International Media Executive Stephen Colvin Named Chief Operating Officer/President of Robb Report Digital

    NEW YORK (March 3, 2015) – Stephen Colvin, an internationally recognized media executive known for launching, establishing and re-inventing digital and print properties in the United States and overseas, has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of Robb Report and President of its digital division.

    Reporting to CEO William J. Curtis, Colvin will be responsible for furthering the brand’s growing digital presence, event development and numerous areas of operations domestically and abroad.

    Colvin began his career in the U.S. in 1995 as employee number one at Dennis Publishing US, where he launched and established media properties Maxim, Blender, The Week and Stuff.

    Most recently, Colvin was Executive in Residence at New York based VC firm Lerer Ventures (now Lerer Hippeau Ventures), as well as acting as an advisor for numerous companies including media industry leader Tina Brown’s start-up “Women in the World LLC,” podcast company Cinchcast, Phoenix Media and Dan Gilbert’s private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Capital.

    Previously, he spent three years as CEO of both Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

    Robb Report started life almost 40 years ago as a magazine published exclusively for the ultimate connoisseurs of the time,” said Colvin.. “Ever since, Robb Report has remained a favorite of connoisseurs wanting to learn more about the craftsmanship, innovation and artistry behind the world’s finest luxury products – from automobiles to fashion, watches to yachts. Robb Report is perfectly positioned to benefit from the exponential growth of the global luxury market. I am delighted to join Bill Curtis and his very talented team to drive  aggressive expansion plans on various digital media platforms. “

     “The Robb Report has experienced substantial digital growth within the past 12 months, and is uniquely positioned for unprecedented gains,” Curtis said.  “I am so pleased to announce that Stephen will be guiding operations and our digital initiatives. This is the first of many personnel announcements that we will make in the coming months! Now, with the combination of this remarkable Robb brand, the power of our new Rockbridge partnership along with Stephen's guidance, we will move our monthly audience from hundreds of thousands, to millions of highly engaged connoisseurs worldwide. ” These are exciting times for Robb Report!"

    Robb Report is accessible to digital users via the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet. It is also available through Zinio’s online newsstand, Magzter, and Google Play.

    About Robb Report
    Now in its 39th year, Robb Report is the international authority on the luxury lifestyle. In its digital and print forms, the brand offers affluent connoisseurs insights and detailed information designed to assist them in selecting only the most exceptional products and services in markets around the globe. Categories of coverage include automobiles, motorcycles, yachts, aircraft, art, fine dining, jewelry, watches, fashion, travel, homes, wines, spirits, cigars, and health and wellness. For more information, visit the Robb Report website at RobbReport.com.

    Contacts:
    Jeff Perlman                   
    Brandware Public Relations       
    818.317.3070
    jperlman@brandwarepr.com

    Erin Abney
    Brandware Public Relations
    770.649.0880
    eabney@brandwarepr.com

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