Why We're So Excited to Work with Zooey Deschanel and the HelloGiggles Team

In this week's issue of PEOPLE, Editorial Director Jess Cagle used his Editor's Letter to introduce HelloGiggles, the newest member of our Time Inc. family.

  Why We're So Excited to Work with Zooey Deschanel and the HelloGiggles Team


One of my favorite Internet destinations is HelloGiggles, a pop culture and lifestyle site cofounded by New Girl star Zooey Deschanel. I first visited it because it's aimed at young women, who are a big part of the PEOPLE audience. But I kept going back because – even though I'm neither young nor a woman – it's incredibly entertaining and informative.

For me, HelloGiggles has ended up like a brilliant, entertaining companion who lets me know about things I may some way or another miss, for example, an amazing new podcast called Limetown, depicted as Serial meets The X-Files; a 13-year-old young lady who just turned into Mexico's most youthful authorized therapist; why the sexist-looking at the situation objectively term "man up" is being banned in U.K. schools; and "What one lady realized when dressed like Kylie Jenner for a week." (Short reply: It was debilitating.)

Established in 2011 by Deschanel, Sophia Rivka Rossi and Molly McAleer, HelloGiggles is presently more than a companion – it's an individual from the crew. On Oct. 19, Time Inc. declared that it had gained the site, and it will be a key some portion of our diversion system, which additionally incorporates PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly (we're the biggest computerized stimulation news system, with more than 50 million one of a kind guests a month).

It's likewise some portion of our methodology to grow every one of our brands into new regions including video and TV, live occasions and e-trade. At HelloGiggles, Sophia will remain the CEO and Zooey the boss innovative officer. I'm respected to call them associates.

Talking about e-business, I'm amped up for our new advanced endeavor called People Shop (Shop.People.com). There you will discover incredible, in vogue stock, the majority of it in the $25-$50 territory and quite a bit of it planned solely for PEOPLE.

There are additionally small boutiques, similar to Pet Shop, and a "For a Good Cause" segment including stock that advantages foundations; for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you'll discover items from Alex and Ani, NEST Fragrances and Conair­ – every one of whom give to bosom disease research.

Congrats to Jessica Malloy, senior chief of shopper showcasing, for getting People Shop off the ground – and without a moment to spare for the occasions when we require i
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