Wenner Media promotes David Kang to Chief Revenue Officer for Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal
Gus Wenner also promoted – to Head of Digital, overseeing the websites for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men’s Journal
New York, NY – June 25, 2014 –- Wenner Media announced the promotions of David Kang to Chief Revenue Officer for Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal and Gus Wenner to Head of Digital, overseeing the websites for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men’s Journal.
Kang, who joined the company as Chief Digital Officer in 2012, oversaw tremendous growth across the sites for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal – more than doubling traffic from 41 million to over 101 million monthly visits today. Together with the Sales and Marketing teams, Kang has also played an integral part in securing major digital sponsorship deals with companies such as Apple, Google Play, Patrón, Netflix, 7Up, Spotify and T-Mobile, increasing our digital revenues by over 75%. His new role as Chief Revenue Officer will allow him to apply his strong leadership to develop and grow the Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal brands across all platforms.
Wenner has been Director of RollingStone.com since 2013, running both editorial and business operations for the site. He has played a fundamental role in increasing the website’s traffic, currently trending to be up 50% this year, and in the development and sale of the site’s major advertising programs. Shortly after Wenner’s arrival, he established a strong online editorial team which has contributed to the significant traffic growth. Last month, Wenner launched Rolling Stone Country, Rolling Stone’s first deep dive into the country genre, and opened Rolling Stone’s first office in Nashville. Wenner is leading the site redesign for RollingStone.com, expected to launch later this summer, and is creating Rolling Stone Films, a series of short documentary films sponsored by Patrón, and scheduled to premiere on the site in early 2015. Wenner’s expanded role gives him oversight of the digital operations for Us Weekly and Men’s Journal as well as Rolling Stone.
“Under David’s leadership, we’ve grown our digital business exponentially. We look forward to bringing his talents and expertise to his new role, where he will develop and grow the Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal brands across all platforms. Under Gus’s direction, RollingStone.com has reached new heights in terms of growing our audience and revenue and enriching the site with extraordinary feature content and design, and we are certain he will have continued success in expanding his focus to further the development of UsMagazine.com and MensJournal.com.” said Jann Wenner, Chairman of Wenner Media.