Peter Kafka

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Time Inc. Hires Ad Industry Trade Head Randall Rothenberg for Digital

Time Inc. has a newish boss, and now Time Warner’s publishing unit has a new head of digital, too: Randall Rothenberg, who has been heading up the Interactive Advertising Bureau trade group since 2007. Technically, CEO Jack Griffin has created a new EVP position for Rothenberg; more practically, he’s replacing Monica Ray, who ran digital for Time Inc. until August, when she jumped to Condé Nast. Side note on Rothenberg: I highly recommend “Where the Suckers Moon,” his 1994 book that went behind the scenes of a Subaru campaign.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work