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Topic: David Pecker

Zimmerman Gets an Unusual Assignment From a Publisher

Growing readership for Men's Fitness and Star, without ads

A funny thing arose out of conversations between Zimmerman Advertising founder Jordan Zimmerman and American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker: The ad agency got an assignment that doesn't involve advertising. Rather,…

AMI's Muscle & Fitness Gets the Dave Zinczenko Touch

More than just body-building

American Media Inc.’s Muscle & Fitness is about to get the Dave Zinczenko treatment.    A year after the magazine dynamo took AMI’s Men’s Fitness out of the gym and into the…

New Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp Is a Familiar Face

He worked at the unit and subsidiaries from 1985-2004

The waiting game is finally over. Today, Time Warner said former CFO Joseph Ripp will succeed Laura Lang as the CEO of its soon-to-be spun off publishing division Time Inc. He…

Men's Fitness Magazine Is Remade as a Lifestyle Brand

Thanks to editor David Zinczenko

Two years ago, Men’s Fitness put Vin Diesel on its cover, wearing a red, body-hugging T-shirt and surrounded by coverlines that screamed “Instant muscle” and “53 fat-burning tips.” Vin is…

Rodale Exec Jumps to Tabloid Publisher AMI

Fills new post created to manage growth

National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. is doing some more top-level poaching, this time from Rodale. Samantha Irwin was a 22-year vet of the health and fitness publisher, most recently serving…

Hurricane Sandy Update

Displaced by storm, American Media Inc. prepares to move back

It’s soon going to be back to business as usual for American Media Inc. Nearly four months after Hurricane Sandy soaked its 4 New York Plaza HQ in lower Manhattan,…

Daily News, AMI Face Prolonged Displacement

Headquarters could be off limits for a full year

While most of the New York publishing world is back to business as usual after struggling during last week's Hurricane Sandy, tabloid publisher American Media Inc. could join the New York…

AMI Ups 'Star' and RadarOnline Editor David Perel to EVP of Digital Media

Exec will oversee Web development across brands

American Media Inc. veteran David Perel has added a new title to his growing list of roles at the company, which currently includes evp and managing editor of RadarOnline.com and…

Group Publisher Diane Newman Out at American Media

Group publisher oversaw 'Shape,' other fitness mags

Diane Newman, who had people buzzing over her weeks-long absence from tabloid and fitness publisher American Media, has now left the company. As group publishing director over Shape, Fit Pregnancy and…

AMI Slashing OK!'s Circulation

Move to help get celeb weekly in the black

David Pecker's American Media Inc. is jumping right on fixing newly acquired OK! Weekly’s weak circulation—by cutting it. Effective with the second half of 2011, AMI will whack OK!’s rate base…

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