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VNU Business Media Names New VP/GM of Music, Literary Group
VNU Business Media announced the appointment of John Hutchins as vice president and general manager of the company’s music and literary group. Hutchins, who spent the past 10 years with Time Inc., will direct VNU’s Billboard division, in addition to its literary franchises The Bookseller, The Book Standard and Kirkus Reviews.
Hutchins will report directly to Billboard Information Group president and publisher John Kilcullen, who says Hutchins’ track record at major titles played a prominent role in his hire.
“What stands out about John is his incredible breadth of experience working with world-renowned media brands,” says Billboard Information Group president and publisher John KilcullenKilcullen. “He has consistently demonstrated an ability to embed financial discipline and controls, drive operational efficiency and enable new business development. By adding John to our team, we will continue to grow and expand our trusted media franchises as successfully as we did last year.”
Hutchins has also served as group business director for Ziff Davis’ PC Magazine and Primedia’s Home Technology and Photography Group.
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