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  • Good company in transition to be a better company?

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    Former Employee - Publication Management in Chicago, IL
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    Great journalistic ethics and quality editorial teams, talented sales management, very strong publication brands in their respective markets. Family-owned company that offers generous benefits.


    Struggles by both editorial and sales to shake free of print journalism mindset in new media age, uneven success among portfolio of publications. Marketing by some brands is way behind the curve.

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    Better communication and alignment of strategic goals--and opportunities--from the top down.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Crain Communications (Detroit, MI).


    The VP did 90% of the talking. I barely said a word. It was weird but I got hired and at way higher than I was asking. I paid for it later though. I had 4 interviews including the phone screen because there are so many levels of people involved in everything. But it was all easy because they like to listen to themselves talk rather than listen to you talk.

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Rance Crain, President - Member , Advertising Hall of Fame, 2013
Hall of Fame - Keith Crain, Chairman , Automotive Hall of Fame, 2014
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Headquarters Detroit, MI
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1916
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Crain Communications Inc. is a privately held media company producing trusted and relevant news publications, lead generation, research and data products, custom publishing and events with uncompromising integrity. Reaching more than 3.5 million business decision makers and consumers across the United States and in select markets in Europe and Asia, the company’s portfolio ... More

Mission: We empower success Today and for the next 100 years, we strive to empower success for our audiences and ourselves. As people and as publications, we are stronger together. Let’s elevate our work to be the best it can be.

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