September 20th, 2012

Senior Guardian Suits Leave in Executive Shake Up

Two top Guardian executives have left the company as part of a “restructure of senior management” announced last night. Commercial executive director Adam Freeman will move on after a decade at the paper to be replaced by David Pemsel, the man behind the “Three Little Pigs” ad campaign. Meanwhile 20-year Guardian veteran Chris Pelekanou will leave the company after overseeing the paper’s ill-fated US operation. Rusbridger wields the axe…


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    Roger the axe dodger says:

    Wonder what Rusbridger was drinking when he gave ‘em the good news, probably a nice Chianti he got off Polly.


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    Red Lorry says:

    I know how he can save £800k.


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    JH says:

    There is nothing more delightful than watching lefties so used to the magic money tree having to finally face economic realities, getting a stark reminder of the true value of their ‘efforts’.

    Oh, the dismay when the other-peoples-money runs out.


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      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      Anyone who thinks the Guardian is ‘lefty’ seriously needs to do a three year political science course.


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        Sungei Patani says:

        It is certainly “lefty” by my perspective.


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        As in the Gruniad heap plaudits on anything the LieBore Perty do and say, cover up the gaping black hole in their “policy” (an oxymoron under that ox(bridge)ymoron Militwat) on a daily basis, and accuse any Tory of being a nasty baby eating 3rd reicher.

        Sooo – not left wing at all, just partisan in favour of the left wing.

        Thanks for clearing that up for me – I see how wrong I have been.

        3 year political science course it is then. Or Jackanory? – it’s a conundrum.


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        JR Ewing says:

        Nobody needs (or should do) a 3 yr political science course.


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    daedalus says:

    Good news: removing the commercial exec dir, who’s responsible for their appalling performance.
    Good news: recognising how bad the US debacle was.
    Bad news: the man ultimately responsible for the US debacle, Rusbridger, is still there.
    Bad news: the man’s whose editorial diktats have ensured that they have no content they could ever actually monetise, Rusbridger, is still there.

    So basically Rusbridger has sacked two people who tried to implement his batshit crazy and completely wrong-headed “strategy” to protect his own arse. But he’s still there to waste more money and fuck up more careers! And has now put non-business types in charge of revenue, ’cause that’s bound to help, especially since Alan really loved their ridiculously expensive wankgasm of a video.

    Just as well the Grauniad doesn’t have shareholders!


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    bergen says:

    I see Private Eye has spotted another example of Guardian cant and hypocrisy. Multi millionaire Polly berated John Lewis for having outsourced cleaning (thus disqualifying them from its employee profit share) whilst not mentioning that the Guardian had outsourced the same services themselves.


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      will says:

      Polly did get a few comments in relation to this when asked how much the guardian pays its cleaners.

      I bet the john lewis ones are paid more than the guardian.

      Also how much is polly cleaner at the home paid !!!


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    will says:

    The guardian needs to cut costs, whilst it is lefty bent wants to recession to continue so it can burnish its lefty credentials, it is only helping to lose money.

    At the paper the standards of journalism like all others is slipping rapidly as they pay recent grads to come up with shrill articles,

    At autotrader the problems thier are getting worse with other starting to sell cars online. Parkers for instance is starting to make inroads into this market. Also a quick perusal of the ads on autotrader, you can see the quality control going down the pan, as quick a few of the adverts are just wrong anf misleading and nobody at autotrader is picking this up, just taking the money.

    Its not a good time as even of the BBC orders about 25,000 copies of the guardian each day this will come under pressure as well as all the other papers it buys


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    Rusbridger says:

    Rusbridger : “Rowenna! Get yer tits out for the lads on our new page 3…the good ship Guardian is sinking, we need you to take one for team!

    For tomorrow, Zoe Williams…uhh…can you ask the PA downstairs instead?”


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    Anonymous says:

    Oh dear the money is running out at the Guardian, about time they begged for more capital from the Scott Trust, who will in turn refuel GMG with some of the profits from their investments with those hedge funds they so actively support. But with the Guardian’s circulation slipping to 200k & losses up to £44m is it really worthwhile?


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    Tax is theft says:

    BBC increases Guardian subscriptions to 3M copies per day in order to protect its editorial content.
    Labour party looks on as it sees a precursor to its own fate being acted out.


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    keredybretsa says:

    May well soon be a Pemsel in distress!!


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    quicksand says:

    They could always sell the whole nasty mess to the Iranians with George (Pussy Cat)
    Galloway running it……….


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    quicksand says:

    They are sinking.Instead of a life vest throw them an anchor around their necks……..


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    Itchy & Saatchi says:

    If Cameron did nothing else of note during his time in office he could announce that all govt jobs at all levels will now be advertised for free on a new govt website, and that the millions saved would be put to good use. That should sink the Guardian and Indy forever.


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