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Posts Tagged ‘Glamour.com’

StyleBistro Welcomes New Executive Editor

StyleBistro has done pretty well for itself since launching in the summer of 2010. According to comScore, the site is the sixth most popular in the U.S. in the fashion/style/beauty category and now has some new editorial stewardship to push those numbers higher.

AnnBradyNYFWAnn Brady (pictured) comes to StyleBistro from the Shopzilla search engine beso.com. She has also served as a contributing editor for In Style‘s e-commerce site stylefind.com and as senior associate fashion editor at Lucky magazine. From today’s announcement:

“As a seasoned editor, stylist and marketing consultant, Ann has a multi-faceted understanding how readers consume fashion content, and as a result, has the inherent ability to connect with a female audience in a truly meaningful way,” said John Newlin, editor-in-chief at parent company Livingly Media. “We’re confident that with Ann at the helm, StyleBistro will continue to offer audiences the most engaging and comprehensive celebrity style coverage on the web.”

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Condé Nast Promotes Execs, Awards Top Publishers

lou cona.jpgJust over three months after a massive restructuring, Condé Nast seems to be well on the way to recovery — if the announcement of three executive promotions and publishers’ awards doled out last night at an annual Florida meeting are any indication.

mittman.jpgToday, we learned of three promotions within the company. Lou Cona (pictured at right), senior VP of the Condé Nast Media Group, has been promoted to executive vice president of the group, while publishers Laura McEwan of Teen Vogue and Howard Mittman of Wired (at right) have been given the additional titles of vice president.

laura headshot[1].jpgWhat’s more CEO Charles Townsend also presented awards at an event last night during the company’s annual publishers’ trip to Key Largo, Fla. (The trip itself is proof of more optimistic times; last year’s publishers’ meeting took place in NYC.) Reports WWD:

“And in perhaps an indication, if not a wholehearted endorsement, of where the publishing world’s future lies, Townsend looked beyond the usual suspects for Publisher of the Year, giving the honor to Drew Schutte, chief revenue officer of Condé Nast Digital, who oversees such digital properties as newyorker.com, luckymag.com and glamour.com, which saw significant revenue growth over 2008. The Corporate Executive of the Year prize went to Robert Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast Consumer Marketing.”

Sauerberg has been working on the digital publishing consortium between several magazine publishers, including Condé, Hearst, Time Inc., Meredith and News Corp., and has been seeking other forms of revenue for the company, including licensing agreements.

After the jump, the official announcement from Condé Nast about the three promotions.

Conde Awards ReturnWWD

Previously: Condé Nast’s Dead Titles May See New Life In Licensing Deals, New Publisher Consortium Gets A Name

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Huffington Post and Glamour.com Team Up To Combat “Feminist” Sleep Issue

2010-01-04-091202_Huntington258.jpgCindi Leive may only sleep five-and-a-half hours a day as Glamour‘s editor, but she “honestly believe[s] that sleep is a feminist issue,” and, along with Arianna Huffington, she will spend the next month forcing herself to get a full seven-and-a-half hours of rest every night, whether she likes it or not.

Leive and Huffington will be blogging about their Sleep Challenge 2010 on The Huffington Post and glamour.com and are inviting other women to join them.

I have to say I personally feel very strongly about this issue, since I clocked in two hours of sleep this morning, and haven’t been able to fall asleep until 3 a.m. in months. Not sure if it’s particularly a women’s issue or just a hazard of meeting deadlines as a blogger (where work doesn’t end until you shut down your computer). But it will be interesting to gauge other people’s reactions to the challenge. Will Huffington lose her edge if she has to sleep a normal human allotment, as she is already one-upping Leive and promising a full eight hours? (In the first sleep-related post, Huffington claims that she arrived at that figure “through trial and error as the number of hours it takes for her to be at her most creative and effective and have the most fun while being creative and effective,” a message that already seems a tad redundant and sleep-deprived.) Regardless, I will be embarking on the same resolution myself starting tonight: in bed by midnight with no computer, no matter what. Hopefully I won’t have to count too many digital sheep before I turn myself off.

Press release after the jump.

Read More: Sleep Challenge 2010: Women, It’s Time to Sleep Our Way to the Top. Literally. –Huffington Post

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Condé Nast Update: Layoffs At Glamour And A Dating Site

glamour cover.jpgIf you thought you were done hearing about layoff reports coming from Condé Nast, think again.

On Friday, Gawker reported that seven people were laid off at Glamour on the sales side.

Then came the news that the media company was launching a dating site, TrulyMadlyDating.com, sponsored by Glamour.com and GQ.com. Will this new revenue stream be enough to keep the company out of the red?

Last month, we interviewed Caroline Little, the North American CEO of Guardian News & Media, which publishes the British newspaper The Guardian. We asked what we always ask very powerful media people: can digital advertising replace what we’ve lost in print ads?

Little’s response was a resounding no. She said print publications were going to have to look for alternate streams of revenue, and she specifically pointed to a dating service that the Guardian operates in the U.K. called Soulmates. “You could use that in local markets,” Little said of U.S. publications.

Looks like Condé Nast is well on its way to taking that advice.