Apr 28th 2016

Jimmy Maymann Named to VideoInk's 2016 Power Sixers List

VideoInk released their list of the "2016 Power Sixers" and we're thrilled to share that AOL's Jimmy Maymann, Executive Vice President and President, AOL Content & Consumer Brands was named!

Maymann joined AOL in 2011 through the acquisition of video advertising company GoViral, which he founded in 2005. GoViral was an early innovator in online video production and distribution, and became an integral piece of AOL's growing video business. Since joining AOL, Maymann has served in several roles including Senior Vice President of International and most recently as CEO of the Huffington Post, where he has made international expansion, profitable growth, and improved video operations his three key priorities. As President of Content and Consumer Brands at AOL, Maymann leads AOL's portfolio of content brands, as well as AOL's content strategy and OTT operations, which altogether reach a global audience of around 400 million unique visitors every month.

VideoInk's list, honors industry movers and shakers who are shaping the future of the business. VideoInk observes that this year has been especially interesting as new subscription video-on-demand (VOD) businesses emerge daily and content companies, from old timers to newer players, compete for viewers and revenue.

Congratulations to the other Power Sixers!
  • Jonathan Skogmo, CEO and Co-Founder, Jukin Media
  • Allen DeBevoise, Investor, ThirdWave Capital and Chairman, Machinima
  • Judy McGrath, CEO and Co-Founder, Astronauts Wanted
  • Susanne Daniels,VP, YouTube Originals
  • Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix

Apr 28th 2016

NewFronts 2016 is Coming

AOL is throwing the spring's biggest party in New York City on May 3 and trust us: you do not want to miss it. Lucky for you, even if you aren't a big wig at an ad agency, you can join in the fun. Curious? Keep reading to find out more.

What is NewFronts?
If you're a big TV fan, you may have heard about the "upfronts." The upfronts are when the networks make big announcements about their next season of programming to try and sell advertising ahead of the shows' premieres. (In other words, they want the advertisers to pay for the ads "up front.")

Of course, nowadays TV networks aren't the only folks making original programming. So in 2012, AOL, DigitasLBi, Google/YouTube, Hulu, Microsoft and Yahoo created the Digital Content NewFronts as a way to connect content creators with brands and marketing agencies.

AOL's NewFront Presentation
This year, AOL is going beyond the traditional presentation format to showcase the things that truly make us stand out in the industry: mobile, video, open, and live: with an enormous block-party installation in New York's South Street Seaport. We'll stream the whole thing live on go90. It's going to be awesome. So if you haven't already, go download go90 now so you can join the party on Tuesday, May 3 and in the meantime, enjoy all of the amazing content go90 has to offer.

Apr 28th 2016

Take A Child in Need to Work

AOL is committed to developing the next generation of builders and innovators, and this year we will host over 1,400 children across 20 offices for Take Your Child to Work Day, on Thursday, April 28. However, Take Your Child to Work Day isn't just for those with kids. President Barack Obama has asked employers to welcome students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate for any reason.

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, we're opening our doors to these students and giving AOLers the opportunity to mentor them for all or part of the day.

Thanks to the leadership of AOLers in three offices, NYC, Dulles and Ashburn, we are working with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program to host 50 high school youth from underserved communities. Kids will be matched based on interest so they have a meaningful experience.

This year, an estimated 37 million employees at over 3.5 million companies will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. If just a small portion of these employers also had programs for the youth in their communities, it could generate hands-on, career exploration experiences for many young people throughout the country. Work-based learning experiences help young people to better understand the connection between what they learn in the classroom and future careers.

To follow the fun and educational activities we have planned at the AOL offices, follow @AOL_Inc on Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, April 28th.

Apr 28th 2016

Congratulations MapQuest on Your Webby Award!

When nominations for the 20th Annual Webby Awards honoring the best of the Web were announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and AOL racked up four nominations and three honorees, we were excited to be recognized for bringing to life some of the year's best content and experiences.

And now we're thrilled to congratulate MapQuest on their big win in the Social: Humor category for #AvoidTrump. The MapQuest team built the #AvoidTrump map to provide tips on how to "be Trump" or "flee him" in cities across the country. MapQuest was nominated alongside Funny or Die, Conan O'Brien and The Onion in this category.

Congrats to all of the AOL nominees! To check MapQuest out, you can download their app, or follow them on Twitter.

Apr 26th 2016

When Kids Invade AOL

We've told you why taking children to work matters. We've given you the details on how we're celebrating Take Your Child to Work Day.

Now, we want you to see just how special having kids in the office can really be.

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