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Edward Menicheschi Named CMO of Condé Nast (FishbowlNY)
Edward Menicheschi has been named chief marketing officer and president of Condé Nast. Menicheschi most recently served as Vanity Fair’s VP and publisher. New York Post Menicheschi will replace Lou Cona, who is getting the boot. Some were speculating that Gina Sanders, the president of Condé’s Fairchild division, might land the vacant Vanity Fair job now that her group is being sold to Penske Media Corp. Capital New York Cona has served as the media group’s president and chief revenue officer since April 2013. As home to the publisher’s corporate and digital sales and marketing teams, the division is a central corridor of business-side power. Cona first ascended the corporate ladder to the media group in 2010 after his own stint as Vanity Fair’s vice president and publisher, and a run at The New Yorker before that. WWD Cona’s departure came as a surprise to some within Condé. In April 2013, he was promoted after he mused about retiring at the ripe age of 55. TheWrap Prior to Menicheschi’s role at Vanity Fair, he was president of WWD Media Worldwide. He has held a number of senior roles at Vogue and GQ.
But the descriptive text for the video posted by a wedding guest is even better:
A week ago we got an invitation to clear Friday August 15, 2014 for an event. The following day we were told there was going to be a second wedding ceremony hosted by Joan Rivers at 6 p.m. with the location to be determined.
AllTwitter: Vine has an update that will make it easier to upload your terrible Vines.
GalleyCat: A Kickstarter for a book titled Albert The Confused Manatee is impossible to resist.
Felton first met Young in 1977, when Rolling Stone moved its main office from San Francisco to New York. By that time, Felton had been contributing to RS for several years:
Chuck and I hit it off right away. We admired each other’s good writing and bad work habits. We scoffed at deadlines. And we developed other bad habits.
Food & Wine tags its first annual “America’s Favorite Food Cities” online survey as “quasi-scientific” and “potentially controversial.” Indeed, those two things tend to go together like a risotto’s mushrooms and finely shaved Parmesan.
In the “Best of the Rest” section, Salt Lake City receives a couple of flagged mentions. There, asserts the magazine, you will find both this country’s Worst Tippers and fewest amount of Pompous Foodies.
It is a difficult task to move halfway across the world. However, Anne-Marie O’Neill did just that when she left Time in Sydney, Australia, to begin working at People in New York. (Her background included a stint as national correspondent for all of Rupert Murdoch’s metro daily newspapers.) After serving as a writer and editor for several years doing hard news and features, the transition to celebrity journalism was “easy and fun,” said O’Neill.
When the celeb grind got to be too much for the mother of twin boys, she made another move within Time Inc. to work on Real Simple as deputy editor. Of her varying editorial roles, O’Neill said:
Having a background as a reporter, getting training on newspapers, was incredibly valuable and has been valuable my entire career, whether it’s reporting on fashion or beauty, or anything. What I’ve always loved about this job is the variety, so I never felt stuck in a particular niche. I’ve always felt like I can apply the skills that I’ve earned and learned to whatever’s thrown at me. I’ve been lucky to have that kind of training.
Now, the print veteran has made yet another transition. She moved to the West Coast to help launch parenting/lifestyle site Mom.me, where she serves as general manager.
For more on O’Neill, including her thoughts on traditional journalism, read: So What Do You Do, Anne-Marie O’Neill, General Manager of Mom.me?
Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca, who made a lot of headlines when he was selected for the job, has re-checked in with his High Times counterpart Chris Simunek (pictured) to talk about that magazine’s upcoming anniversary issue. And while it’s still early, FishbowlNY readers may want to start blocking out the night of Thursday October 16 and currying favor, when High Times will host a big 40th anniversary bash.
EIC Simunek has no problem admitting that he tacked on a few extra months to the correct 40th-anniversary High Times date. All so the celebration can be optimally leveraged:
“The actual anniversary of the first issue was in June, I think. We’re having this in November because we wanted to keep doing stuff that builds up to it. If we put the issue out in June, and this is a publishing thing, it’s not a great-selling month for us because people have other stuff to do in the summer and we’d be missing out on half a year of anniversary promotion. We have the [November 2014] issue coming out in September. Someone’s putting out a coffee table book in October. And we’re having our 40th anniversary party October 16 in New York.”
Granted, it’s a relatively small category. But this week’s number-one-with-a-bullet Productivity and Overall categories success of Tom Hanks‘ free Hanx Writer iPad App proves the two-time Oscar winner can do no wrong.
Launched last week, Hanx Writer turns your iPad into an old-fashioned typewriter, offering a pseudo-analog typing experience. The bangs of key presses, hard returns and the chimes that sound when you reach the end of a new line now sit alongside modern conveniences like the ability to correct without white tape or whiteout, and options to print, email or share your documents when complete.
Is it necessary? No, not really. Is it enjoyable to use and well-made? Well, yes.
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features Fader taking on Harper’s Bazaar.
Nicki Minaj covers Fader’s latest issue. Here she is folding her arms over an invisible chair. This is tougher than it looks.