Leah Wynalek

Leah Wynalek is editor-in-chief of BRAND United. She is passionate about creating content that engages audiences across channels – and delivering insights that help others do the same.


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Free Livestream Meditations Boost Subscriptions & Donations to Nonprofit Publisher

Publishing

In the early days of the pandemic, the team at nonprofit media outlet, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, rallied to produce content that would help its audience during an anxious, uncertain [...]

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How Environmental News Outlet Grist Is Growing Revenue & Building a Broader Audience

Publishing

Over the past three years, nonprofit publisher Grist has more than doubled its annual revenue, while investing heavily in editorial talent. In this Q&A, CEO Brady Walkinshaw discusses Grist’s evolving [...]

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5 Key Insights into B2B Content Consumption

Publishing

In a digital world where audience attention is stretched thin, content marketing is one way for brands to stand out and engage potential buyers. And because 50% of all B2B [...]

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Confronting COVID-19: How One B2B Media Brand Is Staying Connected to the Cosmetics Industry

Publishing

"My work has undoubtedly shifted to channels and strategies that let me connect more directly and personally with the people behind the brands and businesses that make this industry tick," [...]

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Rethinking Digital Editions During the Pandemic and Beyond

Publishing

Magazine publishers are making tough decisions about print issue runs during COVID-19 — and taking a second look at their digital editions in the process. Paul DeHart, CEO of digital [...]

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Meredith Magazines Promises ‘Audience Action’ to Print Advertisers During COVID-19

Publishing

Doug Olson, president of Meredith Magazines, discusses the company's new audience action guarantee and sheds light on the biggest concerns among advertising customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Confronting COVID-19: ‘Publishers Weekly’ President Discusses Book Industry Impact, Shares Hope

Publishing

Publishers Weekly has been providing news to book businesses since 1872, weathering many world crises since then. While the coronavirus pandemic brings new challenges to the magazine and the book [...]

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Confronting COVID-19: How Bobit Business Media Brands Are Supporting Salon Professionals

Publishing

While many professionals are gradually observing the impact of COVID-19 on their industries, others felt it the moment their businesses shut doors to the public. The latter is true for [...]

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Laptop Mag Editor-in-Chief on Reporting & Representation in Consumer Tech Media

Publishing

Longtime technology reporter Sherri L. Smith was named editor-in-chief of Laptop Mag in January, becoming the first black woman to lead the Future plc-owned brand. In this interview, Smith shares [...]

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5 Questions for Kristen O’Hara, Chief Business Officer of Hearst Magazines

Customer Experience

This January, former Snap Inc. exec Kristen O'Hara joined Hearst Magazines as senior vice president and chief business officer. We caught up with O'Hara to learn about her top priorities in the [...]

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Publishers Are Reinvesting in the ‘Lean-Back’ Experience of Print Magazines

Publishing

Despite flipping the “digital-only” switch on many titles, major publishers continue to launch new publications – and reinvest in existing ones – with a heightened focus on paper quality, editorial [...]

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Integrated Data Success Requires Cross-Organizational Support

Publishing

"Content is still king, but data is going to make you rich," says Ronda Hughes, a B2B media veteran who has led audience data strategy at companies including EnsembleIQ and UBM [...]

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Why Newsletter Business Is Booming for Morning Brew

Publishing

Business newsletter company Morning Brew grew revenue by 333% last year, from $3 million in 2018 to $13 million in 2019. Co-founder and COO Austin Rief shares a closer look [...]

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Q&A: CEO Gemma Postlethwaite on SourceMedia’s Evolution, Relaunch as Arizent

Publishing

SourceMedia recently announced its relaunch under the new name Arizent. In this Q&A, CEO Gemma Postlethwaite addresses motivations behind the relaunch, how it will impact overarching business objectives, and what [...]

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3 Publishers on Data Regulation, Cookie Blocking & the New Age of Consumer Privacy

General

Data protection laws and privacy-minded browser updates are forcing publishers to rethink their digital business strategies. At Publishing Executive’s FUSE Media Summit in November, media execs from Northstar Travel Group, [...]