BridgeTower Media appoints brand development editor

HIGH POINT — Cindy Hodnett has been named executive editor of brand development for BridgeTower Media’s Home Furnishings Division, a new position for the division that includes Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Designers Today, Home Textiles Today and Home Furnishings News.

In this newly created role, Hodnett will work across all the division’s brands to develop and execute content strategy encompassing events, digital, print and social media.

Hodnett most recently was director of content & communication for International Market Centers, the largest exhibition company in the home furnishings, housewares and gift industries. During her tenure with IMC, Hodnett oversaw print, social, and video content as well as buyer communications for Las Vegas and High Point markets.

Together with her video team, she received eight Communicator and Telly awards for market coverage and retail insights, spanning content created more than a dozen states across the U.S.

Prior to joining IMC, Hodnett was the founding editor of Designers Today and upholstery and style editor for Furniture Today. In this new position she will report to Bill McLoughlin, editorial director of BridgeTower Media’s Home Furnishings Division.

“Cindy Hodnett is an exceptional content developer and strategist with a deep understanding of home furnishings and the consumer, lifestyle and industry drivers that shape that business,” said McLoughlin. “We are confident that her ability to see the long-term horizon and identify the developments that will shape the future of the industry will make her a tremendous asset to this organization and to the industry as a whole.”

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