Sandow Appoints James Dimonekas as President of Worth Media Group
NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandow Media announced today that it has appointed James Dimonekas President of Worth Media Group, including its flagship brand Worth, the prestigious magazine that has transformed the landscape for high net worth individuals with an avid interest in the intelligent stewardship of their personal wealth.
Dimonekas has been with Sandow since 2009, acting as Executive Vice President, Group Publisher, with a primary focus on supporting the re-launch of Worth, developing the Curator event series and building out Sandow's exclusive custom newsstand distribution at private airports across the country. As President of Worth Media Group, James will also oversee all editorial, marketing and sales teams' initiatives for the group, with a primary focus on aligning marketing partners with high net worth consumers through Worth's Leading Wealth Advisor program, custom tailored events and key industry alliances.
"We are very excited to welcome James into his new position," says Adam I. Sandow, chairman and CEO of Sandow Media. "Since joining Sandow, James has played a pivotal role in Worth's success and this promotion is well-deserved. He further strengthens Sandow's executive team and his dynamic leadership and keen vision is aligned with our company's overall strategic business objectives that continue to extend our track record of innovation and Worth's growth in this competitive market."
"Coming off a strong 2011 with revenue up 25%, first quarter growth of more than 40% over the previous year with 20 new advertisers, and a profitable events balance sheet by midyear, this opportunity comes at a critical time of tremendous growth and expansion for the entire Worth brand," Dimonekas says. "With my core team of Richard Bradley, Patrick Williams and Alison Parks, I look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our clients and aggressively growing every asset of this powerful brand."
Prior to joining Sandow, Mr. Dimonekas worked at Marquis Jet as President of MGX Lab, a web development company that specializes in incubating, innovating and developing brand experiences and whose clients include Tom Brady, The Jonas Brothers, American Idol and Muhammad Ali. He also served as Senior Vice President for Marquis Jet and Executive Vice President for Suite Access. Prior to Marquis Jet, Mr. Dimonekas served as vice president and publisher at Robb Report, a leading luxury lifestyle magazine. Under his leadership, Robb Report became a leading force in the luxury lifestyle space. Mr. Dimonekas also had a highly successful tenure as publisher at Playboy where he led significant revenue growth in the fashion, consumer electronics, spirits and direct response categories and was instrumental in the launch of the Super Bowl Super Saturday Party. He began his career in publishing in 1984 at Ziff Davis with the launch of PC Week.
ABOUT SANDOW MEDIA
Founded by Adam I. Sandow in 2002, Sandow Media (sandow.com) is a leader in building vertically integrated brands. Sandow is an innovative multiplatform company that creates content, events and services that inform, inspire and engage highly coveted consumer and business audiences. The company is comprised of design, beauty, luxury and business information units, which empower the brands to strategically cross-pollinate, creating unique business platforms. With more than 400 employees in 13 global offices, Sandow brands include Culture + Commerce, Curator, Furniture Today Group, Gen Art, Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Material ConneXion, NewBeauty, Spalook.com, Surface, Watch Journal, Wonder and Worth.
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