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Tribune Publishing Names New Execs as CEO Justin Dearborn Steps Down

After almost three years as Tribune Publishing's CEO, Justin Dearborn is stepping down from the role and from his position as the company's chairman of the board. Those roles will now be split between Timothy P. Knight, who will serve as CEO and will be a member of the board, and David Dreier, who will...
Tags: Advertising, Tribune Publishing, Justin Dearborn, Publishers & Platforms, David Dreier, Tribune Publishing Names New Execs, Justin Dearborn Steps Down, Timothy P Knight


New York Post Is Getting a New Publisher and CEO

After 20 years at the company, Jesse Angelo is leaving as the publisher and CEO of the New York Post to "let someone else write the next chapter," he said in a statement. Sean Giancola will replace him. "We thank Jesse Angelo for his many and varied contributions to our company as a journalist, editor...
Tags: New York Post, Advertising, Publishers & Platforms, Jesse Angelo, Sean Giancola


Les Moonves Is Taking CBS to Arbitration Over Denial of $120 Million Severance

Former CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves isn't letting his $120 million severance go away without a fight and has decided to take the company to arbitration. Moonves informed CBS of his intentions Wednesday, according to a SEC filing from CBS. The move, which had been expected, comes after the CBS board determined in mid-December...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, SEC, Les Moonves, Moonves, Publishers & Platforms, Programming & Performance


Q&A: New York Media’s New Editor in Chief on Reinventing the Brands and Diversifying Revenue Streams

Not long after Adam Moss told staffers on Tuesday that, after 15 years, he'd be leaving as editor in chief of New York Magazine, David Haskell was named as his successor. Haskell was described by CEO of New York Media Pam Wasserstein as "boundlessly creative and always inventive" and by Moss himself as a "superb...
Tags: Advertising, New York Magazine, Moss, Haskell, Adam Moss, New York Media, Publishers & Platforms, David Haskell, Pam Wasserstein


Media Buyers Fear a Picked-Over Gannett if Digital First Media’s Hostile Bid Succeeds

The future of local journalism, and the fate of the reporters telling those stories, is so worrisome if Digital First Media's hostile bid for Gannett goes through, media buyers are concerned about what might remain once the dust settles. Digital First Media is a hedge-fund-backed group, otherwise known as MNG Enterprises Inc., that submitted an...
Tags: Advertising, Gannett, Digital First Media, Publishers & Platforms, MNG Enterprises Inc


New York Media Names David Haskell Editor in Chief

New York Media editor in chief Adam Moss told his staff Tuesday that he'd be leaving and a little more than 24 hours later, his successor was named. David Haskell, who has worked at the company since 2007, will formally take over the role April 1. Haskell, 39, will oversee New York Magazine and sister...
Tags: Advertising, New York Magazine, Haskell, Adam Moss, New York Media, Publishers & Platforms, David Haskell


Grindr Shuts Down Its Digital Magazine as (and Here We Go Again) It Pivots to Video

Social networking and hookup app Grindr is folding its digital magazine as it joins countless other publishers in a thankless pivot to video. Grindr launched the magazine, Into, about a year and a half ago as a way to reach LGBTQ readers with a following it had already attracted with the app. The Advocate first...
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Snapchat’s CFO Is Resigning After Less Than a Year

Snap Inc.'s chief financial officer is leaving after less than year in the role. According to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tim Stone is resigning to "pursue other opportunities." In the filing, the company said Stone isn't leaving because of any disagreement related to "our accounting, strategy, management, operations, policies, regulatory...
Tags: Advertising, Snap Inc, Publishers & Platforms, Securities and Exchange Commission Tim Stone


Editor in Chief Adam Moss Is Leaving New York Magazine After 15 Years

New York Media editor in chief Adam Moss told staff today that he would step down at the end of March. Moss has been in the role for 15 years, a time in which he ushered in two redesigns of New York magazine, launched multiple organizations under the company's umbrella and made several important hires...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Moss, Adam Moss, New York Media, Publishers & Platforms


Facebook Is Increasing Its Investment in Local Journalism

Facebook is expanding its investment in local journalism, setting aside millions of dollars to support "news programs, partnerships and content," according to Campbell Brown, the company's vp, global news partnerships. The money will include a $5 million endowment (matched by Pulitzer Center chair Emily Rauh Pulitzer) for a new program from the center called "Bringing...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Campbell Brown, Pulitzer Center, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Publishers & Platforms


This Musician Found a Community of Fans on Reddit. Now, He Leads Brand Strategy for the Platform

As a musician, Will Cady knows just how hard it can be to attract an audience. But on Reddit, Cady found himself a thriving community of fans who not only listened to and shared his music, but even went so far as to find him a new venue in 2013 when show plans fell apart...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Reddit, Cady, Publishers & Platforms, Will Cady


NBCUniversal Will Roll Out an Ad-Supported OTT Service Next Year, Overseen by Bonnie Hammer

The direct-to-consumer landscape was already set to get even more crowded this year, with new offerings from Disney, AT&T and Apple joining the fray. Now yet another big media company is ready to try its hand at OTT, as NBCUniversal said today it is prepping its own ad-supported service, which will be ready in early...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Ott, Bonnie Hammer, Streaming & OTT, Publishers & Platforms, Disney AT T


Both Influencers and Brands Embraced Instagram Stories in 2018

Influencers on Instagram embraced Stories in 2018 as a way to let their creativity shine through, and brands soon followed suit, executives in the sector said in response to a new study by Klear. In an analysis of the more than 2.1 million sponsored posts on Instagram last year that contained the #paid hashtag, the...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Publishers & Platforms, Brands Embraced Instagram Stories


More Than a Year After Time Inc. Acquisition, Meredith Creates New Editorial Partnerships Across Brands

Over a year after Meredith finalized the acquisition of Time Inc., two titles from the Time legacy have sold, two remain up for sale and the magazine publisher is looking to re-innovate how it packages content across its portfolio of primarily lifestyle brands, including those it inherited. Most recently, this initiative has resulted in a...
Tags: Time, Advertising, Meredith, Time Inc, Publishers & Platforms


Twitter Is Considering Adding Status Updates, More Messaging-Like Features in 2019

Twitter first landed on the tech scene as a text-message based social network, and nearly 13 years later, it's thinking about adding features that will bring Twitter back to its roots. At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Keith Coleman, Twitter's vp of product, said that the social network was considering rolling out...
Tags: Twitter, Advertising, Ces, Las Vegas, Publishers & Platforms


National Geographic Sets Up a Throwback (on a Thursday, No Less) With Retro ’90s-Style Website

The website for National Geographic (natgeo.com) is best viewed today after listening to this sound. The site has an archaic look, one that looks like it comes straight from the 1990s, as part of the campaign for Valley of the Boom, the network's scripted series on the takeoff of the internet. The website borrows the...
Tags: Advertising, National Geographic, Valley, Publishers & Platforms


Cambridge Analytica Owner Pleads Guilty to Violating U.K. Data Laws

The parent company of the now shuttered data firm Cambridge Analytica has been fined 15,000 pounds after pleading guilty to violating UK data laws. According to The Guardian, SCL Elections pleaded guilty to breaching the Data Protection Act after it didn't comply with a U.S. professor's request for information about the data the company had...
Tags: UK, Advertising, SCL, Cambridge Analytica, Publishers & Platforms, Ad Tech & Mar Tech


Condé Nast Names New Executive Editor for LGBTQ+ Brand, Them

Cond? Nast has named Whembley Sewell as its new executive editor for its LGBTQ+ brand, called them. Sewell will take over the reins after serving as channel manager at Teen Vogue. In her new role, Sewell will oversee all of the brand's editorial content and effectively replaces Phillip Picardi, who left Cond? Nast in the...
Tags: Advertising, Sewell, Nast, Phillip Picardi, Publishers & Platforms, Whembley Sewell


Men’s Health Company Roman Quickly Addressed a Potential Facebook Ads Violation

Social media experts and even the platforms themselves stress the importance of landing pages in campaigns by brands, but this might not be what they had in mind. Matt Karolian, director of new initiatives at The Boston Globe and general manager of the newspaper's marijuana project, shared the tweet below Sunday, depicting a sponsored Facebook...
Tags: Advertising, The Boston Globe, Publishers & Platforms, Matt Karolian, Men 's Health Company Roman Quickly


There Is a New Record-Holder for Most Retweeted Tweet of All Time

One of the richest men in Japan has wrested the title of creator of the most retweeted tweet from an industrious teenager, but he had to offer more than $900,000 in gifts to his 6.1 million followers to do it. That man is Yusaku Maezawa, billionaire founder of ecommerce company Zozotown, whose tweet at 8:35...
Tags: Japan, Advertising, Yusaku Maezawa, Publishers & Platforms


Adweek Acquires CMO Moves LLC to ‘Build Deeper Relationships’ With Brands

Adweek will announce Monday that it has acquired CMO Moves LLC, otherwise known as Marketer Moves, a company that launched at the beginning of last year to provide industry insights from CMOs. Financial terms of the deal, which was finalized Jan. 1, were not disclosed. Marketer Moves founder Nadine Dietz will take on the title...
Tags: Advertising, Adweek, Publishers & Platforms, Nadine Dietz, Adweek Acquires CMO Moves LLC, CMO Moves LLC


After Over a Decade, The Economist Released Its First TV Ad to Sustain Subscribers

For the first time in more than 10 years, The Economist will run a TV ad. Developed by Proximity and dubbed "Never Stop Questioning," the 40-second spot from the London-based publication will run on broadcast channels in the United Kingdom (including Sky, Channel 4, ITV and Channel Five) and the United States (including CBS, NBC,...
Tags: London, Advertising, United States, United Kingdom, Economist, Publishers & Platforms, Sky Channel 4 ITV and Channel Five


How Instagram Analytics Can Help Boost ROI in 2019

Your Instagram analytics are a gold mine of valuable insights about your audience, your content performance and the effectiveness of your business' marketing strategy. But many brands don't maximize on all this information or use it strategically when it comes to growing their business online. To help you strategize for 2019, we're looking at three...
Tags: Advertising, Voice, Publishers & Platforms


Publishing Underwent Massive Disruption but Remains Grounded With Quality Content and Emerging Tech

No one can argue that publishing hasn't gone through monumental changes, which is especially seen over the course of 2018 with the many print publications that shuttered this year, like Glamour, or at the very least drastically reduced their print schedules, like Seventeen. There was also the buying and selling of popular digital publications, like...
Tags: Advertising, Year In Review, Publishers & Platforms


2018’s Biggest TV Executive Departures

The White House isn't the only place that saw a sizable leadership exodus in 2018. Across Hollywood, more than a dozen top TV execs headed for the exits this year, mostly due to megamergers, #MeToo and new opportunities elsewhere. (During just two months this fall, each the big four broadcasters underwent a significant shake-up in...
Tags: Hollywood, White House, Advertising, Publishers & Platforms, Programming & Performance, Biggest TV Executive Departures


Inside Digital Media’s Great Upheaval in 2018, From Layoffs to Unionized Newsrooms

It was a tumultuous, sometimes painful, year for a lot of publishers and the talented journalists employed by them. There were multiple layoffs throughout the industry, and entire media outlets were shuttered. Many publications changed ownership this year, and other brands greatly reduced their print product--or eliminated them altogether. Multiple publications made moves, though, to...
Tags: Advertising, Publishers & Platforms, Inside Digital Media


All the Magazine Brands That Moved Away From Print This Year

It's a tumultuous time in the media industry, and this year saw multiple publications change ownership and some--including, most recently, conservative magazine The Weekly Standard--shutter operations entirely. So it perhaps came as no surprise when a number of brands across three leading magazine publishers announced they would be more or less eliminating their print products....
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From Boardroom to Living Room: How Facebook’s Many PR Initiatives Intertwine to Deliver Its Messaging

On the bad side of the news spectrum, Facebook has been dealing with crisis after crisis after crisis after crisis. On the good side, the social network continues to debut new products and features. As big as Facebook is--33,606 employees as of Sept. 30, according to its third-quarter-2018 financial results--it's not making these announcements and...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Publishers & Platforms


The Media Companies That Changed Ownership in 2018

It's been a year of acquisitions, sales and mergers. We head into this year with some companies still exploring selling a number of titles, or having actually put some brands up for sale, including Sports Illustrated, Money, Brides, W and Golf Digest. Here are some of the print and digital brands that found new owners...
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Facebook’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

2018 has been a rough year for all of us, but the year has been particularly unfriendly to Facebook, as scandal after scandal has crashed down around it. Need a refresher on Facebook's worst year yet? Here's a rundown of some of the major Facebook headlines, month by month. January: The algorithm bomb Facebook announced...
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