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CONDÉ NAST NAMES EDWARD MENICHESCHI CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AND PRESIDENT OF THE MEDIA GROUP

CONDÉ NAST NAMES EDWARD MENICHESCHI CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AND PRESIDENT OF THE MEDIA GROUP

NEW YORK, NY—August 21, 2014—Robert A. Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast, today named Edward Menicheschi chief marketing officer and president of the Condé Nast Media Group, effective immediately. Mr. Menicheschi was most recently vice president and publisher of Vanity Fair.

“Edward has posted extraordinary business results while leading Vanity Fair's drive into cross-platform ad initiatives including digital, print, video and event activation,” said Mr. Sauerberg. “As we build the team that will lead Condé Nast forward, we will rely on Edward to bring his shrewd business skills, his strong relationships and his proven leadership abilities to elevate the company’s advertising and marketing power.”

“Condé Nast has the world’s most impressive portfolio of advertisers and our brands consistently deliver the most influential and prominent audiences,” said Mr. Menicheschi. “With this premium positioning, we are poised to develop a superior marketing and advertising organization. This is an unprecedented opportunity to transform the Condé Nast Media Group to more effectively reach premium audiences, cultivate data services, and innovate new ad products, native and client solutions, and large cross-platform deals. I am thrilled to take on this new role and work with Bob and the incredibly talented teams at the brands and the Media Group to drive these initiatives forward.”

Mr. Menicheschi succeeds Lou Cona, who will leave the company after many successful years of service. Condé Nast will name a new publisher for Vanity Fair shortly.

Prior to Mr. Menicheschi’s role at Vanity Fair, he was president of WWD Media Worldwide. During Mr. Menicheschi’s tenure at the company, he has held a number of senior roles at Vogue and GQ.

About Condé Nast:

Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world’s most influential audiences. Attracting 95 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands, the company’s portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Details, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Lucky, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogue, Ars Technica, Style.com and NowManifest. The company’s newest division, Condé Nast Entertainment, was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.

Over the past twenty years, Condé Nast has reached record profits, tripling its topline growth and exponentially expanding its content distribution. During the same period, the company earned more editorial, design, digital, advertising, video and business awards than any competitor in the industry. In 2013, the corporation was recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the digital video business and in 2014 was one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Most In-Demand Employers. Later this year, the company will relocate to its new global headquarters at 1 World Trade Center, where it will play a leading role in the resurgence of Lower Manhattan.

For more information, please visit condenast.com or follow @CondeNast on Twitter.

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Media Contact:

Patti Röckenwagner, SVP Corporate Branding and Communications

Patricia_rockenwagner@condenast.com or 212-286-2782

Date: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014