As a subscriber to AP I just got an email from the Competition and Markets Agency asking my views on AP should TI media merge with another publisher. It is a survey monkey questionnaire seeking to know whether I’d move to another publication if AP ceased to exist. Clearly the answer is no. A free text option is also available in the multiple choice. I put “AP is unique weekly publication of immense pedigree that maintains an outstanding quality of material (editorial, technical, help, educational) that is unmatched. It would be an act of vandalism to remove this publication as a direct consequence of portfolio compression following merger between publishing bodies with overlapping interest in the photographic sector.” edit: Future announces intention to acquire renowned magazine and digital publisher TI Media October 30th, 2019 Future is thrilled to announce its intention to acquire TI Media, a renowned magazine and digital media company with a proud heritage in UK publishing. This acquisition signals one of the most important moments in Future’s history, expanding our portfolio to more than 220 global brands and giving us the opportunity to lead some of the magazine world’s most iconic titles. The acquisition of TI Media honours our ongoing strategy of expanding our global reach. It introduces three new verticals to Future’s consumer portfolio: Lifestyle, Women’s Interest and Sport, with popular titles such as Decanter, Wallpaper*, Country Life and Marie Claire UK. By utilising Future’s SEO and tech expertise, there’s great potential to scale TI Media’s brands both digitally and internationally. It also strengthens a number of our existing verticals and further diversifies our audience with a large female readership. Our CEO, Zillah Byng-Thorne, says: “Following a record-breaking year of huge organic growth at Future, I am delighted that we are now in a position to announce the proposed acquisition of TI Media. We have long admired TI Media, and I am thrilled at the prospect of bringing our exceptional teams together. I truly believe that through our combined passion, determination and expertise that we will be a super-force of specialist media”.