The Group represents more than fifty years of leadership in premium magazine publishing. While significant parts of the business have been divested in the past, during the last years, the Group has introduced a combination of M&A-based and organic innovations leading a transformation towards a B-B-C solutions provider. Through innovative and software-based solutions, the Group is redefining the interaction between users, consumer brands, and employers. Marquard Media Group consists of six Group companies: 4Players GmbH in Hamburg, Act-2-Access AG in Switzerland, Computec Media GmbH in Fürth, Golem Media GmbH in Berlin, Marquard Media Magyarország in Budapest and Marquard Media Polska in Warsaw.

Marquard Media Hungary

Marquard Media Hungary Ltd. is a market leader in the production and provision of premium content and quality. Its internationally licensed and locally developed publications are all, without exception, market leaders in their own segment, like Joy, Joy Shopping Days, InStyle, ShoppieGo, Shopaholic, #VEGYÉLHAZAIT and Éva, Runner's World. Their brands and communities are organized around „Shopping Solutions and Services" and "Modern Family and Health" contents.  The media company offers complex communication solutions and platforms to its partners. For example, with ShoppieGo, users can experience coupon hunting as an augmented reality game and become part of a unique shopping community, sharing shopping experiences in both the real and the digital world. In addition, three other business branches ensure Marquard Media Hungary’s unique positioning on the Hungarian market. Its digital activities are collected under the name Digital Services, while Content Studio is its intellectual workshop, the aim of which is to support its partners in the development and effectuation of their content strategy. Its Events division deals with the sponsorship of events and other brand activations within the framework of integrated co-operations. Marquard Media Hungary prides itself with being able to react quickly to the changes or the market environment with both internal and external developments, as a successful, trustworthy and innovative company.  The company guarantees the exigent and exclusive quality which characterizes it both in terms of content and partnership models. Marquard Media Hungary applies the company’s business model ’create. connect. transact.’ with its diversified business solutions, and its expertise of several decades. The spirit of the company and the way it operates are deeply influenced by its character in CSR activities, on which it builds its own CSR program, Marquard Media Cares. They are the first „fur-free” media company in Hungary.

Marquard Media Poland

Marquard Media Poland (MMP) ensures that its special, highly customized, authentic and trusted content created based on its client needs is placed through relevant channels with a defined purpose of enhancing brand performance. MMP creates content with the primacy of launching, building, and engaging micro-communities. The performance benchmark for community engagement is depth measured in quality and quantity of peer-to-peer engagement around brands. MMP deploys events as physical touchpoints for digital community engagement. Through new transactional business models and platforms, MMP’s Partners leverage special touchpoints to existing and new customers. MMP is therefore an important platform and ecosystem for all brands (and Partners), who want to introduce, strengthen, scale or co-brand their products more effectively in Poland and beyond. MMP brand-centric and performance-based business model of ‘create. connect. transact. ‘uniquely empowers Third-Party brands to leverage MMP’s portfolio brand values and reach for the purpose of sales performance. 

Computec Media

COMPUTEC MEDIA is the leading German-speaking media company in the gaming and gaming-IT sector, offering a wide range of online portals, digital and print magazines, apps and corporate publishing services. Founded in 1989, the company operates over 15 brands, including the flagship brands PC GAMES, PC GAMES HARDWARE and BUFFED, reaching millions of users each month. With a passion for digital entertainment, the gaming and hardware portfolio offers trusted sources of information and unique exchange platforms for the IT and gaming community. Industry partners and advertising markets gain direct access to over ten million users and readers with innovative 360-degree marketing solutions and transaction models. In the B2B sector, MAKING GAMES, Europe's leading brand for game developers, addresses the German game development scene with its magazine and website and also hosts the annual industry event DEUTSCHER ENTWICKLERPREIS, the most renowned award for video and computer games developer in the German-speaking world. COMPUTEC MEDIA reaches further highly specialized end consumer target groups with AREAMOBILE.DE, the news and test portal for mobile devices, and with its Linux media, above all the renowned LINUX-MAGAZIN and the LINUX-COMMUNITY.DE platform.


Founded in 2000 by a team of enthusiastic web-developers who loved gaming, the 4Players GmbH now ranks at one of the leading German creators and publishers of video game related content., the company’s online gaming website is a constant among German-speaking video gamers. The dedicated team of highly skilled and professional journalists lives by its philosophy ‘critical, honest, subjective’ and delivers daily content for the loyal 4Players community since its launch in summer 2000. Game server hosting and bespoke solutions such as video and content delivery as well as other CDN services are strong suits. Since 2003 customer across Europe can rely on the service and a dedicated team to deliver and perform.


As the leader of high-quality journalism in information technology (IT) since 1997, sees its purpose in contributing to positive changes within the IT industry by empowering all IT professionals in the German-speaking markets to make informed decisions. As the trusted brand with a highly motivated and competent team, is dedicated to continuously building value by providing its community of IT professionals with what they aspire to, in terms of information, products, and services. The Company is proud of having its precisely and fastidiously researched reports cited all over the world, and its editors among the best in their field of expertise. Due to its high journalistic standards, it enjoys an excellent reputation with IT decision-makers, developers, and scientists for more than a decade. continues to investigate the most important developments in IT comprehensively and objectively, with topics ranging from cloud computing over the internet of things, industry 4.0 and security issues, to autonomous driving. Always looking towards the future, has so far launched several innovative projects, some of which were recognized by Google and supported by Google DNI, e.g. Act2Access. The Company also offers education in form of high-level workshops and seminars at Golem Academy. Furthermore, helps its users in work-related issues with an IT-focused job marketplace and innovative career counselling. The company is dedicated to high-quality journalism, specialized IT events, and to building an IT professionals’ career platform that will offer innovative qualified growth products.