PopOut time for Morris


With already a unique mix of assets, Morris Communications is now adding PopOut Maps and travel guides to its travel publications businesses. The privately held company did not disclose terms for its acquisition of Compass Maps Ltd., based in Bristol, England. "Compass produces innovative, high-quality maps that travelers can literally take anywhere," said Morris CEO William S. Morris III. Derek Dacey, who founded Compass Maps in 1993, will continue as managing director of the company. Compass’ maps and guides are distributed in more than 50 countries and in multiple languages across the world. Morris’ diversified holdings include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services.