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Condé Nast Restructures Digital Team

CondeNastLogoCondé Nast has announced some changes to its digital leadership team. Leading the way is the appointment of Fred Santarpia to executive VP and chief digital officer of Condé Nast.

The new role will have Santarpia overseeing all of the publishing house’s digital strategies. Santarpia most recently served as executive VP and chief digital officer of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE). Prior to joining Condé, Santarpia was general manager at Vevo.

Additionally, Lisa Valentino will add to her role as CNE’s chief revenue officer and lead digital sales for the company enterprise-wide. She and Josh Stinchcomb — was named senior VP of sales strategy — will work closely together. They both will report to Edward Menicheschi, CMO and president of Condé Nast Media, and Dawn Ostroff, president of CNE.

In the same announcement, Condé stated that Joe Simon, its chief technology officer, is out.

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Condé Nast Cuts 50 Staffers

CondeNastLogoThe pink slips we mentioned the other day are starting to fly at Condé Nast. According to WWD, the company cut 50 from the business side. The result is 25 percent decrease of the company’s media department.

As expected, the layoffs came under the watch of relatively new CMO Edward Menicheschi. The former Vanity Fair publisher has only been on the job for three months, but he wasted no time getting his hands dirty via what are obviously cost-cutting moves.

Unfortunately for Condé staffers, the layoffs probably aren’t over. Magazine publishers are meeting with president Bob Sauerberg on Tuesday. If the publishers aren’t hitting their budgets, more cuts are likely on their way.

Condé Nast to Cut Between 70 and 80 Staffers

CondeNastLogoThe next few weeks are going to be a little tense at Condé Nast. According to the Wall Street Journal, 70 to 80 staffers — mostly on the publishing house’s ad side — are getting pink slips between now and the end of October.

The cuts are coming as Edward Menicheschi — who was named CMO and president in August — tries to tighten Condé’s belt. Menicheschi had previously served as Vanity Fair’s VP and publisher.

Menicheschi sure knows how to make his mark. This many layoffs would be the biggest round of cuts to hit Condé since 2012.

Chris Mitchell Named Vanity Fair Publisher, Howard Mittman GQ Publisher

CondeNastLogoVanity Fair has itself a new publisher. Chris Mitchell, previously GQ’s VP and publisher, has been tapped for the same role with Vanity Fair. Mitchell had been GQ’s VP and publisher since 2011. Previously he served in the same role for Condé Nast Traveler.

Mitchell is replacing the void left by Edward Menicheschi, who was named chief marketing officer and president of Condé Nast two weeks ago.

At GQ, Howard Mittman will succeed Mitchell. Mittman had served as Wired’s VP and publisher since 2009. He previously served as Wired’s associate publisher. Mittman’s successor at Wired will be named shortly.

“Many of you know Chris and Howard, and are familiar with their numerous successes at Condé Nast,” wrote Condé’s president, Bob Sauerberg, in a memo to staffers. “I am confident that in their new roles, they will continue to achieve the outstanding results that have defined their accomplished careers with us.”

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Edward Menicheschi Named CMO of Condé Nast (FishbowlNY)
Edward Menicheschi has been named chief marketing officer and president of Condé Nast. Menicheschi most recently served as Vanity Fair’s VP and publisher. New York Post Menicheschi will replace Lou Cona, who is getting the boot. Some were speculating that Gina Sanders, the president of Condé’s Fairchild division, might land the vacant Vanity Fair job now that her group is being sold to Penske Media Corp. Capital New York Cona has served as the media group’s president and chief revenue officer since April 2013. As home to the publisher’s corporate and digital sales and marketing teams, the division is a central corridor of business-side power. Cona first ascended the corporate ladder to the media group in 2010 after his own stint as Vanity Fair’s vice president and publisher, and a run at The New Yorker before that. WWD Cona’s departure came as a surprise to some within Condé. In April 2013, he was promoted after he mused about retiring at the ripe age of 55. TheWrap Prior to Menicheschi’s role at Vanity Fair, he was president of WWD Media Worldwide. He has held a number of senior roles at Vogue and GQ.

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Edward Menicheschi Named CMO of Condé Nast

Edward Menicheschi has been named chief marketing officer and president of Condé Nast. Menicheschi most recently served as Vanity Fair’s VP and publisher.

Menicheschi is succeeding Lou Cona, who is “leaving the company after many years of distinguished service,” wrote Robert Sauerberg, Condé’s president, in a memo announcing the change. “Lou has been an invaluable business partner and we wish him well.” Cona had been with Condé since 2008.

“Many of you have worked with Edward during his tenure here and are familiar with his deep understanding of our brands, audiences and advertisers,” added Sauerberg. “He will bring his considerable skills and experience to bear as we expand our advertising and marketing influence across all platforms.”

Condé is expected to name a new publisher for Vanity Fair soon.

Vanity Fair‘s Pre-Oscar D.J. Party

Saturday night found FishbowlLA in Hollywood at Vanity Fair‘s D.J. Night, co-hosted by Fiat and L’Oreal Paris. The event was held in honor of The Pablove Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research. But it was also the last of Vanity Fair‘s long week of pre-Oscar parties. Geared toward Hollywood’s younger crowd, the event had a club-like atmosphere, with D.J.s Daisy O’Dell and NERVO rocking the dance floor into the night.

The highlight of our evening had to be meeting actress Shanola Hampton, pictured right. We’re huge fans of Showtime’s Shameless.

Also spotted in the crowd: Actress Alicia Witt, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi, Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, Grimm), Janina Gavankar (True Blood), Kathleen Robertson, Jorja Fox, and a bunch more hot actresses.

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Vanity Fair Tops March Fashion Monthlies

Vanity Fair’s annual “Hollywood Issue” was a big success this year, pushing it to the top of March fashion magazines, in terms of ad pages gained compared to last year. Vanity Fair posted 261 ad pages this year, up 44 from March 2011, when the issue featured 217.

Edward Menicheschi, Vanity Fair’s Publisher, told min the plump issue was thanks to “significant [growth] in all luxury sectors of the business… especially retail, fashion, beauty and automotive.”

Marie Claire was the runner-up for March ad page growth, with 42 more pages. For the rest of the top five, head over to min.

Condé Nast Honors Top Executives

Last evening at Florida’s Ocean Reef Club Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend hosted an award ceremony to honor the company’s outstanding performers.  Townsend handed out a lot of hardware Condé’s magazine’s had reason to celebrate.

Wired’s Howard Mittman was named Publisher of the Year and the magazine’s entire business staff was lauded for 24 percent ad page growth.

Vogue publisher Susan Plagemann and her sales team won the Peak Performance Award for a 16 percent rise in ad pages.

Rick Levine, Condé Nast’s SVP of editorial operations, took home the Corporate Executive of the Year Award for his work in the digital arena.

Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter and publisher Edward Menicheschi were recognized for spearheading the company’s largest profit gain by any magazine last year

Mary Connelly Promoted at Vanity Fair

Stop looking into Justin’s eyes. Just stop it for one second! We have some news: Vice President and Publisher Edward Menicheschi has promoted Mary Connelly to Associate Publisher of Vanity Fair. Connelly came to the magazine in 2009 from Vogue, where she was American Fashion Director.

At Vanity Fair, she took on the position of Advertising Director, Sales Development, and managed the magazine’s entertainment and spirits categories.

Okay, now you can get back to being creepy.