Ann Moore

Chairman and CEO
Time Inc.

In 2002, Ann Moore took over at the legendary magazine company, which publishes approximately 150 magazines (you might have heard of Time, Fortune, People and Sports Illustrated) read more than 300 million times worldwide on a monthly basis, accounting for nearly a quarter of total advertising revenues of U.S. consumer magazines. Despite its power, the publisher is still playing catch-up in the digital arena, after its disastrous Pathfinder service and especially after the nightmare merger with AOL in 2000. It is still casting about for a cogent strategy to translate its huge trove of content into influential digital products and Ms. Moore recently made major cuts at the company and refocused it more toward pursuing Internet opportunities. A native of McLean, Virginia, she graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and received her master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1978. She joined Time Inc. later that year, which was her first job.

Posts With Ann Moore

Time Inc. Braces for Layoffs This Week

They’ve been in the works for a long time, and they could be big.
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Time Warner Fesses Up: Jack Griffin to Head Time Inc. "At the End of September"

Time Warner has finally sent out a press release announcing last week’s news: Meredith magazine head Jack Griffin will take over Ann Moore’s role as the head of Time Inc. The only news here is the timing: Moore will be running the show until “the end of September.” Like press releases? The whole thing is inside.

Time to Go: Time Warner Set to Swap Out Magazine Boss Ann Moore

Former Meredith Corp. CEO Jack Griffin is moving from Iowa to midtown Manhattan to run the world’s largest magazine company.

Time Magazine Walls Off Its Web Site: Will You Pay Up?

Want to read the cover story, or anything else, in this week’s Time magazine? Get out your wallet.

Time Inc. Publishes Good News: Ad Dollars, Subscription Revenue Up

Maybe the magazine business really did touch bottom last year. At least at Time Warner’s giant Time Inc. unit: The publisher says ad revenue and subscription dollars actually increased in the first three months of 2010.

Time Inc.’s Magazines Get Less Bad, With Some Help From People

If you’re waiting for Apple’s iPad to rescue the magazine business, you may have to wait a very long time indeed. But the present-tense magazine industry–the ink-and-paper version everyone has left for dead–may be limping its way to a recovery.

Publishers Like Time Inc.’s “Hulu for Magazines” Pitch. What Will Apple and Amazon Say?

Time Inc. has spent the past few months convincing other publishers to join a new joint venture aimed at a market that doesn’t really exist yet–magazine-like publications to be delivered via e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s rumored tablet. Publishers like the idea. What will Apple and Amazon say?
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Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore: Let’s Put the Digital “Genie Back in the Bottle” [UPDATED]

Poor John Squires. The Time Inc. SVP seems like an affable fellow. So what has he done to deserve this impossible task–figuring out a digital strategy for Time Warner’s publishing unit? Or, to put it in Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore’s words, figuring out “how to put the genie back in the bottle”?
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Will Time Inc. Have to Cut Again?

Time Warner’s AOL can spin positive news out of the miserable results it offered up today. But Ann Moore, who runs Time Warner’s Time Inc. publishing business, will have a tougher time selling that story to investors and Time Warner executives. Will she need to make a second round of cuts?
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Rock, Meet Hard Place: More Details of AOL Layoffs–But Are There More to Come?

Earlier today, Silicon Alley Insider reported that layoffs at AOL, which had been announced in January, were finally taking place. Actually, said an AOL insider, about 10 percent of the layoffs, or 70 people, have been let go since the announcement. The pace just got ratcheted up today, adding another 300 to the pyre at the troubled Time Warner online division. But, said several sources, the slashing of staff might go well beyond what has been announced. With the ever-weakening economy, there is still fat to be cut out, especially since Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes either has to sell AOL off or make it work a whole lot better. And working better most likely means more cuts–and a whole lot more of them.
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