Glam Media Hires Jill Byron as SVP Marketing

Former VP Marketing for CBS Interactive and CNET, Executive at Y&R Brings Digital Media and Agency Marketing Leadership to Glam

BRISBANE, Calif.--()--Glam Media, Inc. (http://www.glammedia.com), a leading vertical social media company with the largest online global reach in lifestyle, today announced Jill Byron has joined the company as SVP Marketing. She will be based in Brisbane managing sales marketing and client solutions reporting to Dan Lagani, Glam Media Chief Revenue Officer and President. She will also be a member of Glam Media’s executive operating team and lead global corporate marketing and communications overseen by Samir Arora, Glam Media Chairman and CEO.

Jill Byron is a seasoned marketing veteran with more than twenty years of experience in marketing who has focused her corporate and advertising agency career on creating immersive brand experiences and go-to-market plans and programs for leading global consumer and technology companies. She specializes in all facets of digital, traditional and broadcast media, with high impact integrated campaigns recently on display at CES, Comic Con, and the Digital Content video Newfronts.

Most recently, she spent the last six years as VP Marketing for CBS Interactive, where she led marketing, brand building, strategic planning and program execution across major web properties such as the company’s flagship CNET franchise.

Prior to CBS Interactive, Jill led marketing and advertising for Chevron retail while at Y&R San Francisco. Previously, she led Sybase’s mobile database repositioning campaign. Early in her career, Jill developed and executed global and regional marketing campaigns for such well known consumer brands as Dreyer’s/Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, Fisher-Price, Horizon Organic Dairy, Rice-A-Roni and Dell Computers.

In this newly created position at Glam Media, Ms. Byron will be responsible for corporate marketing, PR & communications, marketing & client solutions, brand category development, consumer insights & analytics and video marketing solutions.

“Glam Media is well known among the world's biggest brands as a platform that connects content creators and consumers at scale,” said Mr. Lagani. “As we move forward in building our consumer brand in 2014, Jill's mix of classic marketing skills and deep understanding of technology make her the perfect choice to help accelerate our efforts.”

“Having spent the past six years at CBS Interactive, I’ve paid close attention to Glam Media’s evolution and continuing successes in lifestyle categories and technology platforms," said Byron. “I am extremely excited about our future potential, and eager to help bring Glam’s formidable capabilities to bear on client businesses while raising the company’s profile and visibility as the place to be for brand advertisers seeking greater customer intimacy and a terrific brand experience."

About Glam Media

Glam Media was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 with a simple, yet powerful idea—that people are the most influential filters for discovering and sharing each other’s most passionate interests. We had a pioneering vision that professional digital content could be both as engaging for consumers and as important to brand advertisers as traditional media—and with the right platform, we could create a next generation media company that could bring the emotion of print magazines and the vivid engagement of television to digital consumers. Our mission is to help people create, discover and share content that they love. At our core, we are an innovative technology company that develops products to enrich the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Today, Glam Media is #1 in Lifestyle globally and a Top 10 Media Property—reaching more than 242 million global monthly unique users, as measured by comScore (Sept. ’13). Glam Media is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Tokyo, Munich, London, Toronto, Mumbai, Pune and Seoul.

For additional information regarding Glam Media, visit: www.glammedia.com.

Contacts

Glam Media
Lane Buschel, 650-270-2351
laneb@glam.com

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GLAM MEDIA HIRES JILL BYRON AS SVP MARKETING. Former VP Marketing for CBS Interactive and CNET, Executive at Y&R Brings Digital Media and Agency Marketing Leadership to Glam.

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Contacts

Glam Media
Lane Buschel, 650-270-2351
laneb@glam.com