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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Names New Senior VP, Publisher

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has appointed Alison Adler Matz senior vice president and publisher of MSLO’s Everyday Food and Whole Living brands.

Matz has a wealth of experience that includes WWD, Brides, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and House and Garden.

A highly accomplished media executive, Matz joins MSLO from Fairchild Fashion Media, where she was publisher of WWD Beauty Inc.

Prior to that, she held leadership roles at several Condé Nast publications, becoming publisher of Brides, after having served as associate publisher at Glamour, Teen Vogue and House and Garden.

MSLO’s chief revenue officer Joe Lagani said, “Alison is the consummate sales professional with a rich range of experience that will serve Everyday Food and Whole Living very well as we bring together our clients with our passionately engaged readers, viewers, users and listeners. I’m looking forward to working with her as we continue to build and expand these exciting, young brands.”

Earlier in her career, Matz was associate publisher of US Weekly.

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Another Hire at MSLO

Lots of staff changes these days within the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia empire. The company just announced that Karen Schuchardt has been named senior vice president of digital media sales. Schuchardt will drive digital ad sales and develop integrated programs for MSLO’s magazine brands.

She comes to MSLO from Viacom where she was most recently vice president, convergent ad sales. Prior to Viacom, she was an account executive at Google and Yahoo! Inc.

MSLO’s chief revenue officer Joe Lagani said:

“Karen is a terrific addition to our team. While we are in the process of realigning our sales teams around our magazine brands, we continue to create MSLO’s successful integrated sales solutions. With Karen at the helm of our digital sales effort, we look forward to developing and delivering many exciting new cross-platform programs that bring together clients with engaged consumers across MSLO’s outstanding print, digital, TV and radio platforms.”

MSLO Appoints New Publishers

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has announced some staff changes as part of efforts to align the sales team around individual brands.

Peter Medwid has been named senior vice president and publisher of Martha Stewart Living. Medwid most recently served as vice president, publisher of Sunset and Coastal Living at Time Inc.

Christina Cranley has been promoted to senior vice president and publisher of Everyday Food and Whole Living. She served most recently as vice president, Integrated Sales. Amy Wilkins will continue in her role as senior vice president and publisher for Martha Stewart Weddings.

“We will continue the successful integrated sales approach that has been a foundation of this company, while now aligning our sales teams more specifically around our individual brands and their unique personalities and attributes,” said MSLO’s chief revenue officer Joe Lagani.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Taps Chief Revenue Officer

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) has named Joe Lagani its first Chief Revenue Officer. Most recently Lagani was Senior Vice President of Ad Sales at NBC Universal’s iVillage.

At MSLO, Lagani will be responsible for overseeing all ad sales for media properties, including Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Whole LivingEveryday Food, their various websites, all apps and TV and radio ventures.

Lisa Gersh, President and Chief Operating Officer of MSLO, said of Lagani, “Joe brings a rare combination of skills that are right for our company’s unique structure, and he will help us elevate our already powerful media brands and create opportunities for our advertisers and other business partners to forge deeper engagement with consumers.”

Who Will Win Condé Nast’s Publisher of the Year?

triumph_insult_head.jpgWho will win the coveted prize at the upcoming Condé Nast executive retreat in Naples, Florida? Will it be Glamour vice president and publisher Bill Wackermann? Vogue‘s Tom Florio? Wired vice president and publishing director Drew Schutte? House & Garden‘s Joe Lagani?

To quote Triumph the Insult Comic Dog quizzing Star Wars fans: “I’m sorry, I’m very sorry. The correct answer is ‘Who gives a sh*t?’”

No offense to our friends at WWD, but how exactly is this a story? Speculation from anonymous insiders about your parent company’s retreat in Naples?

Sorry, very sorry.

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