Critics Include: Patricia Wells, Bruno Verjus & Alexander Lobrano in France; Gael Greene & Ruth Reichl in the US; Masuhiro Yamamoto, Kundo Koyama & Sam Ohta in Japan; Charles Campion in the UK, Vir Sanghvi in India and Aun Ko in Singapore, China & South-East Asia
BRISBANE, CA—November 28, 2012—Mode Media Corporation. (corp.mode.com) leading vertical social media company with the largest online global reach in lifestyle, today announced the world’s most respected restaurant critics will select the top restaurants for Foodie.com, Glam’s vertical property dedicated to all things food.
“The current food criticism and recommendation model is fundamentally broken—the rise of un-curated online user reviews against the old traditional restaurant guides of anonymous critics has resulted in a loss in the value of professional food critics, especially in a social digital world of sophisticated foodies,” said Samir Arora, Mode Media Chairman and CEO. “Our goal is to build an ecosystem of curated and owned editorial content, bringing together the voices of influential content creators and critics with the large reach of over 12 million users a month in our Foodie vertical.”
Critics include: Charles Campion (United Kingdom), Gael Greene (USA), Aun Ko (China), Kundo Koyama (Japan), Alexander Lobrano (France), Sam Ohta (Japan), Ruth Reichl (USA), Vir Sanghvi (India), Bruno Verjus (France), Patricia Wells (France) and Masuhiro Yamamoto (Japan).
About Mode Media
Mode Media was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 with a simple, yet powerful idea—that people are the most influential filters for discovering and sharing each other’s most passionate interests. We had a pioneering vision that professional digital content could be both as engaging for consumers and as important to brand advertisers as traditional media—and with the right platform, we could create a next generation media company that could bring the emotion of print magazines and the vivid engagement of television to digital consumers. Our mission is to help people create, discover and share content that they love. At our core, we are an innovative technology company that develops products to enrich the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Today, Mode Media is #1 in Lifestyle globally and a Top 10 Media Property—reaching more than 244 million global monthly unique users, as measured by comScore. Mode Media is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich, London, Paris, Toronto, Mumbai, Pune and Seoul.
For additional information regarding Mode Media, visit: corp.mode.com.
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