“It’s like the first day of school here!” said one Condé Nast staffer, surveying the scene at 4 Times Square on Tuesday afternoon. “Today is quite the fashion show. The building is buzzing. I have to say, everyone looks amazing. I saw this one girl get off on the Teen Vogue floor who was wearing Read More
As McKinsey & Company makes its way through an 11-week tour of Condé Nast, consultants have been taking an early look at Anna Wintour’s Vogue and Klara Glowczewska’s Condé Nast Traveler, The Observer has learned.
Sources tell us that those two magazines have been getting a close examination in order to potentially serve Read More
Three weeks after McKinsey & Company slipped its foot into the door of the emerald tower, Condé Nast staffers continue to ask what fresh hell they find themselves in.
“I saw Graydon in the cafeteria this week!” said one business-side insider, last Friday. “In all my years here, I’ve never seen him in my Read More
In the week-old, McKinsey-fied world, folks at Condé Nast remain jittery.
The consulting firm has already set up shop and will spend the next few weeks working around summer vacations to schedule interviews with editors, managing editors and publishers. Recommendations from the consulting firm are expected to begin in October, a well-placed source said. Read More
The casual, take-it-as-it-comes attitude that’s prevailed over Condé Nast during the past 10 dark months vanished from the atmosphere somewhere above 4 Times Square this week.
The shift in mood started late Monday afternoon when Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend sent out a companywide memo that said, rather coldly, that the consulting firm McKinsey Read More
Eric Wolff went to work for the consulting firm McKinsey & Company after graduating from college in the spring of 2005. As he described it at the time on his Facebook page, he spent the following summer reading books that “warn of the inadequacy of the American Dream, and how it tempts generally good, intelligent Read More
A few weeks after installing himself at City Hall, Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff called up an old friend at McKinsey & Company and asked for a favor: a few months of consulting services for absolutely no money.
The friend, Laurie Blitzer, who was running the nonprofit division for the firm at the time, obliged. Read More
This fall, S.I. Newhouse Jr. moved House and Garden out of Condé Nast’s headquarters at 4 Times Square. It was the first title to leave the flagship Condé building since it opened in 1999.
But House and Garden will still be in a Condé Nast building: the new 258,000-square-foot space at 750 Third Avenue, Read More
First Daughter at McKinsey; Versace; straight hair; Chappaqua? Where’s that?
The lot of the modern Presidential offspring is a hard one. What with the constant media scrutiny and the oppressive parental shadow, it’s no surprise that the current crop is heavy on the shrill family feuding, boozing and Playboy pictorials. So it’s all the more Read More