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Condé Nast Posts Advertising and Revenue Growth




Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Details, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue and W Recorded Best Results Since 2008


Condé Nast Entertainment Fastest Growing Digital Video Company of 2013


November 15, 2013 (New York, NY):  Condé Nast reports positive gains in advertising on all platforms for the full year, with digital swelling 28%, print growing 1.7% (+310 pages) and revenue increasing 3.1% across the company’s portfolio.  Eleven brands grew their ad-page numbers compared to 2012 and eight brands - Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Details, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue and W - reported their best results since 2008.   


The company’s advertising growth is notable in its increases across print, web and mobile platforms in non-endemic categories:  Pharma (+30%), Automotive (+27%), Technology (+20%), Entertainment (+20%) and Food/Beverage (+13%).


Additionally, the launch of the Condé Nast Entertainment digital video network in the first half of the year drew considerable advertiser interest from over 50 premium sponsors including P&G, Mondelēz, Microsoft, Acura, Unilever and American Express.  The digital video network has launched seven channels featuring new content daily – Glamour, GQ,, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Wired – and has logged over 400 million views to date.  Less than a year since its launch, CNE has moved into comScore’s top 25 rank of online video companies, and is the fastest growing company among comScore's top 50 video properties.  (comScore, October 2013*)


“We are seeing incredibly strong growth in audiences on our digital platforms – from mobile to web to video, we are introducing new consumers to our brands literally every minute,” said Lou Cona, president of Condé Nast Media Group and chief revenue officer, Condé Nast.  “The increasing audience and revenue in our digital business coupled with our strong and vital print business position us well for the future.” 


2013 highlights include year-over-year increases in the following brands:

Bon Appétit + 22% (for an overall increase of 135 pages)

Details + 15.2% (for an overall increase of 106 pages)

GQ + 9.9% (for an overall increase of 118 pages)

Allure + 4.8% (for an overall increase of 67 pages)

Vogue + 3.6% (for an overall increase of 93 pages)

Golf Digest + 3.3% (for an overall increase of 25 pages)

Vanity Fair + 3.1% (for an overall increase of 47 pages)

Glamour + 2.7% (for an overall increase of 39 pages)

Teen Vogue + 2.6% (for an overall increase of 22 pages)

W + 2.2% (for an overall increase of 27 pages)

Architectural Digest + 2.1% (for an overall increase of 21 pages)


Brides, having changed its frequency from publishing monthly to bi-monthly, is excluded from the company’s data for basis of comparison.


*Source: Video Metrix Key Measures October 2013 Content report. Includes all partners measured by comScore in the Top 100 Video Properties category from February 2013 through October 2013.


About Condé Nast

Condé Nast creates the world's best content for the world's most influential audiences.  The company attracts more than 164 million consumers across its twenty industry-leading print and digital media brands: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, The New Yorker, GQ, Brides, Glamour, Golf World, Golf Digest, Bon Appétit, W, Self, Details, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, Wired, Epicurious, Ars Technica, Lucky and Teen Vogue.


The company launched Condé Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film, television and digital video programming.  Condé Nast also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) and its portfolio of comprehensive fashion journalism brands:  Beauty Inc., Footwear News, M, and WWD.


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Patti Röckenwagner

SVP, Corporate Communications


Friday, November 15, 2013