January 23, 2022

Bowker Mergers BML and PubTrack Brands to Create Bowker Market Research

From a Bowker/ProQuest News Release:

Bowker has merged the U.S.-based PubTrack Consumer brand with U.K.-based Book Marketing Limited (BML) under a new global brand named Bowker Market Research. Products and services coming together under Bowker Market Research are the newly merged U.S. and U.K. consumer research products, industry statistics, U.K.’s Book Marketing Society, and U.S. bibliographic statistics.

The day-to-day operations of the team will be headed up by Jo Henry as Director of Bowker Market Research. Ms. Henry has been leading BML since 1996 and has played a pivotal role in its integration in Bowker since its acquisition in 2009. She will report to Kelly Gallagher, vice president, Bowker Market Research, who will continue to set the overall business intelligence strategy. Bowker is an affiliated business of ProQuest.

The union was a natural next step for BML and PubTrack Consumer, which had a track record of partnership that began long before BML’s acquisition,” said Mr. Gallagher. “Each built premier book consumer panels – PubTrack Consumer in the U.S. and Books & Consumers in the U.K. – that produce reliable, authoritative research for the countries’ leading publishing houses and retailers. With these key elements of Bowker Market Research in place, our business intelligence expertise now expands to serve the global publishing community.”

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.