Lagardere CEO Didier Quillot announced today that, after two years of cost-cutting and closures at the hands of Alain Lemarchand whom Mr. Quillot sent from France to shape-up the company’s American arm in 2008, Steve Parr will take over as the CEO of Hachette Filipacchi starting October 1.
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Barbara Fairchild is leaving Bon Appetit after 32 years at the magazine, Conde Nast announced this afternoon. She will remain editor-in-chief until a successor is named.
Last year, after Conde Nast made the surprising decision of closing Gourmet and retaining Bon Ap, Ms. Fairchild was hailed as sort of a forgotten hero at Conde Nast. Apparently, her position as Read More
“You think they don’t eat, but they do,” Carol Smith, publishing director of Condé Nast’s epicurean group (Bon Appetit, Gourmet), told Memo Pad. She was explaining the intersection of the fashion world and the restaurant world. “Just look at The Lion!” she said.
During New York Fashion Week this fall, Ms. Smith will Read More
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Condé Nast is teaming up with parent company Adavance Publication’s Parade magazine on a new product to be launched in the fall — Dash magazine, which will run as an insert in 100 newspapers around the country starting in November. Dash will also have an online component that will launch in September.
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Robin Domeniconi will try to kick-start Elle after a sluggish start to the year.
Ms. Domeniconi, a former president of both Real Simple and Time Inc.’s media group, has been tapped to fill Carol Smith’s shoes.
And big shoes they are! During her time with the glossy, Ms. Smith helped get Read More
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While Ariel Foxman’s InStyle races ahead of Vogue in ad pages and apps, Elle magazine is falling behind its competition. Robbie Myers’ magazine is in third place after the first half of the year.
Keith Kelly writes this morning that Elle was handicapped by the departure of chief brand officer Carol Smith Read More