October 26, 1998
Mike Webster has been named vice president and general manager of the motor vehicle group, international art group and entertainment marketing group for Advanstar Communications in Santa Ana. Webster, who joined the company in 1982, had most recently been general manager of the motor vehicle group. Advanstar Communications publishes business magazines, produces exhibitions and conferences and provides direct marketing, database and reference products and services.
December 7, 1998 |
Special-effects wizards learned the latest tricks of the trade last week at the first annual Digital Content Creation conference and exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The conference, sponsored by Fairfield, Conn.-based trade magazine publisher Advanstar Communications, was geared toward the decidedly Southern California combination of technology and entertainment.
April 9, 1998 |
Advanstar Communications Inc. said it has agreed to buy Woodland Hills-based Magic International, producers of the largest apparel trade shows in the nation and abroad. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the deal was said to be valued at more than $200 million. The purchase, announced Wednesday, would give Boston-based Advanstar--a worldwide marketing service that publishes 100 publications and produces about 100 trade shows and expositions--a stronghold in the apparel trade show market.