When Andrea Miller ’02 read Soul Mates, by Thomas Moore, during her second year at the School, Moore’s musings on the transcendent power of love and relationships galvanized the entrepreneur. “The idea that relationships intersect with nearly everything we do—career, communication, sex, travel and leisure, even the home—is inspiring,” says Miller, who launched
Tango, a magazine devoted to life and relationships, on February 8.
Miller had fallen in love with publishing as the managing editor of the Bottom Line. After graduating, she took the Columbia Publishing Course through the School of Journalism and began raising funds, developing strategic partnerships, hiring a staff and working on circulation strategies for her magazine. “Most women’s magazines pay little attention to substantive issues,” says Miller. “Tango is a thinking woman’s magazine in disguise.”
Ava Seave, Tango’s general manager and an adjunct professor at the School, says the magazine has the potential to become “a leader in its category” and credits Miller for recognizing that an intelligent take on love could carve out a niche that would appeal to advertisers. Beyond its marketability, Seave emphasizes Tango’s content: “The creative itself is the thing that sings.”