Behind the Latest Restructuring at Condé Nast

first_imgLast month, the company announced it was shuttering the print edition of Teen Vogue in order to invest in the brand’s growing digital presence, while also making reductions in the frequencies of several other titles. Meanwhile, it launched six new digital brands and recently unveiled an expanded 23 Stories’ Creative Group under creative director Dirk Standen, which the company says now caters to “more than a dozen big external clients” like 20th Century Fox and Lincoln.Per comScore data, the company hit a record 113 million web visitors across its portfolio in October, and in November topped one billion total video views across its own brands’ platforms, YouTube, and Facebook.“We are already seeing results within the sales division of a more unified approach to the market, and there is clear momentum heading into Q1 2018, pacing well ahead of last year at this time,” Blanchard adds.In a holiday note to staffers this week, CEO Bob Sauerberg pointed to the restructuring of Allure and Teen Vogue, the hiring of Radhika Jones as Graydon Carter’s successor at Vanity Fair, the launches of digital brands like them, and The New Yorker’s Pulitzer Prize, among several other things, as highlights of the year.“We make the best content in the world, and that is something that will never change,” Sauerberg wrote. “No matter what new platform, trend or app disrupts our industry next, it will be our content that matters the most.” Major changes are afoot at Condé Nast as the publisher continues to evolve its operations to meet changing demands from consumers and advertisers alike.Responding to a Sunday New York Post report that the company was “poised to take a scalpel to its corporate side” after losing $100 million this year, Condé Nast chief communications officer Cameron Blanchard tells Folio:, “We are going to … look at the corporate functions to make sure that these areas are best set up to support the new business and editorial structures we put in place over this past year.”Those new structures, which took shape through multiple reorganizations in late 2016 and early 2017, were primarily aimed at driving efficiency by increasing collaboration across departments.Where publishers were once responsible for individual brands, chief business officers now oversee multiple titles. A unified sales and marketing team, under the banner “Condé Nast One,” reports to chief revenue and marketing officer Pamela Drucker Mann. Fashion and beauty editors collaborate on content for brands across the company’s portfolio, and formerly disparate creative, copy, and research teams were merged to operate in a more cross-brand manner a little over a year ago.As with most media-company restructurings, those shifts were followed by multiple rounds of layoffs, and Blanchard acknowledges, “We will resource more heavily in the growth areas, which may result in some duplications in others,” but insists the changes are not a cost-cutting exercise, but a restructuring to support the aforementioned changes elsewhere within the company.A privately held company, Condé Nast does not publicly disclose its finances, but its moves over the past year indicate that its evolution is at least in large part aimed at cutting costs tied to print in order to further embrace new revenue from digital media, events, and its recently expanded creative services unit, 23 Stories, which acquired experiential agency Pop2Life in March and produced a two-day Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles earlier this month.last_img read more

VIDEO Watch The 2019 Wilmington High Scholarship Night

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School held its Annual Scholarship Night on Friday, May 31, 2019 in the WHS Gym.  According to Principal Linda Peters, more than $188,000 in scholarships were awarded to 97 graduating seniors.Watch the event, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBenoit, Hill, Mastrorilli, Packer, Palmer, Stokes, & WCTV Honored At WHS Senior Athletic Banquet (with VIDEO)In “Sports”VIDEO: Watch The Hospital Bed Race From Fun On The FourthIn “Videos”WHS Football Team Is Looking For Corporate SponsorsIn “Community”last_img read more

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport brings more sleekness safety to Chicago

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 43 Photos 0 Enlarge ImageThe headlights are the most obvious upgrade, but the new (optional) wheels look pretty great, too. Andrew Krok/Roadshow The Nissan Rogue Sport is more than just a slightly smaller Rogue, and to give it a bit more distinct spot in the lineup, it enters the 2020 model year with some solid enhancements.Nissan unveiled the 2020 Rogue Sport at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. Boasting improvements to its looks, as well as its complement of standard equipment, the SUV that lives between the Kicks and the big-boy Rogue is ready to pounce on a market that cannot get enough of the current crossover craze.The 2020 Rogue Sport’s exterior refresh is mild, but noticeable. The headlights are slightly more rectilinear than before, alluding to updates on other new Nissan models, like the Altima. There’s also a new hood, a new bumper and a tweaked version of Nissan’s family grille. LED daytime running lights come along for the ride, while a new set of taillights live out back. Two new colors — bright green and orange — are now available, too. The interior is the same as before.The biggest news has to be the improved availability of its safety suite. Nissan Safety Shield, the package that includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and automatic high beams, is now standard. Formerly, it was only offered on SV and SL trims, but for 2020 it’ll be standard on even the base S trim. It also carries over certain 2019 enhancements, including the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist lane-holding system is still available, too.The engine remains a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated I4 gas engine good for 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission is the only one available, but the Rogue Sport is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It goes on sale in the fall, and while pricing hasn’t been announced yet, a base 2019 Rogue Sport will set you back $22,240. 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport looks sharp in its refreshed skin 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport brings a fresh face to Chicago Review • 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: Only half as sporty as it should be Preview • 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: Right size, great handling but short on tech More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 1:56 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Post a comment SUVs Crossovers More about 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Nissanlast_img read more

Ferdousi Priyabhashini no more

first_imgFerdousi PriyabhashiniFreedom fighter and noted sculptor Ferdousi Priyabhashini passed away at a hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday.She was 71.Priyabhashini was undergoing treatment at the coronary care unit (CCU) of Labaid Hospital following a cardiac arrest.She had been suffering from multiple complications, including kidney and heart diseases.Officials at the hospital said Priyabhashini was admitted to the hospital on 23 February. She was then suffering from kidney complications.Ferdousi Priyabhashini was born in Khulna on 19 February 1947. During Bangladesh’s War of Independence in 1971, she was tortured by the Pakistani military.For her sacrifice during the freedom fight, the government awarded her the Independence Award, the highest civilian award of the country in 2016.last_img

Long tailback on DhakaTangail highway

first_imgVehicles are moving slowly on Dhaka-Tangail highway. There is a huge tailback. Kamonashis Shekhor takes this photo from Elenga bus stand area of Kalihati in Tangail.Thousands of home-bound people have been stuck on both ends of Bangabandhu Bridge on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to a 10-kilometre tailback in the district.The tailback began forming on the highway on Monday night for excessive pressure of northern-region-bound vehicles.The toll collection was disrupted sometimes as the traffic congestion reached close to the toll plaza office of the bridge, officials said.Tangail traffic inspector Eshraj Hossain said the tailback from Hatikumrul intersection in Sirajganj in the west of the bridge reached to the east of the bridge on Tuesday. And so, the bridge authorities suspended collection of toll at times, he added. Rangpur-bound bus passenger Abul Hossain said that he reached Bangabandhu bridge from Dhaka in 10 hours, and is stuck in the congestion near the bridge.last_img read more