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Gannett still loves to party down on the French Riviera. Maryam Banikarim on the road doing the Cannes-Can with Larry Kramer, Sandy Micek and Denise Matamoros and a $400,000 party.
Way more than $400,000.
Would have been cheaper to hire hookers in bulk and send them out to our advertisers, along with a reporter and iPhone. Let nature take its course, film the action and blackmail them into advertising.Then on the flip side, throw the videos up on all the websites with a 30 second Tide pre-roll. Blur out the faces of those who made substantial advertising investments, but run them all. We have a lot of pre-roll inventory to shovel.
7:30 gets a DIG coffee cup.I agree that ethically we need to blur out faces on advertising purchasers, it's a contract thing. But we can encourage additional spend even then.Mo' money, mo' blur. And none of the video has to be Cannes quality.
Now that was funny ~ A Gannett Local mug for you 7:37 AM Love it.
I guess Gannett cannot even buy an upward trend on the market,not even with a billion and a half capitol expenditure.The stock has lost half it's gainsin just a week.But you loyal Gannetteers keep toiling away,thinking you have a life time career.Unbelievable that you stay!You just keep that low self esteem going,no, you can't possibly work anywhere else.But to worry the government will find a program that will take care of you.
Oh, hello, you're back. Your delightful and insightful comments never fail to inspire us to fight through our low self esteem and to free ourselves from the evil Gannett empire. You are so intelligent. We are so dumb. Thank you! Thank you for taking up some of your valuable time to help us with your inspirational message. Have a super day.
Hmm....Gannett Stock6/12/13 $19.856/13/13 $26.606/18/13 $25.256/24/14 $23.73The numbers speak for themselves...This is what happens to companies who are only focused on the short term. They will be back to $15-$18 by the end of Q3.
That's 6/24/13 (not 2014)
Calling all copyeditors! USA Today's lede headline on its website right now: "Supreme Court calls for tougher scrutiny of affirmative actiojn"
Hed has now been corrected.
Copy editors. Two words.Irony alert!
You are correct. Copy editors (two words) engage in copyediting (one word).
How about that Sports Media Group? They must be busy with the gang in Cannes. Not ones to miss or throw a good party, I heard they took the private jet with their wives to the Kentucky Derby with a few buddies passed off as "clients". How much longer does that group survive? I imagine analysts will see right through the smoke screen Buesse puts up about 2013 numbers. Do these jokers make it to see 2014? If so, can I get an invite to their Super Bowl party or hitch a ride to Russia for the Olympic boondoggle...
Haters GET OUT.
Of course they did. That's how they roll - and that's how a "real" sports company operates, according to Beusse. Got to look like a player to be one... Budget and common sense be damned.
Unlike their counterparts at the most admired corporations, Gannett management cares only about profit and their personal compensation and perks. In spite of everything they say, they don't give a rat's ass about product quality, customer service, commitment to workers, workplace collegiality, journalistic excellence and even their fiduciary duty to shareholders. Gannett management cares only about preserving the outdated rollup or consolidation model of business structure, which masks the lack of organic growth, sucks the life out of individual newspapers and TV stations, and requires an unnecessary and expensive command-and-control center. The institutional shareholders are content with the status quo, and the board of directors lacks the integrity to challenge the people who appointed and pay them. What a hopeless mess!
So, you're saying your not happy with the state of affairs at Gannett? I just want to make sure.
11:44 AM -- and you are? You must be a newbie around here. You'll learn soon enough it's every man and woman for themselves around here.
You haven't looked too closely at Gannett's TV division. KUSA "9News" is #1 in Denver. KSDK is #1 in St. Louis. WGRZ is #1 in Buffalo. WXIA "11 Alive" is a strong #2 in Atlanta.
11:40 ease share your list of media companies that you admire and reflect all the values you say Gannett rejects. Nice speech.
This is very light on specifics because they more than likely don't know how or have any strategic process in place to make any of this work. It just sounds good. If you read what Lougee actually says, it's clear that he has no clue. They just see "opportunity."The reality is that they are thinking about television programming and digital like it is the 1990s. Programming in multiple dayparts? Are you serious? Consumers expect to watch whatever they want to watch whenever they want to watch it. They could careless when you've decided to schedule it. As long as they have access to it, that's all they care about. No one except a 75 year old is going to schedule a time to watch anything on local television at 10am or 2p or whenever. I'd also bet that consumers don't really care about these local shows. Maybe they did in the 80s and 90s when more people actually watched local television news and community content. But now, these shows are seen and low-budget and hokey - kind of like those local public access programs back in the day.Well, they've got to make the Belo deal work somehow. So good luck Gannett! Happy Local Programming on these 40 stations. You're gonna need it!Gannett Preps Programming with Social Media Mix B&C Gannett's planned acquisition of Belo will further solidify a strategy to develop homegrown programming for multiple dayparts. The shows will likely incorporate aspects of social media in their mix. Social media "opens up a whole new genre of programming. It's a large opportunity." http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/494122-Growing_Gannett_Eyeing_Homegrown_Programming.php
The American Society of Newspaper Editors is holding its convention in D.C. One hot topic is how many days should a daily be printed. Judging from two tweets captured by Romenesko, Gannett is not "at the moment" considering anything other than printing 7 days a week.
What you don't hear is Gannett luring top leaders from other companies they didn't buy out? When is the last time a top publisher, ad dir or editor, currently employed, was brought in from a non-Gannett top paper top be part of the solution?
The Fort Myers publisher was hired from outside the company. The last Montgomery publisher was hired from outside the company. The Tallahassee publisher was hired from outside the company.
Gannett will reduce days printing when the timeline on their money grab from raising rates cycles.
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