Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

May 5, 2011

Phoenix Burns

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines,customer publishing — privatefraser @ 2:35 pm
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After 2009’s death and rebirth, Cre8 Publishing have only been and gone and done it again, full details in this report from The Drum:

Football and rugby clubs are among the unsecured creditors owed more than £2m as Cre8 Publishing, one of the UK’s biggest printers of matchday programmes, is put into liquidation.

Liquidation documents show Rangers owed almost £500,000, Celtic £400,000, Arsenal £270,000, West Ham £103,000 and Spurs £42,000.

You wonder why the clubs trusted a company that went bust owing upaid royalties to other clubs – trusting, gullible, or stupid?

November 9, 2010

Cre8ing problems

Filed under: customer publishing — privatefraser @ 1:42 pm
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An old friend returns with the news that the current incarnation of Cre8 is in dispute with Celtic and Rangers over unpaid royalties. The story is on the Grauniad’s site

A previous version of the company slipped away last year, leaving an interesting – and substantial – selection of unpaid debts, but managing to move lucrative contracts across to the new entity before going into voluntary liquidation. Fortunate eh? As they say on their website:

At Cre8 … we throw away the rule books and Cre8 our own.

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