Making people more successful in their occupations and business – that is what the dfv media group regards as its central function. “People who read our media, attend our events and use the products we offer have a compass for their own success ready to hand”, says Klaus Kottmeier, chairman of the dfv supervisory board. “Because with us one can really get up close: to the people, topics and developments in ones business sector. We offer genuine informational advantages and attractive advertising environments.”
Founded in the year 1946, today the dfv media group is one of the most successful companies in the industry in Germany and Europe. It has 970 employees in Germany and abroad and in 2015 it achieved a sales turnover of 147.3 million Euros. The dfv media group specialises in business-to-business communication. It currently offers over 100 specialist publications for eleven important economic sectors. All of them are strong media brands supplying all of the channels that provide modern specialist information: from printed periodicals and digital options such as newsletters, e-paper and apps to highly specialised events. The dfv portfolio is rounded off by roughly 400 specialist book titles that serve as practical guides as well as a large number of service options, such as market research for example.
Quality pays off – for our readers and customers as well as for us as a company: in the annual ranking of the specialist periodicals in Germany that generate the greatest advertising turnover, the dfv media group holds more titles than any other media company (source: HORIZONT Ranking based on Publishers Information, No. 18/2016). Lebensmittel Zeitung is in first place; TextilWirtschaft and HORIZONT are in third and fourth place respectively. Other publications from the dfv portfolio that can be found in the Top 20 are AHGZ – Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (10th place), fvw, das Magazin für Touristik und Business Travel (17th place), and Sportswear International, the magazine for denim and fashion trends (19th place).