In addition to appointing Laurent Guimier, last 19 May as Deputy Managing Director of the news websites of Newsweb, Didier Quillot, CEO of Lagardère Active, today announced a series of appointments at Lagardère Active Digital Division:
– Valérie Brouchoud, while remaining head of Doctissimo, is appointed Deputy Managing Director for Digital Media. She will be in charge of the Women and Family Business, which attracts monthly some 9.5 million Unique Visitors with the following sites: Doctissimo.fr, Elle.fr, Be.com, Psychologies.com, Femina.fr, Infobebes.com, Parents.fr, Mômes.net, Gulli.fr, Canalj.fr, Tiji.fr and Dekio.fr.
– Thomas Kouck, presently the Editor of Premiere.fr, the radio sites and musical TV channels as well as Musiline, is hereby appointed Head of the Entertainment Business which attracts monthly 5.2 million Unique Visitors to the portal of Premiere.fr, the Musiline service, Virginradio.fr, RFM.fr, Mcm.fr, Fluctuat.net and Ados.fr.
– Pascal Laroche, Director of Newsweb Marketing, is appointed as Head of the Sports, Car and Finances Business, which brings together pure player sites Sports.fr, Football.fr, Autonews.fr and Boursier.com with a total of some 3.8 million Unique Visitors.
– Emmanuel Vacher, Sales and Marketing Director, is appointed Deputy Managing Director for Digital in charge of Development and Partnerships. He will be directing marketing operations for the new digital platforms (mobile, digital pads, etc.) as well as partnering with large audiences players and terminal manufacturers.
Structured around theme-based divisions, Lagardère Active is the French leading media group on the Web with 15.6 million unique visitors each month, more than 40% of active French Internauts. Lagardère Active is also leading in the field of mobile phones, with some 3 million applications downloaded at the end of April 2010.
Lagardère Active to date edits about a hundred sites across the world with digital media accounting now for over 7% of Group revenue as against a mere 1% in 2006.
Lagardère Active carries on with strengthening the presence of its flagship brands across all digital media, whether the web, mobiles or pads.