About Crain Communications

Crain Communications is a privately held media company that produces trusted and relevant news across digital platforms, publications, lead generation, research and data products, digital platforms, custom publishing, and events with uncompromising integrity. Reaching 78 million readers globally, the company’s portfolio consists of 24 brands. Many of Crain’s brands are the most influential media properties in the verticals they serve including Automotive News, Ad Age, Modern Healthcare, Plastics News, and Pensions & Investments. Headquartered in Detroit, the company has 700+ employees in 11 locations delivering exceptional news content over a variety of platforms to empower the success of its readers and clients. 

Crain by the Numbers

Audience: 78 million business readers
Offices: 11 locations
Employees: 700+
Brands:  24 brands
Crain Meetings/Events: More than 170 in 11 countries 
Fast Facts
Crain Communications is one of the oldest, privately held, family-owned media companies in the world. Crain was founded by G.D. Crain Jr. in Louisville, Ky., when he first published Hospital Management in February 1916 followed by Class later that year.
Crain Communications has been led by only three chairmen since 1916:
G.D. Crain 1916-73
Gertrude Crain 1973-96
Keith Crain 1996-Current
For a complete history of Crain, click here.