December 20, 2017

SHE Media Achieves Peak Reach of 89 Million Unique Visitors Per Month in Nov. 2017 Following a 65% Increase in 2 Months

NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2017 – SHE Media, formerly SheKnows Media, is a mission-driven digital media company created for and by women with approximately 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 350 million-plus social media fans and followers, today announced that its reach is the highest it’s ever been at 89 million unique visitors per month following a 65 percent increase between September and November 2017, according to comScore.

SHE Media now ranks among the top four in comScore’s Female Audience in Lifestyles Category, jumping ahead of contenders that include Meredith, Hearst, TIME Inc., Bustle, POPSUGAR and Refinery29. comScore also reveals that 24.6 million millennial women ages 18 to 34 visit SHE Media’s sites each month, significantly outpacing that of Bustle (16 million), POPSUGAR (7.7 million), and Refinery29 (8.5 million).

In addition to ongoing efforts to deliver purpose-driven content that builds community, celebrates authentic female voices and stays true to its mission of women inspiring women, SHE Media’s growth can be attributed to its major investment in advertising technology, which serves premium targeted audience at scale for programmatic and private marketplace brand partners. Programmatic sales became the main source of the Company’s revenue for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2017, representing a three-fold increase over programmatic revenue generated in the same quarter last year.

SHE Media also attributes its growth to a keen focus on women’s health and wellness. In late September 2017, the Company announced that its highly anticipated 2018 #BlogHer event series – a key competitive differentiator – would kick off with a conference for approximately 500 top health and wellness female content creators, social media influencers, experts and advocates.  

The 2018 #BlogHer event series builds upon the brand’s 14 years of leadership in conferences and live events.  With an attendee base of over 5,000 content creators, #BlogHer has a scalable model to host quarterly events for top influencers and experts, focused on vertical areas of interest. With #BlogHer18 Health as the kick off to the 2018 event series and #BlogHer Food and #BlogHer Beauty conferences in the works, along with the annual #BlogHer Experts event, SHE Media is the clear leader in influencer events for content publishers. 

Taking place Jan. 30-31 in New York and featuring premier speakers including Arianna HuffingtonJillian MichaelsCamila Alves McConaughey and key influencers like the Balanced Blonde’s Jordan Youngercelebrity trainer and nutritionist Kelly LeVeque and Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow#BlogHer18 Health has already surpassed all other #BlogHer conferences in terms of revenue from sponsorships.

“After introducing health and wellness content at our annual #BlogHer17 conference, we realized there is an ardent desire to move the women’s health and wellness conversation forward, which dovetails nicely with our mission of helping women use their voices for good,” said Samantha Skey, CEO, SHE Media. “We also discovered this opened us to a viable market we had not yet tapped into, particularly among pharmaceutical brands that seek unique and meaningful ways to connect directly with our online audience and the women who attend our conferences. Developing a robust health and wellness presence makes good sense for our business.  This is the first of a series of live events #BlogHer will host for women content creators.”

SHE Media’s advantage in the health and wellness space is reflected in the numbers: According to comScore, the Company’s 89 million unique visitors per month far exceeds that of health endemic sites like WebMD (75 million), Healthline (47 million), Everyday Health (44 million), and LIVESTRONG (27 million).

A look at new health content published each month on SHE Media sites shows a 49 percent YTD growth in users, and a 25 percent YTD increase in pageviews since January 2017.

In early 2018, SHE Media will integrate the HelloFlo website and its popular “Learn From Her” platform into SheKnows.com. There, the HelloFlo brand will continue to live as the site’s main health content hub, addressing topics that range from reproductive and sexual health; to healthy lifestyle tips and techniques; to understanding and destigmatizing mental illness; to maternal health; to body positivity; to the latest medical breakthroughs and more.

Skey, added, “Amid a year marked by massive consolidation and technological shifts that have forever changed the publishing industry, SHE Media is gaining greater market share and reach. We will deliver both growth and profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017. That’s a true testament to our steadfast approach of providing our audience with entertaining, inspiring and useful content they can’t get anywhere else, as well as our ability to sense and act on opportunities like women’s health where we can have the greatest impact.”

Sources:

  • comScore MediaMetrix Multi-Platform November 2017

  • comScore Media Metrix Total Internet: Females: 18-34 Lifestyles November 2017

  • Google Analytics Premium, November 2017 vs. January 2017

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About SHE Media

SHE Media is a mission-driven digital media company created by and for women with approximately 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 350 million-plus social media fans and followers. Our mission is to validate women’s voices and leadership as a unifying force for global good. The SHE Media Partner Network is the leading source for thousands of content creators, offering a diverse portfolio of monetization opportunities and educational materials to help them turn their passions into profit. SHE Media encompasses a family of leading media properties alongside our flagship sites: SheKnows.comSTYLECASTER, and BlogHer, which hosts the world’s leading events for female content creators and entrepreneurs. SHE Media is also the creator of innovative platforms that include: The #Femvertising Awards, which honors the best pro-female advertising each year; Hatch, a resource for parents featuring kid-generated content; and The Pitch, a live event series for women entrepreneurs.

Part of Penske Media Corporation (PMC), SHE Media is based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Scottsdale, Ariz. Follow SHE Media on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Jenni Ottum     
Sr. Director, Public Relations          
SHE Media
Jenni.Ottum@shemedia.com
480.231.4887