Forbes announced today the launch of its 24th international edition, Forbes Mexico, in partnership with an exciting new publisher in Mexico, MBG.
MBG has experience in publishing sports magazines and upscale books. The new edition is scheduled to launch in November 2012 in Spanish, and will be distributed throughout Mexico. Distribution will be 40,000 copies.
Forbes Mexico's editor is Andrés Tapia, who was previously the Deputy Director of GQ Mexico and Latin America. Editorial will consist of local business stories combined with content gleaned from Forbes U.S.
Forbes Television and Licensing President Miguel Forbes stated: "We couldn't be more excited to partner with such a respected company in the Latin American marketplace to publish a Mexican edition of Forbes. We hope to inspire the entrepreneur and the business enthusiast to drive innovation and help make a positive impact on society."
"Business-people, company executives, opinion leaders and the new generation are all aware of the prestige and value of the information provided by Forbes. Now they will have access to trusted journalism to compliment and improve their current source of information," says Max Linares, CEO Forbes Mexico.
Shareholders of MBG stated, "Forbes Mexico will be the most trustworthy business media brand in our country."
About MBG: MBG has a history of publishing sports magazines and books. Its three principals include:
Mariano Menendez, Partner
Mr. Menendez founded and successfully grew Grupo Vallas (the largest outdoor company in Latin America), Diesel Outdoor (a creative non-traditional Out-Of-Home Advertising company located in New York City), and TheHappening.com (the most important luxury and lifestyle on-line web publication in Mexico City).
Marco Landucci, Partner
Mr. Landucci founded Landucci Publishing (a newly created division of Landucci Editores, that has a long-tradition and is a prestigious publishing house that has led the art and illustrated books segment in Latin America since 2003). Mr. Landucci has been appointed by FIFA as the official Producer and Distributor in Latin America.
Max Linares, CEO
Mr. Linares successfully led Media Brands as President of the Board and Initiative Media as CEO. Mr. Linares also collaborated with Sony Pictures Television as Vice President. He has great experience and relationships with all Media Agencies and a broad experience with Media Companies in Mexico and Latin America.