HEARST MAGAZINES ANNOUNCES PUBLISHING LEADERSHIP ROLES
NEW YORK, January 9, 2019 – Hearst Magazines today announced a series of promotions across several of its brands, continuing the organization’s evolution toward a more unified approach to sales and marketing. The announcement was made by Hearst Magazines President of Marketing and Publishing Director Michael Clinton.
New business leadership roles, reporting to Clinton:
- Nancy Berger is named senior vice president, publishing director/chief revenue officer, overseeing Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health and Seventeen. Berger, who was most recently vice president/publisher and chief revenue officer of Marie Claire, led the brand to new heights through first-to-market programs, including Marie Claire @Work, SHOES FIRST™, Power Trip and The Next Big Thing Concept Shop. Berger joined Hearst Magazines in 2009 after serving as vice president/publisher of Allure for eight years and vice president/publisher of Gourmet. She succeeds Donna Kalajian Lagani, who, as was announced, is joining the Hearst Foundations.
- Jennifer Levene Bruno, vice president, publishing director/chief revenue officer of Town & Country, adds oversight of House Beautiful, VERANDA and ELLE DECOR to her responsibilities. Bruno has led the business and marketing of Town & Country since 2012, during which time she grew the brand with innovative programs, including the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit, T&C Travel Guides and the T&C Jewelry Awards. Prior to that, she was publisher of VERANDA and was associate publisher of House Beautiful. She succeeds Kate Kelly Smith who, after successfully leading the Hearst Design Group for more than eight years as senior vice president, publishing director and chief revenue officer, is retiring from Hearst Magazines in early March.
- Kevin O’Malley, senior vice president, publishing director/chief revenue officer of ELLE, adds oversight of Marie Claire to his responsibilities. O’Malley joined ELLE in 2011 and has led the brand to record-breaking revenue growth, playing a pivotal role in ELLE’s evolution into a 360-degree, multi-channel brand with programs like “The Women In…” series. Previously, from 2003 to 2011, he was vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer of Esquire.
- Blair Hecht is named publisher of Marie Claire. Hecht was most recently associate publisher of ELLE, where she managed the sales team for the past seven years, leveraging the brand’s industry-leading print and digital channels to drive revenue. Previously, she served as associate publisher of Teen Vogue, Allure and Gourmet. Before that, she held several senior-level roles at Hearst Magazines, including associate publisher of Town & Country and advertising director of Marie Claire.
“We have extraordinary talent within our organization—Nancy, Jenn, Kevin and Blair are true brand leaders, with imagination and determination that inspires teams and drives business forward,” Clinton said. “This is the moment for them to have an even greater impact, sharing their expertise and innovative thinking across our brands.”
“Donna and Kate are two of our industry’s shining stars,” Clinton said. “We thank them for their significant contributions, extraordinary leadership and consummate professionalism, all of which position the businesses they stewarded for the future, and we wish them the very best, as they pursue their next chapters with the same passion they gave to Hearst Magazines.”
About Hearst Magazines
Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst, a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Hearst Magazines is one of the world’s largest publishers of magazine media across all platforms, with print and digital assets reaching a combined audience of 146 million readers and site visitors each month, including over 73 percent of all women and more than three-quarters of millennial women in the country. The company publishes more than 300 editions and 240 websites around the world, with 27 titles in the U.S. The division also operates iCrossing, a global, full-service digital marketing agency, and CDS Global, a business process provider. Hearst Magazines holds a majority stake in KUBRA, a customer experience management solutions company, and is a partner in the publishing services company PubWorX.
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