An iconic man; an iconic cover. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July, 18 1918 – December 5, 2013).
Deirdre Finnegan has been named publisher of EatingWell magazine. She previously served as associate publisher of Coastal Living and advertising director/associate publisher of Cottage Living.
“Deirdre is a strong leader who has demonstrated strong success building lifestyle brands,” said Stephen Bohlinger, VP/group publisher, Meredith National Media Group, in a statement. ”Her diverse background and experience across a range of categories and businesses – along with her ability to fully utilize the assets of multi-channel brands – will be extremely valuable in building on the strong growth of EatingWell.”
Finnegan will report to Bohlinger.
AOL hired one, but cut 20. On the heels of the company hiring Brian Balthazar away from HGTV, Capital New York reports that AOL has cut about 20 staffers, mostly from the editorial side of AOL.com’s homepage.
AOL, of course, doesn’t comment on dropping people because it’s not exactly a fun thing to talk about. Instead, it issued this statement to Capital:
We are working hard to make sure AOL.com remains a valuable and meaningful product for its millions of daily viewers. It will continue to evolve in 2014 – showcasing stories from our brands and partners that inform people as their day unfolds.
Brian Balthazar is joining AOL as executive producer and head of programming for AOL.com. Balthazar comes to AOL from HGTV, where he served as director of original programming and development. He had been with HGTV since 2008.
Prior to his time at HGTV, Balthazar worked at NBC, where he developed the fourth hour of the Today show.
“Brian’s experience is unparalleled and unique – he has original TV programming expertise as well as a world-class production background,” wrote Maureen Sullivan,
senior VP of brand, marketing and communications, president of AOL.com and lifestyle brands, in an announcement. “He will play a leading role in the future of AOL.com as we program a loved and engaging destination for our loyal viewers.”
Balthazar will join AOL in January.
The Atlantic has named Sam Rosen as vice president of marketing. Rosen comes to The Atlantic from DigitasLBi, a marketing agency. His most recent role there was VP and director of social content. Prior to his time at DigitasLBI, Rosen founded Evolution.is, an advertising and branding company.
“Sam is one of the more accomplished marketing talents in the business,” said Hayley Romer, VP and publisher of The Atlantic, in a statement. “An early innovator in the development of branded content, he’s a leader in the field. His experience, plus his creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and love of The Atlantic brand make him an invaluable addition to our team.”
Rosen’s appointment is effective immediately.
AppNewser: There’s an Anchorman 2 mobile game. If anyone knows people who have worked on the marketing for this movie, please punch them for us. Thanks.
GalleyCat: Amazon sold a crapload of Kindles over Black Friday weekend. Yes, “crapload” is a scientific term.
AllTwitter: According to Twitter, Movember was a hit. Now shave.
Nicoletta Santoro has been named creative director at large of Town&Country. She comes to the magazine from Vogue China, where she served as international fashion director at large. Previously, Santoro has worked with Vogue Italy, Vogue Paris, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.
“Nicoletta is the rarest kind of stylist, one who creates extraordinary fashion images that connect directly to the cultural zeitgeist—and that is the perfect approach for my vision of Town & Country,” said Jay Fielden, the magazine’s editor, in a statement. “Together with Alex, and many of the industry’s top photographers she’ll deliver the most memorable, exciting, iconic images that the magazine has ever published.”
Santoro’s appointment is effective immediately.
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