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Kevin Martinez Leaves Details for Maxim

kevin martinez GKevin Martinez has left Details behind and joined Maxim as its new publisher.

Making this move a little bit more interesting is the report from The New York Post that Martinez “was abruptly booted from the Condé Nast headquarters” after he said he was departing Details.

Martinez has been with Details since 2011, when he joined as VP and publisher. Prior to that, he served as Elle’s VP and brand publisher.

Martinez previously held roles at Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Cover Battle: Details or Billboard

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round pits Details against Billboard.

For its December issue, Details went with Christian Bale, perhaps the best actor in Hollywood. We’re not entirely sure what he’s doing in this photograph, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to guess that he’s debating lopping off a limb for his next role. We say go for it. The Academy will love it!

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Details is Looking for Writers With a Knack for Witty Cultural Commentary

DetailsDetails magazine is not your average frat-boy pub. You won’t find foldouts of half-naked ladies or advice on how to throw the best kegger. Instead, you’ll find the latest style trends, celebrity interviews and sections on culture, body, tech, travel and more.

So how can a freelancer get his foot in the door at this sophisticated pub? Well, lucky for you, the mag has recently broadened its FOB and is now open to more first-person narratives:

The interests and tastes of the typical Details reader (a “young, successful, urban-dwelling man”) are central to the magazine’s editorial mission, and though Details has been primarily service-oriented in the past, editors have recently begun adding more voice to the magazine through the addition of cultural essays through all sections of the front-of-book. These totally pitchable first-person pieces are rooted in cultural commentary, says [Candice Rainey, deputy editor], but are still “viewed through the lens of Details.”

To hear more about to get published in this mag, including editors’ contact info, read: How To Pitch: Details.

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Cover Battle: Details or People

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This time around we have Details versus People. Details went with Ryan Reynolds, who we have to admit, looks very cool here. Yes, he read the script for R.I.P.D and thought “This sounds good,” but let’s cut the guy some slack. Maybe he was drunk when he agreed to participate! You never know.

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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.”

How Elle‘s Joe Zee Broke Into Fashion (and How You Can Too)


In his over 20 years in the fashion business, Elle creative director Joe Zee has worked for such titles as Details and Allure and styled advertising campaigns for companies like Gap and DKNY. And, in our Media Beat interview, the Toronto native and star of Sundance Channel’s All On the Line with Joe Zee was very clear about how he got to the top.

One: he worked for people he could learn from, namely legendary fashion stylist and editor Polly Mellen. (“She taught me what it was like to have a passion for something.”)

And, two, he worked his butt off. “I won’t put stock in people who tell me they wanna work in fashion, because they wanna be glamorous. They wanna be famous. They wanna be well known,” he said. “If you wanna be those things, wrong business.”

Part 1: Elle‘s Joe Zee Puts It All on the Line for Sundance Channel
Part 2: Elle‘s Joe Zee Reveals Exactly What a Magazine Creative Director Does

How Elle’s Joe Zee Broke Into Fashion (and How You Can Too)


In his over 20 years in the fashion business, Elle creative director Joe Zee has worked for such titles as Details and Allure and styled advertising campaigns for companies like Gap and DKNY. And, in our Media Beat interview, the Toronto native and star of Sundance Channel’s All On the Line with Joe Zee was very clear about how he got to the top.

One: he worked for people he could learn from, namely legendary fashion stylist and editor Polly Mellen. (“She taught me what it was like to have a passion for something.”)

And, two, he worked his butt off. “I won’t put stock in people who tell me they wanna work in fashion, because they wanna be glamorous. They wanna be famous. They wanna be well known,” he said. “If you wanna be those things, wrong business.”

Part 1: Elle‘s Joe Zee Puts It All on the Line for Sundance Channel
Part 2: Elle‘s Joe Zee Reveals Exactly What a Magazine Creative Director Does

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 Adds Two

Details has added two staffers to its team: Sheila Monaghan has joined as Senior Editor and Greg Emmanuel has been named Articles Editor. Monaghan comes to Details from Women’s Health, where she worked as a Senior Editor. At Details she will oversee health and fitness coverage in magazine’s The Body section.

Emmanuel has a wide variety of editorial experience. His work has appeared in publications such as Esquire, TV Guide, Time Out New York, GQ, ESPN the Magazine, Nylon and O: The Oprah Magazine. He is also a published author. At Details, Emmanuel will oversee the Know & Tell front-­of-­book section.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. NFL Magazine‘s Inaugural Issue Catches Tebow Fever, December 5 
  2. Lady Gaga Graces the Latest Cover of Vanity Fair, December 2
  3. Buzzfeed Poaches Two from Gawker, December 7
  4. Details Names New Editorial Hires, December 5 
  5. CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reportedly Most Searched Media Personality, December 5
  6. You Choose—Pick Your Favorite Local News Anchor, December 7
  7. WCBS 880 Finally Makes the Move to Hudson Street, December 5
  8. Refinery29 Expands Editorial Team, December 5

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