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Details Expands ‘Mavericks’ Issue

Details’ “Mavericks” issue — which highlights influential people — has been a semi-recurring feature under editor-in-chief, Dan Peres. But according to WWD, the idea has been expanded to include three separate themes under the Maverick umbrella.

It all starts with the current Details, the Mavericks of Hollywood December/January issue. Then in April it will continue with the Mavericks of Social Media and in October, the Mavericks of Culture.

Details threw a party to celebrate the Hollywood issue (our invite got lost in the mail, but John Krasinski, Chris Messina, Lauren Miller, Josh Radnor and more were in attendance), and Peres was pleased with the turnout.

“Our party had celebrities, but they weren’t there just for the sake of having celebrities in the room,” he told WWD. “The greatest compliment that I got was that it was a great mix of not all obvious people.”

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Details Promotes Two

Details has promoted two staffers. Matthew Marden has been named fashion director, a new role at the magazine. He has been with Details since 2004, most recently serving as market director.

Additionally, Eugene Tong has been named style director. Tong has been with Details since 2006, and most recently served as senior style editor. Prior to his time at Details, he worked as associate market editor for Cargo and fashion assistant at FHM.

Both Marden and Tong will report to Dan Peres, editor-in-chief of Details.

Details Names New Editorial Hires

There are couple of new staffers to the Details editorial staff.  James Oliver Cury has been named online editorial projects manager. In the role, Cury will be responsible for all digital editorial product, including content partnerships, e-commerce, and app development.

Cury arrives Details from another men’s magazine–Maxim, where he worked as online editorial director.

Rachel Rosenblit is the new entertainment editor at Details. She’ll be in charge for booking celebrity features, editing entertainment content in the Culture section, and covering film and television for the magazine.

Prior to joining Details, Rosenblit was associates editor of features at Elle magazine.

“Both James and Rachel are valuable additions to the Details family,” Dan Peres, Details editor-in-chief, says. “I look forward to working with them as we continue to grow our brand, and I am excited to further develop our digital efforts as we build the presence of Details.com as a leading men’s style and culture destination.”

Cury and Rosenblit’s appointments begin immediately.

Details Adds Publisher

As we expected, Sabine Feldmann, who was edged out as Publisher of Teen Vogue this morning, won’t be joining Details. Instead, Kevin Martinez has joined the magazine as Vice President, Publisher.

Martinez has been serving as a consultant to Details since the summer, and before that was Vice President, Brand Publisher at Elle.

“Over the past five months we’ve made great strides in the print, digital and social areas of the brand,” said Martinez. “I am thrilled to be able to build on that success with Dan Peres and the entire Details team.”

Details Announces E-Commerce Plans

Details magazine is partnering with Mr. Porter, an online menswear retailer, to feature clothing that will be available for purchase on the magazine’s website. The items will be handpicked by Details’ editors and Ashton Kutcher. Kidding! About Kutcher at least.

Dan Peres, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, tells WWD, “I’ve known Natalie [Mr. Porter's founder] for almost 20 years, back before she was a retail titan, and I was really eager to do a project with her.”

The selected products will also be shown on Mr. Porter.

Ashton Kutcher’s Detail’s Gig Attracts The Feds

Yesterday FishbowlNY told you about Ashton Kutcher guest editing an issue of Details, which would be no big deal, but he promoted a slew of products that he invests in without clearly disclosing that to readers.

Apparently – and we missed this yesterday – there was a single line in the introduction of the issue that stated Kutcher was “[Putting] his money where his mouth is, backing many of the companies he champions here.” But that might not be enough, because the incident has now attracted the eyes of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The New York Times reports that by not being more clear about the companies and products he was promoting, Kutcher might have committed a federal crime. Richard Cleland, the FTC’s assistant director of the division of advertising practices, explained:

If you’re out there promoting individual products that you have a specific investment in, it needs to be disclosed. If you have a significant economic investment that is not otherwise apparent, that may potentially affect the credibility of your endorsement, and I see that as a potential problem.

Dan Peres, Editor-in-Chief of Details, is taking the “any press is good press” route regarding Kutcher. He told the Times:

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Details Makes Some Alterations To Their Layout

When the March issue of Details is released this coming Tuesday (Feb. 15) readers will notice a few modifications to the monthly men’s magazine.  The most significant change will be the introduction of a 13-page section dedicated to health and fitness known as “The Body.”  “The Body” will be directed by senior editor Tyler Graham and feature celebrity workout routines, a 30 days to better abs program, and nutrition themed columns.

The cover of the March edition will further emphasize fitness by featuring models Sean O’Pry, Arthur Kulkov, and Noah Mills. Details editor-in-chief Dan Peres explained his rationale behind the cover.

We wanted a cover that would really resonate and look a little different than the norm.  Model covers are so rarely done — largely because they’re not a very popular newsstand driver, I’m not blind to that — however I actually believe this will be one of our better selling issues of the year.

Other changes to the magazine include the cutting of The Dossier section and the launching of a redesigned companion website in April.  Details also plans to debut an iPad app in September.

Details To Add Some Muscle With New Fitness Section

Just like many of their health conscious readers, Details is making a new year’s resolution to shape up.  Keith Kelly writes today that the monthly men’s mag is taking a page from Men’s Health and adding a new fitness section dubbed “The Body.”  Under the supervision of Tyler Graham, author of The Happiness Diet, “The Body” will debut in March and offer a new fitness dimension to the lifestyle-focused magazine.

Details editor-in-chief Dan Peres discussed the rationale behind “The Body”:

We’re not looking to compete with Flex. I don’t think any retailer will move us out of the fashion category and stock us with the workout magazines, but it is certainly an area that we will be focusing more of our attention on in 2011.
Last year, Details was able to quell rumors that it would be shut down, however the title only increased ad pages by one percent in 2010.  Similar publications GQ, Esquire, and Men’s Health all improved ad page numbers by 6 percent or more in the past year.

Details‘ Peres On Which Women’s Mag He’d Edit: ‘I’m Waiting for Cindi to F*ck It All Up At Glamour

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Ok, so he was joking… Last night’s panel, from left: Maxim editorial director Jim Kaminsky, Details EIC Dan Peres, Playboy EIC Chris Napolitano, Elle executive editor Alexandra Postman, Glamour EIC Cindi Leive and Marie Claire EIC Joanna Coles

In what felt to many like an Ellies week amuse-bouche, 118 senior-level men’s and women’s magazine editors converged upon Twenty Four Fifth last night for mediabistro.com’s first-ever joint men’s and women’s magazine dinner, “Skirts, Slacks, and Supper.” Despite the fact that we were elbow-rubbing with the same people who by Friday we’ll be seeing in our bleary-eyed, blog-posting waking nightmares, spirited conversation quickly became the order of the evening, particularly in a post-meal panel featuring Details EIC Dan Peres, Maxim editorial director Jim Kaminsky, Playboy EIC Chris Napolitano, Elle executive editor Alexandra Postman, Glamour EIC Cindi Leive and Marie Claire EIC Joanna Coles.

Here are some choice bits from them on the differences between editing men’s and women’s mags, how their political coverage differs, the advent of celeb culture, and what the hell to do about the Internet…

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Details EIC ‘Euws!’ Over Own Medicine

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Maybe it’s the late-night daddy duty new father and Details editor-in-chief Dan Peres is pulling, but we’re seeing some inconsistency. To wit: A mere page before the letters to the editor hailing the mag for its cautionary December article, “Are You Raising a Douchebag?” Peres pulls rank in his own March 2008 Letter From the Editor, describing a teen girl-laden Jonas Brothers run-in during a recent morning-show appearance:

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