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More Changes at the Top for Time Inc. [Updated]

TimeLifeBuildingRockCenter_articleboxThe shuffling at Time Inc. continues. The New York Post reports that Leslie Picard — president of Time Inc. Branded Solutions — is the latest to leave the company. Picard had been with Time Inc. since 2008.

Picard is rumored to be leaving because new hires by Time Inc. haven’t played nice:

Picard is said to have been ‘big footed’ by the arrival of Mark Ford, an executive vice president ad sales, so much so that Ford actually wanted to move into the large office she occupied.

No one likes being big footed. Or Yeti’d, for that matter.

Picard isn’t the only big change. Eric Danetz, currently the chief revenue officer at Defy Media, is rumored to be named Fortune’s new publisher today.

The moves come amid other big changes for Time Inc. Just last week Scott Havens left The Atlantic to join the company, and Fran Hauser, a veteran of Time Inc. since 2003, departed.

Update (10:06 am):
It’s official — Danetz is Fortune’s new publisher. Jed Hartman, group publisher of Time Inc.’s News and Business Group, just sent out the announcement. You can read the memo below.

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Fran Hauser, Top Time Inc. Exec, Departs Company

Fran Hauser, who has been with Time Inc. for a decade, is leaving the company. Hauser most recently served as president of digital for the publishing house’s Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle Groups. Hauser oversaw brands such as People, InStyle, Sunset and Cooking Light.

The New York Post reports that one reason for Hauser’s departure is that Joe Ripp, CEO of Time Inc., passed over her when he named Colin Bodell the company’s chief technology officer in January.

In a Facebook post announcing her decision, Hauser wrote, “I’m so grateful to all of my amazing colleagues for their friendship, support and mentorship through the years.”

Changes at The Top for Time Inc.

Laura Lang, CEO of Time Inc., just shuffled the deck at the top of the company. According to Adweek, Paul Caine will now be group president as well as chief revenue officer.

David Geithner was also promoted to the top of the company’s Style and Entertainment Group. Geithner will oversee People, In Style and Entertainment Weekly.

Lang directed Todd Larsen, group president of Time’s News and Sports Group, to oversee the company’s international tactics.

Additionally, Fran Hauser — director of digital for the Style and Entertainment Group — was tasked with managing an “innovation lab.”

The 2011 Folio: 40

It seems like everyone has lists showcasing leaders in an industry, but hell, maybe, despite their ubiquitousness, people actually get excited when they’re included on them, so we bring them to your attention.

One such list is the Folio: 40, which includes “some of the most distinguished magazine and media professionals from every corner of our industry.” Here are some of the New York media honorees:

  • David CareyPresident of Hearst Magazines
  • Hugh WileyPublisher, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Fran Hauser – President, Digital, Time Inc. Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle Groups

Check out the full list here, and get ready for the 2011 FishbowlNY Best People at Being People awards, which will be announced tomorrow.

Fran Hauser To Lead Digital Side For Time Inc.’s Style & Entertainment And Lifestyle Groups

Time Inc. EVPs Paul Caine and Evelyn Webster announced today that longtime executive Fran Hauser has been promoted to president of digital for the company’s Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle groups.  Hauser comes with years of experience at style & entertainment mags including People, InStyle, and Entertainment Weekly and will now manage all of Time Inc.’s women’s brands including lifestyle titles such as Real Simple, Southern Living, and  Hauser will work under Caine and Webster as she looks to expand her groups’ online reach.  Caine believes Hauser’s experience proves that she will flourish with her increased responsibilities.

Fran has done an excellent job in steering the Style & Entertainment Group to its leadership position in the digital arena.  Thanks to Fran, we are having notable success with our websites as well as our more than 20 products for tablets and mobile devices that, in aggregate, attract more than 25 million monthly users.  I look forward to Fran continuing her exciting work with the Style & Entertainment Group and generating the same impressive results for the Lifestyle Group.

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Time Inc. Hopes For New Revenue With E-Commerce Site StyleFeeder

stylefeeder.jpgFollowing publications like Vogue and DailyCandy that have already made partnerships with e-commerce sites or launched some of their own, Time Inc. has made its way into e-commerce with the acquisition of “personal shopping engine” StyleFeeder, announced today.

As The Wall Street Journal pointed out today, the deal comes at an ideal time for Time, which lost 26 percent of its advertising revenue — its main source of income — during the first nine months of 2009, compared to a year earlier.

Time plans to incorporate StyleFeeder into its fashion magazine InStyle‘s Web site, allowing its e-commerce technology to power shopping on the site. Said Fran Hauser, president of digital for Time’s Style & Entertainment Group:

“This is a strategic step in building on our digital success. Our brands reach millions of consumers through our websites, social media and mobile products. StyleFeeder’s e-commerce technology will open the door to new transactional revenue streams and give the InStyle community an experience they can’t find anywhere else online.”

The acquisition also comes after a difficult period for Time Inc. In response to falling revenues, the magazine publisher cut staff through buyouts and layoffs this fall, and shuttered publications including InStyle Weddings.

Full release about the StyleFeeder acquisition after the jump

Time to Acquire StyleFeederWall Street Journal

Previously: Time Inc. Shutters InStyle Weddings

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