Winter Park, Fla. ― Erika Hueneke has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. Hueneke has been an integral part of the DWH team for eight years, most recently serving as executive editor.
“With destination weddings becoming increasingly popular, Erika’s promotion couldn’t come at a better time,” said Shawn Bean, editorial director of Bonnier Corp.’s Active Interest Network. “A deep knowledge of the bridal industry and a longtime passion for travel make her the ideal person to lead the brand into the future.”
For the past year, Hueneke has led the day-to-day operations of DWH, charged with executing ― and continuously upgrading ― the brand’s revitalized editorial mission, launched with the January/February 2014 issue. In her new role, Hueneke will take on more big-picture responsibilities, among them spearheading print and digital content strategies, managing the DWH edit and art team, and increasing her visibility as a brand ambassador at industry events and client meetings.
“I believe in the mission of DWH — to help couples spend several days in paradise with their closest loved ones, making the most important commitment of their lives — and that ideal drives our staff,” said Hueneke. “We know firsthand the power of travel, and we’re passionate about creating a beautiful product that connects the dots for our readers. It’s an honor to lead this brand as we continue to find new ways of speaking to our audience.”
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons acts as equal parts travel agent and wedding planner. Filled with expert advice, visual inspiration, and personal insights from real-life brides and grooms, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons is tailored to modern couples taking their nuptials on the road and travel-savvy honeymooners in search of the next must-see locale.
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in America, with more than 30 multichannel brands extending into all platforms including magazines, digital media, books, events and product licensing. Bonnier Corp’s brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, American Photo, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Cycle World, Working Mother and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Swedish-based Bonnier AB, a multichannel media conglomerate operating in 15 countries.