- SUP Fabrik
name = SUP Fabrik
genre = Online Media Company
foundation = 2006
Alexander Mamut, Andrew Paulson
Andrew Paulson, Chairman Annelies van den Belt, CEO Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, Director of Corporate Development
num_employees = 300
homepage = [http://sup.com sup.com]
SUP (Russian: "СУП", which means 'soup') is an international
online mediacompany, founded in Moscowduring the summer of 2006 by Andrew Paulsonand Alexander Mamut. Its ownership is split between Mr Mamut, Kommersant Publishing House and management.
SUP’s first major announcement was a licensing agreement with
Six Apartthat gave SUP rights to use the LiveJournalbrand, as well as operate portions of the LiveJournal service for LiveJournal’s Russian users. [cite news| first = Clint| last = Boulton
title=Six Apart Sells LiveJournal to Russia's SUP
publisher=Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc.|date=
2007-12-03] SUP subsequently purchased LiveJournal outright from its previous owners, Six Apart. Since its launch SUP has grown through acquisition and organically. In June 2008 Kommersant Publishing House, a leading Russian media company acquired a significant minority stake in the business.
SUP is split into two business divisions, one is SUP Media, which includes Gazeta.ru (Russia's most popular online only news site); Championat.ru (Russia's most popular online only sports site); and LiveJournal.com (Russia's most popular blogging servive and a global community blogging platform). The other business line is SUP Advertising, which includes +SOL (an online sales house which sells SUP's inventory, Russian media sites and foreign media sites including Yahoo, the BBC, Last.fm and a number of newspaper sites) and Victory SA, a digital marketing agency.
* [http://www.sup.com/en/index.html SUP ] SUP media
* [http://livejournal.com/ LiveJournal.com]
* [http://www.championat.ru/ Championat.ru]
* [http://gazeta.ru/ Gazeta.ru] SUP advertising
* [http://www.sol-agency.ru/ +SOL ]
* [http://www.victory-sa.com/ Victory]
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