Heavy is a New York-based digital media company that owns and operates Heavy.com and Ahoramismo.com.
Heavy.com is a real-time news and information portal reaching 35 million unique visitors per month.
Ahoramismo.com is Heavy’s Spanish language real-time news and information portal reaching 2 million unique visitors per month.
A Recent History of Heavy
In 2012 Heavy.com pivoted from original video entertainment to real-time news and information appealing to a broad audience. From 2012 to 2016, with a new team led by Editor-in-Chief Aaron Nobel, the site’s audience has grown from 3 million to 35 million organic unique visitors per month.
In 2015 we expanded with the launch of our Spanish-language site, AhoraMismo.com.
Heavy is focused on growing audience and enabling writers to become successful entrepreneurs. The Heavy platform provides technology, audience development, publishing, monetization, and a unique partnership with contributors to build long-term value.
We’re always looking to partner with new journalists, bloggers and media entrepreneurs. Feel free to contact us.
A Brief History of Heavy
Heavy was established in 1999 by Simon Assaad and David Carson.
In 1997 the duo worked together on the team that produced the IBM eBusiness campaign, which won the Interactive Grand Prix and two Gold Lions at Cannes, One Show, Clio and London Advertising awards.
In 1999 Assaad and Carson launched Heavy.com as one of the first broadband video entertainment platforms. The company produced a dozen shows for Heavy covering a broad spectrum of topics including satire (Behind the Music the Sucks), reality (D-Life), feminism (Heavy Petting) and social commentary (The Jimmy Show). The programming attracted millions of viewers online and was licensed to television platforms worldwide.
In 2001 Assaad and Carson formed TeamHeavy, a professional services group, to build other media properties. TeamHeavy launched the music network Fuse, LIFE magazine and AOL Music. In 2004 TeamHeavy was consolidated into Heavy.com.
In 2005 Heavy experienced a period of strong audience growth resulting in annual top line revenue increases, financing, and expansion to Asia, Europe and North America.
In 2009 Heavy went through a period of consolidation. In 2012 Aaron Nobel joined Assaad at Heavy.com as Editor-in-Chief and relaunched Heavy.com as a real-time news and information portal.
With rapid reporting and user-friendly formats, Heavy provides timely coverage of breaking news, sports, entertainment, television, consumer technology, gaming and social media trends.