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Dec 9th 2011

Jim Norton Named New Head of Sales


We're excited to announce that Jim Norton will be assuming the role as Head of AOL Sales. Norton will help drive strategy and tactical execution through the organization. He is responsible for sales on all of our owned and operated properties, including sites like The Huffington Post, Engadget, Stylelist and MapQuest. Additionally, he will also lead the sales of all cross platform marketing solutions, including Project Devil, video and mobile. He not only has deep knowledge and incredible expertise in the marketplace, but a real ability to effect change.

Jim joined AOL in 2009 and was SVP, AOL Advertising's Advance Sales team, which focuses on national and regional advertisers across all categories, as well as new business. He was also VP of Product Sales working with AOL product teams on maximizing their offerings to advertisers. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the media business.

To learn more about Jim and his new role, check out the official press release here.

Nov 7th 2011

Arianna Honored at Glamour's Women of the Year Event


Last night, Arianna was honored by Glamour Magazine as one of its Women of the Year at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The awards highlight women for their extraordinary accomplishments and positive influence on women around the world. Others who made the 2011 list include: Jennifer Lopez, Tory Burch, Laura Bush, Chelsea Handler, Gabrielle Giffords, Cindy Sherman, and Gloria Steinem. Honored as a pioneer in the digital space, Barbara Walters presented the award to Arianna.

Glamour on Arianna in its latest issue:

"Huffington's vision propelled HuffPo, in five short years, from start-up to one of the most visited news sites on the Web and made the way we both gather and consume news less passive, more participatory-and more fun."

The feature also highlights Arianna's mission to inspire other women:

"I feel so profoundly that each one of us has a unique destiny," Huffington says, adding that success is more likely to come "when we focus on our own talents instead of looking over our shoulder."

"If my daughters, and women of all ages, are to take their rightful place in society, they must become fearless," she likes to say. "If you want to succeed big, there is no substitute for simply sticking your neck out."

Click here to read more about Arianna and the other Women of the year.

(This image is courtesy of Getty and is not for distribution.)

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