For the most part, I’ve avoided the topic of the woes of Chris Whittle. However, in my personal conversations with others in the publishing business, there has emerged a collective sense of deja-vu. In an editorial this week, Advertising Age’s Scott Donaton points out what I mean, but he does it with a pitch fork.
(Whittle’s company) Edison’s ultimate success or failure won’t impact the businesses Ad Age covers as the fortunes of Whittle’s media group did. But I’m glad my kids don’t go to schools under Edison’s management. Or that air Channel One, for that matter.