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Jun 9, 2014
Crafts Industry Expert Linda Augsburg Named Editorial Content Chief For American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine And Meredith Crafts Group

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP;, the nation's leading media and marketing company serving 100 million American women, announced today that Linda Augsburg has been named Editorial Content Chief for American Patchwork and Quilting magazine and the Meredith Crafts Group, effective immediately.

Meredith introduces an updated market positioning and logo that reflect the strength of Meredith's national and local consumer media brands as well as its expanded portfolio of marketing solutions.

Augsburg has extensive experience in the quilting and crafts industry, with emphasis in editorial, multi-media and retail. She has worked closely with digital and online teams to develop programs and social platforms for brands. Augsburg's background includes helping launch numerous publications and brands – including McCall's Quilting and BeadStyle and Art Jewelry – as well as multiple websites for crafts, sewing and quilting audiences during her career at Prime Publishing.

Augsburg experience also includes several editorial roles at Kalmbach Publishing from 2003-2010, where she served as Editor of Make It Mine. Prior to Kalmbach, she worked for Michaels Arts & Crafts Company as Editor of Michaels Create!

Augsburg is a graduate of Bradley University with a degree in Business Management. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Craft and Hobby Association.

"Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in print, video and digital publishing that will be incredibly valuable as we further deepen our craft and quilting multi-channel brands with their passionate and engaged audiences," said Tom Davis, VP/Group Publisher, WOOD/APQ/Crafts Group, who also noted that Augsburg is an avid quilter.

Meredith Corporation ( is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith features multiple well-known national brands – including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes, Fitness, More, American Baby, Every Day with Rachael Ray and FamilyFun – along with fourteen local television brands in fast-growing markets. Meredith is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, food, health and wellness and self-development. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including print, television, digital, mobile, tablets, and video – to give consumers content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

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