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The Hearst Corporation - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Publication Date Feb 2013
Product Type Report
Pages 25
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The Hearst Corporation (Hearst) is one of the leading and diversified media and communication companies. The company through its six business groups operates in the communications industry, in print media, including newspapers, magazines and business publishing. The company is also involved in the business line of broadcasting on radio and TV, cable networks, TV production and distribution, newspaper features distribution and real estate. Some of the key brands which the company offers include San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, A&E Network, Cosmopolitan TV, UGO Entertainment, and Black Book among others.

GlobalData’s The Hearst Corporation provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on the company’s key employees, key competitors and major products and services.

This up-to-the-minute company report will help you to formulate strategies to drive your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.


- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – GlobalData’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company.

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- Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research purposes. Key elements such as SWOT analysis and corporate strategy are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
- Identify potential customers and suppliers with this report’s analysis of the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services and business strategy.
- Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies with GlobalData’s detailed SWOT analysis. In this, the company’s core strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are analyzed, providing you with an up to date objective view of the company.
- Examine potential investment and acquisition targets with this report’s detailed insight into the company’s strategic, business and operational performance.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
The Hearst Corporation - Key Facts 4
The Hearst Corporation - Key Employees 5
The Hearst Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 6
The Hearst Corporation - Major Products and Services 8
The Hearst Corporation - History 10
The Hearst Corporation - Company Statement 14
The Hearst Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Affiliate 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
The Hearst Corporation - Business Description 18
The Hearst Corporation - Corporate Strategy 19
The Hearst Corporation - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
The Hearst Corporation - Strengths 20
Strength - Diversified Operations 20
Strength - Robust Performance of Magazine Segment 20
Strength - Interest in Fitch Group 20
The Hearst Corporation - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Geographic Concentration 21
The Hearst Corporation - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 21
Opportunity - Growth Through Venture in Indian Sub-Continent 21
Opportunity - Growing e-Commerce Market 21
The Hearst Corporation - Threats 22
Threat - Fierce Competition 22
Threat - Piracy of Motion Pictures 22
Threat - Economic Slowdown and Market Dynamics 22
The Hearst Corporation - Key Competitors 23
The Hearst Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 24
Section 3 – Appendix 25
Methodology 25
About GlobalData 25
Contact Us 25
Disclaimer 25

List of Tables
List of Tables
The Hearst Corporation, Key Facts 4
The Hearst Corporation, Key Employees 5
The Hearst Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 6
The Hearst Corporation, Major Products and Services 8
The Hearst Corporation, History 10
The Hearst Corporation, Subsidiaries 16
The Hearst Corporation, Affiliate 17
The Hearst Corporation, Key Competitors 23
The Hearst Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 24

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