September 21, 2015 Last Updated 1:12 pm

Melissa Strome promoted to publisher at Yoga Journal

Strome was previously East Coast Advertising Director, and before that an account director at The New Yorker

Boulder, Colo. – September 18, 2015 – Yoga Journal today announced that Melissa Strome has been promoted to Publisher of Yoga Journal, where she will lead sales and marketing operations for the brand. She was formerly East Coast Advertising Director.

Prior to joining Yoga Journal she served in various roles at The New Yorker, where she worked from 2010 to 2014. As National Advertising Director, Strome helped bring The New Yorker’s sales and marketing efforts to new heights across print, digital, and live-event platforms.

Strome was also Associate Publisher at Every Day with Rachael Ray. During her tenure, the brand was named to the Ad Age “Magazine A-List” in both 2007 and 2008, and to the Mediaweek “Hot List” in 2008. Strome has held a number of sales positions at titles such as Gourmet and Marie Claire.

“I’m thrilled to become Publisher of the iconic Yoga Journal brand at a moment of incredible innovation and growth,” said Strome.”As Yoga Journal celebrates its 40th anniversary, we can definitively say we are the world’s leading yoga-media brand.”

“Our team is committed to developing and deepening our offerings in print, on digital platforms like tablets and smartphones, social media, and live events to give our growing audience best-in-class engagement.”

Kim Paulsen, VP and General Manager of Active Interest Media’s Healthy Living Group praised Strome. “Melissa’s experience with Yoga Journal and other major media brands makes her the perfect person to lead Yoga Journal’s sales and marketing programs,” she said. “As the advertising market continues to change at an unprecedented rate, Melissa’s unique blend of strategic thinking, creativity, and out-of-the-box solutions will guide Yoga Journal into its next phase of activation and growth.”

An avid yogi, Strome lives in Montclair, NJ, with her husband and two children.

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