The 2016 Folio: 30 Under 30 Honorees
Saluting the brightest young individuals executing on some of the industry’s most innovative ideas.
Senior Manager, Marketing Programs, Advertising Age (Crain Communications)
EMILY CHIANG HAS QUICKLY MOVED UP THE RANKS, WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO OFFICE MORALE THROUGH HER PASSION FOR LENDING A HAND.
Chiang started her career at Crain Communications’ Advertising Age as a sales assistant and was quickly promoted into a senior manager. Her team considers her an essential part of the marketing environment at Advertising Age, and she’s often tasked with managing complex custom integrated programs for a variety of clients. She’s also credited with stepping up to the plate when her coworkers are in need. Chiang is known for always being positive, loyal to the AdAge brand, and ready and willing to pitch in and take on new challenges.
JEANEE DUDLEY RAMPED UP THE QUALITY OF CONTENT ACROSS HER PUBLICATIONS, WHILE LEADING THE LAUNCH OF TWO NEW TITLES THIS YEAR.
Dudley leads the team of writers responsible for TrueLine’s five custom trade publications in Portland, Maine, including two recently launched journals — Vanguard, for legal professionals, and Toggle for CIOs, CTOs, and tech companies.
Not only was Dudley vital in the development of these new titles, she worked with research staff to create a guide for better engaging audiences — a major shift from the case study format typical of publications covering construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. She has also ramped up content quality with a successful proofing procedure that has improved the accuracy of content, promoted customer satisfaction, and reduced reprint and labor costs for TrueLine Publishing.
AS A TOP EDITOR AT ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BEAUTY MAGAZINES, JESSICA CHIA IS AN INDUSTRY INFLUENCER.
Chia joined Allure in June after three years at Rodale in similar roles at Prevention and Women’s Health. In her position at Allure, Chia edits beauty reporter news, hosts digital video content, and writes for the magazine’s digital properties.
Under her tenure, Allure’s beauty coverage has gone beyond the daily product reviews and tips common in other publications. Chia regularly covers science news, particularly as it pertains to healthy consumer skepticism and genetics. Don’t be surprised if you see her name further up on the masthead in years to come.
JOSH ELLIS WAS PROMOTED TO EIC IN DECEMBER AFTER LEADING THE MAGAZINE THROUGH A REDESIGN IN FALL.
As EIC of Success, Ellis oversees all content related to the print magazine, including overall editorial direction, story ideas and copy approval, and yearly plans and goals. After the magazine’s redesign in fall 2015, Ellis led the shift in design and art implementation to capture a timeless look for the magazine. In his three years as features editor, Ellis developed major sections in the magazine, edited features, and wrote cover stories on a diverse sampling of personalities including Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, entertainer Jamie Foxx, and author/podcaster Tim Ferriss.
Digital Account Manager, Hearst Magazines
SIMON FONG HAS SOLIDIFIED SOME OF THE PUBLISHER’S BIGGEST DIGITAL PROGRAMS, INCLUDING EDITORIAL TAKEOVERS ON COSMOPOLITAN’S RENOWNED SNAPCHAT DISCOVER FEATURE.
Since joining Hearst Digital Media, Fong has played an integral role in winning new business and renewing existing partnerships for the company. His sound strategic solutions and outstanding campaign management style played a significant role in him solidifying many of Hearst’s largest digital programs. Fong works across all facets of Hearst’s digital business, including proposing custom content programs to clients through its owned-and-operated magazine properties inclusive of Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Esquire. Through his exceptional leadership, Fong also offers programmatic solutions through Hearst’s in-house programmatic network, and executes branded magazines on Flipboard, and editorially themed takeovers on the highly successful Cosmopolitan Snapchat Discover platform.