FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Weblogs, Inc., the world’s largest blog publisher, announces hiring of Editorial Director and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.
New York, New York October 26th, 2004 – Today Weblogs, Inc. (www.weblogsinc.com), the largest publisher of professional blogs, announced that they have filled the executive positions of Editorial Director and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.
Weblogs, Inc. produces over 50 blogs (a.k.a. “weblogs”) including Engadget.com, Autoblog.com, Joystiq.com, BloggingBaby.com and Mark Cuban’s BlogMaverick.com. With blogs ranging from trade to consumer, Weblogs, Inc. is the largest non-pornographic blog publisher in the world.
Leading technology industry pundit Judith Meskill has been named Editorial Director. Meskill has previously consulted with Fortune 500 companies on their technology and communications strategies, and is frequently tapped by media outlets for her opinions regarding social software, knowledge management, and Internet-based commerce. Judith’s professional history includes five start-ups, numerous consolidations, and three major merger/acquisitions.
Shawn Gold, an Internet industry pioneer, has been named Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. Shawn was previously President & Chief Strategic Officer of eUniverse, a top 15 trafficked Internet network. He was responsible for overseeing and driving eUniverse’s business and content strategy. Shawn previously served as vice president of marketing and communications for ecommerce company WHN and spent two years at Rare Medium as head of strategic planning. In 1995, Shawn, was the GM of Icon New Media’s advertising/sponsorship division which produced the web’s first zine, Word.com. Shawn began his interactive career in 1992 as a founding partner of TouchTunes Interactive.
“When I met Shawn in Silicon Alley in 1996 he was busy creating the Internet’s first interstitial for Altoids on the web’s first zine, Word.com” said Weblogs, Inc. co-founder Jason McCabe Calacanis. “Shawn’s played a leading role in the first 10 years in the development of the content and advertising industry on the Internet, I’m thrilled he has chosen to join us in defining the next 10 years” said Calacanis.
“Judith is not only an amazing editorial talent, she’s also the guru’s guru on communications and workflow,” remarked Weblogs, Inc. co-founder Brian Alvey. He added “We’re going have 100 blogs by the end of this year, and three hundred in 2005. Judith’s ability to create systems for managing growth while maintaining quality is going to be invaluable as we scale our business.”
About Weblogs, Inc.
Weblogs, Inc. (www.weblogsinc.com) was founded on January 1st 2004 with the mission of creating industry-leading blogs across hundreds of content niches. In nine months the firm created over 50 blogs in partnership with dozens of bloggers, and has attracted blue-chip advertisers such as HP, Bose, Palm, Microsoft and Audible. The firm raised an angel round of funding in March of 2004 from legendary Internet pioneer Mark Cuban.
Jason McCabe Calacanis