Condè Nast

Condè Nast is one of the worlds leading premier media companies. With 95 million consumers across it’s industry leading print, digital and video brands it publishes such iconic titles as vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ and Condè Nast Traveller.

conde_nast_logosIn the past 20 years alone the company has reached record profits and also received more editorial, design, digital, advertising, video and business awards than any competitor within the industry. However, recent reports show that there has been a 15.5% drop in pre-tax profits even though the UK managing director’s pay has risen to almost £1m.

In 2013 the corporation was recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in the digital video business and in 2014 it was listed as one LinkedIn’s top 25 most in demand employees.

Condè Nast publications was founded by Condè Montrose Nast. Born in New York City in 1873, Nast graduated from George Town University and then went on to complete a degree in law at Washington University in St Louis. Surprisingly, he took on a job in publishing, becoming the advertising manager for the US magazine Collier’s Weekly. Alongside this he became vice president for the Home Pattern Company,  manufacturer and distributor of women’s dress patterns and it was this knowledge and experience of fashion that drove him to buy Vogue magazine in 1909. He went on to buy Houe and Garden in 1911 and then Vanity Fair in 1913.

Condè Nast publications now publishes 128 magazines, develops 100 websites across 25 markets and has 200 tablet and mobile apps.

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