Are Media acquires the Hard to Find e-commerce site

Erica Stewart

Are Media has acquired Australian e-commerce company Hard to Find.

Hard to Find is a product marketplace that focuses on innovative designs from small, creative businesses across Australia.

Founded in 2008 by former media executive Erica Stewart, who becomes managing director of Hard to Find, the site brings together a curated community of product designers and craftspeople as well as consumers looking for something unique, creating a more personal shopping experience between manufacturer and customer.

Commercial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“This acquisition adds new e-commerce capabilities to our broader business and allows us to amplify the success of Hard to Find, introducing audiences who are already inspired by our content and inspiring them to take the relationship even further. with authentic and trusted brands,” said Jane Huxley, CEO of Are Media.

“I am delighted to welcome Hard to Find to the Are Media stable and especially excited to have Eri join our company to continue to lead the evolution of Hard to Find. She brings extensive experience and proven success in e-commerce. that will help guide our future ambitions in content commerce.”

The acquisition significantly expands Are Media’s existing content commerce capabilities, bolstering its revenue diversification strategy.

Hard to Find joins Are Media’s digital brand communities, including beautyheaven and Bounty Parents.

“With complementary audience demographics, Are Media is the perfect fit for Hard to Find to further strengthen its market presence and reach millions of potential new customers when they connect with brands in Hard to Find’s extensive content portfolio. Are Media,” Stewart says.

“I look forward to building the next chapter of Hard to Find and working with the team to share our expertise across the business.”

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