Josh Topolsky, cofounder of The Verge and former editor of Engadget, is joining Bloomberg as editor of an upcoming series of verticals. The New York Times reports that Topolsky “will run develop and run Bloomberg’s new ventures, which will cover specific topic areas such as politics and luxury.”
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Bloomberg Media Group has named Keith Grossman its publisher of Bloomberg Digital, a new role at the company. He comes to Bloomberg from Wired, where he has been since 2002. Grossman most recently served as associate publisher of Wired and Ars Technica.
Grossman said one of the lure’s of Bloomberg was Justin Smith — Bloomberg Media’s CEO — dedication to digital. “If you look at Justin’s view of where he wants to take the company, one of the areas he wants us to focus on is expanding the digital front and scaling that across different platforms,” Grossman told Adweek.
Jacki Kelley has been named chief operating officer of Bloomberg Media. Kelley comes to the company from IPG Mediabrands, where she served as CEO since last year. She has previously held business and sales roles at Yahoo, USA Today and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Kelley has also received a variety of awards and honors. She was named one of Ad Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising in 2013; a Matrix Award Honoree by the New York Women in Communications; Advertising Woman of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York; and has been elected into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement.
“This is a coup for our organization and important talent milestone as we implement our new strategy. Jacki is a force of nature – a perfect a mix of shrewd business acumen and creativity with a clear track record of success,” said Bloomberg Media’s CEO, Justin Smith, in a statement. “Adding a leader of this caliber is major step towards our goal: building the leading, next-generation global business media company.”
Paul Caine is joining Bloomberg Media as global chief revenue. Caine, a 23-year veteran of Time Inc., was most recently CEO of Westwood One. Caine left Westwood One in January.
During his many years at Time Inc., Caine served as publisher of People and Entertainment Weekly; president of the company’s Style & Entertainment Group; and more. He most recently served as Time Inc.’s executive VP, chief revenue officer and group president. He held that role for two years before leaving for Westwood One.
“Paul is one of the great talents in global advertising with deep experience in digital and traditional media,” said Justin Smith, Bloomberg Media’s CEO, in a statement. “He has developed some of the most innovative advertising strategies in the industry and will be instrumental in our efforts to build a portfolio of digitally-led, multi-platform brands for global business decision-makers around the world.”
Caine’s appointment is effective immediately.
It’s list time! The Hollywood Reporter’s annual “most powerful people in New York media” list is out, and it features some staples (Roger Ailes) and some newcomers (Nick Denton). The list, now in its fourth year, honors “The men and women who shape the media message and interpret the sweep of the culture,” according to THR.
People love lists like this. It doesn’t really mean anything, yet everyone will be sure to humblebrag about being included. Media people love patting themselves on the back, and THR is giving them an open invitation to do so.
Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media since late last summer, is speaking up about the company. In an interview with Ad Age, Smith discussed Businessweek, why Bloomberg TV is worth watching, and more. Below are a few highlights.
On Businessweek’s role at Bloomberg:
When we look at the financial performance of Businessweek, we don’t look at it in a silo; we look at in the broader role it plays in Bloomberg L.P. The same is true for a lot of our media assets. It’s a much broader perspective on the role of the Businessweek brand.
Josh began taking on the TV responsibility, plus Businessweek, one month ago, beginning in January, so we’re sort of in the top of the first inning here. But the answer is yes. We’re looking to bring that kind of storytelling to the TV platform.
On how much he sees of Michael Bloomberg:
It is true that we’re working very near each other and he’s very interested in the media business, as he is his entire business.
Bloomberg Media has named Paul Marcum its head of global digital innovation, a new role at the company. Marcum comes to Bloomberg Media from GE, where he has served as director of digital marketing and programming for the past three years.
Marcum joins Bloomberg January 13.
Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Businessweek since 2009, is good at his job. And that’s why he’s being moved. According to a memo obtained by Daily Intel, Tyrangiel is taking a temporary break from Businessweek to help expand Bloomberg TV.
“I’ve asked Josh Tyrangiel to detach from Bloomberg Businessweek and join me and Andy full-time through the end of the year,” wrote Justin Smith, Bloomberg Media’s CEO. “Josh will help with all aspects of the strategy process, with a special focus on thinking through our plans for television.”
Tyrangiel is expected to miss about six issues.
Justin Smith, often credited with saving The Atlantic, is departing the company to become the new CEO of Bloomberg Media Group. Smith had been with Atlantic Media since 2007; serving as president since 2010.
In a lengthy “Letter of Appreciation,” sent to staffers, David Bradley, chairman of Atlantic Media, heaped praise upon Smith:
In my frame, Atlantic Media was earning its doctoral degree in modern media from one of modern media’s master practitioners. What Justin believed, he taught, and, as with Michael again, Justin’s beliefs were fierce: That the revolution underway in media is more radical than we—the industry—appreciate. That the contest between legacy and insurgent players is mortal, with advantage to the insurgents. That surviving legacy properties will have had to learn the disciplines of the insurgents—and that they can. That velocity is first among the virtues. That the speed of change is unprecedented. That ideas have their season but not more. From search to social media to native advertising to the next advantage. And, that Atlantic Media could and would and has leapt to the frontier.
At Bloomberg, Smith will be succeeding Andrew Lack, who had served as Bloomberg Media’s CEO since 2008. Lack will become chairman of Bloomberg Media Group.
Below is Bradley’s full note.
Linda Douglass is reducing her role at Atlantic Media. Douglass had been with the company since 2010, serving as senior VP, global communications. According to a memo, she is shifting to a part-time, consulting position, because she wants to “experiment with the concept of more free time.”
Succeeding Douglass is Emily Lenzner, who comes to Altantic Media from her own consulting firm. She also served as executive director of communications for ABC News’ Washington DC bureau.
Below is the note announcing the change, from Atlantic Media’s president, Justin Smith.
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