Categories: Time Inc.

20% Down Is The New Up: The First Quarter's Tally

Posted by: Jon Fine on May 05

I’ve made the point (over and over again) that the dynamics of this ad environment, especially on the print side, have deteriorated to the extent that the old saying--flat is...

Magazine Shutdowns, Magazine Layoffs, And The Looming Pullback In Automobile Advertising

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 19

In recent days, there have been layoffs at Forbes, Time Inc., Conde Nast Publications, Bauer Publishing, The Economist, and Hearst Magazines. In the past 24 hours, Time Inc’s Cottage Living...

Time Warner And The Curse Of The Conglomerate

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 06

Three headlines coming out of Time Warner’s earnings call today, which happened to be the first run by new CEO Jeff Bewkes:...

Business 2.0 Finally Shuttered

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 05

Business 2.0 gets shuttered by Time Inc., and so the Grim Reaper claims another victim in ’07. This is actually an anticlimax at this point. Reportage about this pending move...

Business 2.0's Long Goodbye?

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 29

There is a hole in today’s announcement from Time Inc.’s Business and Finance Network, the unit that houses Time Inc. business titles like Fortune and Money, in that the fate...

Time Inc.'s Next Launch?

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 31

. . . may be a health and wellness Web portal, assuming some focus group results turn out OK. I can't help but think this interesting move, should it...

Media Math Of The Moment: Time Inc./Time4 Media Edition

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 26

Time Inc, purchase price for the Times Mirror (soon to be renamed Time4 Media) magazine group, December, 2000: $475 million Likely sale price* of entire Time4Media magazine group—not including This...

Time Inc.: The Layoffs

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 18

The company isn't commenting yet, but the New York Times is reporting what we're hearing as well--that one part of Time Inc.'s layoffs involves People magazine axing its bureaus in...

Jeff Bewkes Offers A Less-Than-Ringing-Endorsement of Time Inc. In Its Current Form

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 06

Earlier today at the UBS media conference, that is, both during and after a lunchtime presentation in which he was interviewed by UBS' Aryeh Bourkoff. "Not now." --Bewkes, after Bourkoff...

Five Seconds With Dick Parsons . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 05

. . . after Parsons spoke at Credit Suisse First Boston's Media and Telecom Week conference, at Manhattan's Crowne Plaza Hotel, approximately 3:15 Eastern Time, 12/5/06: Fine On Media: Dick,...

Live From The American Magazine Conference: Ann Moore Speaks

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 23

Time Inc. Chairman-CEO Ann Moore was interviewed onstage today by Newsweek's President Rick Smith while on a panel of industry CEOs. Near the end of the panel, Smith asked Moore...

Update on Time Inc. Mag Sale

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 19

Regarding the 18 magazines from its Time4Media and Parenting groups that Time Inc. put up for sale in September, we hear: Initial bids are due October 25. (I'd bet that...

But Enough About Me. What Do You Think About Office Pirates?

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 08

I am currently mulling a column about the new Time Inc. launch Office Pirates, and I want to know what you think about it. Office Pirates is bizarre and freakish...

More on Time Inc.: Look for cutbacks and magazine sales in ’06

Posted by: Administrator on December 20

1. What Ann Moore did last week significantly centralizes a business operation that long placed near-mystical power in decentralization. (The company twice went to more centralized structures, in the wake...

Time Inc. Lays Off 105

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 13

Bad day at the nation's largest magazine publisher: Time Inc. sacks 105 staffers. In doing so, Chairman-CEO Ann Moore lays off a surprising chunk of the company's top executive ranks....

Exit Pearlstine?

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 16

The Drudge Report is not the only place where we're hearing that John Huey will very-imminently--like this week, and maybe even early this week--officially take over Time Inc.'s Editor In...

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