Monique Manso (photo) has been named publisher of People en Español, Time Inc. announced. The position was left vacant when Lucias Ballas Traynor left in mid-March. Formerly VP of Sales for Time Inc., Manso joined the company in 2007 as corporate sales director and is credited with successfully selling the company¹s first-ever integrated marketing program in the food category.
Prior to joining Time Inc., Manso served as Account Director for Conde Nast¹s Bon Appétit. She began her executive career in international media planning with a focus on the Latin American market and as a Media Planner and Media Director for Ammirati Puris Lintas Worldwide and Ogilvy & Mather, respectively.
New position for Michelle Ebanks
Michelle Ebanks has been appointed to the new position of President, People en Espanol. In this new role, Ebanks will continue to serve as President of Essence Communications, a Time Inc owned magazine targeting African American women, and assume the added responsibility of President of People en Espanol; tasked with advancing Time Inc.'s businesses within these important multicultural segments.
A 15-year veteran of Time Inc., Ebanks directed the acquisition and development of Essence, which has become one of the world's top media companies serving the African-American audience. Under her leadership, Essence magazine has undertaken brand extensions, such as Essence.com (a joint venture with the Warner Bros Television Group) and the Essence Music Festival. Ebanks joined Essence in March 2001 as group publisher.