Future US

February 25, 2010 09:00 ET

Future US Appoints Kate Byrne as Vice President of the Technology and Living Group

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - Future US, the special-interest media company, today announced the appointment of Kate Byrne (formerly Kate Rodler) as Vice President of the Technology and Living Group. In her role as Vice President, Byrne will lead the continued growth, reader engagement and publishing innovations for the print and online outlets associated with Maximum PC, Mac|Life, Pregnancy and Mom magazines. 

Byrne joins Future US from her most recent position as Sales Vice President at Loomia Inc., which develops recommendation software tools for the publishing industry. A well-known veteran in the media industry, Byrne has held key sales and executive positions at leading technology, business media brands and agencies including BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Inc., The Industry Standard, Entrepreneur, United Hemispheres, Gannett Outdoor and Grey Advertising.

Utilizing creative and strategic thinking, Byrne helped launch key brand extensions such as BusinessWeek's small business edition, Fast Company's Social Capitalist Awards and the digital magazine edition for Edutopia, the publication and website for The George Lucas Education Foundation, opening new revenue streams in tough competitive times. A strategic self-starter, Byrne put her entrepreneurial spirit into action as Vice President of Sales at Ladies Who Launch, a web and event offering that guides women entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses.

"It's great to bring such a respected sales and media expert on to Future US' management team," said John Marcom, President of Future US. "She brings a wealth of experience and ideas that will build on the strengths of technology and lifestyle brands which already attract millions of passionate, highly engaged consumers."

"I am excited to join Future US, a respected and forward-thinking media company known for its cutting edge approach to connect with the niche interests of consumers," said Byrne. "With all the changes in content consumption and distribution patterns, there are incredible opportunities to expand the reach and influence of Future's distinctive brands."

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK and US creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines in the US include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while our UK business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. Our web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar, and MusicRadar. Future sells over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 11 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK's biggest exporter of monthly magazines.

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