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Breakthroughs, big wins, investments in the future: We’re building and growing every day, thinking about the next 136 years of Hearst and beyond. Partnerships that empower, products that improve lives, solutions that streamline complexities, projects that surprise and delight: Your work contributes to it all. 

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Doing the research and curating the best deals and steals, Hearst Magazines had its most successful Amazon Prime Day in July with an 87% increase in sales over Prime Day 2022.

Elevating the NYC skyline: The ELLE DECOR Penthouse, with interior design by Joe Nahem, embodied the brand’s March Art issue across two stunning floors, combining a breathtaking view with the glamorous, sophisticated, highly livable design that perfectly reflects the ELLE DECOR aesthetic.

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Hearst Magazines International had plenty to celebrate with eight new international editions launched this year!

CAMP companies Inventory Locator Service (ILS), CORRIDOR and Quantum Control partnered on the development of SalesEdge Commerce, enabling e-commerce for the aviation aftermarket.

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The Year of AI

AI was the big story of 2023, and Hearst is riding the wave with the release of its own HearstChat, Fitch’s support bot Kai and Hearst Newspapers’ Producer P, its first AI-powered newsroom tool. And, of course, Hearst Tech chatbot Herbie has been making our lives easier since 2019!

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Fitch Group celebrated the opening of a new office in Singapore. In 2023, Fitch also opened new locations in Barcelona, Dubai, Monterrey and Warsaw.

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Following Storms & Informing Audiences

The WLWT-TV Storm Tracker team has a new fleet of vehicles and a dedication to keeping the people of Cincinnati safe and informed in the face of dangerous weather conditions.

A+E Studios’ The Lincoln Lawyer skyrocketed to No. 1 on Netflix’s streaming charts, garnering over 40 million views — and was renewed for a third season!

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Hearst Ventures investment Kujiale, a cloud based interior design solution, released a breakthrough capability enhancement in 2023: the first cloud-based real-time rendering for the design industry, boosting rendering efficiency by more than 10x.

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Level Up Ventures, which supports Black and Latinx-led startups, invested in four companies in 2023, including Pryze, a rewards-based system that leverages behavioral trends and positive psychology to enhance employee motivation, productivity and retention.

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Hearst Ventures portfolio investment Caramel revolutionized the automotive sales process, shrinking an hours-long process into minutes for individuals and independent dealers, digitizing the full transaction and integrating Hearst Autos’ digital auction platform Bring a Trailer.

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Hearst Ventures investment Via acquired Citymapper, the premier journey-planning app with 50 million users worldwide. The acquisition accelerates Via’s vision to build end-to-end digital infrastructure for transit systems.

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Hearst Ventures investment Signal AI released its 2023 Signal AI 500 Global Reputation Ranking of the world’s most-talked-about companies, spanning more than 20 industries. Signal AI 500 uses big data and AI to benchmark a company’s reputation on hundreds of topics.

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Hearst Ventures investment Via acquired Citymapper, the premier journey-planning app with 50 million users worldwide. The acquisition accelerates Via’s vision to build end-to-end digital infrastructure for transit systems.

In November, Hearst Newspapers acquired Puzzmo developed by founders Zach Gage and Orta Therox, Puzzmo.com is the home of Gage's award-winning games catalog, including Apple Arcade mainstays like SpellTower and new and exclusive releases like FlipArt and Wordbind. Puzzmo connects each game and every player with a unified system of points, achievements, social connections and multi-player modes never before seen in the puzzle games category.

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Hearst Tower Video

Hearst Tower is one of the most sustainable buildings in New York City. Take a tour of the Norman Foster-designed building, where colleagues innovate, collaborate and create every day.

investment ShearShare announced a partnership with JCPenney to empower local stylists with flexible workspace solutions in its more than 650 store salons using ShearShare’s technology platform.

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CDS Global debuted a new and improved website that embodies the streamlined solutions they offer customers every day.

LocalEdge digital marketing experts drove 2.5 million leads for HVAC contractors in 12 months.

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Delish Test Kitchen

Delish’s new 3,000-square-foot production space in New York City is fully equipped with a test kitchen, event space, three spacious studios — even a bar.

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In December, Hearst Newspapers announced expansion in Texas with the acquisition of San Antonio Magazine. “We are thrilled to bring San Antonio Magazine into our portfolio of brands, serving lifestyle readers and local [Texas] advertisers,” San Antonio Express-News Publisher Mark Medici said at the time of the announcement.

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The Council of Black Leaders in Finance hosted its annual Signature Event at Hearst Tower, welcoming more than 200 finance leaders, representing over 100 firms in celebration of diversity and Black contributions to finance. The Keynote Speaker was Thasunda Brown Duckett, president and CEO of TIAA.

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Hearst Magazines teamed up with Hearst Television's streaming platform Very Local for Season Three of Esquire’s In Transit series, showcasing the sights, sounds, cuisine and style of cities across the country over the course of four weekly 30-minute episodes.

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Fitch’s Associate Software Engineers put their skills to the test as they built a software application live on stage during the Technology and Data Leadership presentation at the Global Leadership Forum. Well done, team!

“I’m most looking forward to delivering accurate forecasts and climate articles to an audience that has grown increasingly interested in those kinds of stories in recent years.”

— Justin Ballard, Newsroom Meteorologist, Houston Chronicle & Texas Weather Wonks Member

MHK expanded its partnership with Prime/MRx to help manage their member enrollment, premium billing and financial reconciliation.

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There’s no better way to explore a city than with those who know it best. San Francisco Chronicle launched Chronicle Audio Tour, providing GPS-guided walking tours of the city’s rich history and best-kept secrets from the experts who write about it every day. The coolest part: The audio starts and stops seamlessly based on your location.

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Texas Weather Wonks

San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle launched the Texas Weather Wonks, a statewide meteorological team that covers weather in the two largest cities in Texas using a smart, science-driven approach. Thanks to Justin Ballard, Roberto Villalpando and Anthony Franze for their daily forecasts!

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HearstLab’s portfolio companies shared how they are evolving and helping to change the future at the HearstLab Showcase, centered around the theme of “Innovation & Collaboration in Action.”

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New digs! Hearst Media Production Group celebrated the opening of its new East Coast headquarters at a state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.

FDB’s Vela ePrescribing network added its first major electronic health record network, Veradigm, offering prescribers and patients greater choice and cost transparency.

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Black Book’s Pulse

Black Book debuted Pulse, a data visualization tool that brings industry insights seamlessly to automotive professionals.

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Black Book debuted Pulse, a data visualization tool that brings industry insights seamlessly to automotive professionals.

Thank you for your contributions in 2023: Bringing your best every day, supporting one another, informing and inspiring our audiences and caring about our communities — it’s all part of #HearstLife.