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Hunt told Adweek that what drew him to Vox — which owns sites such as Eater, The Verge and SN Nation — was its dedication to creating new and unique products.
“Vox Media is synonymous with great content and marketing innovation,” said Hunt. “I haven’t see this in another media company. I saw a new opportunity that I thought I could bring a unique perspective to.”
Hunt had been with Vice since 2008. He most recently served as its director of global marketing.
Bauer Media has announced a new branch of the company — Bauer Xcel Media – which will focus entirely on the digital side of Bauer’s brands, like In Touch Weekly and Life & Style.
Christian Baesler, who most recently served as VP of new media, has been tapped as president of Bauer Xcel Media. One of his first big tasks is the relaunch of InTouchWeekly.com. The new site is expected to debut next month.
“After a year of incredible achievements in the digital space, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Bauer Xcel Media – catapulting our online presence to the next level,” said Hubert Boehle, CEO of Bauer Media, in a statement. “Bauer is the market leader in print in many countries and the No. 1 seller of magazines at retail in the U.S. We are confident that Bauer Xcel Media will bring that same success to our online business as we continue to evolve and grow in all areas of media.”
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features Entertainment Weekly taking on The New York Times Magazine.
The above is one of four EW covers honoring AMC’s The Walking Dead. We chose this one because it reminded us of how Glenn used to be tough, and now he’s just sad all the time. Perhaps having zombies constantly trying to eat you does that to a person, but still. We miss the old Glenn.
Time’s Answers Issue is here, and it looks like a good one. The magazine explores a wide variety of subjects through the lens of big data.
In this issue, we’ve tried to use the new tools and data sets at our disposal to ask and answer questions that seemed important (When will Congress reach gender parity?), as well as fun (Where exactly should I sit to catch a foul ball?). We ended up answering some questions we didn’t know we had (Why don’t we get heart cancer?). We also used data to investigate the issues that define our times and tell us who we are. But what’s most exciting about our age of answers is its potential to change the quality of our lives.
There’s also an interactive element available at Time.com/answers. We used the “How Safe Are You From a Natural Disaster?” feature to figure out that the safest place in the nation is Sweet Grass County, Montana. Oh, and Californians? You’re all pretty much f*cked.
Time’s Answers Issue hits newsstands tomorrow.
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