For Details, the writing was on the wall for months. Ad sales were continually sluggish. Things became especially uneasy when just two months ago, Details editor Dan Peres attempted to squash the closure rumors, but came across as someone who was unsure about his own answers.
Now Peres, along with Details CRO Drew Schutte are out of jobs. As for other Details staffers, Condé president Bob Sauerberg said that he thought about 20 percent of the 60 employees would find new roles at the company.
As part of the changes, GQ will take on more style coverage. It will publish its bi-annual GQ Style issue more frequently and Details.com will eventually transfer to GQStyle.com.
“It’s been tough the last few months” Sauerberg told the Journal. “Consumers love the magazine [Details]. It’s not fair or right.”
In other Condé news, the ad sales staff of Self and Glamour are getting combined. Both will continue as print publications. However, as a result of the move, Self publisher and CRO Mary Murcko is leaving the company.