Commitment to specialist media


dfv media group is one of the largest independent specialist media companies in Europe. In this role, we are actively engaged in the exchange of knowledge and networking of the B2B media industry, as well as in marketing the genre of specialist media within the media landscape.

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For this purpose, our company is a member of the Deutsche Fachpresse association. This organisation of German specialist publishers represents the interests of approximately 350 members. Klaus Kottmeier, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at dfv media group, was one of the association’s founders and its official spokesman from 1992 to 2000. To this day, numerous dfv experts are members of the
Deutsche Fachpresse’s Executive Board and
Commissions on a voluntary basis.

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The Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger (VDZ), the umbrella organisation of German Magazine Publishers, represents the journalistic, economic, and cultural interest of more than 400 German publishers. As a member of the VDZ, dfv media group contributes to strengthening cooperation and exchange of knowledge throughout the magazine industry.


Moreover, we are a member of the Verband Südwestdeutscher Zeitschriftenverleger (SZV), the largest regional association within the VDZ.

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As a member of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association), dfv media group is committed to promoting the German book market. Approximately 5,200 publishers and publishing-related businesses are enlisted with the association, which – among other things – organises the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The  European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) is a non-profit organization based in Brussels. Its mission is to promote and protect the interests of European magazine publishers vis-a-vis the Institutions of the European Union: the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council.

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FIPP - the worldwide magazine media association addresses the concerns of the media industry on an international level. FIPP exists so that its members develop better strategies and build better media businesses by identifying and communicating emerging trends, sharing knowledge, and improving skills worldwide.