Sullivan Quits Snowboard Mag

by The Editors on February 21, 2007

Picture1After launching what many have called the best looking snowboard magazine ever, Mark Sullivan has announced that he has decided to step away from his post as publisher of Snowboard Magazine. On his new website MediaKnievel.com he explains it all.

I recently decided to step away from my post as publisher of SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE. After starting the magazine in 2004, our crew fought to make the best magazine in snowboarding. I think that we have a lot to be proud of and I stand behind each issue we put out.

More recently we had some financial difficulties and partnered with Storm Mountain Publsihing to help us find the success and stability we found elusive as a single title publisher.

Although our partnership has proven successful on many fronts, my difference of opinion on the operations of SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE requires that I look to new ventures.

It has been a great pleasure creating this brand and a community around a sport that I love. I have learned a lot and I want to thank each of you for the support to make it as far as we have.

Thanks, Mark.

More on this story soon. . .
[Link: MediaKnievel]

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous February 21, 2007 at 12:02 pm

oh well. mark will move on and update that resume with some other banger job and be stoked on life.

congrats on making the mag fun to read and nice to look at.

job well done.

Anonymous February 21, 2007 at 5:34 pm

wow. not a good sign if the publisher of the mag, the guy who started it and was it’s largest flag-waver, quits. looks like the beginning of the end. unless storm mountain guys hire a rad freeskier dudebro to take it over, then it’ll totally sicker.

Anonymous February 21, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Well it was a cool mag to look at. Not a good read but the most beautiful mag. Must have lost a ton of money cuz it was free.

guess that business model doesn’t work.

mark did an amazing job and no one can fill his shoes.

JAF February 22, 2007 at 12:05 am

i am going to miss sullivan’s crative touch. i am sure he will get other offers to beef up some of the other mass glam mags but snowboard magazine was/is just, perhaps, a little ahead of its time…something that storm mountain may not be able to risk.

i hope mark and his family rally onto to greener pastures.

cubicalofthemonth February 22, 2007 at 7:58 am

a little ahead of it’s time? metro-paint ball fashion layouts, resort stories with no pictures of people actually snowboarding, and a profiles on industry heads not a person in the world would care about except the super cool people that read this website.

on second thought, my bad, yeah, ahead of its time

good luck on your next venture boys

Chuck Alle February 22, 2007 at 3:18 pm

Mark will be sorely missed due to his departure from the mag.

I rate him along with pioneers like Steve Pezman! Please stay in the biz, Mark!

Chuck Allen
USASA Founder

Chuck Allen February 22, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Mark, you will be sorely missed! Please don’t leave the biz!

Also, thanks for supporting the USASA!

Best Wishes,

Chuck
USASA Founder

Ally Video February 22, 2007 at 3:58 pm

Mark, Thanks for your support and good luck in your future endeavors. — Kelly

Anonymous February 22, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Mark Sullivan is an unprofessional pain in the ass. The success of Snowboard is owed entirely to the magazine’s editorial staff, art director, and freelancers. Here’s to hoping it will now get the leadership it deserves. Headache over.

Anonymous February 23, 2007 at 3:10 am

Mark Sullivan is the man. He worked his ass off and it showed.

MD February 27, 2007 at 6:46 am

I am kind of offened that someone would talk shit on Sully. He was that magazine and did more for it than anyone else. More like the editorial staff, art director and freelances owe everything to Mark. Someone at Storm Mountain is bitter that they lost the guy who put the whole thing together. Sully came up with the editorial concept, website and marketing. What else is there? I am sure Sully left for the right reasons and a guy like that is gold.

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