NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) today announced that Jeanne Meyer has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Communications. In this position, she will work closely with the senior management team to lead, develop and execute a comprehensive corporate communications strategy for the company's media and merchandising businesses. She will report to President and COO Lisa Gersh.
Ms. Meyer brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience managing corporate communications for some of the world's best-known media, entertainment, digital and consumer brands. She joins MSLO from Current Media where she served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications. Prior to that, she was at major music company EMI, where she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for the Americas from 2002 until 2010. Ms. Meyer also oversaw communications efforts at Toysrus.com and at pioneering Internet TV company Pseudo Programs. She has worked for a range of media, entertainment, digital and consumer product companies as a Senior Vice President at strategic communications firm Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, and as SVP/General Manager at Dan Klores Communications. She also held communications roles at Lever Brothers Company and at Dorf & Stanton Communications (now part of Weber Shandwick).
In announcing the appointment, Lisa Gersh stated, "Jeanne is a seasoned and innovative communications executive with a wide range of experience in the media and merchandising industries. She'll be a great asset to the MSLO executive team, particularly at this exciting time when we are all keenly focused on building on the tremendous strength of our core, iconic brand and hitting on all cylinders in every facet of our business as we take this dynamic Company to the next level."
Jeanne Meyer said, "I was drawn to the Martha Stewart brand not only for its high standards and substance of what it offers to consumers, advertisers and merchandising partners, but also for the pioneering and innovative ways in which it has shaped the lifestyle category as a whole. The brand continues to be so relevant, and a mark of excellence, on so many different platforms. I look forward to working with the entire MSLO team to help drive the Company's performance in the marketplace."
Ms. Meyer has a Bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses the company's print and digital businesses and is comprised of four magazines, including MSLO's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues, books, websites, digital apps, blogs, and more. The Broadcasting segment produces the Emmy-winning, daily television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and other original programming on Hallmark Channel, including "Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn." Broadcasting also encompasses Martha Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS XM Channel 110. In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers high-quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies, including the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy's, the Martha Stewart Living line of home-improvement products at The Home Depot, Martha Stewart Crafts with EK Success at Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric, and independent retailers, the Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart. In 2008, Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands; MSLO acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, and emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For additional information about MSLO, visit www.marthastewart.com.
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