16 Facts About Conde Nast


Conde Nast is a global mass media company founded in 1909 by Conde Montrose Nast, and owned by Advance Publications.

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Company traces its roots to 1909, when Conde Montrose Nast, a New York City-born publisher, purchased Vogue, a printed magazine launched in 1892 as a New York weekly journal of society and fashion news.

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Conde Nast had a flair for nurturing elite readers as well as advertisers and upgraded Vogue, sending the magazine on its path of becoming a top haute couture fashion authority.

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Conde Nast introduced British Vogue in 1916, and Conde Nast became the first publisher of an overseas edition of an existing magazine.

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Conde Nast is largely considered to be the originator of the "class publication", a type of magazine focused on a particular social group or interest instead of targeting the largest possible readership.

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Conde Nast opened a printing facility in Old Greenwich, Connecticut in 1924 but closed in 1964 to make way for more centrally located sites capable of producing higher volumes.

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Vogue's first full color photograph was featured on the cover in 1932, marking the year when Conde Nast began replacing fashion drawings on covers with photo illustrations?an innovative move at the time.

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Conde Nast merged it with the privately held holding company Advance Publications.

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Under Newhouse, Conde Nast acquired Brides in 1959, revived Vanity Fair in 1983 after it was shuttered in 1936, and launched the new publication Self in 1979.

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In 2001, Conde Nast bought Golf Digest and Golf World from The New York Times Company for US$435 million.

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On October 31,2006, Conde Nast acquired the content aggregation site Reddit, later on spun off as a wholly owned subsidiary of Conde Nast in September 2011.

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On October 5,2009, Conde Nast announced the closure of three of its publications: Cookie, Modern Bride, and Elegant Bride.

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In September 2011, Conde Nast said it would offer 17 of its brands to the Kindle Fire.

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Conde Nast launched Conde Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film, television, and digital video programming.

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In March 2018, Conde Nast announced the launch of the influencer-based platform Next Gen.

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Tonchi later sued the company for wrongful termination, with Conde Nast suing Tonchi in response, seeking the return of "all monies paid to [Tonchi] during his period of disloyalty", claiming that he had acted as a "faithless servant" during the sale of W, and had interfered with the sale to benefit himself.

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