We have been hearing the same rumor today. According to Business Insider’s Nicholas Carlson, as Patch is gearing up for a very Black Friday August 9, it has already jettisoned two of its highest ranking execs:
We’ve been unable to get AOL public relations to confirm or deny the news. An AOL spokesperson told us the company is not commenting on Patch personnel matters.
Tomorrow’s Patch mass layoffs are being pegged in reports at anywhere from 200 to 550 employees. Over at Romenesko, readers have been actively chiming in to his August 8 item on the matter; the comments thread includes insightful observations from various ex-Patch employees.
[Photo of Feddersen courtesy: LinkedIn]
Previously on Mediabistro:
Patch Unveils A New Site, Focused on Social and Mobile
- Deirdre Finnegan Named Publisher of EatingWell
- Brian Balthazar Joins AOL as Exec Producer and Head of Programming
- Sam Rosen Named The Atlantic's VP of Marketing
- Nicoletta Santoro Named Creative Director at Large for Town & Country