As a practice, I don’t blog magazine people news (too many revolving doors to keep up with). However, when the news is about a friend…and it’s good, I make exceptions. Like cheering the report from Min’s B2B that former Intertec CEO Cam Bishop has secured $50 million from JP Morgan Partners and, with his former CFO Dan Altman, will launch Ascend Media with strategic buys in healthcare, automotive and trucking, business services and broad-based technology markets.
Don’t do this at work because it is a complete waste of time — an interesting and funny waste, but still a waste: Googlefight.
Meredith celebrates it first century with a bag of bucks for all 2,500 employees. To celebrate Hammock Publishing’s 11th anniversary we are giving everyone the entire weekend off. Have fun, folks!
Tim Rutten of the LA Times observes a most amazing trend which may or may not have anything to do with September 11, but is still hard for him to comprehend: Readership is up for magazines aimed at intelligent, literate, sophisticated readers.
Gee, and I thought Lucky was the current model for success.
Five years after their launch, how are these magazines doing?