Lagardere CEO Didier Quillot announced today that, after two years of cost-cutting and closures at the hands of Alain Lemarchand whom Mr. Quillot sent from France to shape-up the company’s American arm in 2008, Steve Parr will take over as the CEO of Hachette Filipacchi starting October 1.
Since he took over HFMUS in September Read More
Newsweek has gotten the most attention for moving offices after it went downtown to Hudson Street last year only to find out that it will be returning to midtown this summer.
Today The Wall Street Journal takes a look at media companies in the middle of real estate moves. And what Read More
On Thursday, Feb. 25, Hachette Filipacchi Media chief Alain Lemarchand sent an email to his several hundred staffers, informing them of an imminent new companywide social media network designed to better facilitate communication among cubicles.
“The goal of this online community, which functions like Facebook,” read the memo, “is to bring us closer together and Read More
Electronic versions of magazines look like the Way of the Future—whether it’s the much-heralded “iTunes for magazines” team effort, or Hachette’s solo adventures in a similar direction.
But do people really want to read magazines on their iPhones? Maybe not, reports The Business Insider. Neither the Esquire nor GQ Read More
Good news for the remaining employees of Hachette Filipacchi: your new offices won’t likely alter your commute much.
Magazine publisher Hachette Filipacchi is planning to trade its too-capacious offices at the Paramount Group’s 1633 Broadway for more recession-friendly offices less than half the size at the Time-Life tower two blocks east, according to multiple industry Read More
A mere five months after the New York Post reported that magazine giant Hachette Filipacchi might try to save on rent by leaving 1633 Broadway for more austere, smaller digs, Hachette has begun to narrow its options, according to a source familiar with the Elle publisher’s office hunt.
Hachette has about 280,000 square feet at Read More
Keith Kelly reported this morning that Hearst was interested in either buying a stake or partnering with Hachette Filipacchi Media’s parent company Lagardère for control of the American edition of Elle magazine. Kelly reported that the deal could take the shape of a joint venture or a long-term licensing deal, in the same way that Hearst Read More
Portfolio‘s Jeff Bercovici is reporting that Hachette Filipacchi Media, C.E.O. Jack Kliger will be stepping down from the company at the end of the summer.
As Mr. Bercovici writes: Kliger took over Hachette in June 1999, and immediately faced a crisis when John F. Kennedy Jr., founder and editor of George magazine, died Read More
I was in the elevator coming down from work. “How long have you been in a shed?” a young woman asked a middle-aged one.
“About ten years,” she said. “And it’ll probably be another ten.” She rolled her eyes.
“God!” I thought. “It wasn’t just a paranoid fantasy, people in New York actually do have Read More
Frank Lalli, the new, surprise editor of George magazine, started work at 9:30 A.M. on Nov. 30. He wasn’t taking John F. Kennedy Jr.’s empty office but was sitting just outside of it, in the office of Kennedy’s assistant, RoseMarie Terenzio. Ms. Terenzio left the magazine shortly after the October memorial issue closed. Mr. Lalli Read More