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Posts Tagged ‘Emory Thomas’

Columbia Journalism Alum at the Helm of ACBJ Vertical Bizwomen

MaryJohnsonPicThe site, aimed at women business owners and professionals, went live Monday. In command starting next Monday as editor will be Mary Johnson (pictured), previously the managing editor of NJBiz and, before that, a reporter-producer with DNAInfo.

From today’s announcement:

“Mary is an accomplished journalist who brings to the table a remarkable variety of experiences and talents,” said Emory Thomas, chief content officer of American City Business Journals. “As both a reporter and editor, she has a proven ability to identify and build loyal audiences. Her news judgment is sharp and perceptive, and she’s a strong newsroom leader. ACBJ is fortunate to have someone of Mary’s caliber heading this important new media title for us.”

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Newspaper Publisher Launches Nationwide Social Media Competition

American City Business Journals (ACBJ), parent company of the Los Angeles Business Journal, has announced an ambitious and rather cool competition called “Social Madness.”

Through May 15, companies in 43 cities served by ACBJ can enter their firm into the appropriate employee-size category. Local winners will be selected by July 17, while national champs are to be crowned September 11 and garner the privilege of donating $7,500 to a charity of their choice. From today’s announcement:

Social Madness participants will be ranked based on a scoring algorithm that measures social influence. The algorithm will track votes on bizjournals.com, LinkedIn connections, Facebook activity and Twitter followers during the challenge period…

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