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Chief Operating Officer

AFAR

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AFAR

130 Battery Street 6th Floor

San Francisco, California,94111

United States

Company Description

Learning AFAR provides a global education by emphasizing leadership, service and cross-cultural exchange before, during and after an international expedition. Through the AFAR Media team, all participants are introduced to the world of travel writing as a mean...more

Background Information

Employment History

Founding Consumer Marketing Director

Dwell LLC


Affiliations

IMAG Community

Board Member


Western Fulfillment Management Association

Board Member


Web References(53 Total References)


About AFAR Media

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Laura Simkins
COO A media veteran of over 17 years, Laura's had involvement in finance, digital and events strategy, audience development and research. She has a soft spot for launches and was part of the original team not only for Afar, but also Dwell and 8020 Media. She's also learned some valuable lessons from tenures with more established players such as Health and Mother Jones. Mostly, she just loves a good challenge and enjoys collaborating with teams with diverse talents.


IMAG | MPA

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LAURA SIMKINS
IMAG Vice Chair | Chief Operating Officer AFAR Media


about.afar.com

Laura Simkins
General Manager, VP Operations Laura was a part of the original launch team for Dwell and, during her eight year tenure there, grew circulation over 500% to a rate base of 325,000. She was actively involved in the development of dwell.com and Dwell on Design conferences. Laura also served as VP, Consumer Marketing for 8020 Media and JPG magazine, helping to build innovative new web programs to tap an online community member base of over 195,000. Laura is a two-time CM Circulation Excellence award winner and was responsible for Dwell being listed in Capell's as one of the top ten best performers in circulation, three years running.


IMAG Conference 2017 Recap | MPA

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Laura Simkins, Chief Operating Officer, AFAR Media | 2017 Imagination Awards Chair
The second annual Imagination Awards honored the innovative and transformational work of independent magazine media companies and brands. Active Interest Media, The Atlantic, Domino, The Economist, Fine Cooking, Forbes, Science News and TEN: The Enthusiast Network took home the top awards. FAR Media's Laura Simkins acted as 2017 Imagination Awards Chair, and Kerri Kasem, Radio and TV Personality, served as the evening's emcee. Laura Simkins, Chief Operating Officer, AFAR Media


MPA'S INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE MEDIA GROUP (IMAG) APPOINTS LAURA SIMKINS AS CHAIR OF IMAG BOARD OF DIRECTORS | MPA

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MPA'S INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE MEDIA GROUP (IMAG) APPOINTS LAURA SIMKINS AS CHAIR OF IMAG BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NEW YORK, NY - June 19, 2017 -MPA - The Association of Magazine Media today announced that Laura Simkins, Chief Operating Officer, AFAR Media, has been elected to serve as Chair of the IMAG Board of Directors after previously serving as Vice Chair. "I am honored to serve as Chair of the IMAG board during this transformative time in our industry," said Simkins. Laura Simkins, IMAG Chair, Chief Operating Officer, AFAR Media


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