Marks exits as Dow Jones CMO

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New York—In yet another high-profile departure from Dow Jones & Co. following last week’s takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., Ann Marks on Friday resigned from her posts as CMO at Dow Jones and senior VP-CMO of the company’s consumer-media group. Her resignation was effective immediately; no successor has been named.

Marks had been responsible for circulation, single-copy sales, brand marketing and public relations for the company’s consumer businesses, including Dow Jones’ flagship, The Wall Street Journal. She has served as CMO since 1999, when she joined the company from American Express Publishing Co.

Other exits that resulted from News Corp.’s $5.6 billion acquisition of Dow Jones included Richard Zannino, who had been CEO; L. Gordon Crovitz, who had been publisher of the Journal and president of the consumer-media group; Linda Dunbar, the company’s corporate communications chief; and Joseph Stern, the general counsel.

—Matthew Schwartz

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