Livingly Media is an aufeminin company headquartered in Silicon Valley that reaches over 20 million readers each month. Livingly Media owns and operates four web properties: flagship lifestyle site, Livingly; entertainment news site, Zimbio; home décor and design site, Lonny; and fashion and beauty site, StyleBistro.
Livingly Media properties drive massive engagement through a variety of highly visual, interactive, and shareable content. Brands can connect with our audiences on multiple platforms – desktop, tablet, mobile, social – through programmatic platforms.
Livingly Media is now part of one of the largest diversified media companies in the world, Axel Springer, having been acquired by one of their subsidiaries, aufeminin. Founded in 1999, aufeminin (FEM: EN Paris) is a publicly traded, top publisher of women’s websites worldwide. Their editorial and community-based properties in the categories of parenting, food, health, fashion and beauty, and women’s lifestyle reach an audience of over 100 million unique visitors. As aufeminin’s first U.S. acquisition, Livingly is an integral member of a varied and successful group of international brands.
Livingly Media’s headquarters are in Redwood City, CA.
MEET THE TEAM
Erica Carter | CEO
Erica Carter became Livingly Media’s CEO in April 2017. Erica previously served as Livingly’s General Manager, and originally joined the company in 2013 as its first Head of Finance. She has extensive finance and operational experience with consumer-oriented internet and e-commerce companies. Her prior work experience includes management roles at One Kings Lane and Williams-Sonoma, Inc., after beginning her career at Ernst & Young LLP. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bruce Martin | CTO
Bruce Martin serves as the CTO of Livingly Media with 20 years of professional experience in engineering and software development. Part of the launch team for Livingly Media, he focuses on the performance, reliability, and flexibility of technical systems. He also developed a content matching system that underlies the company’s ongoing content relationships. Prior to joining Livingly, he was an architect at LookSmart, Ltd., where he optimized and improved the relevance of general search and ads. During his time there, he also co-authored a patent for high-performance collection and delivery of ads. Bruce served as an engineering lead at SAIC, where he developed large-scale battlefield simulations and worked on R&D projects involving data mining.
Jill Slattery | Editor-in-Chief
Jill Slattery serves as the EIC of Livingly Media. Jill originally joined the company as a journalist on the Zimbio team, where she attracted an ever-growing audience of fans and readers. As Editor-in-Chief, she now manages the creative teams for Zimbio, StyleBistro, Lonny, and Livingly.com. Jill is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Theater and English.
Erik Kokkonen | SVP of Product Development
Erik Kokkonen serves as SVP of Product Development for Livingly Media. He joined Livingly in 2017 and leads the company’s product, engineering, and UX functions. His career spans more than 20 years with media and technology companies including CBS, CNET, Ziff Davis, 33Across, Softonic International, and Westfield Labs. Erik is a graduate of Boston College and New Charter University, and he is the co-author of six patents covering search and location-based technologies.