It is with mixed feelings that we announce the departure of Awl Publisher John Shankman at the end of this month. John, who has been with the company for nearly three years, and helped us grow from the lean and scrappy startup publications few of us would even recognize now, has been bit by the founding bug and is leaving us to start his own company. According to John, Hashtag Labs "wants to help advertisers produce great #content and help creative talent and publishers maximize their earnings." We look forward to working with John and Hashtag Labs in the future.
John's departure comes at an important juncture in the history [...]