SAN FRANCISCO – August 4, 2016 – Clint Reilly Communications today announced the acquisition of the Nob Hill Gazette, which has served as the heartbeat of San Francisco’s social, philanthropic and civic scene for nearly four decades. The purchase was finalized on July 29.
In acquiring San Francisco’s most celebrated high-end lifestyle publication, Clint Reilly adds to his company’s portfolio of jewel box San Francisco brands, which include the landmark Merchants Exchange, Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Club and Credo Restaurant.
For 38 years, the Nob Hill Gazette has served as the definitive record of social and philanthropic activity in San Francisco. In addition to celebrating the people at the heart of it all, the publication covers a range of related topics, including art, culture, food, wine, style and entertainment. The Nob Hill Gazette speaks directly to the successful, community-minded Bay Area resident.
“The key element of the Nob Hill Gazette’s success is its unwavering focus on the people who comprise the social, cultural and philanthropic fabric of San Francisco,” said Clint Reilly, Chairman and President of Clinton Reilly Communications. “The Nob Hill Gazette’s former publisher, Lois Lehrman, had this insight long ago and we plan to carry on the legacy she has built.”
“The time has come to hand my pen over to my worthy successor, Clint Reilly,” Lehrman wrote in her Nob Hill Gazette farewell letter. “He is an insightful individual with a great affection for our world in the Bay Area. I look forward to continuing in a consulting capacity to Clint and helping him chart his path for the future.”
The change in ownership brings a change in leadership at the Nob Hill Gazette, with experienced magazine publisher Ali Grosslight tapped to handle publishing duties. Grosslight, who also publishes California Home + Design Magazine, will focus on building the Gazette’s print readership and advertising base while developing digital strategies for the future.
“The Nob Hill Gazette is a true San Francisco institution and a cherished brand name,” said Grosslight. “I’m excited to help usher in a new era for the publication while we continue to focus on the big personalities, major events and the ethic of philanthropy and engagement that underpins so much of the City’s social environment.”
Two of the Clint Reilly Organization’s Executive Vice Presidents — Phil Spiegel and Frank Holland — will assume operational responsibility for the Gazette. Holland will build and oversee the editorial and creative team, while Spiegel will drive revenue generation and business operations.
About Clint Reilly Communications
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange in the San Francisco Financial District, Clint Reilly Communications is part of a diversified family of businesses encompassing commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors.
About Nob Hill Gazette
The Nob Hill Gazette, the region’s premier publication devoted to the social, philanthropic and civic pursuits of notable Bay Area residents, has published monthly since 1978. Home-delivered to the Bay Area’s most exclusive neighborhoods and businesses, the Nob Hill Gazette is VAC (verified audit circulation) audited with a controlled monthly circulation of 64,094.