Leah Wynalek

Leah Wynalek

Leah Wynalek is editor-in-chief of BRAND United. She is passionate about creating content that engages audiences across channels – and delivering insights that help others do the same.

Highlights Brand Campaign Inspires Millennial Parents to Nurture Optimism

The pandemic has pushed parents to new stress levels, as many balance remote work with childcare and homeschooling. Though these are trying times, Highlights is asking young parents to “try to see the bright side” in its current brand campaign – the first in the media company’s 74-year history.

How 3 Media Organizations Are Using Data to Drive Business

In this episode, we replay a panel discussion from the 2019 FUSE Media Summit. Executives from Brief Media, Industry Dive, and Active Interest Media discuss how data is managed within their organizations and factored into new product development, as well as how they prepared for privacy laws like GDPR and CCPA.

How Environmental News Outlet Grist Is Growing Revenue & Building a Broader Audience

Over the past three years, nonprofit publisher Grist has more than doubled its annual revenue, while investing heavily in editorial talent. In this Q&A, CEO Brady Walkinshaw discusses Grist’s evolving revenue mix, membership growth, and editorial strategy – including how the news outlet is addressing the current pandemic and protests for racial justice through its coverage.

Tech Talks: How Lead-to-Cash Platforms Create Efficiencies & Unlock Revenue

Tom Cintorino of The Next Chapter Consulting guides a discussion with Farm Journal VP of Digital Operations Courtney Yuskis and Indigo Trigger CEO Chris Prinos about how lead-to-cash platforms can help media businesses streamline, save money, and drive revenue. They chat about best practices for implementation and explore whether a consolidated system can improve common pain points, including reporting and workflow between sales, operations, and finance.

Survey: Publisher Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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How 6AM City Is Rethinking Digital Media at a Local Level

From Greenville, S.C., to Lakeland, Fla., media company 6AM City is engaging audiences in communities across the southeastern U.S. with email newsletters in the spirit of The Skimm – but on a hyper-local level. In this episode, Co-Founder & COO Ryan Heafy discusses 6AM's business model, technology strategy, and plans for expansion.

Meredith Entertainment Group SVP Will Lee on PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Digital Strategy

This episode we talk to Will Lee, SVP/Head of Digital for the Meredith Entertainment Group, about how the PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly teams are adapting digital content strategy and driving audience engagement during the pandemic. Plus, Lee addresses the industry-wide advertising struggle right now while looking ahead to new ways of scaling products, growing viewership, and attracting marketers.

Rethinking Digital Editions During the Pandemic and Beyond

Magazine publishers are making tough decisions about print issue runs during COVID-19 — and taking a second look at their digital editions in the process. Paul DeHart, CEO of digital publishing platform BlueToad, shares some best practices and possibilities.

Condé Nast Entertainment President Oren Katzeff on Video Production During COVID-19 Pandemic

Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) develops video and audio content for major media brands including Bon Appétit, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Vogue – now with the added challenge of remote production during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we talk to CNE President Oren Katzeff about how the global studio is operating during this trying time and experimenting with new formats from home.