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Topic: first mover

New Yahoo Tech Editor David Pogue Is Enjoying His Freedom

Talks click bait and Web commenting

Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who David Pogue New gig Yahoo Tech editor, writer Old gig The New York Times tech columnist Age 51 You left The New York Times to join a Yahoo in progress. What…

Maker Studios’ New Chief Content Officer Discusses Tackling 23 Digital Video Verticals

Erin McPherson’s past career prepares her for the challenge

   Specs Who Erin McPherson New gig Chief content officer, Maker Studios Old gig Vp, head of video, Yahoo Age 45 So what does the chief content officer at Maker do? I oversee our studios, so the…

Marjorie Kaplan Is Juggling 2 Discovery Networks Through the Upfront and Beyond

Her plans for TLC and Animal Planet

Specs Who Marjorie Kaplan New gig Group president, TLC and Animal Planet Old gig Group president, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity Age 52 So TLC is a huge business. What’s it like handling that…

The New Head of McCann Erickson N.Y. Misses the Rain and Camaraderie of London

Chris Macdonald's transition to the agency's flagship office

Specs Who Chris Macdonald New gig president, McCann Erickson New York Old gig CEO, McCann Erickson London; chairman, McCann Worldgroup Age 47 You grew up in Oxford. Did you ever think you would work…

Capitol Music’s Brand Partnership Director Talks About How Marketing and Music Are Changing

A chat with Zoe Sonquist King

Specs Who Zoë Sonquist King New gig Director, brand partnerships, Capitol Music Group Old gig Account manager, Cimarron Group Age 31 Describe your role at Capitol. Our team does anything from product placement to music videos. We…

Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture

And his famous squid

Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platform for you—is it risky…

Sam Champion Wants to Make The Weather Channel a One-Stop Shop for News

Also, thoughts on naming storms

Specs Name Sam Champion Age 52 New gig Managing editor, anchor,The Weather Channel Old gig Weather anchor, Good Morning America You've said that your new morning show, AMHQ, will cover news, business, sports and other nonweather…

Nickelodeon Programming Exec Talks About What Defines the Post-Millennial Generation

Sarah Noonan also discusses finding the next hit kids show

Specs Who Sarah Noonan Age 44 New gig Svp, live-action content, Nickelodeon Old gig Svp, casting, Nickelodeon You’re best known for casting celebrity voices on SpongeBob as well as The Fairly OddParents and Jimmy Neutron.…

SMG’s Lead on P&G Wants to See a Shift From Social Media to Commerce

A chat with Lisa Hurwitz

Specs Who Lisa Hurwitz Age 37 New gig Evp, managing director, SMG, overseeing the Procter & Gamble North American communications planning business Old gig Evp, group account director, Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide What’s the…

What Does a Programmatic Sales Chief Actually Do?

Meredith’s Chip Schenck discusses his new gig

Specs Who Chip Schenck Age 43 New gig Vp, programmatic sales and strategy, Meredith Old gig Vp, publisher, development, PubMatic There’s still a learning curve around programmatic. Do you have an analogy you use to explain…

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