Posted on | March 13, 2013 | 59 Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Veteran journalist Robert Stacy McCain will be joining the staff of ViralRead.com as editor in chief, the New Media site’s publisher announced Wednesday. “While we’re quietly building out ViralRead for its official launch, I’m sure we just sent a loud signal,” said Ali A. Akbar, president of Viral Read’s parent company, Pundit Syndication LLC. “Robert Stacy McCain’s experience is going to firm our foundation as we creep closer to our official launch.”
Akbar, an influential young digital strategist and entrepreneur, emphasized the value of McCain’s 27 years of experience in both traditional and online media to ViralRead, a site that made its online debut last year, though will it officially launch at the beginning of spring.
“What first attracted us in acquiring Stacy’s online property was his unique ability to monetize his blog,” said Akbar, who will host a ViralRead party Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “This is only the beginning.” . . .
You can read the whole thing at Viral Read. What this deal means going forward, and my reflections on the significance, will have to wait for later because (a) I’ve got to pack and head over to National Harbor for CPAC, and (b) there’s another news story that will go live in about half an hour.
Oh, the life of a busy New Media executive . . .