Condé Nast names Matt Rice publisher of Style.com and NowManifest
Rice joined Condé Nast in June 2007 and has held several roles at the company’s brands including Details, Glamour and Teen Vogue
New York, NY — August 20, 2014 — Robert A. Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast, today named Matt Rice publisher of Style.com and NowManifest, effective immediately.
“Matt has been very effective at building awareness of Style.com and NowManifest among advertisers looking to connect with deeply-engaged audiences of fashion influencers,” said Mr. Sauerberg. “He will continue to expand these brands at Condé Nast as we look to increase their reach on all platforms.”
“As we approach our 15th anniversary with incredible momentum, this is an opportunity to advance an important brand that continues to be a pioneer in the digital space,” said Mr. Rice. “The Style.com audience – across digital, mobile, video and print – is a sophisticated group of influencers who are at the forefront of every trend and movement in fashion. Reaching a premium audience like ours is more important to our marketing partners than ever before and the opportunities ahead of us are truly exciting.”
Style.com has enjoyed a strong first half, with advertising revenue up 9% compared to the same period last year, and traffic increasing 10% in recent months. Additionally, the brand has attracted many new advertising partners, with nearly half being new business.
Mr. Rice was named associate publisher of Style.com and NowManifest in July 2012. Prior, he served as advertising director of Style.com and executive director, international fashion of Style.com, WWD and WWD.com. Mr. Rice joined Condé Nast in June 2007 and has held several roles at the company’s brands including Details, Glamour and Teen Vogue.