MAJOR PROJECTS

jack-kliger-amcStrategic planning

  • Condé Nast: Launched digital division; created web specific brands Epicurious.com and Style.com

  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S: Acquired Jumpstart.com (digital automotive ad network); divested non strategic magazine assets: George; Mirabella; Home; Premiere
     
  • TV Guide Magazine: Re-aggregated print and digital divisions.
     
  • Chairman of MPA: Led coalition effort to help pass U.S. postal reform legislation (2006) which saved magazine publishing industry over $2 billion in postal costs (2007-2013)

 

Operations

  • Condé Nast: Restructured Corporate Ad Sales Department staff and pricing structure; broke 6-year deadlock with General Motors; developed IMDB (Integrated Marketing Database) of 8 million subscribers
     
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.: Launched digital publishing operations – Elle.Com, CarandDriver.com, Woman’sDay.com; streamlined workforce by 37% from 1100 FTE’s (1999) to 700 FTE’s ( 2008)
     
  • TV Guide Magazine: Turned company from $15 million loss in 2008 to $3 million operating profit per year for 5 straight years; reduced workforce 45% from 115 staff to 65 over 18 months

 

Management Development

  • Condé Nast: Hired/promoted 15 executives and publishers in 5 years, including: David Carey (now CEO, Hearst Magazines), Michael Clinton (now President, Hearst Magazines); Richard Beckman (now CEO, Fashion Rocks); Mary Berner (now CEO, Magazine Publishers of America)
     
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.: Hired/Promoted: COO Philippe Guelton (now CEO, SheKnows.com); Roberta Myers (Editor-in-Chief, Elle), Margaret Russell (now Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Digest), Carol Smith (Group Publisher, Elle – Ad Age Publisher of the Year in 2007; now Publisher, Harper’s Bazaar)
     
  • Hired/Promoted: COO David Fishman (now CEO TV Guide Magazine); Editor-in-Chief, Doug Brod; CFO, Primalia Chang; Publisher, Lori O’Connor

 

Leadership

  • Condé Nast: Created the Glamour Women of The Year Awards, which had become one of the country’s leading national women’s achievement awards.
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.: Spokesperson for company during George Magazine crisis (1999 – following John Kennedy’s death) six weeks after taking helm as CEO; represented largest French-owned media operation in U.S. during Iraq War (2003)
  • Chairman of the Magazine Publishers of America: Created marketing campaign positioning magazines as medium of engagement; challenged rate based ad pricing system; led publishers coalition to pass postal reform; promoted industry development of digital publishing platforms
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