Like all jobs, the task of putting out a regular publication involves a team effort. Magazines have the editorial side and the advertising side. It isn’t always easy — or often appropriate — for the two sides to work in tandem. But since both sides support each other, there needs to be the right quantity (and quality) of comradery and support.
Bill Stuart, a former sales executive for Research on Wealth, passed away in early June. He was a master at understanding that the two sides of the publishing coin must communicate in order to thrive and yet stay out of each other’s way.
“He was a great all-around person as a father, mentor, teammate and friend, and his communication skills translated from his personal life into his professional life,” said Adam Dunn, head of sales for the magazine.
I attended several Pershing INSITE events in Hollywood, Florida, with Bill over the years. I’ll never forget standing with him in a thatched-roof snack bar during a tropical storm one afternoon. We got soaked but still enjoyed talking shop and getting to know each other.