TORONTO, July 13, 2012 /CNW/ - In anticipation of The Huffington Post
Canada's regional expansion across the Western territories later this
summer, AOL Canada announces today new hires on their content and sales
teams in B.C. & Alberta.
Andree Lau joins the Canadian editorial team, led by managing editor
Kenny Yum, as News Editor, HuffPost B.C. and Michelle Butterfield joins
as Associate News Editor, HuffPost Alberta. Also joining the West
coast team after two years as an Account Executive in the AOL Toronto
office, is Tanya Iliakis who is relocating to Vancouver to fill the
role of Western Canada Account Executive.
Lau joins HuffPost B.C. after a career at CBC in Vancouver, Calgary and
New Brunswick. She worked as an integrated journalist in Vancouver and
also was a web editor for cbc.ca in Calgary.
Butterfield comes from The Calgary Herald, where she was a digital
editor and spearheaded their social media strategy.
"We are thrilled to have such high caliber talent join our great edit
team here at HuffPost Canada. Andree and Michelle will be key in
delivering relevant and engaging news and conversations to BC and
Alberta', said Kenny Yum, Canadian managing editor, The Huffington Post
and AOL Canada sites.
The upcoming launch of HuffPost B.C. & Alberta sites will mark the
second regional expansion for The Huffington Post Canada this year,
following the launch of Le Huffington Post Québec in February 2012.
Traffic and advertiser demand have been strong for the site in Quebec,
with 199% growth in UVs since launch and a social following of more
than 26,600. To support this growth, Le Huffington Post Québec
announced the hire of Patrick Bellerose as News Editor, reporting to
managing editor, Patrick White.
Bellerose's experience includes work as a journalist and online editor
at Info Presse Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to
Branchez-Vous.com, Les Affaires, Urbania, Marketing Magazine, Must
Alimentaire, L'Actualité alimentaire, Jobboom and L'Actualité.
With growth across Canada in full bloom this summer, AOL Canada has also
added two new additions to the Toronto office, welcoming Sydney
Robertson as Account Executive and Jeffrey Wood as Account Manager.
Robertson has deep knowledge and experience in digital media from
previous sales roles with Yahoo!, Glam Media and Rogers Media. Wood
comes to AOL from Olive Media.
AOL Canada, led by GM, Graham Moysey, now has offices in Toronto,
Quebec, and soon to open in Calgary and Vancouver, and offers consumers
and advertisers a network of premium properties, including AOL.ca, The Huffington Post Canada, Autoblog Canada, Moviefone, Engadget, Everyday Health and others, reaching an audience of 10.2M unique visitors per month in
"AOL Canada continues to deliver strong results and the growth of our
team reflects those results. Our people are our biggest asset and I am
thrilled to welcome these new hires to our team, " said Graham Moysey.
*Source: comScore, Inc., Total Canada, Home and Work, May 2012. The
Huffington Post data from [E] Huffington Post Global.
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SOURCE The Huffington Post
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