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Mar 11th 2014

AOL Partners With Free The Children For First WE Day UK Launch

This year, AOL was the digital media partner for We Day UK, an event for 12,000 students and teachers from over 700 schools in the UK. Bringing together a number of musicians and global leaders - including Prince Harry, Ellie Goulding, Sir Richard Branson, Dizzee Rascal, Malala Yousafzai and Al Gore - We Day UK celebrated the amazing changes young people are making in their local communities.

As the proud media partner for We Day UK, we had a strong presence both on and off line. Not only did we host a live stream from the Aol.co.uk homepage, but we encouraged young people across the country to design a logo that they felt represented our partnership, for the chance to win a £1,000 school bursary, tickets to the event and the opportunity to have their image become the official AOL Canvas logo for We Day.

Myself, and UK Managing Director, Noel Penzer, took to the stage to discuss AOL's involvement and alongside our AOL Canvas Competition winner, 7 year-old Grace Novakovic. Along with the AOL homepage, The Huffington Post UK and Parentdish came together to cover the story from all angles, including the latest headliner announcement on how your child can find a cause they care about. Staff from the UK office also volunteered for the day, helping make the event the success it was.

As our charity partner for the year, we will continue to support Free the Children by hosting a number of fundraising activities throughout 2014, including sending out staff to help build a village in Kenya in June.

Feb 2nd 2012

Happy Anniversary HuffPost!


We'll soon celebrate the one year anniversary of our acquisition of The Huffington Post and we couldn't be prouder. Since the deal closed in March 2011, we have launched forty-four new verticals, attracted 20,000 bloggers and surpassed 130 million comments, exceeding our growth expectations, while connecting millions of users to content covering all aspects of their lives. We've increased our hyper local reach with eight local city editions and expanded internationally in key markets with the launches of HuffPost UK, HuffPost Canada, and Le Huffington Post in France. Launches in Italy and Spain are already planned for later this year enabling us to continue to cover the latest news and events with a global perspective.

Our long list of luminary bloggers provide opinions on a wide-range of topics making news today and include politicians, celebrities, academics and policy experts. Among them are Nora Ephron, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Bill Maher, Robert Redford, Alec Baldwin, Deepak Chopra, Scarlett Johansson, Al Gore, Elton John, Cindy McCain, Rita Wilson, Bill Gates, and Charlie Rose.

From politics and parenting to science and style, conversations start at The Huffington Post, and you can expect only bigger and better things in 2012. Read more about the accomplishments achieved in the last year in Arianna Huffington's blog post.

Cheers!

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