×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hearst Magazines’ Digital Unit Taps Forbes Exec Michael Dugan as CTO

Hearst Magazines Digital Media has hired Michael Dugan — who spent 16 years at Forbes Media — as chief technology officer.

In the newly created position, Dugan will manage all aspects of Hearst Magazines Digital Media technical organization around the world. He reports to HMDM global president Troy Young.

“Mike is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in the media tech space,” said Young. “His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop new platforms and systems that leverage our understanding of our content, our growing knowledge of our audience and our aggressive commerce strategy to create unique value for both users and advertisers.”

As CTO of Forbes, Dugan was responsible for all software, systems and network engineering teams in support of Forbes digital and print publishing and content-delivery platforms. Prior to joining Forbes in 2000, he worked as an information-technology project leader at HBO and was a programmer analyst at internet-service provider Prodigy Communications.

In another recent hire by Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Adam Harris, former head of sales strategy at Mashable, joined as VP of data products.

Hearst Magazines Digital Media reaches almost 80 million unique visitors each month, according to measurement firm comScore. The unit’s 20 digital brands include Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, and Delish. The portfolio also includes Sweet, a Snapchat Discover channel produced in partnership with Snap.

More Digital

  • apple music

    Verizon Bundles Apple Music With Top-Tier Unlimited Wireless Plans for No Extra Charge

    Verizon has expanded its ties to Apple — offering wireless subscribers on its two most expensive unlimited plans access to the Apple Music for no extra charge. Starting Jan. 17, Apple Music will be included in Verizon’s Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans, the telco announced Tuesday. For Apple, the bundling agreement promises to augment [...]

  • Infowars Alex Jones

    Roku Removes Infowars Channel Following Backlash

    Roku has taken the Infowars channel off its platform after the streaming device faced criticism for carrying the controversial program hosted by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. “After the InfoWars channel became available, we heard from concerned parties and have determined that the channel should be removed from our platform,” stated the company’s tweet on [...]

  • SAMUEL L. JACKSON in Glass. M.

    ‘Glass’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Glass.” Ads placed for the superhero thriller had an estimated media value of $9.89 million through Sunday for 1,183 national [...]

  • Snap Inc

    Snap CFO Tim Stone to Leave Company

    Snapchat corporate parent Snap Inc. is facing another major executive departure: The company’s chief financial officer Tim Stone is on his way out, Snap revealed in a regulatory filing Tuesday afternoon. Stone will stay with the company to find a new candidate for his position for the time being, according to the filing. His last [...]

  • birdbox Sandra Bullock

    Will Netflix's Latest Price Hike Spur a Customer Backlash?

    Netflix is rolling out its biggest price increase to date — including hiking the standard HD plan from $10.99 to $12.99 per month — for all subscribers in the U.S. and parts of Latin America. The obvious risk: Some customers will see the higher prices as a reason to bail on Netflix, while there’s also [...]

  • Alex Jones Infowars

    Roku Faces Criticism Over Infowars Channel

    Streaming device maker Roku faced a backlash Tuesday over its decision to carry a channel for Infowars, the controversial website of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The company responded by saying that Infowars wasn’t currently violating its terms of use. The uproar over Roky carrying Infowars comes a few months after most other major platforms, [...]

  • BTS 'Burn the Stage: The Movie'

    BTS 'Burn the Stage: The Movie' Documentary Set to Hit YouTube Premium Service

    “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” a documentary following K-pop group BTS on their 2017 concert tour, will be streaming on the YouTube Premium subscription service starting this Friday. The movie is based on the previous YouTube original series “BTS: Burn the Stage.” Since its release in theaters worldwide last November, “Burn the Stage: The Movie” has [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content