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South China Morning Post New Business Head Shifts to HK Magazine Media Group as New Director of Sales

HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 -- HK Magazine Media Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Wong as Director of Sales, reporting directly to Greg Crandall, Publisher and General Manager.

In his new role, Gary will lead all sales and business development facets of the business, covering an integrated suite of marketing platforms comprised of Display Advertising, Custom Publishing and Events, and Digital Advertising for titles including HK Magazine, The List Magazine, Where, Where Guestbook, Where Chinese and their tablet editions.

"We are constantly growing our brands by expanding the ways we engage with our audience, and with Gary's extensive knowledge of SCMP Group's cross media offerings, coupled with his network from leading SCMP's new business team, will serve to strengthen our existing commercial base and help to continue to drive our ever-expanding product line further ahead," noted Greg Crandall, Publisher and General Manager, HK Magazine Media Group.

Gary Wong: "Having worked exclusively at the SCMP Group for over a decade, I have been part of the Group's commercial evolution from dominating with a print focused media portfolio, to now being multi-disciplinary cross media group. With this unique experience on-hand, I look forward to working with Greg and the HK Magazine Media Group team to explore new and innovative marketing solutions for our advertisers, while supporting Greg on new product development initiatives."

HK Magazine Media Group is a new addition to the SCMP Group, having joined as part of SCMP Group's acquisition of Asia City Media Group's Hong Kong business in 2013. HK Magazine is Hong Kong's leading lifestyle magazine, with a weekly print run of 50,000 each week that reaches well over 150,000 readers across 630 distribution points across Hong Kong.

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About SCMP Group Ltd and South China Morning Post
SCMP Group Limited (HKSE: 583) is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong's internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership.

First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, iPad™ and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received 64 awards in 2012 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capability. Other titles in the Group include the Sunday Morning Post, HK Magazine, The List, Where Hong Kong, and Where Chinese.

Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl!, CosmoBride, Harper's BAZAAR, Harper's BAZAAR Art, Harper's BAZAAR Bride, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories in Hong Kong.

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