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Cygnus replaces retiring Mackler with co-CEOs

Cygnus Business Media announced that Carr Davis and Anthony O'Brien have joined the company as co-CEOs, succeeding Paul Mackler, who is leaving the company after six years as president-CEO. Davis and Carr specialize in new media. In 1993, they founded FDCH eMedia, which, among other things, created new syndication markets for TV text for such media outlets as CNN and NBC News and licensed content from Reed Business Information to create specialty online products.

Menicheschi chosen to be 'Vanity Fair' publisher

Vanity Fair has named Edward Menicheschi publisher, succeeding Alan Katz, who is leaving Conde Nast. Menicheschi was most recently president of Conde Nast's WWD Media Worldwide, where he oversaw Women's Wear Daily, WWD.com, DNR and Footwear News . A successor has not been named at WWD Media Worldwide.

Simmons named VP- publisher of 'Waste News'

Crain Communications Inc. announced that Bob Simmons, publications director of Waste News, has added the title VP-publisher. Simmons currently serves as publications director for Crain's Plastics News, Rubber & Plastics News, Tire Business and Waste News, as well as London-based European Rubber Journal and Urethanes Technology. He will continue to oversee these publications but will focus more of his efforts in his role as publisher of Waste News. Crain also publishes Media Business and BtoB .

Former CNET exec to head Hearst-Argyle digital sales

Hearst-Argyle, the second-largest NBC affiliate owner and the largest ABC affiliate group in terms of audience reach, has hired CNET veteran Eric Koepele to serve as director of digital media sales. Koepele was formerly VP-ad sales at CNET.

CMP Technology hires founding VPs of TechTarget

CMP Technology announced it has hired two founding VPs of TechTarget. John Cox, former TechTarget VP-sales, was named VP-account development for CMP's Business Technology Group, which includes Information Week and Optimize . Lisa Johnson, former TechTarget VP-marketing, was named senior VP-marketing for CMP Technology.

PC World.com appoints Parker as first online community manager

PCWorld.com has named Kellie Parker to the newly created position of online community manager. Parker will develop community forums for the recently relaunched PCWorld.com. She will also develop additional community features for the PC World and MacWorld microsites, including chat events, wikis and sponsored forums. Prior to joining PCWorld.com Parker was a senior producer for LiveWorld, where she managed online offerings and events for such clients as Intel Corp. and Sony Music.

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