Sunday, April 1, 2007

Ad manager quits Palo Alto Daily News

Bruce Scannell, who came from the Chronicle to lead the Palo Alto Daily News sales staff, has resigned. Here's the e-mail he sent to his sales staff the day he gave his two-week's notice:
    Attention DNG Sellers and Others,

    In an effort to reach all of you at the same time, I am sending this email to announce that I will be leaving DNG to join a sales staff with a national publication - Investors Business Daily. The reason for my leaving is simple family economics. I have enjoyed my time at DNG and see a very bright future for the papers. [Publisher] Carole Leigh's vision and leadership will ensure that you have a winning product far into the future.

    In the past year you have been presented with many challenges and you should be proud of your achievements. March's revenue performance is a clear sign that things are just going to get better and better at DNG and each one of you will continue to play a key role.

    My last day will be Friday April 6th and I look forward to speaking with each one of you personally before I go.

    Best wishes, Bruce
No word yet on who will replace Scannell at the MediaNews Group paper. He's the second senior-level executive to leave the Palo Alto paper in the past few weeks. On March 15, editor Lucinda Ryan, who had been in that job 11 months, was replaced by former Oakland Tribune editor Mario Dianda.

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