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Hearst Cleans House, Forges Ahead With Bold Digital Moves
October 12, 2018 at 10:53 am

Hearst has tapped one of its digital stars to be the new leader of Cosmopolitan and is making a number of other changes as Troy Young settles into his new leadership role. Jessica Pels has been named the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, succeeding Michele Promaulayko, who took up the role in 2016 and is exiting Hearst. Pels had been rumored…

Press Release: Farm Journal Announces New Divisions and Key Promotions to Better Facilitate Market Access and Accelerate Growth
October 10, 2018 at 10:26 am

Lenexa, Kan. (Oct. 8, 2018)—Farm Journal Media announced the creation of new divisions, key executive promotions, new hires and organizational changes designed to help the company better serve evolving market needs and aggressively drive further growth. “Core and exciting to this set of changes is standing up two new directly related business divisions,” stated Andy…

Hearst Magazines Poised for Print Changes Under Troy Young
October 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Like every other magazine publisher, Hearst is going through a period of significant change, and now it has a new pair of digitally focused leaders to push it forward. Troy Young, who in July succeeded longtime Hearst Magazine president David Carey, is said by industry sources to be on a mission of…

Special Report: Tactics for Creating A More Agile Digital Tech Buying Strategy
October 2, 2018 at 5:52 pm

In 2017 Publishing Executive produced the “Special Report on Technology Adoption Strategies in Publishing” to better understand what publishers’ objectives and obstacles are when investing in new technologies. In the report, media executives indicated that “lack of time and resources to evaluate new technologies” is the biggest obstacle in their quest to adopt new technology.

Press Release: DCL Names Content Solutions Expert Marianne Calilhanna as Vice President, Marketing
September 19, 2018 at 11:48 am

FRESH MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DCL, an industry leader in transforming content into smarter formats and by so doing, enhancing its discoverability and revenue-driving potential, today announced that Marianne Calilhanna has joined its executive team, as Vice President, Marketing. Ms. Calilhanna brings extraordinary depth and breadth of related experience to this role, having spent the majority…

Press Release: Kate Spellman Joins Questex as Chief Marketing Officer
September 17, 2018 at 11:11 am

NEW YORK (Sept. 17, 2018) – Questex LLC, a leading B2B information services provider, today announced Kate Spellman will be joining the company’s executive team in the newly created role of chief marketing officer. Her appointment follows last week’s announcement that Paul Miller would become Questex’s CEO as part of the transition to new ownership by MidOcean…

Meredith Axes 200 Employees, Combines Food Magazines
September 14, 2018 at 9:18 am

Magazine giant Meredith swung the ax again on Wednesday, lopping about 200 jobs and merging its Cooking Light title into EatingWell and chopping the frequency of Coastal Living to a newsstand-only quarterly. Cooking Light will live on as a website and will publish six newsstand-only print editions a year. Sid Evans, who was editing both…

Why Your Next CEO Might Be Your CDO
September 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

I've been a Senior VP of Digital, Executive VP of Digital, and Chief Digital Officer the bulk of my 25-year career. I've served in this role for B2B, enthusiast, and book publishers ... and in privately-owned, private-equity-backed, and publicly-traded companies. I have always said that the "Chief Digital Officer" is merely a temporary role, so…

Sources: NBC Threatened Ronan Farrow if He Kept Reporting on Harvey Weinstein
September 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

The producer who worked alongside Ronan Farrow at NBC News on his Harvey Weinstein investigation quit in protest earlier this month. Rich McHugh tendered his resignation on Friday, Aug. 17, a year to the day that the Weinstein story left with Farrow. Since then, Farrow has won a…

Vox Media Revamps Ad Sales Workforce
August 31, 2018 at 8:47 am

Vox Media sees a need for change. The digital media company is restructuring its sales force into an “enterprise” team and a “growth” team as it expands its operations and faces new challenges. Chief Commercial Officer Lindsay Nelson, who was named to that position in April, announced the changes in a memo to staff on…