The Association of Magazine Media

Speakers

  • David Algire

    Partner

    MediaWorks 360

    David Algire, a partner of MediaWorks 360, has over 30 years of experience in the publishing media business with extensive management experience, leading some of the most renowned media brands across multiple platforms.  He has broad expertise in digital content and in-depth knowledge of editorial, advertising, consumer marketing, publisher services and international sales.

    Prior to founding MediaWorks 360, Algire was executive vice president, general manager for TEN: The Enthusiast Network and managed over 40 brands in the automotive aftermarket group. Algire led a transformational process which enabled multi-platform content creation and distribution, created new digital products and developed a premium affinity club to drive revenue.

    Additionally, Algire has experience leading retail strategy for major publishers, including Meredith, Reader’s Digest and PRIMEDIA. He was part of a small team to develop and launch Every Day with Rachael Ray and helped chart the growth for the Taste of Home brands. Algire also spent two years as President of Source Interlink Distribution.

  • Karan Bareja

    Director, Global Partnerships

    Accio

    Karan Bareja is a digital veteran with over 15 years of experience. He set up India's most award-winning digital agency where he helped banks scale their business during the early days of the internet. He followed that up by creating a digital ecosystem for India's largest mortgage provider to increase their portfolio by helping Indians find homes online.

    Over the last few years, Bareja has helped numerous start-up and corporate entities get a grip on all things internet. He's also a marketing advisor to Startup Boot Camp, the world's largest global accelerator.

    Currently, Bareja spearheads Accio’s global partnerships on the business side.

  • Mark Beard

    Senior Vice President, Global Digital Media and Content Strategy

    The Economist

    Mark Beard is senior vice president, global digital media and content strategy at The Economist. Prior to his current role, Beard was global licensing and syndication director, UK circulation director and then EMEA circulation and marketing director. Today, in addition to managing breakthrough digital marketing activities, he oversees the group’s syndication and licensing business, but digital marketing is currently where his heart and mind reside. Prior to joining The Economist Group, he held many management roles including circulation marketing manager at The Telegraph Group (The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator), publishing manager at Haymarket (What Car?, STUFF and What Hi-Fi?), associate publisher at EMAP in Cape Town and international business manager at Bauer Media."

  • Tom Beusse

    Chief Executive Officer

    F+W Media

    Tom Beusse joined F+W Media in January 2016, and his energy and vision for the company have been instrumental in leading the company through its most transformative period ever. His tenure has seen an increased focus on digital product development and improved ecommerce models.

    Beusse’s extensive media experience includes founding and serving as president of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, which united more than 100 sports properties within the Gannett, Inc. universe under one umbrella and successfully recast the brand as a top digital sports property.

    Prior to that, Beusse served as president and chief executive officer of Westwood One, a publically-owned content syndication company focused on network and radio and sports. During a short tenure, he orchestrated the transition from 14 years of management by CBS, Inc. to a fully independent company. Beusse came to Westwood One after serving as president of Time4 Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner.

    Beusse also spent five years as president at Rodale, Inc., where he repositioned the company and its brands, including Men’s Health, Runner’s World and others, as international lifestyle brands.

  • Andy Clurman

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Active Interest Media

    Andy Clurman is the chief executive officer and president of Active Interest, a media company comprised of more than 50 internationally renowned print, digital and social media brands, a state of the art video production company and first-in-class events. The company’s five divisions—the Equine Network, Home Group, Healthy Living Group, Marine Group, and Outdoor Group—reach more than 40 million people in 85 countries.

    Prior to starting AIM with Chairman Efrem (Skip) Zimbalist in 2003, Clurman was senior vice president of Time4Media, a division of Time Warner/AOL, serving as president and publisher of Mountain Sports Media and TransWorld Publications. Under his leadership, these two divisions grew to comprise fifteen consumer and trade magazines, an award-winning film and television production unit, and category-leading Internet, book, video/DVD publishing and event marketing businesses.

    Clurman’s career in publishing began at The Vineyard Gazette newspaper.  He later joined Ziff Davis where he was a sales representative, regional sales manager, marketing director and, finally, publisher of SKI and Skiing Magazines.

    Clurman serves as a board member of Yankee Publishing and a University of Colorado Leeds School of Business mentor.

  • Cathy Hoffman Glosser

    Senior Vice President, Licensing

    Condé Nast

    Cathy Hoffman Glosser is an accomplished senior licensing and merchandising executive with a strong sales, brand development and product strategy background. With deep expertise across corporate, celebrity and entertainment brands, Glosser has been successfully licensing, merchandising and monetizing major brands for over 20 years.

    As senior vice president of licensing for Condé Nast, she oversees the development of product, content and image licensing for the iconic portfolio of 22 Conde Nast brands including, Vogue, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Epicurious, GQ and Glamour.

    Previously, Glosser served as a senior licensing executive at corporate brands from Iconix, The Trump Organization and The New York Times to entertainment brands from Marvel, Saban and DIC Entertainment.

  • Katie Hobbs

    E-Commerce Director

    ShopBAZAAR

    Bringing together her passion for magazines and retail, Katie Hobbs is the e-commerce director of ShopBAZAAR. She began her career in publishing, working her way up to the role of American fashion director of ELLE advertising. Discovering an online void for niche designers, she went on to launch the boutique Les Nouvelles in 2009 with a former ELLE colleague. For six years, she curated the site with a mix of up-and-coming and established brands, and cultivated a global customer base.

  • Anup Swamy

    Senior Vice President, Consumer Market Development

    Time Inc.

    Anup Swamy is senior vice president of consumer market development at Time Inc.  Swamy, who is responsible for the ideation, testing and development of new consumer paid products and services across the company, recently with the support of his team launched PetHero, a membership program geared toward pet owners, and PeoplePerks, a paid loyalty/benefits program for PEOPLE brand enthusiasts. Swamy joined Time Inc. in 2015 as vice president of consumer marketing for the company’s Sports Group, comprising of Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids and Golf.

    Swamy spent the majority of his professional career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. In his last role at Bain, he was a Principal in the New York office within the financial services practice, serving financial clients primarily around loyalty, partnerships and product strategy.

    Swamy holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two young children, and is a die-hard Steelers fan because of his Pittsburgh roots.

  • Terri Walter

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Chartbeat

    Terri Walter, the chief marketing officer of Chartbeat, works to ensure that media organizations have the data and insights they need for quality content to thrive.

    Walter’s first media job included teaching HTML at the United Nations to help the newsroom build its first website. Now a media veteran of 20 years, Walter has worked tirelessly over her career to build visibility for high potential brands while stewarding transformation and the adoption of new technologies.  She has experience on all sides of the media industry—agency, publisher and advertiser—at companies such as Microsoft, DoubleClick, Razorfish and Pubmatic—always at the forefront of media and technology innovation.  She is an accomplished marketer, digital media expert and editor of landmark reports including DoubleClick's The First Decade in Online Advertising, Razorfish’s The Digital Outlook Report and Razorfish-CafeMom’s award-winning Digital Mom, which was featured on The Today Show

    What Walter loves most about Chartbeat is its commitment to journalism and its very special place in the world—at the center of storytelling, data and innovation. She has a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University’s SIPA and a BA, English and Philosophy, from Boston College.

  • Tom Witschi

    President of Consumer Products

    Meredith Corporation

    Thomas Witschi is president of consumer products for Meredith Corporation. In this role, he oversees the marketing of Meredith’s consumer facing products including magazine circulation, membership and partnership paid programs, and books. Witschi also heads up Meredith’s e-commerce business, Shop Nation, as well as their newly acquired lead generation company, Meredith Performance Marketing, that connects consumers with service professionals through a proprietary targeting and routing technology.

    In addition, Witschi oversees Meredith’s robust brand licensing activities, including its flagship partnership with Walmart over 3,500 Better Homes & Gardens (BH&G) branded home products available at 4,000+ stores and at Walmart.com; BH&G branded flowers and plants in conjunction with FTD Floral, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate in partnership with Realogy and EatingWell frozen meals, snacks and side dishes in an alliance with Bellisio foods. He also oversees Meredith’s two content marketing businesses, Meredith Content Licensing (MCL) and Meredith Custom Solutions (MCS).

    Previously, Witschi served as chief executive officer of the EatingWell Media Group, which was acquired by Meredith Corporation in June 2011. Before joining EatingWell, he served as vice president, new business development and international for the Golf Digest Companies and vice president/international publisher at Reader’s Digest Association.