Exceptional Women in Publishing for 2013

EWIP Honors Deanna Brown

2013 Award presentation

Deanna Brown is the fifteenth recipient of the annual Exceptional Woman In Publishing award. The EWIP award is given to a woman who has achieved a high standard of professional excellence, has made extraordinary contributions to publishing, and has demonstrated success and leadership in nontraditional and/or exceptional ways. The 2013 EWIP award will be presented to Ms. Brown at the luncheon celebration during the 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference in San Francisco on March 6, 2013.

“I’m incredibly honored that EWIP selected me from thousands of exceptional women in publishing and am proud of the recognition that this brings Federated Media in our mission to support independent publishers,” said Deanna Brown. “2013 is already turning into a break-out year for us as we continue to innovate and expand our programmatic media and conversational marketing solutions to better enable publishers and advertisers to be successful.”

Deanna Brown is Federated Media Publishing’s chief executive officer and is responsible for overseeing all strategic business goals and day-to-day operations for the company. Prior to joining FMP in 2009, she served as president at Scripps Networks Digital, where she led the charge on bringing Scripps more fully into the digital space. In 1995 she co-founded CondeNet, the digital division of publisher CondeNast. She has also held VP and general manager titles at Yahoo and AOL, and founded other successful media companies including Powerful Media/Inside.com and Gaming Industry News.

“Deanna has met and exceeded the definition of an exceptional woman in publishing. She is a leader and mentor who has shined in both the print and digital sides of publishing”, says, EWIP President Máire Walsh. Past honorees of the EWIP Award include Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, Laurel Touby, founder of mediabistro.com, Marie Rodale, CEO & chairman of Rodale, Inc. and Michela O’Connor Abrams, president of Dwell Media.

Brown began her career as a founding member of a L.A. advertising agency upon graduation from the University of Southern California. She has more than twenty-five years experience as a seasoned media executive, entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive.

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