Discovery (NSDQ: DISAB) Communications (NSDQ: DISCA) has added to Kelly Day's responsibilities as COO of the commerce division by putting digital media in her portfolio as well. Day will report to Bruce Campbell, president of the recently combined Digital Media and Corporate Development unit.
Day will oversee operations related to U.S. websites, as well as interactive technology, digital programming and licensing and home entertainment. Before this, Day had mainly been charged with growing e-commerce at DiscoveryStore.com. The move is part of a larger wave of streamlining and cost-cutting. In particular, a number of media properties are looking for ways to tie content with e-commerce functions, as advertising sales drop.
Before joining Discovery in 2005, Day was VP of e-commerce at wedding media company The Knot. She spent the previous seven years at AOL (NYSE: TWX) in a variety of digital media/commerce positions, with her primary focus being on building up the AOL Shopping channel, which coincidentally, just got a major overhaul, a rep for the Time Warner unit told paidContent.
By David Kaplan