Active Interest Media Hires Alex A. Aufmann to Senior Marketing Director for BACKPACKER and Climbing - SNEWS

Active Interest Media Hires Alex A. Aufmann to Senior Marketing Director for BACKPACKER and Climbing

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Boulder, CO (February 15, 2017) – Active Interest Media ( announces the hiring of Alex Aufmann as Senior Marketing Director for BACKPACKER and Climbing Magazines, two marquis brands in AIM’s Outdoor Group. Aufmann hails from Colorado-based media and public relations company Backbone Media, where she managed several brand budgets across print, online, mobile, social media, out-of-home, radio and special events.

Aufmann brings a rich and diverse mix of skills and past experience, along with a life-long passion for skiing, which was cultivated while working for the Aspen Skiing Company. Just prior to joining the team at AIM, Alex was an Account Executive with, a digital brand specializing in outdoor gear, travel and fitness.

“At Backpacker and Climbing, we are consistently trying to differentiate our products for our clients,” said Sharon Houghton, Group Publisher for Backpacker and Climbing. “Our clients are partners and it’s critical that their investments are strategic and that they see the best return possible. Alex brings a focused approach as a seasoned media buyer, knowing what clients are looking for and being able to deliver premium 360-degree solutions is a tremendous asset for both our partners and the AIM brands.”

Alex is a dedicated skier, cyclist, foodie, and connoisseur of emerging technology, social media, and all things dog related.

Aufmann, herself, added: “I am stoked to join the AIM team during a time when its brands are carrying such great momentum in the outdoor industry. Backpacker & Climbing – are driven by its core outdoor values and an innovative vision, and the sky’s the limit as far as what we can offer to our partners.”

Active Interest Media outdoor group, is the industry’s leader for gear, education and adventure travel; it will rely heavily on Aufmann’s deep connection to the outdoor world to resonate with the leading and smaller outdoor brands, digital media, and content driven audience.

About Active Interest Media, Inc.

One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media ( produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. AIM produces the world’s largest boat shows, led by the annual Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, as well as the World Series of Team Roping, the second-richest equestrian competition in the world. Our brands include Yoga Journal, BACKPACKER, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Anglers Journal, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Spin to Win Rodeo, Practical Horseman, Dressage Today, Oxygen, Clean Eating, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, Cabin Living, Woodsmith, Garden Gate, and more. The company’s six divisions—the Equine Network, Home Group, Healthy Living Group, Marine Group, Outdoor Group, and Creative Home Group—also operate thriving B2B platforms, online universities, and retail events. Core competencies include lead generation (through our Qualified Buyer Program), marketing services (through our in-house agency, Catapult Creative Labs), and video production; Warren Miller Entertainment is the most successful adventure-film company in history, and AIM Studios is a seven-person unit

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