PDN’s Parent Company Acquires Rangefinder, After Capture and WPPI
Tonight at the PhotoPlus Expo bash on the Intrepid, PDN publisher Lauren Wendle announced that The Nielsen Company, which owns and operates successful trade shows, magazines and online properties, including PhotoPlus Expo and PDN, has signed an agreement with Rangefinder, Inc. to acquire Rangefinder and AfterCapture Magazines, and the Wedding and Portrait Photographer International trade show (WPPI). The acquisition is effective immediately.
Under the agreement, the Nielsen Photo Group will house all of Nielsen’s photo-related properties, which currently include Photo District News (PDN), PhotoPlus Expo (PPE), PDNedu, Independent Photography Network (IPN), PhotoServe.com, and PhotoSource.
Rangefinder magazine is a 60-year-old monthly publication dedicated to the advancement of wedding and portrait photographers. AfterCapture Magazine is the premier publication focused on post-production photography work.
For over 30 years, WPPI, The Wedding and Portrait Photographer International Trade Show, has focused on the wedding and portrait segment of the photography industry. Exhibitors include manufacturers and sellers of photography equipment, photo albums, lab services and software for photographers.
Rangefinder magazine and WPPI tradeshow staff, including founder Steve Sheanin, will continue to operate the properties in Los Angeles, under the direction of Joe Randall, Sr. Vice President, Nielsen Expositions.
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