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Big news at Bleacher Report, as Turner Sports promoted Dorth Raphaely to GM of the platform, while Rory Brown gets elevated to Chief Content Officer. Meanwhile, Bleacher Report founder and GM Dave Finocchio and Sam Parnell, Chief Technology Officer, will assume new strategic advisory roles with the division beginning in 2015. Under Finnocchio’s guidance Bleacher Report has surpassed several key milestones over the last year, ranking as the second largest standalone sports website for the first time ever from April-August and notching a 40% annual increase in cross-platform monthly uniques, based on the latest comScore metrics. Meanwhile, in his new position as GM, Raphaely will add responsibility for business operations, product management and design, engineering and oversight of international expansion to his current leadership of the programming, analytics and quality control teams. Brown, based in New York, will oversee all forms of content for Bleacher Report under a unified content creation team, running both editorial and video content creation for the site and its Team Stream app. By the way, don’t miss Raphaely today as he keynotes the Cynopsis Sports Social Media Summit!

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