Interview: NYT’s Denise Warren: Things Are Looking Up — But Ask Again Next Week

Denise Warren, GM, NYTimes.com

The New York Times continued to struggle with display in Q3, as revenues from those ads were down about 18 percent. But NYTimes.com GM Denise Warren says she is seeing some nascent signs of a turnaround there. As the crucial holiday season approaches, she says auto, healthcare and luxury marketers are telling her that they are ready to begin spending again.

“Absolutely, there are signs that things are looking up,” Warren, also SVP and chief advertising officer at the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Media Group, told paidContent. “But I just got a news alert about the latest jobless figures (10.2 percent) and you have to be careful. So you can say things are looking a little better, but then you see another number like this and you have to wonder what that is going to mean. It could paralyze the consumer. But we don’t know. It

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