The End is Here For The Fordyce Letter

This is the final Fordyce Letter post. After more than 40 years as the voice of the professional executive recruiter, the Fordyce Letter is closing its doors.

This letter from Ron Mester, ERE Media’s CEO, explains the decision and offers some history on a publication many thought of as “the industry bible.” will remain online for a week, possibly longer. Although no new articles will be posted, you will be able to search the content. When the site is closed, we will post instructions on how to find back content.

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Thank you for your readership.

John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.


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