Our US Adventures
Felix Dennis and colleagues operate out of 55 West 39th Street - the same street and block where Dennis Publishing had been ensconced for a quarter of a century. Under the stewardship of Steven Kotok and Bill Falk, The Week US has been the most successful launch ever in the US news and opinion sector, selling over 500,000 copies per week and growing circulation every single year since the 2001 launch. The Week US was named to the Ad Age A-List in 2010 and the Adweek Hot List in 2009 and 2010. TheWeek.com reaches close to 1.5 million unique visitors per month - over three times the number of just a year ago.
Our first start-up was in 1973. We produced Kung-Fu, Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, ET and Walt Disney Corporation publications. We later moved to New York City, where we launched an edition of Smash Hits called Star Hits, which was a huge success. From these same offices we launched an edition of our UK magazine MacUser. Twenty months later we sold it for the then enormous sum of $23 million to Ziff Davies.
Our third launch was Mac Warehouse, a mail-order software and hardware supplier based in Connecticut, which became a $2.5bn company listed on Nasdaq.
Dennis Publishing's fourth start-up came under the stewardship of home-grown UK staffer and Belfast boy Steve Colvin, who helped Dennis launch Maxim US, followed by Stuff, Blender and The Week. Maxim was the most successful US magazine launch for decades, selling 2.5m copies a month. This operation was sold to Quadrangle in the autumn of 2007 for hundreds of millions of dollars. However, Dennis retained the ownership of The Week US.
Press & Communications
Jerina Hardy, PR & Comms Director
Martin Belson, MD
Tim Webb, International Director
Dharmesh Mistry, Publisher & Licensing and Operations
Alison Hunter, HR Director
Spencer Dyment-Shone, General Manager
Lucy Davis, Subscriptions Director
Sarah Hunt, Film Manager