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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Churm’

Aaron Kushner Lunches with 170 PR Professionals

During a Friday discussion sponsored by the Orange County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (OCPRSA), Register publisher Aaron Kushner highlighted some of the newest components of his print media broadside. Or, as moderator Steve Churm framed it, “new chapter in American journalism.”

Starting in April, two magazines published by Churm’s recently Register-acquired firm (OC Family, OC METRO) will be bundled with the Monday print edition of the newspaper. Kushner also urged attendees to make sure their clients take advantage of his publication’s BUSINESSPremier program:

The membership program provides seven-day business subscribers with a once-a-week advertising presence in a community newspaper valued at more than $1,500, free help wanted ads and other business-building benefits.

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Freedom Communications Adds OC Magazine Publisher Churm Media

Another interesting development from the Orange County Register-Aaron Kushner end. On Tuesday, parent company Freedom Communications closed a deal to acquire Newport Beach-based Churm Media, publishers of free monthly magazine OC Metro and other similar print publications.

From this morning’s report by Ann Marie Milbourn:

“Steve Churm and the entire Churm Media team have done a fabulous job over multiple decades building a wealth of relationships and a portfolio of publications, websites, events and services that are robust, engaging and invaluable for Orange County,” said Kushner…

Added Churm: “This acquisition will significantly enhance the foundation we’ve built with readers and advertisers and help us reach our full growth potential. It’s a tremendous opportunity and we can’t wait to get started.”

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