Meyers Leaves Playboy19 Mar, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
Bob Meyers, president of media for Playboy Enterprises, announced March 18 that he will step down from his position effective April 16.
Interim CEO and chairman Jerome Kern will assume Meyers’ duties while Playboy searches for a replacement.
“Bob has helped steer our media businesses through the most difficult operating environment in our 55-year history,” Kern said in a press release. “He helped streamline our organization, reducing overhead and improving profitability in the process. He oversaw the consolidation of our print and digital content and helped grow our total audience and advertising sales. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Meyers oversaw the company’s digital delivery expansion worldwide, coming to Playboy after 19 years with NBC Universal and eight years with Viacom.
“I am pleased with our many accomplishments across all the media businesses over the past years and particularly with the groundwork we have laid for a revitalized print/digital business,” Meyers said. “The Playboy brand is stronger than at any time in the company’s history, and I am confident that the media properties will remain integral to the brand and contribute to the company’s successful future.”