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Witmer Promoted To Family Circle VP/Publisher

witmer.jpgToday, amidst news that nearly 200 people have lost their jobs at Condé Nast, there is good news over at Meredith Corp., a media company and magazine publisher that has been doing a lot of executive shuffling over the past few months.

Meredith announced today that Carey Witmer, Family Circle‘s publisher, has been promoted to the position of vice president/publisher at the magazine. Her advancement is no doubt due to the success Family Circle has seen in 2009, including four record-breaking issues this year as well as the biggest issue in the magazine’s 22-year history, Meredith said.

Witmer had worked as publisher for Family Circle since May 2008. She has also previously worked for Better Homes & Gardens, Country Home and Midwest Living.

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Publisher Meredith Gets New Consumer Mag President

harty.pngMagazine publisher Meredith Corp. today promoted Chief Revenue Officer Tom Harty to president overseeing the house’s consumer magazines. He will retain his CRO title as well as the position of executive vice president of Meredith Publishing Group, the company said.

But, in addition to overseeing company-wide sales efforts and various media networks — including the Parents Network, Ladies’ Home Journal, Fitness, Traditional Home, Midwest Living and Hispanic Ventures, which includes four Spanish-language magazines — Harty will also be assuming control over editorial and creative functions for the company’s New York-based titles.

According to Meredith Publishing Group President Jack Griffin, Harty was integral to Meredith’s recent success.

“Under his direction, Meredith Magazines has grown its advertising market share considerably during this period, especially for the first half of 2009, when our share of magazine advertising in our competitive set is up four percentage points over 2008,” Griffin said.

One of Harty’s innovations was Meredith 360°, a “cross-media integration business unit,” that helped grow and expand Meredith’s Corporate Sales and Marketing efforts.

Harty, who joined Meredith in 2004, previously worked as senior vice president and general manager for the Golf Digest Companies, which are owned by Advance Magazines, a division of Conde Nast. He has also held positions at TV Guide, Reader’s Digest, McCall’s, Forbes and publisher Gruner & Jahr USA.

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