-The LA Times started its Labor Day weekend by laying off thirty employees, MediaBistro reports. "Killing jobs is probably not the best way to celebrate a holiday that honors the labor movement and the American worker. But Tribune Co., parent company of the LA Times, isn’t exactly known for their good timing."
Nicole Miller, the New York fashion designer, whose clothes have appeared in ads for top glossies (Vogue, Elle, Harper's Barzaar) will shift its whole marketing budget online, Bud Konheim, the CEO of the brand, told the NY Post. "A year ago, we were basically doing zero online," he said. Now they will market on social-networking sites as well as fashion blogs, like Polyvore and Who What Wear. Nicole Miller isn't the first to shift to the internet, but this abrupt and complete shift might signal a larger digital migration of fashion advertising writes the Post's James Covert.