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Elizabeth Arden’s ‘From The Desk Of #LizArden’ wins Best in Show at the first Glossy Awards

Elizabeth Arden won Best in Show at the first Glossy Awards tonight, for its multi-platform digital campaign, “From the Desk of #LizArden.” With the campaign, the 107-year-old beauty brand updated its image for the modern customer: For starters, it ditched the…

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Tia Mowry To Launch ‘Quick Fix’ Web Series In Partnership With Kin Community

Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry — whose identical twin sister Tamera is a co-host of daytime TV’s The Real — is set to foray into the digital video realm alongside lifestyle network Kin Community. Mowry…

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Mr. Kate, Known For Interior Design Videos, Tries Beauty Vlogging In New Web Series

2017 has been a busy year for Mr. Kate. Over the past few months, the interior design channel hosted by wife-and-husband duo Kate Albrecht and Joey Zehr has signed with the Kin Community network, reached…

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Kin Community Expands Senior Management Team With Three New Hires

Kin Community, a leading multi-channel network in the lifestyle category, has tapped two new top-tier executives and promoted former VP of marketing Steve Bonner to the newly-created role of chief brand officer. Joining the company…

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Amid YouTube Channel Evolution, Dulce Candy Signs With Kin Community

Army veteran-turned-beauty and fashion influencer Dulce Candy Ruiz has signed with Kin Community, a leading multi-channel network in the lifestyle space. Kin, which also represents Rosanna Pansino, Hannah Hart, and, most recently, Mr. Kate, will…

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Kin Community Coalesces Around Millennial Women And Their Ways Home

  A decade in, Michael Wayne finally has a clear vision of what his company can be. The former Sony Pictures Entertainment executive had been driven by the idea that video would overtake the Internet,…

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YouTube Millionaires: Mr. Kate Stands “For An ‘Anything Goes’ Mentality”

Welcome to YouTube Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about YouTube success.…

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From Casper to Airbnb, Here Are the Brand Finalists for 2017’s Shorty Awards

The 9th annual awards show features social media standouts Between memes, hot takes and demands to delete your account, social media is a key way for brands and individuals to make themselves heard. The trick is…

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Kin Community Signs Buzzy Lifestyle Channel ‘Mr. Kate’ (Exclusive)

  Kin Community has signed Mr. Kate, Tubefilter has exclusively learned — a multi-platform lifestyle channel headlined by designer Kate Albrecht and her husband Joey Zehr. As part of the partnership, Kin will team with Mr.…

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Kin Nabs Nikki and Kayley from StyleHaul and Feast of Fiction from Tastemade

Digital celebrities Nikki Phillippi, Kayley Melissa and Feast of Fiction join Kin Community’s vast network of creators. Collectively the trio adds a social reach of 4.8 million to the Kin Community global network, which already…

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Kin Community Australia Appoints New MD And Marketing Manager

Kin Community Australia has today announced two key hires, as momentum builds for the home-focused content brand and creator community heading into 2017. Highly-experienced digital media executive and video content-led community builder Liz Ferguson has…

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News Bulletin: Quantcast poaches Telstra marketer; Kin Community expands

Virgin Velocity appoints first CMO Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer programme has appointed its first CMO. Former American Express marketer Dean Chadwick will take on the post and report to Karl Schuster CEO of Velocity.…

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Kin Community Australia appoints new MD and integrated marketing manager

Kin Community Australia has made two new appointments to the network, naming Brave Bison’s Liz Ferguson as managing director and The Remarkables’ Sarah Chegwidden as integrated marketing manager. Ferguson joins Kin Community from independent media…

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Corus, Kin, Cineplex awarded at Digi Awards

Corus Entertainment and Kin Canada were among the big winners at last night’s 2016 Digi Awards. The award show capped off the two-day 2016 nextMedia conference, and awarded the best in digital content, personalities and…

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Fairfax’s Allure Media to focus on native video content as JV with Kin Community gets underway

Fairfax Media’s digital division, Allure Media, and women’s lifestyle publisher Kin Community, will embark on a two-week advertiser and agency roadshow after cementing a joint venture to bring the US operation to Australia. Kin Community…

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Digital Network Kin Community Taps Shauna Miller as Head of Programming

Kin Community, a multiplatform network focused on young female audiences, announced the appointment of former Penny Chic CEO Shauna Miller as director of original programming. Miller joined Kin earlier this year in the newly created…

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Kin Community Coming to Australia

Digital lifestyle network Kin Community is going Down Under via a partnership with Sydney-based digital publisher Allure Media. Under the terms of the deal, Allure Media becomes Kin Community’s exclusive media representative in Australia and New Zealand.…

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Kin Community Signs Leading Lifestyle Vlogger Kalel In Multi-Year Deal

Lifestyle vlogger Kalel, who counts more than 2 million subscribers on her three-year-old YouTube channel, has inked a multi-year partnership with multi-platform network Kin Community, which will henceforth represent media opportunities and brand integrations for…

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Kin Community partners with Allure Media after $13.5 million funding round

Fresh from taking part in a $13.5 million funding round for Kin Community, Allure Media is partnering with the California-based video publisher to bring the women’s community and content creator to Australia. The latest round,…

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Giant lifestyle video network Kin Community is coming to Australia

US-based lifestyle network Kin Community is launching its offering to the Australian market through Allure Media, the publishing company for Business Insider Australia. Kin Community Australia will be the local extension of the lifestyle network…

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Four L.A. start-ups hunting for online video stars raise a combined $56 million

In the eyes of start-up investors, MTV’s “True Life,” HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” and Comedy Central’s “Roast” specials are so yesterday. Today’s hot productions are young, edgier and tend to premiere online. They carry the names “Human,”…

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Kin Community raises $13.5 million to go global

A handful of international investors are joining Kin Community. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based digital media company has raised $13.5 million in new funding in a Series D led by Emil Capital Partners, a consumer-focused investment…

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Female-Focused Digital Network Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million from Tegna, Others

More money is rolling into digital video: Kin Community, a multiplatform network focused on young women, has raised $13.5 million in new funding. The Series D financing round was led by previous investor Emil Capital…

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Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million In Fresh Funding, Eyeing Push Into Australia, The U.K.

Women’s multi-channel network Kin Community, which represents bold-faced YouTube stars like Rosanna Pansino and Hannah Hart, has reportedly raised $13.5 million in a series D funding round. This brings total cash raised by the five-year-old,…

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Web Video Company Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million to Fund International Expansion

Kin Community, a web video company that both produces original content and works with a stable of top digital media creators, has raised $13.5 million in series D financing. The company plans to use the…

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Kin Community Revamps Flagship YouTube Channel, Announces New Series From Hannah Hart, Jenn Im

At an intimate NewFronts event last night, held within the home of Kin Community creator Christiane Lemieux, the lifestyle network announced its renewed commitment to the home space — including decor and DIY — as…

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Amazon is opening its video platform and YouTube creators are seeing dollar signs

By opening up its video platform to more publishers, Amazon has some YouTube networks and creators seeing dollar signs. The new self-serve program, called Amazon Video Direct, allows video owners to distribute directly on Amazon’s…

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Kin Community Signs Leading Lifestyle Creators Jenn Im And Stephanie Villa

Lifestyle network Kin Community announced today that it has signed creators Jenn Im and Stephanie Villa to its burgeoning roster. Im and Villa, whose ClothesEncounters and SoothingSista channels boast 1.6 million and 275,000 subscribers respectively,…

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Maripier Morin makes it happen for Motrin campaign

How do the hockey wives handle the pressures of every day life? If Maripier Morin, wife of Utica Comet’s Brandon Prust is asked, she’s likely to refer to the hashtag for her latest Motrin campaign:…

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Kin turns the lens on South Asian Creators

In the world of digital where content fodder seems infinite, women’s lifestyle network Kin Community looks to differentiate itself as a entity with a sharp focus. To that end, the Canadian arm of the LA-based…

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It’s Time to Fix Social Influencers’ ‘Bad Neighbor’ Problem (Guest Column)

Too many claim to represent content creators, which confuses brands If “good fences make good neighbors,” as Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall” suggests, then the content creator/social influencer space is a really bad neighborhood. Regretfully,…

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YouTube Network Kin Community Goes Wide With Distribution Business

Kin Community has already established itself on YouTube thanks to a network that includes some of the video site’s best-known stars. Now, the company that brands itself as “the global leader in women’s lifestyle” has…

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Video Net Kin Community Opens Kin Studios to Produce Videos for Brands

If it’s a Thursday, some publisher somewhere is probably organizing a team to make ads for brands. On this Thursday that publisher is digital video network Kin Community. Kin Community has formed Kin Studios, a…

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Kin Community Opens Branded Content Studio

Kin Community is the latest digital video network to open a branded content arm, announcing the launch of Kin Studios this morning. Kin Studios will work with brands–Beiersdorf, P&G, and Wilton have all signed content…

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Kin Community, Corus Launch Branded Campaigns Featuring Canadian, American YouTube Stars

Kin Community Canada and Corus Entertainment are working hard to bring new branded content to online video fans. The two companies have partnered with various Canadian YouTube creators to launch three new campaigns starting on…

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Kin Canada signs W Network stars

Kin Community Canada has signed two Corus Entertainment broadcast talents to be the faces of two new channels in its W Network stars Maripier Morin (Hockey Wives) and Cherryl Torrenueva (Game of Homes) have signed…

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Kin Community Gets Fit for NewFronts

Kin Community gets the healthy living award at this year’s NewFronts. Also, the earliest: 7:30 this morning at a SoulCycle in New York City. Kin is the No. 1 lifestyle destination for women on YouTube,…

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Kin Community’s ‘Kin House Venice Beach’ and Bridal Collaboration: How Kin Made Creator’s Dreams Come True

Kin Community has stepped it up in the past few weeks, from gathering creators to a scenic getaway in Venice Beach, California, to creating the perfect wedding collaboration. A few weeks ago, I had the…

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YouTube Network Kin Community Signs Three Lifestyle Entrepreneurs (Exclusive)

Food blogger Mimi Thorisson, yoga instructor Rachel Brathen and DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux will create YouTube channels as part of the Kin network. Lifestyle-focused digital media firm Kin Community has signed three female entrepreneurs who…

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LaurDIY joins Kin Community

LaurDIY, a YouTube channel run by and starring Toronto-based fashion vlogger and DIY guru Lauren Riihimaki, has joined Kin Community, the multi-channel network announced Tuesday. With the channel’s 1.34 million YouTube subscribers and 4.3 million…

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Kin Community – A Digital Entertainment Company of the Future

MCN acquisitions streaked 2014, and for most startup founders, the “exit” is the best (and often only) focal point. But what if an acquisition is not the only target? That’s exactly what Michael Wayne, CEO…

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KIN Community – My Interview with CEO Michael Wayne of the “Quiet” MCN for Women

Kin Community – a leading women’s lifestyle MCN (in fact, they bill themselves as being “the #1 women’s community”), but have you heard of them? Chances are, “no.” But, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know them.…

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KIN CEO Michael Wayne talks Corus investment

Before last month, digital content network KIN hadn’t raised money since 2008 — around the time the U.S. economy imploded. After that, co-founders of the Santa Monica-based startup decided to focus on developing their business…

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Leveraging YouTube, Kin Community Aims for Longterm Independent Success

While a number of YouTube multichannel networks (MCNs) have made lucrative exits recently, Kin Community, an MCN/female-focused lifestyle network, is instead aiming for long-term independent success, CEO and co-founder Michael Wayne explained to me.

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Corus Entertainment Announces Strategic Partnership with Leading Multichannel Network for Women’s Lifestyle on YouTube, KIN Community

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ – Earlier today, it was announced that Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) has led a Series C round of funding in the Santa Monica-based lifestyle digital media company, KIN.

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