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Marie Claire and Bonnier Corp. Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items for you this early afternoon, involving Marie Claire and Bonnier. Details are below.

  • Marie Claire has named Nikki Glazer northwest account director. Glazer most recently served as account manager for C&G Publications. Previously she served as a operations specialist at Google. Glazer starts September 24 and will report to Nancy Berger Cardone, Marie Claire’s VP, publisher and chief revenue officer.
  • Stefanie McNamara joins Bonnier Corporation as associate director, public relations, for Saveur and Weldon Owen/Bonnier Books. She comes to the company from Time Inc., where she served handled public relations for All You and Departures. Her appointment is effective immediately.
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Matt Lauer and Joan Rivers Do Christmas in January | Catching Up With Anne Fulenwider

Lunch At MichaelsIt must have been the summer-like temperatures (well, it was above freezing) that brought out plenty of media mavens (Frank Bennack, David Carey, Jack Kliger, Nancy Berger Cardone) and a heaping helping of  talking heads (Matt Lauer, Joan Rivers, Star Jones, Dan Abrams, Bill McCuddy) at Michael’s today. January is always an interesting month at 55th and Fifth. It’s the roller-coaster ride that starts off slow with the deadly quiet of the post-holiday doldrums and peaks during the pre-award show maelstrom (Yes, the Golden Globes were last weekend, but that’s just an excuse for celebrities to get together and drink champagne, resulting in the inevitable ’What the hell were they thinking moment?’” This year, that came courtesy of the clearly astonished winner Jacqueline Bisset). Everyone, it seemed, has hit their stride and with Fashion Week and the Olympics just weeks away, the cognoscenti are getting in their power lunches before departing for the gigs that keep the lights on around town.

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Diane Clehane and Anne Fulenwider

I was joined today by Marie Claire‘s editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider, fresh off a trip to Beverly Hills. There, she traded compliments with Golden Globe winner Robin Wright (“She was so unguarded and looked so happy with her award and new fiance Ben Foster“) and chatted with her December cover gal Julia Roberts and her husband, Danny Moder, at the magazine’s post-awards-show bash. The party was cohosted by The Weinstein Company and Netflix and attended by tons of A-listers, including Taylor Swift, Bono and Diddy (or is it Sean Combs? — we’ve given up trying to keep up with what we’re supposed to call him). “It was a amazing,” she tells me. “You had to be inside the Beverly Hilton by 4 o’clock because at 5 o’clock it goes into lockdown. I watched the awards at a viewing party at the old Trader Vic’s.” On Friday, she’s jetting off to Washington, D.C., to attend the swearing in of Cathy Russell, President Barack Obama‘s pick for the new global ambassador of women’s issues at the State Department. Lest you think Anne’s life is one glam sojourn after the next, today she tells me her commute felt like a hellish version of “trains, planes and automobiles” as she slogged her way in from Brooklyn, thanks to a gushing water-main break.

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Harvey Weinstein, David Zinczenko and Peggy Siegal Throws Another Party

1003_mockup.gif‘Tis the season for power lunches disguised as holiday celebrations, and this afternoon at Michael’s it was SRO as the moguls (Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Mottola), a perennial party giver (Peggy Siegal and her indefatigable minions) and boldface names (Star Jones, Muffie Potter Aston) poured into the dining room for one head-spinning scene. While Bonnie Fuller and company shoe-horned 14 people comfortably into Table One, Peggy presided over a lunch for 34 in the Garden Room honoring “The Untouchables.” (Although I didn’t see them, I did spot — I think — Malcolm Gladwell and Stu Zakim in the crowd). The rest of the dining room was full of table hoppers and gladhanders — Harvey Weinstein works a room like nobody’s business — and I noticed there was plenty of glasses of red and white wine all around. Cheers!

I was joined today by Anne Fulenwider who has plenty to celebrate these days having  “come home” to Marie Claire in September. She was tapped for the top job after Joanna Coles departed for Cosmo when Kate White left to write her best sellers full-time. I know, you need a score card for all this, but do try to keep up. Anne’s extraordinary rise to the top of the masthead is a master class on how to succeed in publishing by being very smart, working hard and staying grounded amid all the glitz and glamour (yes, to civilians and the uninitiated this is a glamorous business). The Harvard graduate came to New York in the mid-nineties and landed her first job in magazines working for David Lauren at Swing. An internship at The Paris Review turned into a gig as research assistant to George Plimpton when he was working on his book on Truman Capote. Anne got quite an education diving into boxes of fascinating transcripts, fact checking scores of Plimpton’s interviews and, occasionally ”chopping carrots” at his home and pitching in whenever needed. All in a day’s work.

Diane Clehane and Anne Fulenwider

When the book was done, she went on to become senior editor, moved to Vanity Fair where she was editor of the magazine’s popular “Fanfare” section, and wound up editing the work of Leslie Bennetts, Buzz Bissinger and Dominick Dunne. Except for a brief sojourn to San Francisco, she spent a decade at the magazine where, she said, she “grew up” and was “inspired” by Vanity Fair’s great reporting and writing and learned that “maintaining quality” and upholding the highest journalistic standards (“There were armies of fact checkers and researchers!”) were critical to the vitality and relevance of a successful magazine.

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Ad Age Names Marie Claire Mag of The Year, Josh Tyrangiel Editor Of The Year

Ad Age has lavished praise on Marie Claire and Josh Tyrangielnaming them magazine of the year and editor of the year, respectively. Marie Claire was honored for record setting ad pages in four issues, and for expanding its reach with new products.

“With Chanel as a partner it launched the Backstage Beauty Trends iPad App and Marie Claire @Work, which debuted last year as a saddle-stitched supplement, came back in 2012 with bigger, perfect-bound issues this May and September,” explains Ad Age. Driving that success isNancy Berger CardoneMarie Claire’s publisher and Ad Age’publisher of the year.

While Marie Claire took home those honors, Tyrangiel — the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek — has to be happy about being named editor of the year. Tyrangiel believes his writers make him and the magazine look good. “I like that we have journalists who really want to do stories that ask very difficult questions that are sometimes in conflict with the people that we cover,” said Tyrangiel.

Marie Claire Posts Strong May

Marie Claire had a great May, as it saw a 57 percent ad page jump from last year’s issue. Min reports that Marie Claire’s May 2011 edition posted 133 ad pages; this year it jumped to 190. Its Vice President and Publisher, Nancy Berger Cardone, said May’s issue was only part of an upswing at the title.

Marie Claire’s momentum continues with our third consecutive record-breaking issue,” she told min. “[Enhancing] our ‘Global Beauty’ issue was  Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté — the only international beauty awards.”

Allure — which saw a 42 percent ad page jump from last year — is also enjoying a nice spring. For the rest of the top five ad page gainers, click through.

Glamour Seeking New Publisher

According to Adweek, Glamour is on the lookout for someone to take the Publisher reins from Bill Wackermann. As Publishing Director for Condé Nast Wackermann’s duties have been piling up, and the company is hoping to find someone who can take over Glamour and dedicate more time to it.

Just who might fill the role? Adweek has some ideas:

If it looks inside its ranks, it might tap Carolyn Kremins, the ambitious publisher of Brides, who’s been recognized for the title’s strong performance. If Condé goes outside to fill the position, it could try to poach Nancy Berger Cardone, a Condé Nast alum with strong fashion chops who’s now publisher of Hearst’s Marie Claire (and whose hire could be a poke in the eye of the rival Hearst).

Other potential outside candidates could include Connie Anne Phillips, a Condé vet who as publisher of Time Inc.’s InStyle has made it a formidable competitor to Vogue, and Kim Kelleher, a onetime rising star at Condé who is now worldwide publisher of Time magazine.

As you can see, none of the FishbowlNY Editors were on the list, but maybe that’s because we’re almost too fabulous for the job. At least that’s what we’re going to believe.

Hearst Execs Jump, Jive And/Or Wail During Their Annual Sales Meeting

What Hearst is losing in outgoing chairwoman Cathie Black, it has gained in a pervading spirit of unbridled joy during sales meetings. Yesterday, the company’s president, marketing and publishing director Michael Clinton held an annual company-wide sales meeting with a very special theme: “Jump.” In order to make sure meeting-goers fully felt the spirit of the sales meeting, Clinton — joined by Hearst GM/EVP John Loughlin, Esquire VP/publisher Kevin O’Malley, Good Houskeeping SVP/publisher Pat Haegele, Cosmopolitan SVP/publisher Donna Lagani, and Marie Claire VP/publisher Nancy Berger Cardone performed Madonna’s single “Jump.”

Luckily, the good people at Hearst sent a couple pictures of the performers our way. We hope that you enjoy them thoroughly:

O’Malley, Haegele, Clinton, Berger Cardone, Loughlin and Lagani

Blonde leading the blonde: Pat Haegele, Nancy Berger Cardone, Donna Lagani

Marie Claire‘s Nina Garcia Is In

garcia.jpgLast week, we were so excited about Marie Claire‘s new publisher, Nancy Berger Cardone, we completely missed this interview on mediabistro.com with the women’s magazine’s fashion director, Nina Garcia.

Garcia talked to FishbowlNY contributor and Lunch columnist Diane Clehane about juggling Project Runway and her fashion director responsibilities, leaving Elle for Marie Claire back in 2008, and advice for aspiring magazine fashionistas.

Our favorite quotes, after the jump

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Marie Claire Publisher Proves Dreams Do Come True

prar01_cardone212-1.jpgWhen Gourmet folded nearly four months ago, its staff, including publisher Nancy Berger Cardone, found themselves adrift among a sea of unemployed media workers.

Not long after, Cardone sat down for lunch with Hearst Magazine’s chief marketing officer, Michael Clinton. Although he had no job to offer her, Clinton asked Cardone which Hearst title she would work for if she had her pick. Her answer: Marie Claire.

“Maybe it was wishful thinking,” Cardone said last night, as Clinton and Hearst president Cathie Black celebrated Cardone’s appointment as the latest publisher of the fashion magazine in a small gathering on the 44th floor of the Hearst building. As luck would have it, not long after her lunch date with Clinton, Marie Claire‘s publisher Susan Plagemann departed for Vogue, joining the very company, Condé Nast, that had just cast Cardone aside. Clinton acted fast, and Cardone was installed as publisher there by December 7.

Still, Cardone had to suffer through a few weeks of unemployment, and she confessed to us that she frequently trolled the job boards at mediabistro.com. To paraphrase Us Weekly: publishers, they’re just like us!

Also last night, after a heartfelt welcome of Cardone to the Hearst family, Black, wearing a black shift dress with a fur wrapped around her shoulders, said, “If it seems like I’m overdressed, I am. I’m going to Lady Gaga!”

Previously: Gourmet Publisher Finds A Home At Marie Claire

Two Gourmet Staffers Join Former Publisher At Marie Claire

marie claire jan.jpgThe death of Cond&eacute Nast‘s award-winning Gourmet might already exist in the “things that happened last year” category, but the ghost of the beloved title still lingers in today’s stories.

Consider the announcement from Marie Claire today, which mentions that the U.S. edition of the magazine has just hired two new ad executives to work with Nancy Berger Cardone, the vice president and publisher of the Hearst mag. Both Diane DePaul and Anne Yost Carroll come from previous jobs at both Allure and Gourmet, where Cardone was formerly vice president and publisher. The new appointments bring DePaul on at the women’s magazine as associate publisher/advertising while Carroll will serve as account director. DePaul and Carroll are replacing Tami Eagle Bowling and Rachel Schauman, respectively, who are both leaving the company, today’s announcement said.

Prior to working as associate publisher at Allure, which she left in 2008 to join Gourmet, DePaul worked as associate publisher for Seventeen and advertising director for Soap Opera Digest/Soap Opera Weekly. Carroll has previously worked at Health magazine and advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.

Cardone is not hiding her hiring favoritism, saying in a statement: “I’ve worked closely with Diane and Anne at both Gourmet and Allure, and I am thrilled to bring them on as part of the Marie Claire team. Their industry experience and energy will be essential to the continued success of the brand.”

Previously: Gourmet Publisher Finds A Home At Marie Claire

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