In this role, Stewart will lead expansion efforts with content creators, and accelerate content and video distribution efforts. Additionally, she will work alongside recently hired President and Chief Revenue Officer Dan Lagani to create innovative new opportunities that will excite brand advertisers.
“We are thrilled to have Kirstine onboard,” said Taylor Ablitt, Diply Co-Founder and CEO. “She is an experienced media leader with a track record of being a transformative player. Kirstine’s expertise will drive new growth, raise Diply’s profile, and help make us a household name.”
Founded in 2013, Diply has grown to the No. 11 ranked Lifestyle property in the U.S. “Millions of people delight in and share our content each day,” Ablitt said. “With this addition of our third executive hire this year, we have now built the team needed to take Diply to the next level and grow our enthusiastic base of content viewers.”
“I am energized by the opportunity to help Diply grow its roster of quality creators while reaching more people across more platforms with meaningful and personally relevant content,” said Stewart. “With more than one billion monthly global content views and a highly active base of followers, Diply has an impressive track record with a solid foundation for its next phase of growth”.
Stewart brings deep expertise in new and traditional media. Most recently, as VP of Twitter's North American media partnerships across all verticals including television, sports, gaming, news, and music. Under her leadership, notable partnerships included the NFL, NBA and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Stewart joined Twitter as the managing director for Canada. She came from CBC’s English services and CBC/Radio-Canada where she headed up their TV, radio and digital properties. Prior to this, she served as SVP programming for Alliance Atlantis where she oversaw HGTV, Food Network, National Geographic and BBC Canada. Stewart also authored “Our Turn”, a best selling business book highlighting the unique capabilities of women as leaders in a new technology-based business world.
Diply is a top lifestyle and entertainment media company that delights millions of people daily. Diply.com is the No. 11 ranked Lifestyle property with 34 Million U.S. monthly visitors*. It has more than one billion monthly global content views**, and is enjoyed across the web on Diply.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other leading channels.
Sources: *comScore Multiplatform Mediametrix, July 2016; **Diply Internal Data