When Mel Kamarzin sat down with Google founders Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin and CEO Larry Page to talk about the advertising business in 2003, he explained that to keep the art of advertising alive and well it was important that advertisers not know the exact returns on their investments.
“You’re fucking with the magic!” Kamarzin Read More
This Time It's Personal
Earlier this afternoon, Slate’s Big Money (owned by WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive Co. LLC, by the way) posted a column titled “It’s Not the Economist, Stupid: Newsweek has lost its role globally and its voice locally.”‘
Newsweek may not be the Economist, but the magazine has not lost its voice.
“You don’t just jump over Read More
It’s a small victory for Time Warner, but not insignificant: Time Inc.’s ad revenue and subscription income actually increased in the first three months of 2010, reports Peter Kafka.
Meanwhile, Time Inc.’s operating income improved dramatically to $50 million; a year ago the unit posted a $32 million loss. Chalk that up to Read More
Terry McDonnell, editor of Sports Illustrated, explains how their magazine will work in
Sports Illustrated worked with David Link, the founder of Wonderfactory, to help design the product. He told The New York Times that he was not sure whether the new digital magazine would be distributed through iTunes or other e-commerce stores. Read More
Some of the magazine industry’s biggest names are on the verge of forming a new company that would allow them to take the digital future into their own hands.
The company would make up one of the biggest alliances among rival publishers ever formed in print media, with Time Inc., Condé Nast and Hearst Read More
Nerds, rev your browsers! Time Inc. has just launched a new site titled Techland. In his introductory post, technology editor Peter Ha writes: “Think of TECHLAND as the water cooler for nerds. Or, the way I see it, TECHLAND Read More
In the past the National Magazine Awards, the big show where the American Society of Magazine Editors gives out “Ellies” to the year’s big magazine winners, have been lavish affairs. Lots of drinks. Chocolate fondue. Gowns and black ties at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
But this year, with the industry falling to its knees, the Read More
The Observer met up with outgoing Time Inc. managing editor Jim Kelly yesterday morning to talk about the future. We had breakfast in a second floor dining room in the Time Inc. building that overlooked Sixth Avenue. We put on our tape recorder and let Mr. Kelly, who spent 31 years at Time Inc, including Read More
Last week, Fortune reported that Hearst will soon unveil its own version of the Kindle: a portable, wireless electronic reader you can use to download all the contents of Esquire or Cosmopolitan. Though Hearst will develop it, it’ll be available for other publishers to use for their own content. Is this the future? Magazines making Read More
The job cuts at Time Inc. continue: Media Mob has learned that there have been layoffs at Entertainment Weekly.
One staffer who was laid off today told us that there are "across the board" cuts that affect both the magazine and ew.com. Roughly 15 editorial staffers were laid off today, with potentially more coming. So Read More