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Conde Nast Cuts Website Launches but Still Hopeful About Magazines!

20newhouse.1903.jpgConde Nast: Always looking to the future! Agency Spy is saying that a spy has told them that Conde Nast has decided to put all its website launches on hold for the time being. Maybe not all that surprising considering not that long ago they decided to downsize Portfolio…in the middle of a financial crisis. But still. We all know everyone is tightening their belt at the moment, but is reducing your presence online really a smart move?

Maybe the point is they don’t actually care all that much. At today’s Newhouse panel at the Plaza the three titans of Conde Nast — David Remnick, Graydon Carter, and (apparently not going anywhere) Anna Wintour — didn’t seem all that fazed. The New York Observer reports that when asked about the current media crisis this is what they had to say:

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Agency Spy Launches a Weekly Video Roundup

Over at Agency Spy our fellow MB blogger Matt Van Hoven has taken the online video craze by the horns and launched a weekly video roundup hosted by Van Hoven himself, which will run every Tuesday afternoon. The roundup will cover the week’s big advertising stories, and yes, we’ve been told there will be some Mad Men.

Nick Denton: ‘I Felt I’d Done My Job’

14_dentondd_lgl.jpgOur sister site, Agency Spy has an interview today with Gawker‘s Nick Denton about the recent layoffs, hires and rehires. One of the most interesting aspects of the Gawker changes has been Denton finding a replacement for himself as managing editor.

As Agency Spy has it:

Matt: On your managing editor replacement, Gabriel Snyder; Why have you chosen to replace yourself? Gabriel has an independent attitude/style. How involved to you plan to be in editorial?

Denton: I felt I’d done my job. Monthly pageviews on Gawker.com have gone from 8m in December to 24m last month. And I’d announced after Labor Day that I was finally looking for a replacement. My tenure was supposed to be much shorter! And I have just a few other responsibilities.