Maven on The Today Show
“A new platform has even been launched to combat Facebook: Maven debuted in 2016 and has already attracted more than 300 publishers to its site, getting about 90 million unique clicks a month. Homer moved her KidsActivities page to Maven, and now directs her Facebook followers to the competitor platform.”
Coverage of Maven/Say Media/HubPages Merger
The Today Show segment is on the heels of a Business Insider story, which covered Maven’s organizational changes as a key move to create efficiencies and become a viable alternative outside of Facebook for small publishers.
The article also announced the post-merger leadership team, consisting of executives from all three organizations. Maven founder James Heckman remains CEO and a member of the board; Josh Jacobs remains President and Executive Chair of the board; HubPages CEO/founder Paul Edmondson becomes Maven’s COO; Michelle Panzer of Say joins to become Maven’s Chief Marketing Officer; Say’s Ben Trott will become Maven’s Chief Product Officer, managing all three company’s product and technology teams with Maven co-founder Ben Joldersma remaining CTO and Chief Architect.
Rapid Expansion of Maven Sports
Over the past few weeks, nine additional NFL channels have launched in Maven's sports network, all led by seasoned NFL beat writers and columnists: