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Fashion website Glam Media names Carl Portale as VP

Feb '06
Leading fashion and style web site for shopping Glam Media Inc announced Carl Portale as Glam Media's new Vice President and Publishing Director.

Portale has a distinguished history in fashion publishing as the former Senior Vice President and Elle Group Publishing Director at Hachette Filipacchi Media.

Portale was at Hachette for more than 10 years and oversaw titles including Elle, Elle Decor, and Ellegirl among others.

Portale was also publishing director of Harper's Bazaar, as well as at Mirabella, Neiman Marcus Magazine and Town & Country.

Portale has been an advisor to the board with Glam.com for the past six months and joins the team as an employee and Publishing Director.

In his role, Portale will be responsible for overseeing all advertising, marketing and co-branding initiatives with clients.

"Glam is an exciting new voice on the media scene," says Portale.

"Since their recent launch, they have signed some of the top brands advertisers such as Target, Gucci, Nine West and ABC's Bachelor to Glam.com.

The next six months will be an exciting time as they announce new partners and enhance their immersive online platform to their advertising partners."

According to Glam Media Inc founder and chairman Samir Arora, "Carl is very well regarded in the fashion publishing industry and brings a new level of executive expertise to Glam.com.

As more time is spent by women online, the addition of Carl helps their mission of revolutionizing the fashion and shopping media business by providing unprecedented live editorial coverage and interactivity online."

Glam Media, with offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, is one of the first companies to bring together the worlds of high technology, fashion, and publishing.

Glam has built a revolutionary website that completely alters the online fashion and shopping experience by providing live editorial coverage and user interactivity online.

Glam Media Inc

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