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Kim Tan Named Vice President of Marketing for Real Simple

Sep 28, 2013

New York, NY – Kim Tan was named Vice President, Marketing for Real Simple, it was announced today by Publisher Charlie Kammerer. In her new role, Tan will lead the team in developing and implementing a strategic plan that provides comprehensive marketing programs and sales development tools for the Real Simple brand starting with print and digital assets. Tan joins Real Simple today, Monday, April 29th and will report to Kammerer. This appointment follows the recent promotion of Amy Oelkersto Associate Publisher of Sales for the brand.

Tan comes to Real Simple from GQ where she served as Executive Director of Creative Services overseeing the brand’s Integrated Marketing and Creative Services departments. Prior to joining GQ, Tan held positions at various magazine brands including Allure, SeventeenShape, Men’s Fitness, and Elle Decor. Tan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.

Kim’s extensive experience and her enthusiasm make her the perfect person to lead our marketing team forward, said Kammerer. Kim will be a tremendous asset to the entire Real Simple team and I am thrilled to welcome her to the brand.

Real Simple has maintained #1 advertising share-of-market for the past four years. The magazine is up 6.3% in PIB ad pages year-to-date, with the April issue up more than 11% year-over-year. The Real Simple Home and Lifestyle Network reached more than 4 million unique visitors in March, a 20% year-over-year increase, according to comScore.

About Real Simple

Real Simple (www.realsimple.com) launched in March 2000 to provide inspiring ideas and practical solutions to help today’s busy woman navigate her everyday life. Throughout its 13 year history, Real Simple has been a leader in understanding the modern woman.  The brand creates a community in which consumers can share their ideas and learn about women like themselves. With a monthly print magazine, robust website, tablet editions, mobile apps, licensed products, books, special issues, and a strong social media presence, Real Simple enjoys an unduplicated monthly audience of 10 million. Real Simple is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.



Kristen McElhone 212.522.4305 kristen_mcelhone@timeinc.com

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