Mondadori Media entrusts Piemme with the advertising management of the Focus brand

Under the terms of the agreement, the Caltagirone Group’s concessionaire will exclusively manage advertising sales for Focus-branded magazines, digital channels, social media, apps and events

Mondadori Media, the leading Italian multimedia publisher on social media and in the digital area, has exclusively entrusted Piemme, a concessionaire of the Caltagirone Group, with the sale of advertising spaces in Italy  in magazines, digital channels, social networks, apps and event sponsorships for the educational brands Focus, Focus Junior, Focus Pico, Focus Storia, Focus Scuola and Focus Wild.

“Piemme is the ideal partner to raise awareness about some of our brands, thanks to its important network of investors in strategic sectors for our Science area and its widespread presence in the territory”, said Carlo Mandelli, Mondadori Media CEO. “The collaboration, which started in January 2023 with Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni and Chi, is generating excellent results. The extension to the Focus system brands strengthens the path of diversifying business activities undertaken by Mondadori Media and the strategy of repositioning our product portfolio”, Mandelli concluded.

The agreement is part of a process, which began with the brands Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, Chi, Guida Tv and Telepiù, of progressively expanding a strategic partnership that has proved successful thanks to the combination of the publisher’s leading position, on the one hand, and the expertise of the concessionaire, on the other.

“The exclusive partnership with Mondadori Media represents a significant step for Piemme in its strategy of expanding and strengthening its media platform, which is able to offer an increasingly excellent level of opportunities across print, digital, radio, TV and local events. The opportunity to manage the collection for these famous brands is a great responsibility for us: as well as being an iconic brand, Focus is one of the main standards for science and technology popularisation in Italy, with a huge fanbase that makes it well-known among the public”, declared Walter Bonanno, CEO of Piemme S.p.A. “We are thrilled to once again receive the trust of a leading and discerning publisher like Mondadori Media. We are confident that this innovation will further strengthen our collaboration and enable us to realise innovative projects that satisfy our customers and enhance the strength and diversity of the Focus brand on different platforms and channels”, said Bonanno.

Focus, in its different forms, is the brand leader in the popularisation sector in Italy with a fanbase of over 6 million users (social media accounts + Focus creators), more than 3 million unique users (source: Shareablee, 2022), a monthly circulation of over 136,000 copies (source: Ads, January – August 2023) and more than 3.3 million readers each month (source: Audipress 2023/2). Focus, Italy’s most widely read magazine, edited by Raffaele Leone, has been the standard for all science enthusiasts and the curious for more than 30 years: from technology to sustainability, from robotics to medicine, from AI research to space missions and nature. It has a unique editorial system divided into various subject areas and different channels, including magazines, websites, social accounts, video talks and podcasts. It also has a television channel, an exclusive academy for students interested in science journalism and, finally, a major event focusing on popularising science that completes the editorial offer: Focus Live.


Mondadori Media

Mondadori Media is Italy’s leading multimedia publisher, with a distinctive positioning and audience on the editorial market. Through its brands, the Mondadori Group’s social multimedia company caters to the passions of the Italian people – food, beauty, fashion, health and wellness , science and tech – and reaches more than 26 million unique users every month (source: Audiweb January-August 2023), with an overall fanbase of 100 million people (source: Comscore Shareablee + Pinterest Insight October 2023).


It has six of the most important newspapers (Il Messaggero, Il Mattino, Il Gazzettino, Corriere Adriatico, Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia and Leggo), websites (online platforms for the respective newspapers and licensed third-party sites:, Centro Meteo Italiano,, magazines (Molto, Mondadori and Gruppo Editoriale San Paolo), and TV (Telenova). Piemme also manages local advertising on Radio Subasio and on RCS media in its own areas. Piemme designs projects tailored to customer needs, creating multimedia campaigns that seamlessly integrate print and digital, radio and TV.