‘Cutting out kit’, ‘Women's watches’ and ‘Alberto Sordi DVDs and videos’. Education: The company’s education market for schoolbooks was affected by uncertainties over the reform of the syllabus at primary and middle schools, the stable size of the school population, the introduction of ceilings for the amount spent by families on textbooks, and a general drop in consumer spending, including on schoolbooks. The company also markets university and professional books. The company’s primary and middle school books published by Fabbri-Bompiani, the preeminent position of Oxford University Press on its specific market and the Tramontana brand in the economics and law segment. RCS Pubblicita The company’s RCS Pubblicita engages in the company’s advertising activities. It manages advertising space for the company’s publications and controls Blei (an advertising broker for foreign media) and RCS Dada Advertising (an Internet advertising broker). The advertising division also manages the interest in the IGPDecaux group, which engages in the outdoor advertising sector. RCS Pubblicita also provides its users with qualified contacts with the growing number of people who passionately follow the most important sports and cultural events in Italy. In the sports sector, RCS Pubblicita can offer sponsorship of high-profile events, such as those organized by RCS Sport in collaboration with La Gazzetta dello Sport: among them the Giro d’Italia, and all the events connected with the major Italian football teams. In the sector of cultural events, RCS Pubblicita can also organize sponsorship activities in connection with topical exhibitions, concerts and theatre shows at international level, also through the activity of Fondazione Corriere della Sera. RCS Pubblicita acquisitions and strategic agreements include: IGP-JCDecaux, operator in Italy in the area of outdoor advertising, and Blei, a major company in the sector of advertising collection on foreign media for Italian companies. In Italy RCS Pubblicita has built a commercial network, which capillary covers the whole national territory thanks to its sale offices and its exclusive agents specialized in the different production sectors, in the different advertising typologies (research for qualified staff, legal, financial, local subjects, and others) and in the target media (dailies and magazines, outdoor advertising, organization of cultural and sports events, etc.). RCS Broadcast The company’s RCS Broadcast operates in the radio broadcasting sector. It comprises AGR (Agenzia Giornalistica Radiofonica), the radio syndication CNR and RIN – Radio Italia Network. PRINCIPAL JOINT-VENTURES m-dis Distribuzione Media: m-dis Distribuzione Media S.p.A handles distribution of the company’s publications to the newsstand channel. With the acquisition of subsidiary DeADis S.r.l., the company’s portfolio included publishers of De Agostini, Hachette-Rusconi and third-party publishers and other types of non-publishing product. The company relies on the subsidiary Milano Press S.r.l. for distribution in Milan and its hinterland. IGP-Decaux: The IGPDecaux group operates in the billboard, street furniture and transport advertising market. It was created from the partnership between RCS and the JCDecaux group of France. DARP: De Agostini Rizzoli Magazines is a joint venture between RCS MediaGroup and the De Agostini group, which produces a series of monthly publications in certain niche markets (classical music, archaeology, history, yachting), as well as in the travel and leisure sector. Editoriale del Mezzogiorno: The company’s subsidiary Editoriale del Mezzogiorno operates as a publisher of the regional editions of Corriere della Sera in Campania and Puglia. Rizzoli-Larousse: The Rizzoli-Larousse joint venture, formed in 2002 in the textbook market, continued to expand its catalogue, releasing 13 new titles. RL Libri: The company’s subsidiary Rizzoli-Longanesi is a joint venture, which publishes the Superpocket collection of books. RBA Fabbri France: RBA Fabbri France publishes partworks in France under the Rba-Fabbri name.
rcs mediagroup spa (RCS:BrsaItaliana)
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Milan, MI 20132
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