The idea of the ad portal—a service allowing advertisers and agencies to submit ads to publishers remotely through a system that automatically checks for errors and omissions—has been around for a few years, but has taken on new importance with the spread of browser-based portal options (and the need to automate as many workflow processes as possible to increase efficiency). A process that until recently required downloading often complex software can now be accessed anywhere, by anyone, utilizing easy-to-use tools. Without fanfare, the era of the ad portal has fully arrived.
"Magazine publishing, more than many other fields, has long been a great career for women …,” says Patricia B. Fox, senior vice president, operations, and general manager, Healthy Living Group at Active Interest Media. Fox, along with the other women Publishing Executive selected for its first-annual “Top Women in Magazine Publishing” feature, exemplify the greatness that women have achieved in this industry.