October 20, 2015


NEW YORK, October 21, 2015—ZINIO, the world’s largest digital magazine producer and distributor, announced today the appointment of Kelly Conlin as the company’s President and CEO. Conlin joins the company from NameMedia, where he was the CEO of a venture-backed e-commerce company that was acquired by strategic buyers. Previously, he was the CEO of two of the largest magazine publishing companies in the United States: IDG, the global leader for information services in the technology industry, and Primedia, the leading enthusiast magazine publisher. He began his career as a journalist at CNN during that network’s start-up era and also worked at The New York Times.

“This is an exciting time for ZINIO. We just launched ZINIO PRO, a new SaaS-based platform that enables magazine publishers to create native, branded applications for very platform, but also distribute those apps to our growing network of distribution partners,” said Arthur Becker, the company’s current Chairman and CEO, who will remain Chairman of the company “Leveraging the acquisition ZINIO made last year of technology from Audience Media and expanding the services we offer publishers builds on ZINIO’s 10-year history of leadership in the digital magazine industry.”

“Following the sale of his company, we retained Kelly as a consultant to help shape this new strategy, and we are delighted that he agreed to become the company’s next CEO to execute on this plan,” Becker added. “Kelly’s two decades of experience in the magazine industry, and most recently in leading a technology-focused enterprise, make him perfectly suited to lead ZINIO in its next chapter.” “I’m excited to join ZINIO as it embarks on the launch of ZINIO PRO and its plan to accelerate the adoption of digital magazines by providing our global publishing partners the platform they need to not only produce digital products, but to get those products distributed wherever consumers can discover and purchase digital magazines,” Conlin said.

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ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device.  As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, Zinio leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform.

For magazine publishers, ZINIO PRO converts print magazines to digital content through a SaaS platform that converts PDF to XML, offering publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native magazine applications for tablet, smartphone and desktop, in searchable article databases, or on the growing network of ZINIO PRO distribution partners.

For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazines accessible on any platform that can be read online or offline, synced across multiple devices and searched for archival content.

The company has delivered more than 500 million digital magazine editions from more than 6,000 titles of 1,300 publishers in 200 countries to more than 10 million customers.

Headquartered in New York City, the company has offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, London and Ho Chi Minh City.

Camille Marano