.com.

2011

Campaign Asia Pacific Spotlight marketing conferences launched across the region.

New business division Haymarket Intelligence established.

Hong Kong titles release mobile, iPad and iPhone versions.