Jennifer Levene Bruno Named Publisher Of Veranda Magazine
NEW YORK, - Jennifer Levene Bruno has been named publisher of VERANDA magazine, it was announced by Michael A. Clinton, president, marketing and publishing director of Hearst Magazines. Bruno was formerly associate publisher of advertising for House Beautiful since April 2007. In her new role, effective in September, she will oversee VERANDA’s advertising and marketing initiatives and will report to Clinton. She succeeds Sims Bray, Jr., who will remain on as a consultant at the company until the end of the year.
As associate publisher of House Beautiful, Bruno was instrumental in the magazine’s advertising and revenue growth. During her tenure, House Beautiful was named to Advertising Age’s “Magazine A-List” in 2008; ad pages are currently up eight percent year-to-date through September.
“Jennifer is a natural leader and her experience in this business is unparalleled,” Clinton said. “Her energy and determination combined with Editor in Chief Dara Caponigro’s impeccable eye for design and sense of style will continue to elevate the brand within the category.”
Prior to House Beautiful, Bruno was advertising director at Glamour and Organic Style and eastern advertising director at This Old House Ventures. Previously, she was corporate regional sales director at Hachette Filipacchi Media, where she created customized integrated marketing programs for more than 21 magazines, including Elle Décor, Home and Metropolitan Home. Bruno began her publishing sales career at Woman’s Day and Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications.
“VERANDA’s aspirational editorial content and beautiful photography provides a visual escape for readers and advertisers alike,” Bruno said. I’m honored to join VERANDA as publisher and look forward to building the brand and creating innovative partnership offerings for our clients.”
VERANDA is one of the world’s most exquisitely produced interior design magazines. Published eight times a year, it is distinguished by its artful representation of interiors, gardens, table settings and floral arrangements. The magazine showcases the country’s leading designers and travels far and wide to bring its readers some of the most fascinating interiors of the world. VERANDA is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) and one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with nearly 200 editions around the world, including 14 U.S. titles and 20 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. Hearst Magazines is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation (ABC, Dec. 2009) and reaches 73 million adults (MRI, Fall 2009).
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