International Data Group has promoted Bob Carrigan to CEO of IDG Commu-nica-tions Worldwide, from CEO of IDG Communica-tions U.S. Carrigan now oversees IDG's media operations, including print, online and events, in 85 countries. He had been CEO of IDG Communications U.S. since 2005. IDG's media brands include CIO, Computerworld CSO, Network World and PC World.
The Economist Group said CEO Helen Alexander will step down from her post at the group's annual general meeting July 15. She will be succeeded by Andrew Rashbass, who has been publisher-managing director of The Economist since 2005. Rashbass was previously managing director of Economist.com. He joined the company as CIO. A successor to Rashbass has not been named.
Marcus Brauchli has resigned as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and will become a consultant to News Corp., which acquired Dow Jones & Co., the newspaper's publisher, in December. In his new role, Brauchli will provide guidance to senior management in several areas, including advising the Journal about the possibility of creating a business news channel for STAR-TV in Asia. Brauchli was named managing editor of the Journal last May.
"BusinessWeek' names Fischer to communications position
BusinessWeek named Carl Fischer IV to the newly created position of VP-communications and global brand development. Fischer is responsible for the strategy and direction of all communications and public relations efforts for the BusinessWeek franchise, including BusinessWeek, BusinessWeek.com and the brand's mobile, video and TV offerings. Fischer joined BusinessWeek from strategic communications company Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, where he was a senior VP.
Forbes.com has named Law-rence Kaplan to the newly created position of VP-managing director of ForbesTraveler.com and ForbesAutos.com. He is responsible for sales, marketing and promotion for both Web sites and also provides input on editorial strategy and software development.