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Complex Names CRO, National Journal Promotes One

A couple Revolving Door items to note today, involving Complex and National Journal. Details are below.

    • Moksha Fitzgibbons has been promoted to chief revenue officer of Complex Media. Fitzgibbons has been with the company since 2006, most recently as executive VP. He previously worked for Complex from 2002 to 2005, before taking on a year-long role at Stuff.
    • National Journal has promoted Johanna Derlega to senior vice president, National Journal Live and advertising. She joined NJ last year.

 

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The Goal of This Complex World Cup Site is Simple: Engage the Mobile Audience

In May 2013, there were a total of 5,443,802 mobile sessions at complex.com, accounting for 31.8% of the site’s traffic. This May, that number was up to 15,271,675, or just under 52% of the site’s overall traffic.

To cater to this exploding mobile use, Complex has launched a dedicated World Cup of Soccer portal enhanced for mobile but also fully functional via the Web. The site can be found at wc.complex.com.

“We’ve been innovating for the past 15 months in the area of cross-platform features that are really immersive experiences,” explains Scott Cherkin, Complex Media’s executive vice president of product & business development, in a telephone conversation with FishbowlNY. “What’s different about this one for us is that mobile doesn’t lack any features or functionality. We didn’t have to sacrifice anything.”

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Business Insider Welcomes Four New Media Figures to the ‘Silicon Alley 100′

The website’s annual “Silicon Alley 100″ list is set to post Thursday at 8 a.m. However, to whet everyone’s appetite, the BI folks were kind enough to give FishbowlNY an advance peek at the media folks represented.

BusinessInsiderLogoNew to the list:

Eli Pariser, Peter Koechley / Upworthy
Rich Antoniello / Complex Media
Bryan Goldberg /  Bustle

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Complex Moving Into Time-Life Building

Complex has its eyes on the Time-Life building. According to The New York Post, the magazine is moving its entire staff there by the end of June, taking up residence on the 35th floor. Rick Antoniello, CEO of Complex Media, told the Post the move was necessary, explaining, “We’re not a run- and-gun startup anymore.”

Speaking of 1271 6th Avenue, there are rumors that Time Inc. is going to leave it behind when it’s spun off. The company is expected to look for a place with a cheaper rent, which makes sense. But there are many egos in media, so don’t expect them to move far. Yes, that means Yonkers is probably out of the running.

Nothing against Yonkers.

Complex Media Acquires Social Networking Platform SuperGlued

Complex Media  has acquired SuperGlued, a social networking platform where concertgoers gather to share and discuss live music experiences.

SuperGlued’s co-founder Rush Doshi has joined Complex Media to lead SuperGlued’s product and audience development initiatives. Prior to SuperGlued, Doshi spent 10 years working on product and marketing initiatives at AOL, Meetup, BlackPlanet and Bolt.  He also served as a digital media consultant for Comcast Interactive, XM Satellite Radio and Time-Life Music.

Launched in 2009, SuperGlued was recently named to Billboard magazine’s top 10 startups of 2011.

Complex Media Hires Former Men’s Fitness Editor

Complex Media has named Noah Johnson as its new Senior Editor. Johnson most recently worked as Senior Editor for Men’s Fitness. As Senior Editor at Complex, Johnson will he will oversee the Style and Rides channels, and will report to Bradley Carbone, Lifestyle Editor.

Orlando Lima, Managing Editor at Complex, said Johnson is a welcome addition to the team. “We are committed to investing in new talent as we continue to expand our coverage. Noah definitely brings an impressive mix of experience across the men’s lifestyle category.”

Complex Media Bolsters Sales Team

Complex Media Network, the definitive entertainment and lifestyle portal for influential young men ages 18 to 34 have hired two new account directors in the sales department.

Luke Blaser will focus on the consumer electronics and gaming categories, while Lara Kelley oversees entertainment.

Blaser and Kelley will report to Moksha Fitzgibbons, VP of Sales.

Blaser comes to Complex from USA Today, where he served as senior director of sales and marketing for BNQT Media Group, a sports/lifestyle group of 60+ websites targeting influential 18- to 34-year-old men.

Kelley joins Complex following a stint at MTV, where she was an account executive in the sales department. She has also worked for W magazine and at URB magazines.

Exclusive: Complex Media Unveils New Website

Complex Media, which incorporates Complex magazine and Complex.com, is a top destination for twenty-something professional men. Last fall the company announced a few important hires.

Recently, FishbowlNY sat down with CEO Rich Antoniello about his company moving forward in 2011.

Very quickly into the meeting, FishbowlNY learned exclusive details of Complex Media’s relaunched website.

Beginning on January 5, Complex.com will roll out the redesign of its website.  

“We want to get some feedback from consumers,” Antoniello told us.

He says print readers are heavy users of the site. The numbers point that out.

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Complex Spins-Off From Parent Company To Distance Itself From Debt

cover_bell21.jpgComplex magazine, founded by Marc Ecko and headed under the parent company Marc Ecko Enterprises, is about to grow wings and fly the coop.

That is, Complex will now be part of Complex Media, also owned by Ecko, but without all that bothersome debt that its original publisher carried with it. Complex raised $12.8 million in funding for its new venture, not an easy task in today’s publishing world. Then again, urbanwear designer Ecko seems himself to have been born under a lucky star: despite the financial troubles of MEE, the company received $108 million in exchange for a majority stake from apparel company Iconix Brand Group little over a month ago.

Read More: Updated: Marc Ecko’s Complex Media Gets $12.8 Million, Spins Off Into Standalone Company –paidContent