The acquisition brings together Impremedia’s local and national brands with My Code’s significant new investments, advanced digital competencies and reach.

Multicultural digital media platform My Code announced the completion of its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Impremedia, the leading Hispanic news and information company. With this acquisition, My Code becomes the owner of the most widely-read and respected Spanish-language daily newspapers and digital media outlets in the U.S. Impremedia and My Code declined to provide a price for the deal. A person familiar with the sale told the New York Times that My Code had paid “more than US $10 million”. The seller, the Argentinean media group La Nacion, had owned Impremedia since 2012.

Impremedia properties include La Opinión, the nation’s #1 Spanish-language daily newspaper; El Diario, the oldest Spanish-speaking daily in the United States; La Raza in Chicago; and La Opinión de la Bahía in San Francisco along with an extensive portfolio of digital media outlets and lifestyle brands that reach 35 million users each month. Over the last few years Impremedia has developed several vertical content sites including La Comedera (Food), Solo Dinero (Finance), Estar Mejor (wellness), Siempre Auto (automotive) and Bien Bonita (beauty).

Iván Adaime, CEO of Impremedia, will continue to lead Impremedia’s media brands. All of Impremedia’s employees have been asked to continue with the company and help drive  the next phase of growth in civic journalism, local and national service and digital expansion.

My Code
Parker Morse, CEO and founder of My Code.

“We are in awe of what Iván Adaime and generations of dedicated team members have built, and we are honored and excited to help in being stewards of these brands as we work together to expand their reach and deepen their impact with current and future generations,” said Parker Morse, CEO and founder of My Code. “With the ever-growing influence and impact of the U.S. Hispanic population, solutions to connect with and serve the community have never been more in demand. Combining Impremedia’s iconic media properties, burgeoning digital brands and significant daily role in the lives of the Hispanic community with My Code’s platform, resources and enormous audiences, will supercharge the ability to connect, inform, support and engage in this vital space. By operating in close partnership with Impremedia’s first-class leadership team, we will build a strong, vital and even more sustainable next chapter for Hispanic media and marketing.”

“The scale at which My Code has been able to connect with Hispanic audiences across different segments is an impressive feat in the current media landscape, especially as the industry continues to adapt to the dynamically shifting data landscape,” said Iván Adaime, CEO of Impremedia. “The combination of Impremedia and My Code deepens our relationship with the Hispanic community and amplifies our impact through the community. Our decision to join with My Code will allow us to deliver even greater value to our audiences and unlock more opportunities to engage with them in the digital space.”

Our decision to join with My Code will allow us to deliver even greater value to our audiences and unlock more opportunities to engage with them in the digital space.

Impremedia will contribute to My Code’s legacy as a U.S Hispanic media and advertising company and further solidify its leadership position in the space by operating the 2nd largest owned and operated digital Hispanic portfolio and the largest and only daily Spanish language paper portfolio in the country. It also reaffirms the company’s status as the digital multicultural platform with the largest reach in the U.S., per metrics from Google DV360.

Source of First-Party Data 

With the addition of the oldest Spanish language print portfolio in the U.S. and Impremedia’s portfolio of lifestyle websites in the food and beverage, auto, finance, beauty and entertainment verticals, My Code is now one of the largest publishers of Hispanic content across multiple formats. This combination also further establishes the company as a source of rich first party data on increasingly influential Hispanic consumers, offering brands and advertisers unmatched potential for reaching and activating them. My Code will integrate Impremedia properties with its targetable datasets through its proprietary Intelligence Center, custom creative executions and integrated marketing and media solutions to align brands with the highest quality content and most engaged audiences for optimal reach and impact.

With the vast data on Hispanic consumers that Impremedia provides, we’ll be able to craft truly engaging content for brands that speaks directly to them with deeper authenticity.

Annie Leal, VP of My Code Studio, said, “In today’s media landscape, consumers want content that speaks directly to them and that reflects their cultural values, which can be a complex task to accomplish. The addition of Impremedia’s brands to My Code’s portfolio helps strengthen the virtuous flywheel between data and content, allowing us to deliver more meaningful content and experiences for the U.S. Hispanic community. With the vast data on Hispanic consumers that Impremedia provides, we’ll be able to craft truly engaging content for brands that speaks directly to them with deeper authenticity.”

The combination with Impremedia furthers My Code’s original mission of reaching and influencing Hispanic audiences. Originally founded as H Code in 2015, the company relaunched in early 2022 following the addition of two new entities, A Code and B Code, which focus on AAPI and Black communities, establishing My Code as a leader in multicultural media and marketing. The company also recently launched W Code to deliver authentic marketing to multicultural female audiences and plans to add more solutions for additional demographic segments in the coming months.

 

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