Atlantic Media Corporation
Back in the 1990s, before blogs, Twitter and a host of upstart Web sites transformed online debate into a raucous convention anyone could gate crash, David G. Bradley decided to build a media company around the "influentials" market. The guiding notion was that opinion leaders—people who formulate, shape and promulgate important ideas—rather than gatekeepers or copyright owners, were the true heirs to the digital kingdom, and that a lucrative consumer market could be constituted by those charged with putting good ideas into action.
• Michael Marchesano, executive vice president and chief transformation officer at The Nielsen Company, is leaving the company at the end of July. • Atlantic Media has announced that Justin B. Smith, formerly president of The Week, will join Atlantic as president of consumer media. • Vibe Media Group has named Steve Aaron CEO. • Lance Ulanoff is named vice president of content and editor in chief of PC Magazine Network. • Summit Business Media appoints Thomas Flynn as CFO. • Jupitermedia Corp. announced that Bruce Morris has joined the organization as senior vice president and general manager of its JupiterOnlineMedia division. •