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Revolving Door Newsletter: 05.08.12

Atlantic Bumps Three; Yahoo CEO Safe

May 8, 2012
The Atlantic, one of the few publications around that boasts remarkable momentum, promotes three of the gentlemen who created the buzz. James Bennet is editor-in-chief of the publication, with Scott Stossel and Bob Cohn ascending to editor of the magazine and digital side, respectively. According to company president Justin Smith, it's the first time anyone has taken the EIC title in the magazine's 155-year history. (Can you say "Jeopardy question?") On the digital side, Cohn helped the publication's website jump from 2.5 million unique visitors in January 2009 to more than 10 million today. That number will grow larger when the new business site debuts later this year. It's called "Quartz," which, well, you decide...

You know who still has a job? Scott Thompson, the Yahoo CEO who made a mistake on his resume that still hasn't been explained. However, Patti Hart, who led the search that eventually hired Thompson, is out as a member of the board. At least some of the company's rank and file are po'd, although more because it's distracting the company from saving itself (not that the board is capable of doing so, but whatever)... Emily Steel leaves The Wall Street Journal where she had been social media editor for a U.S. media and marketing correspondent position at The Financial Times...

Salespeople are heading for the exits at Groupon as the stock reaches an all-time low. Deal volume is plummeting as consumers grow tired of repeat merchants running the same, or similar offers. Well, that was fun while it lasted... EA admits it will lay off some employees, but that it will also hire people for a net gain of 500 staffers by the end of the fiscal year... Mark Bozek, former head of, launches Evine, a site that mirrors QVC and The Home Shopping Network without having the pesky (and expensive) television component...

Mike Parker departs Tribal DDB where he had been president of U.S. operations and managing director of the company's San Francisco office. Rumor has him landing at McCann Erickson's Bay Area branch as chief digital officer... Engauge recruits Tony Sharpe and Pat Harris as executive creative director, Columbus, and creative director, Pittsburgh, respectively. The former comes from DraftFCB Chicago while the latter arrives from The Buntin Group... And there are changes at Harlequin, MGM and more...

May 8, 2012: Robbie Durand has been named editor-in-chief at Flex. He had been senior science editor at Muscular Development. (FishbowlNY)

May 8, 2012: Debra A. Berliner has been named director at Kellen Communications. She had been managing director at G.S. Schwartz & Co., Inc. (release)

May 8, 2012: Lauren Mack has been named travel channel editor at The Daily Meal. She had been guide, Chinese culture, at (release)

May 8, 2012: Francesca Borgognone has been named Entertain channel editor at The Daily Meal. She had been fashion and lifestyle reporter there. (release)

May 8, 2012: Arthur Bovino has been named executive editor at The Daily Meal. He had been senior editor and contributing writer there. (release)

May 8, 2012: David Hamilton has been named chief revenue officer at Tasting Table. He had been publisher at Interview. (release)

May 8, 2012: Nancy Jo has been named vice president, digital strategy and business development, at Bravo Media. She had been senior director of business development at VEVO. (release)

May 8, 2012: Andreas Hoeke has been named West Coast regional sales manager at Leucos USA. He had been Western regional sales manager at Flos USA Inc. (release)

May 7, 2012: Anne de Schweinitz has been named SVP, managing director and senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard. She had been SVP, senior partner and director of healthcare marketing there. (PRNewser)

May 7, 2012: Alisha Gomez has been named interim city editor at Coastline Pilot. She had been freelance copy editor at Times Community News. (FishbowlLA)

May 7, 2012: Joanna Clay has been named assistant Web editor at Times Community News South. She had been news reporter at Coastline Pilot. (FishbowlLA)

May 7, 2012: Kelly Parker has been named Web editor at Times Community News. She had been city editor at Coastline Pilot. (FishbowlLA)

May 7, 2012: Max Kisbye has been named VP of television production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. He had been television literary agent at Creative Artists Agency. (release)

May 7, 2012: James Bennet has been named editor-in-chief at The Atlantic. He had been editor there. (FishbowlNY)

May 7, 2012: Bob Cohn has been named editor at Atlantic Digital. He had been editorial director there. (FishbowlNY)

May 7, 2012: Scott Stossel has been named editor at Atlantic Magazine. He had been deputy editor at The Atlantic. (FishbowlNY)

May 7, 2012: Lou Borrelli has been named chief marketing officer at NimbleTV. He had been president and CEO at NEP Broadcasting, LLC. (release)

May 7, 2012: Joshua Kornblit has been named director, digital, at Media Storm. He had been director, digital, at Moxie Interactive. (release)

May 7, 2012: Tony Sharpe has been named executive creative director, Columbus, at Engauge. He had been SVP and group creative director at DraftFCB Chicago. (release)

May 7, 2012: Pat Harris has been named creative director, Pittsburgh, at Engauge. He had been SVP and group creative partner at The Buntin Group. (release)

May 7, 2012: Emily Steel has been named U.S. media and marketing correspondent at The Financial Times. She had been social media editor at The Wall Street Journal. (release)

May 7, 2012: Kathy Davis has been named acquisitions editor at Harlequin. She had been a freelance writer and editor. (mb)

May 7, 2012: Danielle Padula has been named editorial assistant at Harlequin. She had been literary agency intern at Don Congdon Associates. (mb)

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