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Longtime Hearst exec Michael Clinton is retiring after 21 years with the company and a total of 41 years in the magazine publishing industry. Clinton has served as the president of marketing and publishing director of Hearst Magazines for the past nine years, and currently serves on the company’s board of directors. Effective July 1, he will be stepping down from his day-to-day duties, but will move into a consulting role as the senior media advisor to the CEO. According to an internal memo from Hearst CEO and president Steve Swartz and president of Hearst Magazines Troy Young, over the next few months, Clinton will work with the leadership team to help select his successor or successors.   Clinton joined Hearst in 1997 as its SVP, chief marketing officer, and shortly after, added on the title of group publisher for five titles, including Esquire and House Beautiful, in 1998. “In his 21 years at Hearst, Michael’s tireless efforts helped make our magazine company the strongest in the industry, playing a key role in the launch of such titles as O, The Oprah Magazine, Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine and The Pioneer Woman Magazine, while also helping build our peerless digital business,” read the memo. During his tenure, Clinton was also a driving force behind establishing the annual Tower Awards for Hearst's business side, which gives honors to the company's top performing titles. He joined the company from Condé Nast, where he was the EVP and oversaw sales and... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

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