13th Street Media of Boulder, Colorado, purchases the Explorer in the northwest suburbs of Tucson, Arizona, serving Oro Valley, Marana and the surrounding area.
After many years of friendship, 10k Investments (owned by Arne Hoel and Brett Coleman) and 13th Street Media (owned by Randy Miller) form a new partnership called 10/13 Communications. The objective is to pursue acquisitions meeting specific criteria with a focus on strong, local media.
10/13 Communications bids for the Arizona assets of Freedom Communications during its bankruptcy process. These assets include the Ahwatukee Foothills News, East Valley Tribune, Sun City Daily News Sun, Glendale/Peoria Today, Surprise Today and Arizona Interactive Media Group.
10/13 Communications takes control of the Phoenix-based business and begins the process of reorganizing and rebuilding. The Explorer of suburban Tucson is moved into the 10/13 organization. The number of 10/13 employees grows to 200. The Arizona operations, which had operated at a significant loss under the former owners, became profitable from the first month.
10/13 Communications celebrates its first birthday with an epic bash showing how the 10/13 culture and business practices have reinvigorated all the Arizona businesses. The tradition continues with an annual 10/13 day party at all company sites.
10/13 Communications finishes its first calendar year and shows a revenue increase of 1545%.
The next expansion phase begins as 10/13 Communications evaluates the purchase of the Dallas operations of American Community Newspapers.
The first full year of operations for 10/13 Communications shows a revenue increase of 35%.
10/13 Communications begins the process of negotiation with ASP Westward for the purchase of its Houston area newspapers.
The purchase of American Community Newspapers' Dallas newspapers is completed.
The purchase of ASP Westward's Houston newspapers is completed. Total employees nears 500 with a projected total revenue growth for 2012 of 169%.
10/13 Communications acquires ITZ Publishing Group, Inc. and Greg Swanson, founder and CEO of ITZ, has joined 10/13 in the newly created role of General Manager/Strategy and Development.
Lake Cities Sun & Argyle Sun join Star Local Media.
10/13 Communications launches itzdigital, a strategic marketing company.
10/13 Communications expands further in Tucson with the purchase of multiple Tucson publications. The Marana News, Foothills News, Desert Times and related websites were acquired from Tucson West Publishing, Inc. The Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business were purchased from Wick Communications.
1013 Communications is not your run-of-the-mill media company. Our innovative publications, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning East Valley Tribune, fill a distinct niche in our Arizona and Texas suburban markets - one that is not being met by more traditional media sources. Our papers boast hyper-local reporting and innovative distribution models. We are tied to our communities through our papers' histories and reputations.
We offer local and national advertising opportunities through our traditional newspapers and printed publications, as well as electronic media such as internet and phone applications.
Clipper Marketplace and itzdigital complete the picture by helping businesses develop cutting-edge marketing strategies that integrate direct mail, e-mail campaigns, SEO, websites, and all things print and digital!
Take a moment to explore what 1013 has to offer and you will see why we consider ourselves A NEW KIND OF MEDIA COMPANY.
10/13 Communications has five incredible work places to choose from in Arizona across the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas, or in Texas across the Dallas and Houston areas. If you are just starting your career, or if you're ready to move up in the world, there is no bad place to land in our incredible organization.