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Forbes to Launch Forbes Spain in March 2013


Forbes announced today the launch of its 25th international edition, Forbes Spain, in partnership with one of the most prestigious publishers in Spain, SPAINMEDIA. SPAINMEDIA publishes high quality lifestyle magazines, and has launched TV channels as well as festivals with great success. The new edition is scheduled to launch in March 2013 in Spanish, and will be distributed monthly throughout Spain.

Forbes Spain's editor is Andrés Rodríguez, who is also the President of SPAINMEDIA and manages the editorial side of his company. Editorial will consist of local business stories combined with content gleaned from Forbes magazine in the U.S. SPAINMEDIA and its very competitive marketing and advertising team will sell the advertising for the magazine.

Forbes Television and Licensing President Miguel Forbes stated: “We couldn't be more excited to partner with such a respected company in the Spanish marketplace to publish a Spain edition of Forbes. We hope to inspire the entrepreneur and the business enthusiast to drive innovation and help make a positive impact on society.”

“I founded SPAINMEDIA just six years ago, and we are so proud to include Forbes Spain in our portfolio,” says Andrés Rodríguez, President and Editor in Chief, Forbes Spain. “Never in the history of my country, Spain, has there been so much interest in economics and lifestyle as there is today. We have great journalism, which will build our relationship with readers and the advertising community – and Forbes will be instrumental for our commitment to all of these constituents. 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.”


SPAINMEDIA was founded in 2007 by Andrés Rodríguez, a journalist (with a career spanning more than 25 years) as well as a businessman and founder of the newspapers El Independiente and El Sol. He brought Rolling Stone Magazine to Spain, and was its editor in chief. He is the owner and founder of SPAINMEDIA (Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Robb Report, Fashion TV Spain and Premiumfest). He also wrote the biography of the best flamenco singer of the world, Camaron de la Isla.

Forbes Media:

Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles., a leading business website, currently reaches 30 million monthly unique visitors, and Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe attract a global audience of 5 million readers. The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine, as well as 24 licensed international local-language editions around the world, including Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, French Africa, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, Middle East, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

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