BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that Martha Stewart will be the lunch keynote speaker at BlogHer '12, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in New York City. Stewart, the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), a diversified media and merchandising company, has been honored with 18 Emmy Awards, authored dozens of bestselling books, has a growing retail presence with 8,500 products in thousands of retail locations and is launching the new show "Martha Stewart's Cooking School," on PBS in Fall 2012.
The 8th annual BlogHer Conference, the largest audience of influential online women nationwide, will bring 4,000 attendees together with 100 major brand name sponsors and top national media. The Friday, Aug. 3rd conversation between Stewart and BlogHer co-founder and COO, Elisa Camahort Page, will highlight Stewart's expertise as a powerful multimedia influencer, whose creative vision and business acumen has built an iconic brand.
"We are excited to sit down with Martha and learn how she drives innovation in the worlds of publishing, media, and commerce," said Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founders. "Martha is constantly moving the needle, and her early, authentic adoption of technology and social tools is just one example."
Under Stewart's leadership, MSLO produces everything from stunning iPad apps to mass market retail goods. The wide-ranging keynote conversation will explore the evolution of Stewart's company and her personal brand in a media landscape that has seen radical change.
"I admire how quickly BlogHer has become a major force and a key influence around both kitchen tables and boardrooms," said Martha Stewart. "In forming BlogHer, Elisa, Jory and Lisa have harnessed technology to create a powerful network and to empower the talents of thousands of entrepreneurs. I look forward to meeting some of the great, creative and innovative minds that are part of BlogHer, and hope to share some of the knowledge I've gained -- in both the workplace and the home -- with this extraordinary group."
BlogHer '12 takes place from August 2nd-August 5th in New York City. To register for the conference, please visit: http://blogher12.eventbrite.com
Reaching 40 million women each month (Nielsen Site Census, April 2012), BlogHer (http://www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders. BlogHer developed and leads the marketplace with the most robust economic and networking opportunities for women in social media and brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialog with them. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice and recommendations to and from 3,000 premium blogs, delivers uniquely insightful research on women in social media across interest areas, hosts the world's largest conferences for women in social media and curates a daily news service, BlogHer.com. BlogHer's investors are Venrock, Comcast Interactive Capital, and Azure Capital Partners.
About Martha Stewart:
Stewart, who has been honored with 18 Emmy Awards, is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings and holidays. Her latest book, MARTHA'S AMERICAN FOOD: A Celebration of Our Nation's Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast, is a New York Times bestseller. Today, her namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, reaches approximately 66 million consumers across all media platforms each month and has a growing retail presence with 8,500 products in thousands of retail locations. MSLO's Publishing segment encompasses four magazine brands -- Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Everyday Food and Whole Living -- special issues, books, digital properties and Apps. Its broadcasting unit creates television programming, which will include the new "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" series, slated for debut in Fall 2012, a vast library of how-to video available online, and Martha Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS XM Channel 110. In addition, MSLO designs high-quality Martha Stewart products in a range of lifestyle categories available through select retailers, including The Home Depot, Macy's, Staples (together with Avery), PetSmart, Michaels, and Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores. In December 2011, the Company entered into a strategic alliance with J.C. Penney Company, Inc., which includes a merchandising agreement to build distinct Martha Stewart stores in jcpenney department stores, and to jointly develop an e-commerce site, both of which are expected to launch in 2013. The MSLO family of brands also includes Chef Emeril Lagasse and his media and merchandising properties. For additional information about MSLO, visit www.marthastewart.com