Conde Nast Media Group Names Vanity Fair Publisher Edward Menicheschi CMO and President

Company also announces Lou Cona’s exit

Condé Nast Media Group has named Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi its chief marketing officer and president. He will succeed Lou Cona, who in April 2013 was named the company’s president and chief revenue officer.

Cona is leaving the company.

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“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 Robert A. Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast. “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 will name a new publisher for Vanity Fair shortly, the company said.

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“Condé Nast has the world’s most impressive portfolio of advertisers and our brands consistently deliver the most influential and prominent audiences,” Menicheschi said. “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.”

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