Glam media

  • Before Rebranding As Mode Media, Glam Raised An Additional $15M

    Before Rebranding As Mode Media, Glam Raised An Additional $15M

    Online publisher and ad company Glam Media announced several major initiatives today — for one thing, it’s now called Mode Media. For another, it’s launching a new video business, with a new content-curation platform. It looks like that Mode/Glam is funding these efforts, in part, by raising more private funding. Last summer, I heard from a source with knowledge of the… Read More

  • Glam Media Plans To Expand Its Audience Beyond Women, So It’s Looking For A New Name

    Glam Media Plans To Expand Its Audience Beyond Women, So It’s Looking For A New Name

    As company names go, Glam Media is pretty memorable — but the name is about to change, according to co-founder and CEO Samir Arora. Back when the founders of the digital publishing and advertising company were first meeting in December 2003, Glam was actually called Project X. It was only when the company started to focus on reaching women that it took on the name Glam Media in 2005. Read More

  • Glam Media Raises Another $25M As It Prepares To Go Public

    Glam Media Raises Another $25M As It Prepares To Go Public

    Digital media company Glam Media has raised $25 million in new funding, according to an industry source. (The company declined to comment.) My source said this is a “top up round” for Glam — in another words, some extra cash to keep the company going while it goes through the IPO process. Business Insider reported back in February that Glam (which runs a number of… Read More

  • With Its ‘Foodie Top 100 Restaurants’ Guide, Glam Media Is Releasing Its First Print Book

    With Its ‘Foodie Top 100 Restaurants’ Guide, Glam Media Is Releasing Its First Print Book

    Glam Media has built a company around digital advertising and publishing, but today it announced that it’s getting into the print business, with the release of a book version of its Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide guide. Other online companies have released their own books and booklets, but they’re usually just a marketing gimmick, rather than a serious publishing effort. In… Read More

  • Glam Media Cooks Up Newest Content Vertical With Foodie.com

    Glam Media Cooks Up Newest Content Vertical With Foodie.com

    Glam Media, one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, is debuting its newest branded vertical—Foodie.com. As its name indicates, Glam’s newest vertical is aimed at covering all things food, and features a combination of content from food critics, bloggers, chefs, restaurateurs and other “food influentials.” For background, Glam’s… Read More

  • Glam Media Launches Rich Media Ad Creation Platform, GlamSplash

    Glam Media Launches Rich Media Ad Creation Platform, GlamSplash

    Glam Media, one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, is launching a new rich media ad creation platform for advertisers, called GlamSplash. According to Glam, the new canvas allows brand advertisers to deliver the effectiveness of the ’30-second’ TV spot across Glam’s properties. For background, Glam’s various publishing verticals have a reach… Read More

  • Glam Media Takes On Apple’s iAd With New Brand-Focused Mobile Ad Platform

    Glam Media Takes On Apple’s iAd With New Brand-Focused Mobile Ad Platform

    Glam Media, one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, is taking on Apple’s iAd today with the launch of GlamMobile, a mobile ad platform that aims to allow brand advertisers to engage with Glam’s readers of its mobile site. The company is also announcing the availability of GlamEnable, a new platform that provides publishers with the ability to develop… Read More

  • How This Year's Tech IPOs Are Doing, And Who's Next

    Bubble or not, 2011 may go down as the year of the tech IPO. Not since the last bubble have we seen so many technology companies clamoring to go public. And halfway through the year, we still have many more companies who will be listing on either the NASDAQ or the NYSE in the next six months. Here’s a roundup of the tech companies that have gone public, where they are trading now, and who… Read More

  • Glam Media Furthers International Presence With South Korean Vertical

    Glam Media, one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, is continuing to expand its international presence with the launch of Glam Media South Korea. The women-focused vertical will represent the sixth international country subsidiary for Glam, adding to platforms in Canada, Germany, Japan, France and the UK. Similar to Glam’s womens entertainment, style and… Read More

  • Glam Media To Launch Third Content Vertical, Health And Wellness Channel Bliss.com

    Glam Media, one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, is revealing its third branded content channel today: health-focused Bliss. Bliss, which will be a content hub of health and wellness sites, joins male-focused vertical Brash and womens entertainment, style and fashion channel Glam.com. Glam’s networks currently have a total reach of 90 million people a month… Read More

  • Glam Signals Its Social Aspirations With A Key Hire

    Glam Signals Its Social Aspirations With A Key Hire

    Glam Media is one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, with a total reach of 90 million people a month in the U.S. Over the past six months, it’s launched a brand-targeted ad serving platform, Glam Adapt, and branched out from its singular focus on women’s sites to include men’s sports sites as well. Its next big push will be into social, and it… Read More

  • Glam Tries To Automate Premium Online Ad Packaging And Battle Infinite Inventory

    The big problem in online advertising is that there is basically infinite inventory. Ads are bought on ad networks and exchanges where one site is hardly differentiated form another. Larger publishers try to battle this by putting together ad-sale packages which bundle together their higher-quality sites and then sell that as a bundle for a premium. For instance, AOL’s sales force… Read More

  • Glam Media Continues Hiring Spree; Scores Talent From Yahoo, Google, Conde Nast

    Glam Media, a top-ranked women’s media network, is announcing a number of new hires today for its technology, brand sales, engineering, and product teams. Chris Murphy joins Glam as the Sr. Director of Platform Solutions after five years working in advertising at Yahoo. Murphy originally joined Yahoo when the company acquired ad exchange RightMedia. Manuel Ponce De Leon, Glam’s… Read More

  • Fantastisch!  Glam Media Adds German Men's Property Fantastic Zero To Its Wardrobe

    Fantastisch! Glam Media Adds German Men's Property Fantastic Zero To Its Wardrobe

    Glam Media is flexing its M&A muscle overseas. Today, it is acquiring German men’s Web property Fantastic Zero from the digital division of German media giant Holtzbrinck and European marketing agency Publigroupe. Fantastic Zero is a collection of 50 male oriented sites with a reach of 5.5 million unique visitor a month in Germany, and 10 million overall. The acquisition price is… Read More

  • Glam Media Launches BrashSports As It Homes In On Male Audience

    Glam Media Launches BrashSports As It Homes In On Male Audience

    Glam Media, the top-ranked women’s media network, is honing in on another target: men. This morning the company is launching BrashSports, a new content channel that encompasses a network of more than 25 sports-related properties, including SportsFanLive and Bloguin. The launch comes on the heels of Glam’s acquisition of sports media ad network Sportgenic last week. That deal… Read More

  • Glam Swings For The Fences With Glam Adapt, An Ad-Serving Platform Built For Brands

    As big brands move more of their ad budgets online, what they want most is not just to capture clicks, but to capture the attention and mindshare of consumers. The buzzword in the online advertising industry for this attention capturing quality is “engagement.” Every ad platform out there is promising to deliver more consumer engagement. Today, Glam Media, which itself is both… Read More

  • What's Next In Online Advertising? Find Out At Disrupt.

    What's Next In Online Advertising? Find Out At Disrupt.

    Now that Apple has rolled out its very own mobile app advertising program, iAd –hey, better name than iPad, at least –and Verizon is making a rival tablet, the advertising industry is poised for disruption. Whoever can best use geo-local data to deliver realtime relevancy will make advertisers very happy. Ads will get more interesting and interactive on elegant devices. And… Read More

  • Getting Ready For An IPO, Glam Media Names Former Microsoft Heavyweight Bruce Jaffe CFO

    Glam Media is aboutto announce that it has a new CFO, Bruce Jaffe. This signals that Glam is perhaps getting ready for an IPO, as Jaffe has a lot of experience at a big public tech company. Before he resigned a year ago, he was head of all corporate M&A at Microsoft. So he knows all the investment bankers on Wall Street pretty well. Yahoo was rumored to be courting Jaffe also. But Glam… Read More

  • Glam Media opens London Int. headquarters, talks up global expansion

    [UK/US] Fresh on the heels of $50m of new investment, Glam Media is forging ahead with its global expansion, opening a new International headquarters in London. The vertical media and advertising network’s new office will be headed up by Co-Founder & EVP, Glam Global Partners, Ernie Cicogna, who has relocated to London to take the position of General Manager, International. At the… Read More

  • Glam Media Brings iPad-Friendly Publishing Platform GlamMobile To The U.S.

    Glam Media, the distributed media network, is rolling out its mobile publishing platform GlamMobile to the U.S. today. The GlamMobile Publisher Platform for iPad and Mobile Devices gives advertisers the ability to reach the largest audience of women online, now on mobile devices. The network, which has been available to users in Japan, allows 1,500 publishers to optimize their sites for the… Read More