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Internet Week New York Names Caroline Waxler as Festival Director; Long-time industry leader, to take helm of burgeoning Internet festival

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Week New York has named Caroline Waxler Festival Director.  In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing all festival content and strategy and the lead ambassador for the festival to New York's thriving Internet scene.

"We have known and admired Caroline for years as a pillar of the NY Internet community and are thrilled that she has joined the team to lead the next phase of IWNY. There is no better person for the role," said Internet Week co-founders, Neil Vogel and David-Michel Davies.

Waxler most recently was working with a number of fashion technology clients to help define their digital media presence, including both startups and established institutions. Prior to that she served as the Digital Content Director at Lucky Magazine, where she produced Lucky FABB, a groundbreaking digital fashion and beauty blogger conference series.

Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, Advertising Age, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Glamour, Think Quarterly by Google, and the New York Post. She has also written for television shows such as "Best Week Ever" and "Good Morning America."  She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

"We are excited to have Caroline add her passion for the New York City tech community and digital expertise to the festival as we expand to bring in new audiences and premium content in 2013," says Allison Arden of Crain Communications who took a majority stake in Internet Week in August. Under the agreement, Crain Communications and the Internet Week NY team will grow the festival under a shared vision, with Crain Communications taking the reins of day-to-day management.

About Internet Week NY - Launched in 2008 in cooperation with the New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Internet Week NY is a week-long festival celebrating Internet business and culture. In 2012, over 250 events took place throughout the city, drawing nearly 40,000 attendees. Presenting Sponsor Yahoo!, Vice, Microsoft, IAC, The New York Times, New York Tech Meetup, NYU and dozens more of the city's leading Internet organizations participated in the 2012 festival. In August 2012, Crain Communications made an investment in Internet Week New York and has assumed day to day responsibilities for the festival.

About Crain Communications Inc - An industry leader, Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia. The company's 850 employees in 11 locations produce exciting publications, digital products, events, marketing services, custom publishing, lead generation and research and data products to help its millions of readers and clients succeed. The company's website is www.crain.com.

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