My Fine Feathered Friend

It was great to see the news of the sale of my buddy Laurel Touby’s to Jupiter for a cool $20 million+.

This straight-shooting go-getter, usually seen in her trademarked pink feathered boa, worked round the clock to build the brand and a vibrant community well before the word community hit cliche status.

While the business is profitable, I suspect Jupiter’s primary attraction had something to do with mediabistro’s massive database of media and marketing professionals.

Then let’s not forget about the influence of some of mb’s blogs like FishBowl NY, LA and DC, and the must-read TV Newser — now without its newly graduated (from college) founding editor Brian Stelter who’s headed to The Times.

Laurel, all I can say is that it’s on your dime next (and every) time we dine!