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Former Backstage Publisher, Charlie Weiss, Appointed VP of Publishing for Group FMG

Group FMG, a multi-channel content and commerce solutions company, announced today that Charlie Weiss is the firm’s new vice president of publishing. In this role, Weiss is responsible for business development in the U.S. across all publishing & media verticals. He is based out of Group FMG’s Headquarters in New York City.

Weiss brings over 20 years of experience in publishing and media, having held senior positions at Nielsen Business Media, United Business Media, and Reed Elsevier. He served as general manager of a magazine marketing division at McCann Erickson before becoming publisher of Backstage, the leading publication and media network for professional actors and performing artists.

While at Backstage, Weiss was responsible for the management and execution of all revenue streams across multi-channel platforms. He personally led the migration of Backstage into an online, interactive, mobile, and generally greater digital environment.

“Charlie’s expertise in the publishing industry will prove a valuable asset for an increasingly significant business division at Group FMG. He will spearhead innovative digital publishing and print marketing initiatives, including expansion into new markets with exciting mobile solutions,” said Michael Esposito, senior vice president of publishing for Group FMG.

Group FMG has experienced significant growth in the U.S. consumer magazine market by offering operational consulting, production and creative services to our clients. Charlie will use his expertise to extend the firm’s services into the business to business magazine market as well as into retail.

Of his new role, Weiss said, “I am thrilled to be joining Group FMG, especially now when publishing & media companies have such a critical need for our traditional and digital portfolio of services. Group FMG’s unique solutions respond directly to the publishing industry’s pressing need for operational and fiscal prudence across channels.”

For more information about Group FMG, please visit us at www.GroupFMG.com, follow us on Twitter @weareGroupFMG or Connect with us on LikedIn. For more information about Charlie, please connect with him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/charlieweiss.

About Group FMG

Group FMG (www.groupfmg.com) is a multi-channel content and commerce solutions company. Group FMG provides award-winning marketing & media solutions for print, mobile, tablet, interactive magazines, e-books, catalogues, websites, digital shop fronts and more. The firm creates rich media content across all major channels – digital, social, mobile, advertising, packaging & POS, gaming, and broadcast – and integrates consulting, content and e-commerce services for its global roster of agencies and Global 1000 clients. Select Group FMG clients include: Sears, Staples, Pepsi, Boots, Harrods, Boden, Disney, Penguin, Harper Collins, BBC, AMI, IBM, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Sony, TAG Heuer, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nanette Lepore, Net-a-Porter, Lord & Taylor, Uniqlo, and Sandals. Group FMG is funded by India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA), a leading private equity fund, and Zodius Advisors, a growth capital and build-out company. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Bangalore and Chennai. For more information, please see www.groupfmg.com, follow us on Twitter @WeareGroupFMG or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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