On the picture above from left to right: Witold Kepinski, Joost Driessen, Rob de Kleijnen (photo Jasper Bosman).
Joost Driessen of iMediate takes the shares in Dutch IT Channel B.V. about from Rob de Kleijnen. Witold Kepinski will remain as shareholder, director of content and editor-in-chief. Kepinski will continue to form the management of the Dutch IT Channel together with De Kleijnen.
Our market is in a continuous transformation and to remain as the publisher in “the lead”, the collaboration with iMediate is a logical next step
Rob de Kleijnen, director-publisher Dutch IT Channel: “I started Executive-People in 2011 and a year later I started working with Witold Kepinski and launched the Dutch IT Channel. In the last eight years we have grown strongly and we have expanded the portfolio with partnerships and events. Dutch IT Channel has become a trusted partner for many parties with the Dutch IT channel and Executive-People platforms. We are also healthy and stable, which has ensured that we have come through the COVID-19 period well and have developed new services as an alternative to the events. Our market is in a continuous transformation and to remain as a publisher in “the lead”, the collaboration with iMediate is a logical “next step”. “
Witold Kepinski: “Professional journalism has taken a completely different turn in the last decade. In the era of ‘new publishing’, companies such as the Dutch IT Channel are busy daily with journalistic and commercial content, offline and online. But whether it concerns independent news provision or an appealing content campaign, substantive quality and knowledge remain crucial. Especially if it is as market-specific as in ICT. “
Joost Driessen explains his participation: “Consolidation is taking place within every discipline in the media world and partnerships are being built. Certainly also in B2B media and content. Dutch IT Channel faces similar challenges as iMediate: the further expansion of the online portfolio of products and services. Our partners and advertisers are increasingly focusing on measurable online communication, both within the channel and towards end users. “