Arsenio Escolar, editor of Archiletras (Press and Language Services), has been elected this Tuesday president of the Spanish Association of Publishers of Periodical Publications (AEEPP) after completing the electoral process established by its statutes.
At the same meeting, the Board of Directors appointed Ignacio Rojas (Ediciones Peldaño) as first vice-president, Matilde Pelegrí (Grupo Senda) as second vice-president and Juan Checa (Digital Press Newspaper) as treasurer. Escolar thus achieves its fifth consecutive term in AEEPP, after electoral processes held in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
EL ESPAÑOL is a member of the Board of Directors represented by its general director Mamen Vazquez. In addition, the new Board of Directors of the association is made up of Joaquín Abad (Grupo Cibeles), Julio Allúe (Grupo Asís Biomedia), Marta Ariño (Zinet Media), Juan José Azcona (Nueva Tribuna), Pilar Bernat (Novocuatro Ediciones), Ángel Fernández ( Jot Down), Jose Luis García Iglesias (HCP Communication Group), José Manuel González Huesa (Servimedia), Jaime de Haro (Editions and Studies), Margarita Jerez (Audit Media Group), Juan Antonio Martín Mesonero (Tribuna Group), Francisco José Mayoral (Vivetupueblo.es).
Also part of the Board are Miguel Ormaetxea (Editorial Ecointelligence), Jose Ramón de Pablo (Go Ediciones Group), Virginia Pérez Alonso (Public Newspaper), Xavier Pérez Llorca (El Llobregat), Eugenio de Quesada (Nexo Group), Andrés Rodríguez ( Spain Media Magazine), David Rodríguez (TPI Group), Enrique Royuela (Principia), Xavier Salvador (Global Chronicle), José Carlos de Santiago (Latin American Exclusives) and Fernando Santos (Editorial Mic).
“With the new Board of Directors and the new positions, we complete the internal strengthening process of our organization that began last March with the incorporation of Juan Manuel Zafra as the new Secretary General”, stated Escolar.
158 associated companies
In the same way, he said that the entity is facing “a new stage in which the priority will be to increase the services we provide to our associates at a time when the media are suffering a deep crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and obtain from public administrations their support for the reconstruction of the sector with, among other measures, their access to European recovery funds. The media is a key sector for the proper functioning of a democratic society”.
AEEPP is the organization of media publishers with the largest number of associates. It has 158 associated companies that edit nearly a thousand headers. Its associates include not only some of the most widely read and widely read media, but also many of the most innovative in the industry. It is also the most heterogeneous association and the one that best represents press publishing in Spain, since it has publishers of publications of different periodicities, types of content and business models.
Of free and paid publications; daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly; general information or sectoral or specialized information; in printed or electronic format. Some of its specialized editors are also the backbone of a professional group or an economic sector, and its publications have become an essential tool for those who work in that profession or in that sector.
AEEPP, which this year celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its foundation, it is the only press business association that is part of the large national business confederations (CEOE and Cepyme) and one of the most active in the international arena, as it was one of the founders and promoters, in 2015, of the European Innovative Media Publishersin which sectoral associations from nine different European countries are integrated.
It is also part of the Platform for Editors, an organization that also includes the Association of Information Magazines (ARI), the professional press association Coneqtia and the Association of Cultural Magazines of Spain (ARCE).