Saturday, September 01, 2007

Mag Bag: 'Inc.' Site Expands List Of Savvy Companies

Mag Bag: 'Inc.' Site Expands List Of Savvy Companies
by Erik Sass, Friday, Aug 31, 2007 7:15 AM ET
Inc. Site Expands List Of Savvy Companies

Inc. magazine's Web site is expanding its traditional print list of 500 tenfold online, with its first publication of the "Inc. 5,000." Leveraging the unlimited publishing capabilities of the Internet, Inc. Online is highlighting a slew of companies that wouldn't make it onto the print list--but still deserve recognition for innovative strategies or eye-catching products.

The magazine's Web site is also set to launch a social-network-type exchange for private businesses, called, due out in October.

The Inc. initiative follows the announcement in May by McGraw Hill's BusinessWeek that it is partnering with Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, to launch a Company Insight Center hosted on the magazine's Web site. The new online content area will triple the size of the BusinessWeek site. Information and analysis will cover companies, industries, markets and leaders.

Other business publications are moving to more digital content as well--a shift signaled, for example, by the promotion of Vivek Shah to president of Time Inc.'s Business and Finance network, which includes Fortune, Money, Business 2.0 and Fortune Small Business. Shah was previously head of digital publishing for the network.

Deloitte & Touche Debuts Deloitte Review

Deloitte & Touche is preparing to launch a new high-end business periodical for senior executives, called the Deloitte Review. The twice-yearly Review will feature "unique" business information and commentary, including articles on strategic trends and best practices. It will also offer business insights from Deloitte's partners, principals, and directors. Stephen Wagner, Partner, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and executive editor of Deloitte Review, says each issue will offer "guidance and reference points that a C-suite executive can put to use today, and still use years from now." The magazine has an online presence at

Bonnier To Relaunch Resorts & Great Hotels

Bonnier Corp. says it will relaunch Resorts & Great Hotels, an aspirational magazine covering high-end luxury travel, as a quarterly. The relaunched publication should have a distribution of 100,000, with a newsstand price of $6.99 and a subscription price of $15.99. The first issue should hit the stands on January 15.

Guilfoyle Moves From Rachael Ray to Women's Wear Daily

Christine Guilfoyle, the founding publisher of Every Day with Rachael Ray, is leaving the Reader's Digest Association to take up the role of publisher at Conde Nast's Women's Wear Daily. Guilfoyle's departure is the latest personnel shake-up at RDA, which has seen several execs exit since its acquisition by Ripplewood Holdings, a private equity firm. Mary Berner was named the new president and CEO of RDA this spring.

BusinessWeek Publisher Dodge Exits

Geoff Dodge is leaving his role as senior vice president and publisher of BusinessWeek for a new position at, which specializes in customer-relationship management.

Media Week sued by mag giant

Media Week sued by mag giant
31 August 2007

By Sarah Limbrick

Magazine publisher Hachette Filipacchi (UK) and chief executive Kevin Hand are suing Haymarket Media for libel damages.

The legal battle centres around a story in Media Week magazine in April, headed “Hachette faces an uncertain future”.

Hachette and Hand claim the story was defamatory, and are seeking unlimited damages, as well as aggravated damages, from its publishers - Haymarket. They are also suing over the website version of the story.

And they are seeking an injunction banning repetition of the allegations made in the story.

The story, which has now been taken down, was about the departure of the general manager of the company's women's division, Julie Harris.