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Public Affairs Consultant to Join Magazine Roster

NEW YORK, NY (May 6, 2014) – Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, today announces that Audrey Gelman, political and media relations strategist, has joined Marie Claire as a contributing editor.

Gelman will be an ambassador for the Marie Claire brand, where she will consult on story ideas, provide insight on trends and women to watch, and write for the magazine.

“Audrey brings to Marie Claire a unique perspective that will help us further expand our view of the world,” said Fulenwider. “She represents the new generation of multi-dimensional talents, and I look forward to collaborating with her.”

Gelman is a vice president at SKDKnickerbocker’s strategic communications and public relations practice in New York City. Prior to that she worked as Deputy Director of Communications and Press Secretary to New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. In 2012, Gelman helped re-launch Downtown for Democracy Political Action Committee (D4D), an advocacy organization originally formed in 2004 to engage the creative community in electoral politics. Throughout the summer of 2012, D4D—dubbed the “Hipster PAC”—held a dozen events that engaged every corner of New York’s cultural landscape in political activism. She began her career as a press aide in the Communications Department of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign for president. 

Marie Claire is a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album. Brand extension Marie Claire @Work, targeted to the modern-day career woman and featuring the tools she needs for success in the workplace, continues to thrive.

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About Marie Claire

Marie Claire ( is the fashion magazine with character, substance, and depth, for women with a point of view, an opinion, and a sense of humor. Each issue is edited for a sexy, stylish, confident woman who is never afraid to make intelligence a part of her wardrobe.  A culturally relevant experience, Marie Claire is published in 35 countries and is read by more than 15 million worldwide. The magazine was founded in 1937 by French industrialist Jean Prouvost, whose goal was to present the realities of life mixed with fashion and beauty coverage. The American edition is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2013) and reaches 83 million adults (Fall 2013 MRI gfk). In addition, the company publishes nearly 300 editions around the world. Hearst Magazines Digital Media, dedicated to creating and implementing Hearst Magazines’ digital strategy, manages more than 24 websites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, ELLE, ELLE DECOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as digital-only sites such as, a food site in partnership with MSN;; and Hearst Magazines has published more than 150 apps and digital editions for the iOS and Android platforms. The company also includes iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency. Follow Marie Claire on Twitter at @marieclaire.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014