PeopleTaps WhoSay For Social Celeb Content
has struck a deal with WhoSay -- which promotes social media content from celebrities -- that will bring celebrity
social media content from WhoSay members to the People.com Web site. The deal also creates new advertising opportunities for brands.
WhoSay’s members include celebrities like
Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Rory McIlroy, Tom Hanks, Sofia Vergara, CeeLo Green, and Steven Tyler. Content from WhoSay members already appears on social media platforms including Twitter,
Instagram, Facebook and China’s WeChat and Tencent. The new distribution deal with People.com adds an additional channel, allowing celebrities to publish directly to People.com.
Content from WhoSay members will appear in a dedicated channel on People.com, and People
editors will also be able to integrate it into the magazine’s online and print products.
Content from People.com will be integrated into WhoSay’s “Top Stories” news feed, alongside content from WhoSay members. The deal includes WhoSay’s “Talking
Selfie,” which allows celebrities to add audio captions to their photos.
As part of the partnership, advertisers will be able to associate their brands with content from
WhoSay’s celebrity members, as well as People
’s editorial content.
Liz White, People digital’s vice president and general manager, stated: “We are
excited that People
is the first mass media brand to open its platform for celebrities to self-publish. We believe that the integration of personal photos, videos and experiences from
celebrities using WhoSay creates an enhanced experience for the People audience.” Southern Living Bows Home Product Line Southern
has launched a new home product line, the Southern Living Collection, at Dillard’s stores nationwide. The new collection is the result of a collaboration between Southern
and Dillard’s, and includes products in categories including bath, bedding and tabletop, as well as decorative accessories like scented candles and ceramics. The collection has a
rustic, casual, layered look dominated by neutral colors. The products are available at 225 Dillard’s locations around the country. Sesame Workshop Launches Sesame
Sesame Workshop is launching a new digital publication for families, Sesame Street S’More
. The digital publication is the first Sesame
Street interactive digital magazine for iPad. The magazine will present themed issues that will help preschoolers learn letters and numbers, develop their creativity, and build listening skills with
fun activities hosted by characters like Elmo, Big Bird and Grover. The publication emphasizes read-aloud narration, as well as educational games, puzzles, stories, and videos, with children earning
badges for each activity they complete. A section for parents provides tips for more learning opportunities outside the app. Sesame Street S’More
is published bimonthly and available
for $3.99 per issue or by subscription at $2.99 monthly. An annual subscription of six issues is available for $15.99 for a limited time. Pittman To VP, GM, Better Homes
and Gardens and Parents Digital
Janell Pittman, the general manager of BHG.com, has been promoted to vice president and general manager for the Better Homes and
and Parents Digital Network, effective immediately, publisher Meredith Corp. announced this week. In this new role, she will add management of Parents.com and Parenting.com to her
existing responsibilities as GM of BHG.com. In addition to overseeing strong audience growth at BHG.com, Pittman led the team that launched Must Have Recipes from Better Homes and Gardens
which has been downloaded over 4 million times since December 2011. Bennet, Cohn Named Co-Presidents, The Atlantic
James Bennet and Bob Cohn
have been named co-presidents of The Atlantic
. Bennet will retain his title as editor-in-chief, while adding responsibility for product and technology operations. Cohn will transition from
his current role of digital editor to oversee all business operations, including sales and marketing, circulation, AtlanticLIVE and The Wire, as COO and co-president. Atlantic Media also announced
that Kevin Delaney and Jay Lauf have been named co-presidents of Quartz
; they will also retain their previous responsibilities as editor-in-chief and publisher of Quartz, respectively. Fox Tapped EVP Operations, AIM
Patricia Fox has been promoted to the position of executive vice president of operations at Active Interest Media. She
previously served as senior vice president and general manager at AIM’s Healthy Living Group. In her new position, Fox will lead AIM’s consumer marketing and audience development,
manufacturing and production, newsstand marketing and distribution, international licensing, public relations, and research. AIM also announced the appointment of Kim Paulsen to replace Fox as VP and
GM of the Healthy Living Group, and Jason Brown to the role of vice president of digital content.