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Aspire Media is an acquirer and operator of consumer-enthusiast, specialty media publishing properties with an initial focus on the crafts industry.
Clay Hall, CEO, has more than 25 years experience building successful publishing companies, and has provided leadership to 70 magazines. In 1995, he sold his publishing company, Southwest Art, to Cowles Enthusiast Media, becoming VP and Group Publisher of Cowles’ Recreation and Outdoor Group.
Initial investment to fund acquisition of Interweave Press, a founder-owned, crafts-focused magazine and book publisher, 2005
Company subsequently completed 6 acquisitions and established a strong online presence, nearly tripling in size
F+W Media acquired the company in 2012, with Frontenac retaining a minority stake