NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI) Chairman and CEO, David J. Pecker, today announced that Neil Goldstein has been appointed Senior Vice President and Group Publisher of AMI's Entertainment titles including Star, OK!, National ENQUIRER and Soap Opera Digest. He will continue to report directly to AMI Executive Vice President and Group Publisher David Jackson.
"Neil Goldstein has helped drive Star to some of its most successful years with his hard work, passion and innovative marketing platforms," said Mr. Pecker. "Now, by bringing together OK!, National ENQUIRER and Soap Opera Digest under Neil's leadership, we can better leverage the scale and creativity of the AMI Entertainment Group to deliver compelling and engaging marketing solutions for our partners."
Mr. Goldstein joined AMI in 2009 and most recently served as Vice President and Group Publisher of Star and National ENQUIRER. He oversaw the launch of two of the brand's marquee events: Hollywood Rock's and Scene Stealers, and spearheaded a recent rebranding of Star that resulted in more than 30 new advertising accounts. In 2015, Star and OK! accounted for more than 30% of the celebrity weekly advertising market with approximately 2,500 combined advertising pages. Additionally, the AMI Entertainment Group has seen strong digital growth with starmagazine.com increasing unique visitors by 155% year over year (Jan. 2016 vs. Jan. 2015).
"I would like to thank David Pecker for this extraordinary opportunity to increase my role within the AMI Entertainment Group and for his continued support and commitment to making these brands some of the most recognizable and powerful in the celebrity category," said Mr. Goldstein. "My team and I look forward to building on the momentum and success we have enjoyed with these brands while continuing to develop new and exciting opportunities and platforms around our rapidly growing digital assets."
Prior to joining AMI, Mr. Goldstein served as the Associate Publisher of Maxim and held management positions at Bauer Publishing. He graduated from the University of Maryland and lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
About American Media, Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. AMI also manages 10 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, MensFitness.com and MuscleandFitness.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 2.1+ million and reach more than 37 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 50 million unique visitors and over 350 million page views monthly.
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