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Lineup Systems Signs Major Deal with Mexican Publisher, Grupo Expansión

Lineup Systems | Industry Analysis | 10th October 2014

Lineup Systems, the global advertising sales solution provider, has won a major contract with Mexico’s second largest publisher Grupo Expansión to implement print, digital and self-service components of their advertising system AdPoint.

This project marks Lineup System’s continued expansion into North America and supports Grupo Expansión’s strategy of strengthening their multi-channel advertising opportunities to improve competitiveness.

AdPoint will replace the incumbent legacy advertising system, enabling Grupo Expansión’s sales teams to book advertising placements across television, digital, print, mobile and tablet formats with a single interaction. AdPoint will also support fully comprehensive packages, which, beyond covering all the advertising channels of Grupo Expansión, extend into events, sponsorships, app building and content syndication. Being 100% web-based and with a highly customizable user-interface, AdPoint is capable of managing complex sales functions with measurable results across all media channels.

Michael Mendoza, CEO of Lineup Systems, said: “This is a fantastic win. The recent discovery phase at Grupo Expansión successfully demonstrated exactly how AdPoint’s powerful commercial benefits could be delivered across a broad and complex media business efficiently and cost effectively.”

Grupo Expansión CTO Gustavo Muñoz commented, “We are impressed with AdPoint’s capability to maximize the value of all our advertising streams. We wanted a system that was easy to use and quick to deploy without sacrificing the innovation or performance of its advertising tools.”


Grupo Expansión, is a premier publisher of high-end consumer and business magazines based in Mexico City. Its portfolio of titles include their flagship magazine Expansión – Mexico’s leading business magazine, and Quién, a bi-weekly celebrity magazine that carries more advertising pages than any other periodical in Mexico. Grupo Expansión also has a thriving custom publishing business, whose titles include Aire, the most widely read in-flight publication in Mexico, and Elle, the leading global fashion magazine. Founded in 1966, Grupo Expansion was a part of media giant Time Inc., until June this year before being sold to Latin American private equity firm Southern Cross Group.


Lineup Systems Ltd. (www.lineup.com) delivers high-performance advertising-sales solutions designed specifically for multi-channel media companies. Its collaborative media tools — which can be hosted, cloud-hosted, or installed locally — help to streamline advertising operations, improve transparency, and increase profits.

Lineup Systems’ count some of the world’s largest international publishers as clients, including Metro International, News Corp Australia, News UK, Telegraaf mediagroep, Time Inc., Time Out, Abu Dhabi Media, Archant, Expressen, Grupo Expansión, and Voice Media Group.

Lineup Systems’ AdPoint products are installed in 33 countries in 21 languages, and support more than 6000 users across the world’s leading publishers. More than 1400 titles, sites, and stations rely on Lineup Systems for their sales, advertising, planning, editorial, prepress, and content-management needs.