Time Inc. Is in Talks to Buy Jane Pratt's Millennial-Focused xoJane

Time Inc. is close to acquiring Jane Pratt's xoJane and xoVain sites for an undisclosed sum as it looks to increase its content targeting millennial women, sources tell Adweek. The New York publisher is interested in buying Pratt's two sites to build up its focus on digital-only brands, which already include homes-focused website The Snug and beauty-oriented Mimi. Most recently, Time Inc. launched The Drive, an automotive site for guys under 35. A Time Inc. spokesman said the company does not comment about speculative acquisitions. With xoJane and xoVain, Time Inc. appears to be making a push for millennial women. According to comScore, xoJane had 2.5 million unique visitors in September, up from 1.1 million in September 2014. Sister site xoVain clocked in 958,000 viewers in September. per comScore. xoVain launched in March 2013, but did not meet comScore's minimum traffic numbers to be tracked year-over-year. Pratt—the sites' co-founder and editor-in-chief—has been looking for a buyer for several months, since its previous owner, Say Media, sold off its editorial properties in February to focus on selling publishers advertising-technology software and online publishing platforms. At that time, Say Media vp of brand development and global marketing Michelle Panzer told Adweek: "Owning online publications can certainly be profitable. .. For us, it was too difficult to build both businesses. There are a lot of media companies that are learning this quickly. Media... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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