Press Release: Time Inc. Appoints John Marcom Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Time Inc. International
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) today announced the hire of John Marcom to the role of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Time Inc. International. Marcom, who will oversee the overall strategy for Time Inc. International, new media expansion, multi-platform product development working with Time Inc. editors, marketing communications and mergers and acquisitions, will report to Steve Marcopoto, President, Time Inc. International, effective immediately.
“Having worked closely with John in the past, I am confident that his close ties within the global business community along with his extensive experience growing international businesses across multiple platforms will be invaluable as we continue to identify and develop growth opportunities for Time Inc. International,” said Marcopoto.
Marcom rejoins Time Inc. having most recently served as co-founder of Media BBQ, a consulting boutique supporting underserved creative professionals and niche retailers with digital media experiences. Prior to that, Marcom was President at Future US, where he developed new sources of digital revenue growth. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer at AdGent Digital and Senior Vice President of International Operations at Yahoo! Inc. Marcom held a variety of roles at Time Inc. in the ‘90s including Publisher of the Asian edition of Time and Business Development Director for Asia.
During the past couple of months, Time Inc. has been extending the scope and adjacent activities of its brands globally. It recently announced the international expansion of the highly acclaimed Essence Festival franchise, launching a three-year partnership with eThekwini Municipality to host the Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa. Time Inc. launched a US bespoke edition of Wallpaper*, the world’s most important design and style brand. Time Inc. UK acquired UK Cycling Events (UKCE), a leading UK provider of premium cycling events, and made a strategic investment in Snap Fashion, a visual search business specializing in fashion.
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Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom, such as Decanter, Horse & Hound and Wallpaper*. Time Inc. is home to celebrated franchises and events, including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum. Hundreds of thousands of people attend our live media events every year. We have been extending the power of our brands through various investments and acquisitions, including the formation of Sports Illustrated Play, a new business devoted to youth and amateur sports, and the acquisition of inVNT, a company that specializes in live media. We also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients, including other magazine publishers.