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Brandon Kavulla Joins Fortune As Creative Director

Fortune has named Brandon Kavulla its creative director. He comes to the magazine from Wired, where he held the same role for the past two years. Kavulla came to Wired from Men’s Health, and he has worked at Vibe and Spin.

“I am delighted to announce that Brandon Kavulla will be joining Fortune as our new creative director,” wrote Andy Serwer, managing editor of Fortune, in a memo. “Brandon is an award-winning, veteran CD who will be an incredibly valuable addition to our team.”

Sewer’s full note is below.

 

Jeff Bewkes Plays Coy About Time Inc. and Meredith Talks

The media has been discussing the Time Inc. and Meredith merger for weeks now, but Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner, is still dodging the issue.

Bloomberg reports that when Bewkes was asked about the combo, he replied, “The press is very active. Who knows if they know what they’re talking about.”

Allow us to answer that: You, Jeff Bewkes, are the person who knows if we know what we’re talking about. And the only reason we know anything is because a Time Inc. publication — Fortunereported it.

So there you go. The more you know.

Fortune Throws a Book Party

Last night Fortune threw a party to celebrate the release of Tap Dancing to Work, Warren Buffett on Practically Everything 1966 – 2012, which was written/edited by Carol Loomis (pictured right) Fortune’s senior editor-at-large. The shindig was held at the fancy Lambs Club.

Those in attendance included Loomis, Buffett, John HueyLloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Brian Roberts, Steve Burke, Becky Quick, Meredith Whitney, Lally Weymouth, Don Graham, Andrew Ross Sorkin and more.

We love how even Buffett had to wear a name tag, as if people didn’t recognize him. “I love this book, but who’s that old guy double-dipping the cocktail sauce? Weirdo.”

[Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Fortune]

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Fortune Changes iPad App, Shifts Plan

Fortune’s iPad app used to open up to a storefront image, asking users to pay before viewing any content. That’s the way plenty of magazine apps function, but Fortune has now shifted gears. The new Fortune iPad app weaves both free and pay-to-view content together in order to keep readers browsing, and maybe even lure some non-subscribers to pay up.

“Beginning with the current issue, iPad users can experience Fortune soup-to-nuts on their tablets,” said Fortune.com’s managing editor, Megan Barnettin a statement. “The magazine content is interspersed with daily news and analysis in an easy-to-swipe news app. It’s the best of Fortune in a mix of free and paid content.”

Mixing the content is a smart move by Fortune. There are plenty of people who have a magazine app, but for whatever reason, have decided not to become a subscriber. By offering free items along with the tempting subscriber-only content, Fortune is getting those people to give the app another try.

New subscribers to Fortune magazine receive one month free on the iPad app. Otherwise the pricing is one month for $2.99, one year for $19.99 or a single issue for $4.99.

Cover Battle: Businessweek or Fortune

We have a dilemma here at FishbowlNY. We can’t decide which cover we came across this morning we like best. Businessweek’s is fantastic (cover story about Karl Rove’s power moves) but so is Fortune’s (cover story about Hostess going bankrupt again).

So we leave it up to you, dear readers. Which cover is better? Also, and you might not be able to answer this — if Hostess does finally disappear, does that mean Ding Dongs do too? Because if so, we’ve got some stockpiling to do.

Guessing The Best Table at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a joke and everyone knows it. It’s nothing more than a chance for media types to mingle with Hollywood types and talk about how fantastic they all are. Since no real news ever comes out of the dinner, let’s take an early look at who might have the best guests at their table, via WWD.

Time:
George Clooney and Girlfriend of The Moment Stacy Keibler

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Two Time Inc. Moves

Time Inc. has announced a couple moves today. Steve Gandel is joining Fortune.com, where he’ll report on Wall Street for the site’s “Term Sheet” section. Gandel was most recently a Senior Business writer for Time, where he covered real estate, economics and more. Gandel’s first day is Monday.

In other Time Inc. news, Charlie Kammerer has been named Group Publisher for This Old House and Coastal Living. Kammerer had been Publisher of This Old House Ventures, Inc., for about three years.

Kammerer succeeds Peter Medwid, who left the company in January.

New Design Director at Fortune

Emily Kehe has been named the new design director at Fortune. Kehe, who first started freelancing for the magazine in 2008, had been filling in for John Korpics who left the position of creative director for a VP role at ESPN.

Regarding the selection of Kehe, managing editor Andy Serwer wrote in a staff announcement today, “…when it came time to find a permanent replacement for John, (and while we did consider other candidates), I really needed to look no further than a few doors down to Emily’s office.”

Fortune Adds Digital Development Editor

Jake Brooks has been named Fortune magazine’s new Digital Development Editor. Brooks was most recently with Brooklyn design firm Hazan+Company, and prior to that he held positions at the New York Daily News’ and the New York Observer’s websites.

Per a memo from the magazine’s Managing Editor, Andy Serwer, Brooks will be overseeing the development of apps and expanding mobile and tablet platforms.

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