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Source: Meredith Agrimedia news release

Meredith Agrimedia has named Josh Riessen as National Account Manager, effective immediately. In this new role, Riessen will be responsible for all advertising revenue for the Living the Country Life brand, managing the direct response advertising for all Meredith Agrimedia brands, and account leader for a select list of strategic national accounts for Successful Farming, and related brands.

"Josh has proven to be a true leader at Meredith Agrimedia by leading the charge of advertising sales the Living the Country Life brands," says Scott Mortimer, Vice President and Group Publisher for Meredith Agrimedia.

"His customer focus and strategic view of marketing make him a great fit for this new role."

Meredith Agrimedia has a rich history of providing its advertising partners with best in class ideas and marketing results. Josh will continue this position by overseeing the hiring and training of a new rural lifestyle account executive. In addition, he will work closely with his strategic accounts to deliver cutting edge integrated marketing solutions.

Riessen is a graduate of Iowa State University and brings agency experience to his role. Previously, he served as the Rural Lifestyle Sales Manager for Meredith Agrimedia. Josh will remain based in Des Moines at Meredith's headquarter offices.

About Meredith Agrimedia

The Meredith Agrimedia brand was founded in 2013 and builds on Meredith's 110-year heritage of serving the information needs of rural and farm families. It encompasses Successful Farming, Living the Country Life, and Ageless Iron Almanac to provide marketing solutions by engaging those living on the land through a wide variety of platforms, including publishing, digital, broadcast and mobile.

Successful Farming was Meredith's first magazine in 1902 and now reaches 1.2 million readers each month. Its website, was established in 1995 as one of the first agricultural websites in America. Living the Country Life was founded in 2002 as a sister publication to Successful Farming. The editors identified a growing community of small farmers and acreage owners across the United States that needed information tailored to their lifestyles. In 2007, Living the Country Life became a standalone multimedia brand, using publishing, radio, digital, and television to reach the rural lifestyle audience.

About Meredith Corporation

Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving 100 million American women every month through multiple well-known national brands and local television brands in fast-growing markets. Meredith is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, food, health and wellness and self-development. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms - including print, television, digital, mobile, tablets, and video - to give consumers content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith's daily one hour lifestyle program, The Better Show, airs weekdays in more than 160 markets across the U.S., and to 90 million homes on the Hallmark Channel.

Additionally, Meredith uses its many assets to create powerful custom marketing solutions for many of the nation's top brands and companies. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing has significantly added to its capabilities in recent years through the acquisition of cutting-edge companies in digital, mobile, social, healthcare, database, and international marketing.

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