AOL HIRES INDUSTRY VETERAN, ERIKA NARDINI, AS VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF MARKETING SOLUTIONS FOR AOL ADVERTISING

New York, NY – January 3, 2013 – AOL Inc. today announced the hiring of Erika Nardini as Vice President, Head of Marketing Solutions for AOL Advertising. A veteran of the media business, Nardini will drive marketing and creative strategies for AOL's advertising business. She will be based in New York, and report to Jim Norton, Senior Vice President of AOL Advertising.
"Erika is an industry leader having worked at major digital brands in key marketing roles," said Norton. "I am excited to have her join the advertising leadership team as we continue to deliver high value solutions to our advertising and agency partners. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this critical role."

"AOL has long been at the forefront of content and brand experiences which has been my passion throughout my entire career," said Nardini. "I believe in the power of digital marketing and content experiences to wow and delight consumers and advertisers alike. I am excited to join the AOL team to continue to grow and expand their leadership in this space."

Nardini joins the company from Demand Media, where she served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, she was responsible for building the sales and marketing practices in support of the company's display business across DMD's four flagship properties. During her time with the company, she helped develop brand partnerships with premiere marketers such as The Home Depot, L'Oreal and Johnson & Johnson.

Earlier in her career, Nardini was Vice President, Brand Packaging & Solutions with Yahoo!, Inc. where she managed the marketing strategies and publishing capabilities across the company's leading properties and products. She also spent time with Microsoft building the global capabilities of its branded entertainment and experiences business while opening several offices for that unit around the globe. She began her career working for agencies Digitas and Arnold.

Nardini holds a BA from Colby College.

About AOL
AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

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