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SpinMedia Elects New CEO

Last week, we told you about SpinMedia’s plans to revive VIBE as a quarterly print publication. Today comes news of a much bigger VIBE imprint at the parent company.

DaleStrangPicSteve Hansen, who at the beginning of the year was promising to make the company profitable, is out as CEO. Replacing him is media vet Dale Strang (pictured). SpinMedia provided FishbowlNY with the following statement:

Effective today, Dale Strang has been elected chief executive officer of SpinMedia by the company’s Board of Directors. Strang, previously general manager of VIBE, has deep experience in digital media – including executive positions at IGN and Ziff Davis — that the Board believes will be instrumental in moving the company forward to maximize its growth potential and profitability. Steve Hansen made a great contribution to SpinMedia and its future as a next-generation digital media company, and will transition into a role as a strategic advisor.

It’s been a rather turbulent year so far at SpinMedia, and this CEO shuffle certainly continues that trend. Earlier this summer, SpinMedia also appointed a new chief revenue officer.

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