The Content Council Honors Industry Powerhouse With Lifetime Achievement Award
New York, NY (October 30, 2015) — The Content Council, the premier non-profit organization representing content marketers globally as the definitive resource for content marketing insights and thought leadership, announced Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, at The New York Times Company, Meredith Kopit Levien, as the 2015 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
The John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the industry through their leadership and remarkable success at promoting the use of custom media as a marketing channel and a standard for work that demonstrates excellence in content marketing.
“The Content Council is thrilled to recognize Meredith for her remarkable career achievements,” said Andy Seibert, Chairman of The Content Council and Managing Partner of Imprint. “Her thinking is bold and innovative, and has helped lead the industry to where it is today.”
Ms. Levien joined The New York Times Company in 2013 as Executive Vice President of advertising and soon after launched T Brand Studio, its in-house content marketing agency committed to producing best-in-class content using thoughtful design and technology innovations, which continues to revolutionize the way advertising and journalism intersect.
In 2015, Ms. Levien was named Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, where she leads the groups charged with the generation of all advertising and subscription revenue from The Company’s multiplatform products and services.
Before joining The Times, Ms. Levien was part of the team of innovators at Forbes who launched the BrandVoice platform, which redefined how publishers work with advertisers and their custom content for distribution – bringing client-side content to the forefront competing with “pure journalism”. Forbes’ BrandVoice is still one of the leading solutions in the world of native advertising today.
Ms. Levien’s career began after she graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 when she joined the Advisory Board Company as Director of Member Services in Washington D.C. From 1999 to 2001, she served as an account manager and Director of new business for the digital advertising agency and web site development firm, I33 Communications. Before joining Forbes in 2010 as Vice President and publisher of ForbesLife and ForbesWoman.com, she held various senior and strategic advertising sales positions at The Atlantic Media Company from 2001 to 2008.
“I am honored to receive the Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award and to have had the opportunity to work with so many brilliant colleagues and partners as this creative renaissance continues to sweep across our industry,” said Levien.
Levien will be honored at the 2015 Pearl Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 10th at Apella in New York City.
The Pearl Awards will be emceed by MTV’s Girlcode Ilana Becker. Becker is a New York City based actress with a brand of physical, quirky comedy, all of her own. Ilana’s appearances include Bravo's Odd Mom Out, Mysteries of Laura, Amazon's Alpha House, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Bud Light's award-winning Super Bowl spot starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Don Cheadle, and the upcoming fourth season of Orange is the New Black.