Glam Media Hires Yahoo! Veteran Dr. Kiumarse Zamanian as Vice President of Glam Evolution...

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Glam Media Hires Yahoo! Veteran Dr. Kiumarse Zamanian as Vice President of
Glam Evolution Advertising Platform
Industry Visionary to Lead Glam's Technology Team Dedicated to Transforming
Brand Advertising Online

BRISBANE, Calif. and NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Glam Media, Inc.,
(, the category leader in women online, today announced that
Dr. Kiumarse Zamanian joined the company as vice president of Glam Evolution
Advertising Platform.  Zamanian joins after leading Yahoo!'s product
management team of media advertising infrastructure platforms.  In this newly
created position at Glam, Zamanian-a co-holder of three U.S. Yahoo! patents-
will oversee the next stages of development of Glam Evolution, the Web's first
display ad platform for premium inventory-primetime placement and audience
targeting on the Internet.
    "Dr. Zamanian's significant contributions at Yahoo!, driving key
innovations in advertising media platforms and smart display ads, make him the
ideal hire as Glam revolutionizes display advertising by better managing brand
engagement online," said Fernando Ruarte, co-founder and CTO, Glam Media.
"The expansion of Glam's technology team will help strengthen the Glam
Evolution premium display advertising platform across highly-targeted
audiences and vertical channels."
    While at Yahoo!, Zamanian built and directed a new product team
responsible for serving, targeting, logging/tracking and predicting inventory
for graphical advertisements served on Yahoo! and its partner web sites.
Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2004, Zamanian pioneered and directed the
Informatica Developer Network as a global Web-based ecosystem for
collaborative development of interoperable data integration solutions.
Previously, he held product and program management and engineering leadership
roles at Autodesk, Exxon and Unisys.  Zamanian holds a Ph.D. degree in
Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has taught a number of
software and management courses at University of California Berkeley and
Carnegie Mellon West.
    Zamanian's recruitment tops the recent build out of Glam Media's
technology team, which expands the company's lead in delivering innovative
technology platforms under its distributed media model of bridging hundreds of
voices from the mid-tail internet to the leading brand advertisers.  In
addition, Glam is also appointing Ryan Roslansky, who previously was a key
member of Yahoo's product team and is a holder of a search monetization
patent, as the vice president of products.  In this role, Roslansky will be
responsible for building web sites, vertical channels, content
programming and product design.
    This technology team includes the hiring of Adam Souzis, co-founder of
StyleMob and recognized XML and RDF standards authority, as executive director
of Glam Labs, the technology research arm of Glam; and Wendy Mazzoni, former
vice president of ad platform operations at Fox Interactive, as vice president
of ad operations.  In addition, Raj Narayan, one of Glam's co-founders, has
been promoted to vice president for engineering for owned and
operated web sites.
    Glam Media was the fastest-growing women's category web property in 2007,
breaking into the comScore Media Metrix Top 25 in November.  Glam Media was
also fastest in growth overall for Top 50 Web properties in 2007. The company
continues to experience significant growth both in traffic to and via
the reach of its network of 450+ lifestyle websites and blogs.  Glam is known
as the pioneer of the distributed media network model and was recognized in
January 2008 by TechCrunch, GigaOm, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat as a finalist
in their Crunchies award for best business model; Glam was also honored as an
AlwaysOn Top 100 Media companies in January 2008 and On Hollywood Top 100 in
    About Glam Media
    Glam Media's distributed media network model is revolutionizing the very
definition of what a media company is in the 21st Century.  With 44 million
unique monthly visitors (comScore MediaMetrix), Glam Media provides a
compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house with a carefully
curated Glam Publishing Network of more than 450 popular and influential
lifestyle websites, blogs and magazines.  For premium national brand
advertisers, Glam Media offers an unprecedented array of targeted options that
are singularly attractive to both upscale and aspirational consumers. Glam
Media is backed by such premier venture capital firms as Accel Partners, DAG
Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Walden Venture Capital and Information
Capital. Glam Media is based in New York City and Brisbane, California.
SOURCE  Glam Media, Inc.

Caroline Hacker, Glam Media, +1-650-270-2183,; or Lane
Buschel, The Morris + King Company for Glam Media, +1-212-561-7454,
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