Digital Helps Drive $1 Billion In Revenue For Future Publishing

Future Publishing, the specialist media company that owns 250 brands worldwide, pulled in $1.056 billion in revenue for its fiscal 2022, a 36% rise YoY.

That growth is largely due to Future’s diversified revenue strategy, an approach that offers content where demand is highest, and to its growing digital presence. 

Future offers a first-party data platform, Aperture, which is now being used by 472 advertisers to target intent-led specialist groups. The firm says it will continue investing in Aperture. 

The company now has an audience of 506 million people for its print, subscription, online, email, events and social offerings, an 18% hike YoY.  

Growth is highest in the U.S.—55%. The U.S. now accounts for 39% of Future’s total revenue. 

Digital advertising grew in the U.S. by +31% and events by +141. Affiliate revenues increased by 55. Video now represents 13% of total digital revenue. 



Future has completed five acquisitions including brands Who What Wear and Dennis brands The Week, and Kiplinger, since October 2021. 

Thanks to the Who What Wear purchase and the earlier acquisitions of TI Media and Marie Claire US, Future’s fashion and beauty audience has grown by 49% globally, it says. 

In addition, U.S. subscriptions revenue increased by 31 times in 2022, and print advertising by 84% YoY, thanks to the Dennis brands acquisitions. 

“Looking ahead, whilst we are monitoring the macroeconomic climate, we remain confident in our strategy and the growth opportunities that we are uniquely placed to capitalize on, and we expect to deliver modest profit growth and market share gains,” states Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO, Future. 

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  1. T Bo from Wordpress, December 5, 2022 at 7:20 a.m.

    Sub revenue grew by 31 times?  Lotta free trials to The Week.

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