Our history

What began as a one-magazine start-up, has grown into a formidable multi-media company poised for growth.

In 1993 editorial director and publisher, Mark Lefens, sought to fill a void in the meat industry for more targeted editorial that served the information needs of North American meat and poultry processors. Enlisting the prowess of publishing veteran and start-up strategist, Jim Franklin, and other editorial and sales professionals from his former company, they formed Marketing & Technology Group, known today as MTG Media Group.

  • 1993

    Meat Marketing & Technology (MMT) magazine is launched

    Founder Mark Lefens launches Meat Marketing & Technology magazine for the meat processing industry. Marketing & Technology Group is formed.

  • 1994

    CarneTec magazine is launched

    Latin American meat and poultry processors were introduced to the magazine containing news and technical information written in Spanish.

  • 1996

    Meatingplace.com, the website for meat and poultry processors is launched

    Meat processors are introduced to the online news and technical information source. Ahead of its time, the registration-required website was greeted with an overwhelmingly positive reception from the industry.

  • 1999

    Newsmakers, the daily e-Newsletter is launched

    In response to meat processors' demand for up-to-date, daily news, Meatingplace launches its daily e-Newsletter.

  • 2000

    CarneTec.com, the website for Latin American meat and poultry processors is launched

  • 2002

    Plate magazine for professional chefs is launched

    The newest addition to the MTG Media Group portfolio bucks the recession and experiences unprecedented industry acceptance.

  • 2006

    Meat Marketing & Technology is rebranded as Meatingplace

  • 2011

    CarneTec.com.br, the website for meat and poultry processors in Brasil is launched in Portuguese

  • 2013

    CarneTec magazine's Portuguese edition is launched for meat and poultry processors in Brasil

  • 2016

    PlateOnline.com is reimagined

  • 2021

    Alt-Meat® magazine and website launched

  • 2021

    Plate redesign

  • 2021

    Meatingpod Podcast series is launched for Meatingplace and Alt-Meat®

  • MTG Media Group is focused on growth

    It continues to look for new business opportunities and ways to expand its portfolio.