In her new role, Molony will be responsible for Sales, Marketing, Editorial and Audience Development across the group, including IrishCentral, at an international level.
Katie Molony has been appointed as Chief Digital Officer, Global at Irish Studio over brands including IrishCentral, Irish Tatler, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE.ie, FarePlate, the Genealogy Event and more.
Discussing the appointment Mike Rich, CEO, Global for Irish Studio said, “Katie is an outstanding executive whose expertise and experience will provide tremendous value as Irish Studio continues to grow its digital first strategy.
“Her appointment to the Chief Digital Officer, Global role will work closely with Ciaran Casey CEO, Ireland and team, and will allow us to continue to engage our community and audiences with creative storytelling. At the same time, it will enable our advertising and brand partners to reach these audiences in an effective and efficient manner across platforms.”
Irish Studio is the premier, cross-platform digital media company with a global reach of over 10 million in Ireland and the United States.
The appointment marks another milestone in the company’s digital first strategy to drive deep engagement through the art of storytelling. Distributing creative and engaging content across platforms, Irish Studio is ideally positioned to connect brands to their audience in an authentic and effective way, all enhanced by the science of data.
Irish Studio’s leading media brands include IrishCentral, Irish Tatler, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE.ie, Ireland of the Welcomes, Irish Tatler Man, FarePlate, The Genealogy Event, Qinetic, British Heritage Travel, and Auto Ireland.
Backed by Studio Venture Capital, the company has ambitious plans for future growth in Ireland and across the United States.
Prior to this Molony held senior management positions within a number of high profile Irish and United Kingdom media companies. In her previous role she was Group CEO of Maximum Media / JOE Media UK and before that Marketing Manager of The Irish Times.
Liam Lynch Chairman of Irish Studio said “Katie is a proven, and highly capable, leader. She understands how to captivate audiences with stories that make you laugh, cry, smile and think, sometimes all at once. She’s also highly attuned to working with partners to develop the right commercial appeal.
“We are delighted to have her join our management team at Irish Studio as we lead our trusted brands through this period of digital growth. Katie adds to our existing incredible staff who are dedicated to serving the Irish and global Irish Diaspora communities.”
Molony said “Delighted to be joining Irish Studio at a time of transformation. I look forward to working with the team in Ireland and the U.S. on engaging new audiences and driving global growth.”
Irish Studio was created by Liam Lynch, a New York-based venture capitalist and media executive and is supported by Irish American co-investors. Mike Rich, a digital media video, music, and entertainment veteran from Aol, Bertelsmann and Radio One, serves as Irish Studio’s Global CEO. Ciaran Casey serves as the CEO of Irish Studio, Ireland.
Its mission is to be the most trusted source for the Irish and Irish Diaspora communities in Ireland and around the world that informs, entertains and inspires our audience by providing premium storytelling through digital, video, events, print, and social platforms.
In 2016, Irish Studio purchased IrishCentral and in 2017 they purchased Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland, FarePlate, The Genealogy Event and Ireland of the Welcomes. In 2018 Irish Studio acquired British Heritage Travel and Qinetic, and Q Media.
Irish Studio caters to the 6 million on the island of Ireland, the 34 million Irish Americans and 70 million Irish global diaspora and receives 4 million unique visitors per month. It has a large and quickly growing social media following, including 1 million Facebook followers, 150k Twitter followers, and 50k followers on Instagram. The brands also enjoy a 600k newsletter subscriber list. For more information visit www.irishstudio.com.
Studio VC is venture capital fund that provides capital and operational support to transformative companies that have strong growth potential. For more information, please visit www.studio.vc.