Home Accents Today names Robin Martinez publisher

Progressive Business Media has named Robin Martinez publisher of Home Accents Today, effective July 10, 2017.

Robin Martinez

Robin Martinez

Martinez is currently the publisher of Designers Today, PBM’s interior designer-focused quarterly, a role in which she will continue, working across the two brands to foster and strengthen client relationships, support new and ongoing sales and editorial projects, and explore opportunities for co-branded initiatives.

Martinez brings extensive experience in business management, sales and publishing to the position, including 14 years with PBM brands Furniture Today (ad director, marketing and sales management) and Kids Today (publisher). Before joining PBM, she worked in similar capacities for a tech company in the consumer packaged goods industry, and earned her MBA from UNC-Greensboro.
Concurrent with her position as publisher of Designers Today, Martinez has served as regional sales manager for Furniture Today. As such, she will be working closely with FT management to ensure a smooth transition and continuation of exceptional client service.

“We are so fortunate to have an individual like Robin on the PBM team,” said Catherine Silver, vice president of sales, PBM. “Home Accents Today and Designers Today are two of our fastest-growing publications and Robin is uniquely qualified to lead both, given her passion for the industry, superior marketing skills and natural leadership abilities. As a key member of our leadership team, she will continue to play a major role in the ongoing success of Furniture Today.”

As Home Accents Today’s publisher, Martinez will work closely with editorial and sales staff to develop and manage new and existing products that cater to the brand’s growing readership and customer base. Her time with Furniture Today, coupled with her unparalleled knowledge of the home furnishings industry, will also enable HAT and PBM to explore more partnership projects and opportunities with Furniture Today and sister brands.

“This is a fantastic development; there is absolutely no one on earth who is better suited for this role,” said Susan Dickenson, editor in chief, Home Accents Today. “Robin knows our brand, our customers, our strengths and weaknesses… and she’s bringing all that knowledge, along with her incredible creativity, personality, experience and track record, to the HAT team. I feel like we just hit the jackpot!”

“I am honored and humbled to be entrusted with this position at PBM,” Martinez said. “Prior business managers of this iconic brand did an amazing job, turning Home Accents Today into the industry leading publication it is today. I am truly excited about the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Susan and such a talented team, and look forward to developing strong relationships with our wonderful customers.”

Martinez will be joining the Home Accents Today staff at the summer trade shows, beginning with this week’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. She may be reached at rmartinez@pbmbrands.com.

Progressive Business Media, with offices in Greensboro, N.C. and New York, is a leading media and marketing communications solutions company for the home furnishings industry. Its portfolio of industry leading brands includes Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Designers Today, Home Furnishings News (HFN), Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Casual Living, Exterior Design, Home and Textiles Today, Kids Today and Playthings. PBM’s clients can tap into a comprehensive portfolio of services to enhance their businesses, including research, video and website production, content creation, conferences and events and other traditional, inbound and digital marketing services.