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Posts Tagged ‘Eric Mika’

Finke And Her Scurrilous Rumors Are Denied

mikaeric.jpgNikki Finke, blogging on, has gotten it wrong again.

She proclaimed like a wild banshee that Hollywood Reporter publisher Eric Mika was out.

And that head of advertising Rose Einstein was in.

As seems to be par for the course for Finke, her ducks weren’t all in a row.

An insider at Nielsen, which owns the Reporter, told FBLA: “I can tell you there are no current plans for leadership changes at THR.”

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Hollywood Reporter Goes Fully Digital With THReviews As Trade Wars Heat Up


While Variety is laughing at itself, The Hollywood Reporter is saying put ‘em up.

The HP is diving into the digital domain with the launch of THReviews, an online portal that brings together in-depth reviews, news and plenty of info about film, music, TV and even the Internet.

Clicking on should bring you all the Hollywood content you could ever desire.

THReviews will feature all existing review content from Nielsen Business Media entertainment brands — including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Nielsen EDI, Nielsen Online, Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen VideoScan — as it relates to film, television, music concerts and albums, and home entertainment (DVD). It will also feature video produced by Nielsen brands, as well as user-generated comments and reviews.

“Entertainment business content is increasingly being consumed online; this is evidenced by the growth in traffic to our existing websites and digital products,” said Eric Mika, The Hollywood Reporter’s Publisher and Vice President, Entertainment for Nielsen Business Media. “The Hollywood Reporter is ideally positioned to capitalize upon this trend by creating and optimizing new content distribution platforms such as THReviews, which allow us to leverage our sister brands and serve our audiences in a unique, interactive way, while also providing innovative solutions for our clients to reach their customers.”

More in the HP’s announcement below:

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Hollywood Reporter Gets A New Look


The Hollywood Reporter has been “rebranded.” Is that corporate speak for “in a death rattle?”

We kid! We kid!

The new look is, well, new.

The 78 year-old logo has been completely changed, and the whole publication has gone way more international. In fact, to hear Eric Mika, Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, talk about various Arabic nations (we’re not kidding), click on the video here.

Eric Mika: Hollywood Reporter Takes On The World

mikamug.jpg The week-old Hollywood Reporter: Premier Edition is already making its corporate parents proud. The publication, which launched Nov. 2 in New York, Miami, Atlanta and Washington D.C. is in 95 newsstands in New York.

At the same time, the trade has launched Hollywood Reporter Direct, a widget that delivers customized news, alerts and video from The Hollywood Reporter directly to subscribers’ desktops.

Clearly, the trade is making passes at the expanding global market — while trying to outdo its competition. According to the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter has a circulation of just over 25,000 to Daily Variety’s 32,000.

FBLA loves hearing that there is still a vibrant corner of the otherwise sad and sorry publishing world. So we eagerly talked with Hollywood Reporter Senior Vice President and Publishing Director Eric Mika about the trade’s apparent push to conquer the world — or at least the world of global entertainment news delivery.

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Former Variety Exec Lands Hollywood Reporter Gig

hrlo.jpgThe Hollywood Reporter picked Rose Einstein for its newly created role of Vice President, Associate Publisher. The move caps a 25-year publishing career for Einstein that began as a Senior Account Executive for Variety.

Here’s the press release:

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