Athlon Sports named Most Notable Launch of 2010 by Mr. Magazine
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2011) - Athlon Sports Communications, Inc. (“Athlon”), the Nashville, TN-based integrated sports media company, announced that Athlon Sports monthly has been named Most Notable Launch of 2010 by Dr. Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine. Athlon Sports shares this honor with Dash magazine.
Athlon Sports is the world’s largest sports magazine reaching 9,000,000 homes each month through more than 500 newspaper partners. In announcing the award, Dr. Husni noted “From the leading publisher of Athlon annuals, here comes the first-ever monthly newspaper-distributed-magazine aimed at men with an initial circulation of seven million. Athlon Sports debuts as the largest sports magazine in the United States and the world for that purpose. This unheard-of and unprecedented launch is truly something to be noted and proud of. It’s a testament to the power of print and its incredible reach to a vast audience. Well written and illustrated this new launch, while big in print, does not limit itself to the ink on paper, but adds a hefty web presence.”
Commenting on the award, Athlon CEO Stephen Duggan said, “This is a tremendous honor for Athlon Sports and I am extremely proud of Athlon’s dedicated editorial team for developing a tremendous product. We are fortunate to have the support of our newspaper and advertising partners in delivering great stories in sports to more than 27 million readers each month.”
Nashville-based Athlon Sports is a 44-year-old integrated sports media company. It remains a leader in sports prediction accuracy and creating the most sought-after preseason content online and in magazines at the newsstand. The company serves business- to-business and business-to-consumer clients as a publisher, content provider and sports marketer through its portfolio of websites, sports magazines, direct marketing services and events