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CONDÉ NAST PROMOTES MATT RICE TO STYLE.COM AND NOWMANIFEST PUBLISHER

CONDÉ NAST PROMOTES MATT RICE TO STYLE.COM AND NOWMANIFEST PUBLISHER

New York, NY—August 20, 2014—Robert A. Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast, today named Matt Rice publisher of Style.com and NowManifest, effective immediately.

“Matt has been very effective at building awareness of Style.com and NowManifest among advertisers looking to connect with deeply-engaged audiences of fashion influencers,” said Mr. Sauerberg. “He will continue to expand these brands at Condé Nast as we look to increase their reach on all platforms.”

“As we approach our 15th anniversary with incredible momentum, this is an opportunity to advance an important brand that continues to be a pioneer in the digital space,” said Mr. Rice.  “The Style.com audience – across digital, mobile, video and print - is a sophisticated group of influencers who are at the forefront of every trend and movement in fashion.  Reaching a premium audience like ours is more important to our marketing partners than ever before and the opportunities ahead of us are truly exciting.”

Style.com has enjoyed a strong first half, with advertising revenue up 9% compared to the same period last year, and traffic increasing 10% in recent months.  Additionally, the brand has attracted many new advertising partners, with nearly half being new business. 

Mr. Rice was named associate publisher of Style.com and NowManifest in July 2012.  Prior, he served as advertising director of Style.com and executive director, international fashion of Style.com, WWD and WWD.com.  Mr. Rice joined Condé Nast in June 2007 and has held several roles at the company’s brands including Details, Glamour and Teen Vogue.

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.

CONTACT:

Joe Libonati, VP Corporate Communications
Joe_libonati@condenast.com or 212-286-4916

Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014