CONDE NAST SHIFTS EXECUTIVES

Is It to Make Room for 'Talk' Magazine's Ron Galotti?

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Late today Conde Nast Publications announced the departure of one top marketing executive and the shift of two publishers.

The moves leave a conspicuous opening for the much speculated return of former Vogue publisher

and current president of Talk Media, Ron Galotti.

Chief Marketing Officer Peter King Hunsinger, former publisher of Vanity Fair, is leaving the company. He will be replaced by Richard Beckman, former publisher of Vogue. Mr. Beckman will be replaced at Vogue by Tom Florio.

Mr. Florio is the brother of Conde Nast President-CEO Steven T. Florio. At a dinner at Manhattan's Four Seasons restaurant Jan. 24, Mr. Beckman was named Conde Nast publisher of the year.

Conde Nast insiders suggested Mr. Hunsinger was offered a de facto demotion to publisher of GQ, which he refused. Mr. Hunsinger did

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not immediately return a call seeking comment.

A Conde Nast spokeswoman said the company hoped to name the new publisher for GQ within the next 24 to 48 hours, and would not comment on who might be the title's next publisher.

A Talk spokeswoman said Mr. Galotti was out of town and unavailable for comment. She added that Mr. Galotti remains under contract to Miramax Films, which still runs Talk Miramax Books. Talk magazine was shuttered Jan. 18.

Mr. Galotti resigned as publisher of Vogue in 1998 to start up Talk Media with then-New Yorker editor Tina Brown.

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