New York / Berlin (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
artnet is pleased to announce that, four months after its launch in February, the news platform, artnet News, has become the art world’s definitive go-to source for news, recording one million visits to the site in a one-month period.
As the world’s first dedicated 24-hour global art market newswire, artnet News’ mission is to inform, engage, and connect the most avid members of the art community with daily art world news and expert commentary.
artnet’s CEO Jacob Pabst said, “I am very proud of the speed at which our sensational team, with Benjamin Genocchio at its helm, has made this platform such a success, matching our number-one position in our other business segments, from the Price Database and Gallery Network to our online auctions. In record time, the news platform has enabled us to strengthen our business model and solidify our unique place in the art world as the single online destination for all the needs of serious collectors and other art world professionals.”
“A big part of our swift success has been the quality of our writers and reporting,” Benjamin Genocchio said. “We have an outstanding team.” Since the launch, the artnet News editorial team has quickly expanded to include 16 dedicated, full-time staff around the world, with writers based in Europe, Asia, and America. The roster of full-time talent and contributing columnists includes such respected writers as Simon de Pury, Blake Gopnik, Christian Viveros-Fauné, Philip Boroff, Paddy Johnson, Alexandra Peers, and many others. “The breadth and expertise of this team is unmatched in the world of art news media,” Mr. Genocchio added.
The success of artnet News has been noticed by major luxury advertisers, from Bottega Veneta and Cartier to Audemars-Piguet and UBS, all of whom have advertised on this platform to reach its affluent audience.
The additional traffic generated by the news service has enabled artnet to hit over 7 million pageviews in June, further widening the gap between artnet and its competitors. This vast expansion of our traffic benefits our existing customers in multiple ways, especially artnet gallery members, who now get even more exposure for their artists and the artworks they offer.
artnet anticipates this growth in readership to continue, as the editorial team delivers timely and compelling coverage to the art community.
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