artnet News Reaches 1 Million Visits Per Month
Four months after its launch in February, artnet News has become the world’s most popular dedicated source for art world news, recording one million visits at the site in a one-month period, from late May to late June 2014.
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. “We are thrilled the art world has embraced us as a trusted news source,” said editor-in-chief Benjamin Genocchio. “It’s a testament to the quality of our writers and reporting. We have an outstanding team.”
artnet CEO Jacob Pabst said, “I am very proud of our sensational team, with Benjamin Genocchio at its helm. He and his team have 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, dealers and other art world professionals.”
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 and art world figures as Simon de Pury, Blake Gopnik, Christian Viveros-Fauné, Philip Boroff, Paddy Johnson, Alexandra Peers, Ben Davis, among others.
The success of artnet News has been noticed by major luxury advertisers, from Bottega Veneta and Cartier to Vacheron Constantin and UBS, all of which have advertised on the platform in order to reach the growing, affluent audience.
The additional traffic generated by the news service has enabled artnet to total over 7 million pageviews in June, further widening the gap between artnet and all its competitors. “In multiple ways, this vast expansion of our traffic benefits our existing customers, especially artnet gallery members, who now get even more exposure for their artists and the artworks they offer,” Jacob Pabst said. “As the editorial team continues to deliver timely and compelling coverage to the art community, artnet anticipates the growth in readership to continue.”
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