what happened to the berry chive
John and Leo Resig founded Resignation Media, LLC in August 2007  and then launched thechive.com in November, 2008.  The Chive name was created from combining the two cities in which the brothers lived: Leo was in Chicago (CHI) and John was in Venice Beach (VE).  The brothers went on to create additional photo-entertainment websites, all of which are staffed and managed by members of the Resig family.   On Monday, July 22, 2013 the Austin American-Statesman reported that during the summer of 2013 the parent company of The Chive, Resignation Media, was relocating to a renovated space in downtown Austin, Texas. 
In 2007, the “Donald Trump tip” hoax involved a doctored photo of a Santa Monica restaurant receipt that was supposedly signed by Donald Trump indicating that a $10,000 tip was left on a bill of $82.27. Trump denied the story’s accuracy to Fox News Channel, which had originally published the story as real.  Other media agencies also ran the story, including The Huffington Post, E! News, and Access Hollywood.
- Megan got involved a year after the CHIVE began. She was a junior in college.
- Has worked for the company for seven years.
- She is the youngest of four siblings who ran the company.
- Initially they made her the voice of the intern – site was more geared towards college students.
Being able to empower other women, speak up for yourself, fight for a position you want, and communicate when needed .. it’s so valuable
“Affiliate is the hot new shit right now, but let’s be realistic: It’s not the silver bullet that ad-supported media is looking for,” Leo Resig said. “What it allows us to do is, it’s the real engine that allows us to decide what to sell directly.”
“We’re not whoring ourselves out constantly,” Leo Resig said. “If that product is cool or not, we’re going to hear from our readers.”
Through my time at CMG I have seen a ton of people that get hired and expect to cruise through work playing ping pong and pick up a paycheck at the end of the month. It’s simple, the people that stick at this company are the best/hardest workers, just like any company. Being a media company, the precipitation CMG gives on it’s website/social media isn’t exactly the real world and that comes at a shock for some people. With the rapid growth of AtmosphereTV it’s all hands on deck, you’re exposed to upper management regularly so if you’re looking for a job where you can hide in the shadows this probably isn’t the best place for you. However, if you’re ok with working hand in hand with teams at all CMG productively , you will immediately be noticed by everyone at the company. On the sales front, organizationally over the last year management has put together a great team (NYC, Chicago, LA, ATX)and everyone is on the same page. There’s some great momentum as AtmosphereTV grows.
I have been working at Chive Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)
It wouldn’t be an official Chive store if we didn’t have a collection of apparel catering to the ladies that made us who are today. It’s because of women that we have The Chive, for women are the greatest gift to the world that must be celebrated.
Bring home the KCCO tradition, strap BFM to your chest, grab a funny graphic t shirt, and go and mingle with the other members of Chive Nation . You’re a diamond in the rough, and the Chive on your clothing is a beacon to let everyone know as much.