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Posts Tagged ‘Anya Strzemien’

Arianna Celebrates Major HuffPost Milestone

For Arianna Huffington, a comScore traffic report can sometimes be much more than a simple amalgamation of numbers. Per a memo circulated today to staff, it is also in some instances a flashpoint for a wave of prideful memories about how her company started and has grown.

HuffPosters,

Huffington-Post-150x150Today I’m delighted to share the news of a major HuffPost milestone: in August we reached 115 million global unique visitors – the first time we’ve surpassed 100 million UVs on comScore – making us the #1 news site in the United States. (Our internal numbers, at 368 million UVs, are of course much higher) So much for the dog days of summer! August was also the fourth consecutive month HuffPost was recognized as the largest publisher on Facebook – with more than double the social actions of the second-largest publisher. In every significant growth area of the media business – social and mobile and video and native and global – HuffPost continues to lead the way.

I have to say, this news made me a lot more emotional than a comScore stat usually does. It’s the same feeling I get when I walk into our newsroom and see how a group of five has become a teeming team of hundreds – or when I visit one of our 11 flourishing international editions. It’s a lump-in-the-throat combination of gratitude and amazement; of satisfaction at what we’ve accomplished and surprise at how fast it all happened; of nostalgia for the early days when we celebrated every small spike in traffic and a delight in knowing that our best days, without question, still lie ahead.

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Senior Style Editor Anya Strzemien Leaves Huffington Post for Jane Pratt’s Website

Jane Pratt‘s new website, the adorably name xoJane.com, might have gotten off to a rocky start review-wise. But it seems Pratt still has enough media cache to pull in some big names. Business Insider reports that Pratt has hired Huffington Post senior style editor Anya Strzemien as the site’s new deputy editor.

Strzemien worked with Huffington Post for four years, where she was hired to launch lifestyle content, according to a Q&A on xoJane. And she’s a big fan of Jane Pratt: she was inspired by Sassy to produce a magazine called Love for two years. Also, if you’re dying to know, her “celebs to make out with” are Ryan Gosling and Mark Ruffalo. Glad to see Pratt tackling the big questions.

Strike a Pose: HuffPo Launches a Style Vertical

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We’ve been hearing rumors of this for a week or so, and can now confirm that the Huffington Post has just to added a new style vertical to its website. We are told the Style Section that it will differ from HuffPo’s living section in so far as it will “be about style, sex, and social trends,” but of the more “off beat” variety, and not so much the “how to improve communication with your spouse,” relationship pieces.

We took a quick peek, and while Style senior editor Anya Strzemien tells us it’s still in the final stages of being smoothed out, here’s a sampling of what you’ll see: “How Much Sex is Enough?”; “Street Style And The Internet’s It Girls”; “Tatoos and the Need to Stand Out”; and our personal favorite, “Frizzy Is The New Fabulous.” Plus we think we spotted a Q&A with Hal Rubenstein in there along with an homage to Claudette Colbert.