SOURCE: Hanley Wood

September 12, 2008 15:48 ET

AV Professionals Find PRO AV Most Valuable Resource 6-to-1

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - According to the 2008 Purchasing Practices Study PRO AV commissioned with READEX Research, readers find PRO AV the most valuable resource for their business by a margin of 6-to-1 over the closest competitor.

PRO AV's readership is also significantly higher than its competitors'. 73% of respondents have read 3 of the last 4 issues of PRO AV compared to less than 45% of those who regularly read each of the competitors' publications. The research also showed that PRO AV readers are actively involved in purchasing decisions, with 94% involved in purchasing AV-related products.

"This research confirms that PRO AV is the industry leader in the audiovisual community and the trusted source for AV information," says Jon Yoffie, Associate Publisher of PRO AV. "As PRO AV continues to expand its reach in the AV community, we are committed to providing readers with the most up-to-date news and ground-breaking reporting, making PRO AV the most valuable resource to AV professionals."

Published monthly, PRO AV reaches more than 20,000 contractors, dealers, distributors, consultants and end-users. The PRO AV media network also includes a Web site, www.proavmagazine.com, updated daily with the latest news, industry trends, technologies and products, as well as an e-newsletter, PRO AV News, which serves more than 12,000 AV pros weekly who opt-in.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.) publishes 36 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, ARCHITECT, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.