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Cristina Cuomo, previously vice chairman of Niche Media, has been named editor-in-chief of Gotham and Hamptons magazines. Former Hamptons editor Cindi Cook will remain a contributor while former Gotham editor Keija Minor is now editor-in-chief at Uptown magazine.
American Advertising Federation Release
AAF Recognizes Binn For Outstanding Advertising Achievements with Industry's Most Prestigious Award
Niche Media CEO Jason Binn will be awarded an induction into the American Advertising Federation (AAF) "Advertising Hall of Achievement," one of the advertising industry's most prestigious awards for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under, on November 14, 2006 at a ceremony at Cipriani in New York City. The "Advertising Hall of Achievement" program was formed by the AAF, the oldest and most revered national advertising trade association, to honor talented individuals making a significant impact on the advertising industry through leadership, career and personal achievements.Binn was one of seven executives selected from among an elite group of nominees for the award and the only one chosen from the magazine industry this year. The extensive process for being elected as an "Advertising Hall of Achievement" inductee includes several selection meetings where the "Advertising Hall of Achievement" Planning Committee and Council of Judges, made up of the most distinguished media mavens in the world such as Greg D'Alba, COO, CNN sales & marketing, Turner Broadcasting, Mike Kelly, president, AOL Media Networks, Jack Griffin, president, Meredith Publishing Group, Julie Roehm, SVP, global marketing communications, Wal-Mart, Mary Baglivo, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi NY and many others, review the individual's career achievements and qualities that motivate others to excel by mentoring, inspiring, training and volunteering.
Those joining Binn in accepting this honor include Courteney Monroe, Senior VP of advertising, HBO, Beth-Ann Eason, VP, category development, Yahoo!, Inc., Maurice Coffey, marketing director, The Procter & Gamble Company, Michelle Peluso, President and CEO, Travelocity, Sean Finnegan, U.S. director, OMD Digital and Mark Hans-Richer, director, marketing for GM-Pontiac.
"I am honored to be among such a brilliant group of executives," says Binn. "To be recognized with the advertising industry's leaders by such a respected organization such as the American Advertising Federation is a true privilege."
Previous "Advertising Hall of Achievement" inductees include Donny Deutsch, CEO, Deutsch, Inc., Liz Vanzura, global marketing director HUMMER Division, General Motors Corporation, Tim Armstrong, VP, advertising sales, Google Inc., David Jones, CEO, Euro RSCG Worldwide, Jeannine Shao Collins, VP/group publisher, Ladies Home Journal and More Magazines, Meredith Corporation, Dawn Hudson, President and CEO, Pepsico, among 81 other extraordinary advertising executives.
Jason Binn, CEO, founded Niche Media in 1998. Since its inception, Binn has successfully built an empire that has cornered the regional publishing market with the country's preeminent titles including ASPEN PEAK, BOSTON COMMON, CAPITOL FILE, GOTHAM, HAMPTONS, and LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL. Jason Binn is also a co-founder and shareholder of SOBE News, which publishes Ocean Drive, Ocean Drive en Español, Atlanta Peach, Vegas, Wynn, Florida InsideOut, Fisher Island and Basel Miami Beach magazines.