Media Mavens on the Move — C-Level/Executive

Christopher Menard was named CFO at Brightcove. Gregg Lindner moved from EVP at Scarborough Research to CRO and EVP Service Innovation at Arbitron. Greg Ross joined as Director Global Media Innovation at P&G. Lauren Carrao moved from President Original Programming at Comedy Central to President at A Very Good Production. Andrew McLean moved from WW [...]

Even Arthur Sulzberger Says Print is In The Toilet — Ummm Or The Deep Blue Sea

My niece recently graduated from UNC with a Journalism degree.  After spending a year in South America working and developing her Spanish language skills, she returned home in August to start the next stage of her life.  She’s unbelievably bright and a fantastic writer and, so far, can’t even get close to getting a job [...]

Conde Nast Closes a Big One and Then Some!

A few weeks ago, I wrote a cheeky piece about Conde Nast instituting a MASSIVE cost-cutting measure — the  cancelation of staff newspaper subscriptions (note sarcasm here).  I found it completely ironic that Conde had just hired Mckinsey to come in and evaluate their business and this was the first cost-cutting measure that came about [...]

Media Mavens On The Move — Online & Mobile Sales

Glen Kushner moved from VP Bus. Dev. at Treemo Labs to VP Sales/Bus. Dev. at OpenAmplify. Sebastian Mei joined as Sales Director at

Conde Nast Cuts Newspaper Subscriptions in DRASTIC Move! just reported that Conde Nasters lost another privilege — free newspaper delivery.  OH NO!  What could possibly be next?    I’m sorry, I can’t help myself.  Is this what Conde hired McKinsey for?  …In case you are wondering how staffers found out about this travesty, here’s the apparent memo that went out (according to [...]

The Newsday Fiasco — UPDATE

Thanks so much for “ammich’s” comment regarding the potential reason why Newsday is going to charge for online subscriptions. (See original post below.)  The theory is that an online subscription to Newsday offers a unique selling proposition, helping to differentiate Cablevision from its competition.  In other words…”Hey you, Mr. Consumer, Cablevision has got something that [...]


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