Arc Publishing expands in Latin America, adding Cimeco (Clarín Group), El Comercio, La Naciόn and La Prensa

Arc Publishing will license technology to Cimeco (Clarín Group, Argentina), El Comercio (Peru), La Naciόn (Argentina), and La Prensa (Panama), making Arc the dominant news publishing platform in Latin America.

March 13, 2019 -- The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing announces it will license technology to Cimeco (Clarín Group, Argentina), El Comercio (Peru), La Naciόn (Argentina), and La Prensa (Panama), making Arc the dominant news publishing platform in Latin America. Arc serves nearly a dozen media companies in the region, accounting for more than 250 million unique visitors and more than two billion pages views a month.

“Arc has fast become the platform of choice for top Latin American publishers, and we want to build on that by expanding our footprint into the regional broadcast market. Arc’s digital tool set equips news brands with cutting-edge technology including advanced video asset management to help them reach a broader audience,” said Scot Gillespie, CTO of The Washington Post. “We are pleased to support the digital ambitions of Cimeco, El Comercio, La Naciόn, and La Prensa and look forward to working with them as they create exceptional experiences for their readers.”

All four publishers will migrate their digital properties to the Arc platform, leveraging its superior multi-site capabilities and intuitive design to create, publish and distribute digital content to their audiences and foster seamless collaboration between the newsrooms. Arc will support the visual side as well, empowering their video strategy growth and managing their photo archives, which preserve decades of images of Latin America.

“We are convinced that Arc is a suite of tools that will support our organization, running more efficient workflows and allowing us to continue focusing on what differentiates our brands: quality local journalism, innovation and best possible experiences for our readers,” said Guillermo Culell, digital business manager at Cimeco. “We will be running two local newspapers on Arc, Los Andes (in Mendoza) and La Voz del Interior (in Córdoba), and, a digital-only network of more than 50 local news websites.”

“At El Comercio, we are constantly searching for world-class tools that allow us to deliver quality content, in time and form, and with the best user experience for our readers,” said Sergio Almallo, CEO of El Comercio. “After a long evaluation, we reached the conclusion that Arc, from The Washington Post, is the right platform to accompany us to take the next leap in our content strategy, as it is a perfect fit with our current and future business needs.”

“Facing the extremely challenging environment of the digital publishing industry, we decided to focus our resources in what we believe should be our competitive advantage: original storytelling, relevant content curation and understanding the needs of our audience,” said Gabriel Dantur, Business VP at La Naciόn. “In order to do so, we needed a publishing platform that would provide us not only a performing system but a world class user experience, and above all: reduced lead times in testing and implementing new content initiatives. We believe that Arc is a solid foundation for our ambitious business plan. Our newsroom and audience development team are thrilled and looking forward to profit from its capabilities.”

“Early on, we established that we desired a system that had the highest likelihood of remaining at the forefront of cutting-edge technology,” said Diego Quijano, president of Corporación La Prensa, publisher of La Prensa and Mi Diario dailies. “In a highly competitive environment, our newsrooms require the best technology available and our audiences deserve the best possible user experience. We want to focus on our mission, produce great content, and keep our readers informed across a variety of platforms. In the end, it was ARC that proved its strength and commitment to innovation and service.”

Current Arc clients in the region include Infobae (Argentina), La Nación (Paraguay), La Republica (Peru), ABC Color (Paraguay), and La Nación (Costa Rica).

About Arc Publishing

Arc Publishing is an award-winning, state-of-the-art digital platform and suite of tools that’s engineered to meet the demands of modern publishers and brands around the world. Built by The Washington Post, Arc technology handles complex multi-site publishing and audience needs across video, web, apps, subscriptions and ad monetization, providing a competitive advantage enhanced by a set of sophisticated machine learning and AI-powered tools. Arc has powered the digital transformation of clients both large and small across the globe. At its core, Arc is about speed and innovation: for readers, newsrooms, brands, advertisers and developers.