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Cygnus Snags CFO From Penton

Announced today in an internal memo by co-CEOs Tony O'Brien and Carr Davis, Jim Ogle, formerly vp of finance at Penton will be joining Cygnus as the new CFO.  This comes in the wake of the sudden departure of former CFO Ken Fisher. O'Brien/Davis wrote in the memo that Ogle…

Monday is Also Condé Nast Portfolio's Marketing 'Opening Day'

Much anticipated launch of CNP is getting the expected full “exclusive” splash in today’s (April 16) New York Times (the cover and all the editorial ingredients are there). With the one-year-plus expectations for Condé Nast’s $100 million-plus business-magazine venture so high, we’ll bet this week that the bloggers and gossipers…

January B2B Ad Pages Down 3.1%

Ad pages for 2006 ended relatively flat (up .68%). January 2007, B2B publishers didn’t get as good of a start out of the gate, with pages being down 3.1%, according to the BIN report, provided by American Business Media and powered by IMS/The Auditor and PERQ/HCI. One superstar category that…

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Penton Begins Slimming

120 Employees to Be Let Go, in Wake of October Prism Cuts Following the closing of the Penton/Prism deal (min's b2b of 2/5), the new company has already begun the cost-cutting consolidation that was factored into the $530 million sale price. According to a company-wide memo from CEO John French…

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Tim Russell Is Meredith Video Studios as Senior Managing Director of Sales

Tim Russell, with a television sales background that includes top positions at Comcast, TV Guide Network, CNN and the Tennis Channel, joined Meredith Corp. Video Studios as senior managing director of sales on Jan. 21. The unit produces custom video for television, Web social and mobile applications as well as…

Time Inc.'s Difficult 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Made Strategic Sense.

Despite the "goodwill toward men (and women)" tradition of the holiday season, December can produce turmoil in the magazine industry. At Time Inc., for example, it was when the weekly Life folded in 1972, and that shock wave was more than matched this past December 13 when such heavyweights as…

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Andrea Bennett Is Vegas Editor-in-Chief

Andrea Bennett, a Las Vegas watcher for nearly a decade and a full-time resident since 2011, was hired as Vegas editor-in-chief on Aug. 19 by the monthly's publisher Josef Vann and Niche Media Holdings LLC managing partner Jane Greenspun Gale. Bennett's specialties are luxury and travel, which match Vegas, and…

Diana Tops People/Time All-Time Best Sellers (as of March 1999)

In March 1999, People and Time released a magazine list in concert with its respective 25th/75th anniversaries. Though Time just turned 76, its rankings do not change: People# and Time's Top 10 1. Princess Diana's death (9/22/97) 2.99 million sales (People) 1. Princess Diana commemorative (9/15/97) 1.18 million sales (Time)…

What's To Blame At ‘Working Woman’? ‘The System!’

As Working Mother had its day in the sun, the Working Woman muddle -where 1996's circa 400 ad pages will be one-third the peak of a decade ago (min, August 26, 1996, et seq.)--needs further clarification. The past finger-pointing overlooked the fact that Sandy Sarhatt (ex-Time Inc.) did not become…