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We know how tough it can be to score press placements for your clients—especially when they have their hearts set on a feature in nose-in-the-air publications like Vogue.
Like every good PR pro, Kanye West knows that his client…err, his newborn daughter, North, should only get the very best publicity. He won’t have any of that “sure you can take ‘intimate’ pictures of me and my infant for $20 million” nonsense.
But even the reigning champion of completely unearned media mentions can’t seem to get Anna Wintour to put his kid on the cover of her magazine, despite the fact that his latest album drew more influence from Versace’s 2014 collection than Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt.
RadarOnline writes that Wintour is somehow “nonpulsed” about the prospect of featuring a little West on her cover even after Kanye “compiled the latest … statistics” demonstrating that reality stars still sell magazines. Two things we learned from that last sentence: Kanye knows how to create a spreadsheet with scissors and glue and RadarOnline’s editorial staff doesn’t trust the auto-correct feature.
Thanks to FishbowlNY for making us feel a little smarter today.
Over the past few months we’ve published a couple of posts indicating that publishing giant Condé Nast is adopting a new approach to PR and communications. Today we bring you more evidence of that fact via our sister site FishbowlNY: after parting ways with publicist Maurie Perl and shaking up its internal communications team, Condé Nast just named longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour as its new “artistic director”–a role created just for her. Company CEO Charles Townsend explains:
The establishment of an artistic director is a reflection of our commitment to preserve and champion all that exists ‘Only at Condé Nast.’ In today’s business environment, it is critical to promote and foster our established creative authority. This is the ideal time to leverage Anna’s extraordinary vision and leadership to amplify and elevate the profile of Condé Nast U.S. both domestically and abroad. Anna is an icon in the worlds of fashion, business and the arts, she has the foresight and wisdom to influence the major trends of our society and is respected globally as an accomplished businesswoman.
So she’s going to use her famous name and face to promote the brand and its products via the power of association? Sounds a lot like a celebrity spokesperson to us. Apologies to Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am., Alicia Keys, etc.: this whole “big-name creative director” trend may be much simpler than we thought.
Margaret Brennan, previously an anchor at Bloomberg TV, is joining CBS News as a State Department correspondent and general assignment reporter. Brennan was with Bloomberg for three years. She spoke with us for a Media Beat interview last summer, which you can check out here.
Vogue‘s Anna Wintour is pushing hard for President Obama via email. “There’s simply no excuse to let this slip,” reads the note, which The New York Observer characterizes as having “her trademark dose of mild menace.” The email is part of a campaign fundraising effort that includes a dinner with Sarah Jessica Parker. The ad for that fundraiser debuted during the MTV Movie Awards last night. Attached above. *Update 6/5: Glenn Beck rants, gets the facts wrong, mocks Wintour’s accent.
Anna Wintour was in the hot seat last night on The Colbert Report to further promote the Met’s latest Costume Institute exhibit, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.” While she was there, she said she and Vogue “thrilled” about President Obama’s same-sex marriage support and turned on the charm and cracked quite a few funnies. Go Anna!
She and Colbert have agreed to a date at a Long John Silver’s for batter-fried shrimp. The closest one to Manhattan is in Melville, NY, about 30 miles from the city. We have the paps ready to snap that pic.
The red carpets are rolling out and things are getting fashion-y because today is the big Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum. We had the chance to check out the press event this morning for the Institute’s exhibition “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” and it was packed end to end with cameras, curators, and women in pretty necklaces.
“The steps of the Met, which is where guests walk the paparazzi gauntlet, provide one of the most dramatic and demanding red carpet entrances of any event,” writes The Washington Post. Indeed, the day after the “Met Ball,” reviewing what everyone wore has become an annual happening, like the day-after Oscar discussions. This is what model Coco Rocha will be wearing and we’ll review it in advance: Ghastly.
Amazon, a big sponsor of this year’s exhibition, will be broadcasting the red carpet live tonight online. More about that here.
This morning’s event wasn’t about the gala, but rather the exhibit itself.
The deadline for submitting your entry to the 16th annual Webby Awards is next Friday, December 16. The Webbys recognize the best in websites, mobile and apps, interactive advertising and media, and Web video.
This year, The Webbys have introduced a number of new categories including CSR and best editorial writing in the websites category, and best utilities and services (like apps and mobile sites) for handheld devices.
The Webbys will be handed out in the Spring with nominees announced in April. Judging is conducted by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
This year, Vogue editor Anna Wintour made quite the splash when she accepted her award.
On a more positive note, Hearst is launching Cosmo for Guys, or CFG for the BMOCs, a tablet pub on August 1. That should be… interesting. And Anna Wintour fave (she has a thing for the male athletes, no?) Amar’e Stoudemire has launched a fashion and sports site.
Finally, Muck Rack has a list of 140 or so reporters who are on Google+, with links. Any others?
More media changes after the jump.
Numbers released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ Rapid Report show that while much of the fashion magazine industry is suffering a loss in newsstand sales, Vogue is up about 16 percent from its average sales number for the first half of 2010.
Adweek suggests a few reasons for the jump: Hot covers featuring celebs like Lady Gaga in March (which sold 445,000 copies, the top seller for the first half), a rebound in the sale of luxury goods, and increased visibility of EIC Anna Wintour, which we noted a couple of weeks ago after Wintour’s acceptance speech at the Webbys went viral.
Marie Claire was down 21 percent (along with Harper’s Bazaar), with EIC Joanna Coles noting that a few chances it took with the cover didn’t pan out, like featuring a man, Bradley Cooper, perhaps before he revealed to the world that he could speak French. InStyle and People Stylewatch were among the other fashion magazines that took a hit.
The Audit Bureau numbers also show that Justin Bieber covers aren’t doing so well on the newsstands. According to WWD, Vanity Fair‘s Bieber cover is set to become the worst seller in 12 years. Other magazines, like Teen Vogue, which also featured the teen star also showed a dip in numbers.
Anna Wintour turned up at the Webbys last night to accept an award and deliver the traditional five-word acceptance speech.
Ever since The September Issue, it seems we’re seeing and hearing more from the Vogue editor. Or maybe it’s the impression that the nonstop world of Web coverage gives?
She’s a major force behind the very successful Fashion’s Night Out events. She was photographed at the recent CFDA awards. She’s a VIP each year at the Met’s Costume Institute gala. And she recently made a video for the Human Rights Campaign’s marriage equality initiative (after the jump).
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