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Marie Claire Tweets That Kendall Jenner Pioneered Cornrows; Outrage Ensues

kendall-jenner-marie-claireAnd this is why worshiping at the altar of people who have no merit of being idolized is stupid (shout out to entertainment media and everyone who follows Justin Bieber on Twitter).

For those not in the know (or the care), that is Kendall Jenner, a fave of paparazzi vultures everywhere. As you can tell, she thought would braid her hair. You know, as if she has seen it somewhere before but where in the world has she?

Hmmmm… 

Oh yeah, I wonder if she knows anyone who hangs out with black people? Nah, probably not.

I only say that because uber-homogeneous publication Marie Claire tweeted some utter stupidity, claimed those braids were “epic,” and subsequently got a harsh “hello” from this alternative stratosphere called “Black Twitter.”

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Pitch Fashion and Beauty Clients to Marie Claire

With a total readership of 3.8 million, Marie Claire offers a compelling and unpredictable mix of articles underscored with wit and attitude. Its readers are as passionate about human rights around the world as they are about the latest fashion trends to hit the runway, so there are many clients a PR pro could pitch to the mag.

Of course, fashion and beauty pitches are welcome, but publicists can also pitch stories about politics, women in the news and human rights. When pitching, keep in mind that the magazine plans issues several months in advance, so when it’s winter, think spring!

For more details and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: Marie Claire. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Hillary Clinton Can’t Stand Holden Caulfield

Today in (Fake) Media Scandals: You may have heard of a controversial article published in The Atlantic this summer in which columnist and former State Department director of policy planning Anne-Marie Slaughter lamented the fact that many modern women cannot possibly live up to the superhuman expectations they face as both mothers and professionals.

(We’re sure it was a great piece; please don’t tell our friends we haven’t read it yet.)

Fast forward to this week, when Marie Claire published an extensive “farewell” interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Interviewer Ayelet Waldman asked Clinton about Slaughter’s piece and the SoS seemed to agree with her thesis, noting that while “Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs”, others can juggle multiple children and demanding careers without “break[ing] a sweat.” Different strokes…

The next paragraph moved into a discussion about “whiners”, a class of people for whom Clinton has little patience. She wasn’t afraid to make a forceful point: “I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into…You live in a time when there are endless choices…Do Something!”

Sounds like Hillary might have been referring to the women in Slaughter’s article who find themselves paralyzed by the unreasonable demands of modern life, doesn’t it?

That’s what the scoop-hungry bloggers at Politico, Jezebel and The Huffington Post thought. We can see why—in emails to journalists, Marie Claire’s PR people hyped the story by implying that the quote referred directly to Slaughter’s article. But the subsequent headlines about Hillary knocking on women who whine about “having it all” weren’t quite accurate; the Secretary said so herself. Here’s the missing section of the interview:  Read more

Roll Call: L.A. Times Media Group, ‘Cosmopolitan’, Aleris, and More

The Los Angeles Times Media Group has named Brad Agnes senior vice president, digital sales. Agnes comes to LATMG from Gorilla Nation Media, where he was senior vice president of national sales. He was one of the first employees at Gorilla Nation in 2002 and oversaw domestic sales for their companies. (Fishbowl LA)

Joanna Coles has been named editor-in-chief of CosmopolitanColes comes to Cosmo from Marie Claire, where she served the same role since 2006. Anne Fulenwider will replace Coles as Marie Claire’s new editor-in-chief. (FishbowlNY)

Brook Holmberg has been named vice president, publisher at Yankee Magazine. He had been vice president of marketing at Yankee Publishing Inc. (mb)

Aleris has named Shannon Bennett vice president, communications. Bennett will be responsible for all internal and external global communications strategy as well as brand and reputation management. Shannon had been vice president, corporate communications and public affairs at Supervalu Inc. (PR Newswire)

Visit Estes Park welcomes Brooke Burnham as their new director of public relations and social media. Burnham will develop and implement strategies in public relations and social media that will help Visit Estes Park serve its mission of attracting visitors to the Estes Park Local Marketing District “through effective and efficient marketing in order to drive year-round economical growth.”(Trail Gazette)

Jennifer Gilbert, Founder of Save the Date, Joins ‘Marie Claire’ To Talk About Her New Memoir

The name Jennifer Gilbert might ring a bell. If you’re a Real Housewives of New York fan, you’ll remember her as the “normal” one whose sanity was probably a big reason why she she wasn’t on the show for too long.

If you’re a Page Six reader, you may recall a lawsuit that happened right around the time of the show.

If you’re in the event planning business, you may know her as the founder of Save the Date, which put together Monday’s Fifi Awards, dubbed the Oscars of the fragrance world.

And if you’re a Marie Claire subscriber, you may recognize Gilbert from the chilling excerpt the magazine published from Gilbert’s new book I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag, a memoir about the brutal and random attack she suffered and the rough path to recovery and success afterward.

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‘Marie Claire’ Is About Fashion Even When It’s ‘@Work’

Among yesterday’s tips for multitasking, we included a advice from a PR exec who was quoted in Marie Claire‘s recent @Work supplement. The supplement comes with your print subscription to the magazine (does anyone else still have one of these?), but here are some of the features available on the Web as well:

“The Formula for Success” – Professional profiles of three successful women — Lisa Randall, a theoretical physicist at Harvard; Meryl Poster, the president of TV production at The Weinstein Company; and Shawn Holley, a celebrity attorney who has repped O.J. Simpson and Lindsay Lohan, among others. Very cool.

“Baggage Check” – Four women who are frequent business travelers tell us about all the clothes, gadgets, and beauty products they pack. OK.

“Salma Inc” – A profile of actress, producer, Burger King spokesperson, and skincare line creator Salma Hayek. Kind of meh.

Much of the rest of the supplement is taken up with fashion and beauty spreads that may touch on working women issues but focus more on just straight fashion and beauty. There’s even a story about getting beauty treatments during your lunch break, which we find a little extra meh. A couple of our colleagues here quickly tossed the supplement aside, saying it’s not really about women @ work at all.

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‘Cubes’ Takes a VIP Tour of Hearst Tower

In this episode of “Cubes,” we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hearst Tower, home to the likes of Esquire, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. The LEED-certified building contains an exclusive health club, a top-secret app lab, and a dining room that has hosted several U.S. presidents, among many other amazing features.

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Revolving Door: Univision’s GOP Boycott, ‘Erin Burnett OutFront,’ ‘Marie Claire,’ and More

Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman, and Michele Bachmann say they will not take part in a Univision debate scheduled for January because of allegations that the Spanish-language media outlet pushed an embarrassing story about a relative to Sen. Mark Rubio (FL-R) after he refused to be interviewed for a Univision program. Univision denies this. [via The Miami Herald blog]

The BBC is to cut 2,000 jobs and will be changing its programming line up in order to trim 20 percent from its budget over the next five years.

Erin Burnett OutFront kicked off this week with good ratings, but gets bad press for the way Burnett covered Occupy Wall Street.

Arthur C. Nielsen Jr., who built the Nielsen company beyond TV and radio ratings, died at the age of 92.

Marie Claire has chosen Geraldine Sealy as editor-at-large and Joyce Chang as deputy editor. Sealy, the former deputy editor of Whole Living, and Chang, the former deputy editor of People Style Watch, replace Abigail Pesta and Anne Fulenwider. [via NY Observer]

Craig Dubow, the CEO of Gannett, steps down less than a month after taking medical leave. [via TVSpy]

More media changes after the jump.

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Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Marketing Director, Stepping Down

Randi Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, sister to Mark, and director of marketing for the social network, has handed in her letter of resignation. She plans to launch RtoZ Media, a social media firm.

“My goal is to launch my own innovative programming and work with media companies to develop their programming in new, and more social ways. In attacking this challenge, Facebook will clearly be a central element in all of my projects,” she said in her resignation letter.

It was only last week that she was at the Hearst Tower talking about Facebook and online privacy with Erin Andrews, Chelsea Clinton, and Marie Claire! She’s in the photo above at the event, second from the left.

[via AllThingsD]

‘Marie Claire’ Panel Audience Directs Privacy Questions at Facebook

Left to right: Common Sense Media's Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg, ESPN's Erin Andrews, Chelsea Clinton, and 'Marie Claire' EIC Joanna Coles

Last night, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton took the stage at the Hearst Tower in NYC to introduce a lively panel discussion about online privacy and education. The event was hosted by Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles and Common Sense Media, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing information with kids and families about navigating the digital world.

Clinton said her first media memory as a kid was picking up a copy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Nowadays, of course, kids and adults are zipping around the Web, sometimes with long-term repercussions.

Though the panel was called “Social media: The perils and possibilities of living in a digital world,” the perilous side was clearly on everyone’s mind. With an overwhelmingly female audience, including a number of moms (Coles referenced her own son a couple of times), the biggest concern was how to prevent over-sharing and cyberbullying.

With that, the person who everyone turned to for answers was Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing head and Mark’s sister. At one point, she said she wanted to go home to her baby.

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