You may have already read about the big-ish Gawker Media profile that’s out today. That’s right: Edmund Lee’s Advertising Age item about Chris Batty, Nick Denton’s head of sales.
“There’s one thing that people don’t quite get about Chris,” Mr. Denton told Mr. Lee. “His Napoleonic ambition.”
We learn a lot about Mr. Read More
This year, for the first time, total ad spending online will surpass spending on ads in print, according to an annual report on entertainment and media from PricewaterhouseCoopers in The New York Times.
Total ad spending will decrease by .5 percent this year from last year. Last year, to put things in perspective, Read More
Condé Nast president Charles Townsend announced today that Teen Vogue publisher Laura McEwen has been moved into the role of vice president and publisher of Self Magazine. The job was left empty earlier this week when Kim Kelleher, Condé Nast’s 2008 publisher of the year, was hired away to lead global sales for Read More
Big Shoes, Ad Sales
Robin Domeniconi will try to kick-start Elle after a sluggish start to the year.
Ms. Domeniconi, a former president of both Real Simple and Time Inc.’s media group, has been tapped to fill Carol Smith’s shoes.
And big shoes they are! During her time with the glossy, Ms. Smith helped Read More
Ad Sales, America's Next Top Magazine
While Ariel Foxman’s InStyle races ahead of Vogue in ad pages and apps, Elle magazine is falling behind its competition. Robbie Myers’ magazine is in third place after the first half of the year.
Keith Kelly writes this morning that Elle was handicapped by the departure of chief brand officer Carol Read More
Bill Wackermann, who added Details to his portfolio last October (see John Koblin’s recent piece for more on that topic), has taken control of the business side at W, according to Memo Pad.
Mr. Wackermann will work alongside new W editor Stefano Tonchi and his team of Read More