Articles by Michael Rondon

Randall-Reilly Scales Back Two Magazines

In a cost-cutting move, Randall-Reilly, a B2B publisher with footholds in several markets, is merging two of its brands and going digital-only with another.Road building magazine, Better Roads, will fold as a standalone title and become part of Equip

Media M&A Soars in 2014

Overall media M&A was up substantially in 2014, hitting pre-recession levels in both volume and value, according to a report from investment bank, JEGI.Aggregate deal value topped $128 billion last year, shooting up 92 percent over 2013, while with

The 2014 Association Publishing Survey

Like all magazine publishers, associations took a big hit five years ago. Coupled with rapidly evolving consumer habits and an ad community far less reliant on print, association publishers find themselves in a time of change. They've survived, but it hasn't been easy. Creativity, cost cutting and a focus on core publishing products have kept margins relatively stable.

The 2014 Art Director Salary Survey

Art directors have been lucky recently when it comes to pay. Over the last five years, average salaries have gone up by almost 30 percent, according to Folio:'s 2014 Art Salary Survey, outpacing raises for almost every other job in the magazine industry.

People on the Move | 12.18.14

Brian Kroski has been promoted to chief content officer at American Media Inc. He was previously serving as vice president of promotions. People named Catriona Ni Aolain as director of photography. She joins the brand from Men's Journal, where she served in the same role.

Should You Kill Your Comment Section?

Two more brands killed commenting functionality on their sites this week, joining a small but growing group of publishers that are instead leaning exclusively on social media for conversations with readers.

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