Condé Nast International (CNI) sets the benchmark for publishing excellence with leading print and digital brands including Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired, and AD among others. Reaching more than 270 million consumers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, we are committed to delivering beautiful, influential content and brand experiences for individuals who demand to be inspired.
CNI is headquartered in London, and we operate in China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Russia, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, the UK and Mexico. In addition to publishing 30 brands, we run a licensing and restaurant division with local partners in 16 countries, the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference and several ventures in education.
Data privacy and protection is very important to us for everyone who uses our products and services, and who entrusts us with their information. We have written this privacy notice so you can better understand how we collect data, what we do with it and how we look after it. We will tell you how long we keep data and what happens when we no longer need it. We will also outline what rights you have over your data and how we protect and facilitate those rights.
Sometimes people want to read privacy notices because a business is asking for their permission to contact them for marketing. They want to be sure that, if they agree, it will be easy for them to withdraw permission in the future. We want you to be able to opt out as easily as you opted in. Any marketing email we send you will always have an “unsubscribe” link that will take you off that relevant marketing list. Please remember that you may have subscribed from another email address; you will only be able to use the link to “unsubscribe” from the address to which the marketing email has been sent. We make it easy for you to change your preferences for postal marketing as well, giving clear instructions for opting out on all direct mail.
We collect information:
When you use or subscribe to one of our services, such as purchasing a print or digital subscription, signing up to an email newsletter, entering a competition, joining one of our online communities or participating in any of our research projects, we will ask you to provide information such as your name, email and/or postal address so that we can provide you with the services requested.
When conducting surveys or running competitions, in addition to contact information, we may collect other personal information such as your gender, date of birth, marital status, etc.
When you purchase a product or service from us, such as subscribing to one of our magazines or attending one of our events, we will also ask you for your payment details in addition to your contact information, in order to secure payment and to authorise access to our products and services.
When you visit one of our websites, we collect information about your web visit, such as how long you visited, what sites you visited or pages you looked at, your IP address and where you were when you visited, what sort of device you were using when you visited (such as a mobile phone or type of desktop PC, Mac etc).
When you visit one of our websites, we collect data on your online behaviour (eg time spent on website, items clicked on, etc).
When you buy a product or service from us, such as magazine subscription or a ticket to a Condé Nast event, we will collect information about what products and services you have bought from us.
When you register for a newsletter or take part in research, we may collect data about your preferences, tastes and interests.
Sometimes, we may collect data in online surveys on what is called “special categories of data”. These could be data sets such as biometric information (including voice samples, facial recognition, etc), or political opinions, religion, philosophical beliefs, health, sexual orientation, etc. Whenever we conduct research on these topics, it is always optional, and we will make sure we have your consent to process this data. We will remind you at the time of why and how we are processing this data and what additional safeguards are in place for using, storing and ultimately either deleting or anonymising this data.
At Condé Nast Britain we collect different types of information about people for four main reasons:
When you sign up to one of our newsletters, you are giving consent for us to use the email address provided to send you relevant content for the brands you have signed up to. You can withdraw this consent for any newsletter by unsubscribing at any time.
We work with social media networks such as Facebook Pixel to show you interest-based marketing content from our brands and selected advertisers if you have viewed a Condé Nast website. Data collected by the Facebook Pixel may also be anonymised and used in aggregate to help improve the quality and effectiveness of our websites and marketing efforts.
You can limit the kind of tracking and profiling that Facebook undertakes by going to your Facebook account settings. You can also find out more about the pixels and cookies we use on our websites by reading our Cookies policy.
We run various user communities, forums and reader panels. We send out research invitations to our research communities, to people who pay for our products and services and to people who have opted in to receive communications from us.
We will use the information you have provided for the provision of goods and/or services that you have requested and subsequently communicating with you about those products and services.
Please note too, that when you buy something from us – such as subscription or a ticket to an event – we may contact you about your registration details, to manage any account or subscription you have with us, or to provide customer service. This will be the case even if you have opted-out of, or declined to consent to, receiving promotional emails.
When you enter one of our online competitions, we will process your information for the purposes of picking a winner. If you have opted-in to receiving information from us about our products and services (eg receiving subscriptions offers, event invitations, signing up for editorial newsletters etc) then we will use the information you provide to make sure we offer you relevant products and services (based on where you live, your age, gender, tastes, preferences etc). If you have opted-in to receive news and offers from any competition sponsors, we will share your information with them.
Further details about this is outlined in the “who do we share information with” with section.
We work with our partners from the world of luxury goods, fashion, travel and retail so that we can present you with some outstanding offers and opportunities by either email or post. You will only ever receive partner messages from us if you have actively given permission. We won’t disclose your personal information to anyone, the messages will come from us and you can unsubscribe at any time from these messages.
We process any information you provide when dealing with any complaints or enquiries made by you or legally on your behalf.
The law on data protection sets out several different reasons why a company may collect and process your personal data and it is one of our duties to make sure you understand which of these lawful bases we are using to process your data.
In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. For example, when you tick a box to receive email newsletters.
In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations.
For example, when you purchase a print subscription to a magazine, we will keep your name and address to fulfil your subscription.
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.
For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting us to law enforcement.
In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.
For example, we personalise the marketing content we provide you.
We will also use your address details to send you direct marketing information by post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you.
We work with service providers to perform some tasks on our behalf. This might include: analysis, payments, marketing, etc, and we may share your personal data with these providers to perform the necessary tasks. However, they are obliged not to disclose or use it for any other purposes. Any third-party processing of your data on our behalf will be subject to security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this privacy notice and applicable law.
We may disclose de-personalised data (such as aggregated statistics) about the audience of our products and services and/or research participants to describe our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other information to prospective partners, advertisers, investors and other reputable third parties, and for other lawful purposes. These statistics will never include identifiable personal information.
Under certain circumstances we may occasionally be required by law, court order or governmental authority to disclose certain types of personal information and we reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request.
With your explicit permission, we may share your information with other companies we are working with, such as competition sponsors. Whenever we share your information with another company, we will always ask for your permission, will name the company and will always be clear that your information will be shared with another organisation.
We do not knowingly collect and process information from children (anyone under the age of 13). The products and services we offer are generally aimed at people aged 18 and over.
If you are under the age of 13, we ask that you do not give us any information about you or use our websites.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 and you if you think that your child has used our websites or subscribed to a newsletter or provided their information to us without your consent, please contact us at CNIDataController@Condenastint.com and we will delete and/or stop processing your child’s personal information within a reasonable time.
If you are aged between 13 and 18, we request that you seek your parent or guardian’s permission before providing us with your information or using our websites or apps.
We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the individual service/s you have requested, while taking into account any legal requirements and tax and accounting rules.
Where you sign up to receive email marketing from us we will retain your e-mail address after you ‘opt-out’ of receiving emails to ensure that we continue to honour and respect that request. To unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email and update your account preferences. You may also use our preference centre to update what postal or email communications you wish you receive from us.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see ‘Your rights’ below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
We may sometimes use the data you share with us, and that we collect about you when browsing our websites and products, to personalise our services and to tailor marketing content. For example, we may use information you have provided to send you information about products we think you may be interested in. If you do not want to receive this material, you can unsubscribe at any point.
We make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information and make sure that, when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures and follow the same high standards of security and data protection as we do.
If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the European Economic Area (EEA), it will only be done with the relevant protection (stated under UK law) being in place.
As a consumer, you have rights when it comes to your data:
If you are unhappy with the way we have collected and are using your personal data please do not hesitate to contact us, using the contact details below.
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. In the UK this is the Information Commissioner’s Office.
To contact the Data Protection Officer, please e-mail: DPO@condenastint.com
The Data Controller
1-11 John Adam Street
Everyone working on projects for Condé Nast should be treated with dignity and respect. All work done for Condé Nast must be performed in a professional manner, free of any form of discrimination or harassment. Any inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic-partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, will not be tolerated.
We expect that all companies and vendors working with Condé Nast have clearly communicated equal employment opportunity and anti-harassment policies. Condé Nast may request a copy of these policies.
Photo and video shoots must be professional environments. Any disrespectful or inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic-partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, will not be tolerated.
Every shoot performed for Condé Nast must adhere to the following guidelines:
All participants in a photo or video shoot must act professionally and refrain from harassment of any kind. Unacceptable conduct includes but is not limited to the following:
Anyone who has concerns about conduct occurring on a photo shoot may contact the Condé Nast contact listed on the call sheet for the shoot that has been provided and/or posted on-set.
“Ethics are a set of moral principles. Well-meaning people sometimes disagree on specific moral questions, but there is a universal understanding as to basic ethical principles: honesty, fairness and treating others with respect, among them. It is not enough to do business; we strive to do business in an ethical way. Everything we do should be able to stand the light of day. Working in an ethical way is better for the individual, for the organisation and for the external world which is impacted by the organisation’s products and activities.”
Chairman and Chief Executive Condé Nast International
The Code of Ethical Responsibility is divided into two parts. The Code of Ethical Responsibility for the Company, outlining Condé Nast International’s responsibilities and commitments as an organisation, and The Code of Ethical Responsibility for the Employees, setting forth their responsibilities. These are statements of principle. For additional details about how the principles are applied or if you want to discuss a possible breach of the Code, you should consult with your supervisor, the Human Resources department in your company or your company President.
You may also communicate by sending a message to email@example.com where any issues will be treated with sensitivity and discretion.
Ethical Responsibilities of the Company
1. Respect for the Law
The company will respect the law in the countries and in the legal jurisdictions where it operates.
2. Honest and Ethical Business Conduct
The company will conduct its business in an honest, fair and ethical manner. This applies to its interaction with all those affected directly and indirectly by the company’s activities, including: employees, customers, readers, users, advertisers, business partners, suppliers and external organisations and agencies.
3. Fairness to Employees
The company will treat its employees honestly, fairly and with respect and courtesy.
4. No Tolerance for Harassment
The company is committed to providing a workplace free of bullying and harassment, whether sexual harassment or any other type of abuse. Bullying and harassment will not be tolerated. Harassment may involve conduct of a sexual nature (sexual harassment). This can include any unwanted physical (e.g. touching), verbal (e.g. sexual remarks or propositions, suggesting the submission to or rejection of sexual advances will influence employment related decisions) or non-verbal conduct (e.g. unwelcome sexual advances or the display of pornographic or obscene material). The company will investigate any claims of harassment or abuse and will take remedial measures if necessary.
5. Equal Opportunities
The company will provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability national origin, marital status or any other characteristic which is protected by the laws and regulations to which Condé Nast International is subject.
6. A Safe Workplace
The company will maintain a safe workplace. All relevant health, safety, environmental and labour laws will be observed.
7. Employee Privacy
The company will respect the privacy and confidentiality of employees’ personal information, acquiring and retaining only the data which is necessary for the effective operation of the company or for legal purposes.
8. Customer Data
Customer data will be employed correctly. The company will treat and use customer data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and with accepted business practices.
9 .No Tolerance for Corruption
Bribery, kickbacks and corrupt practices will not be tolerated on any level. Guidelines relating to the giving of gifts are set forth in the Anti-Bribery Compliance Policy, which is available on the Condé Nast International’s intranet
10. Contribution to the Community
Condé Nast International will strive to make a positive contribution to the markets and communities which are served by its products and services.
11. Intern Policy
The policy of treating employees honestly and fairly, and in a respectful and courteous manner, applies also to interns. Working conditions and compensation for interns must conform to the laws and regulations of the country or community where they are interning.
Ethical Responsibilities of the Employee
1. Professional Responsibility
Employees shall carry out their professional responsibilities to the best of their abilities and making their best efforts.
2. Conflict of Interest
Employees should avoid situations where their personal interests could come into conflict with the interests of Condé Nast International. If a conflict of interest arises, then it should be discussed with management and an effort made to eliminate the conflict.
3. Improper Benefit
Employees should not use company property, information or their position in the organisation for personal gain.
4. Working a Second Job
Working at a second job or for an external organisation — including other media, advertisers or suppliers — is not permitted without the permission of management, unless the country or local regulations prevent Condé Nast International from requiring such permission. In the latter case, the employee is expected to disclose the external job to company management.
5. Risk to Reputation
Employees should not take any action or behave in a way which brings harm to the reputation of Condé Nast International.
6. Gift Policy
A gift which comes to an employee of Condé Nast International is considered a gift to the company, not to the individual, with the exception of perishable goods like flowers and artisanal foods. Employees are forbidden from soliciting gifts. The management of the company shall decide upon the disposition of any gifts. Giving the gifts to charity or selling them in order to raise money for charitable cause is encouraged.
7. Professional Discounts
Some designers and retailers offer a discount to their professional associates, commonly called a “trade discount”. Employees are permitted to accept a normal professional discount if it is offered, provided that it is not offered in order to obtain a business advantage or in exchange for favours or benefits. The discount must be offered openly, not secretly. An employee may not purchase an item using a trade discount with the intention of reselling it at a profit.
8. Journalistic Accuracy
Employees, especially journalists and editors, should make all reasonable efforts to ensure that information and content is reported honestly, accurately and fairly.
9. Respect for Property
Employees should protect company assets against theft, damage, carelessness, waste and misuse, and should respect the property of others.
Employees should only share confidential information with other employees or authorised persons who have a legitimate need to receive it. “Confidential information” includes not only information which has been explicitly designated as confidential but also information which one can reasonably expect should be regarded as confidential. Company management can decide and direct an employee to share information when it is appropriate to do so. The instruction not to share confidential information applies to sharing information even with one’s family and friends.
11. Electronic Communication
Employees must adhere to their company’s policy regarding electronic communication and online activity on company-controlled systems.
These codes are a guide to ethical behaviour by the company and by its employees. They should be regarded with seriousness and followed. These codes may not address every business, personal or ethical question which arises. When there is a question or doubt, the principles of honesty, fairness and respect for others can be considered a general underlying foundation for ethical policy.
A Statement from Condé Nast International and Condé Nast
Condé Nast is deeply concerned by the recently surfaced allegations of sexual harassment in our industry. There are no excuses for this type of behaviour; it is completely unacceptable. The company expects all employees, freelance contributors and others that Condé Nast retains to act appropriately and with the utmost personal and professional respect for each other, when working on behalf of the company and its brands, advertisers, and clients.
All employees, freelancers and independent contractors must understand the company’s expectations of appropriate behaviour and treatment of others. Condé Nast also expects the agencies that represent hired talent to develop, circulate and reinforce with their clients what is and is not acceptable behaviour in interacting with others, with particular emphasis on protecting people who are in vulnerable positions in their professional relationships.
Condé Nast is committed to working with our colleagues and partners to help find solutions to the problem of all types of harassment in our industry. The company calls upon other like-minded publishers, relevant trade organisations and talent representatives to join us in this effort. To that end, we will be reaching out to the major agencies with whom the company does business to put such a program in motion.
Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and CEO of Condé Nast International, and Bob Sauerberg, CEO of Condé Nast
Condé Nast International Policy on Interns and Internships
1. The purpose of internships is to provide work experience and training to young people as part of their education.
2. Working conditions and compensation for interns must conform to the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are interning. Where applicable laws don’t specifically regulate internships, interns should be paid and treated fairly. All interns are recognised as part of Condé Nast staff during their internships.
3. The length of internship should not exceed six months except when part of a specific school programme.
4. Interns should work reasonable hours. They should not be asked or expected to work excessive overtime.
5. Interns can expect to do some routine office work. However, a significant portion of their work must consist of activity which contributes to their learning and development, and to their understanding of the media business. Where possible, a mentor will be assigned to coach an intern during the intern’s placement at Condé Nast International.
6. Interns must always be treated with respect and courtesy.
Throughout its history, Condé Nast has been the driving force behind many charitable events and cause-related campaigns, raising awareness and funds for charities, relief and non-profit organisations. Editors and teams from its global magazine brands are committed to social responsibility, emphasising support for charities relevant to their unique editorial outlook. Most initiatives are run independently by each country, while there are some issues which Condé Nast approaches from a global perspective.
A pact between the international Editors of Vogue to encourage a healthier approach to body image within the industry. Vogue is uniquely placed to engage with relevant issues in order to make a difference, and The Health Initiative builds on the successful work begun by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the support of American Vogue and the British Fashion Council with the help of British Vogue.
This initiative is a programme designed to ensure that fashion models, role models for many women, are well cared for and educated in ways that will encourage and help them to take care of themselves, addressing as many of the pressing issues relating to ill-health in the industry as can realistically be tackled. The initiative was launched in the June 2012 issues of Vogue and is ongoing.
Through Vogue’s Fashion Fund and related projects, Condé Nast is investing in the fashion industry, awarding authoritative profile to emerging designers and in many cases monetary and business support.
British Vogue’s Fashion Fund with the British Fashion Council awards £200,000 to a chosen designer each year as well as all-round business guidance; French Vogue works with ANDAM to administer a prize of €100,000 in recognition of young designers; Vogue Italy hosts Who’s On Next, a tradeshow showcasing emerging talent; Vogue Spain’s Who’s On Next awards the winner €100,000 and an editorial in the magazine. German Vogue creates the Vogue Salon during Berlin Fashion Week, highlighting the work of young German designers; and Vogue China has partnered with American Vogue to run a talent exchange programme where a designer from each country is selected to experience the US and Chinese creative, marketing and business insight respectively. American Vogue works annually with the Council of Fashion Designers in America to award a combination of a cash prize and mentoring.
International projects such as Fashion’s Night Out, also conceived and carried out by editions of Vogue, provide strong promotional and fund-raising platforms, engaging fashion lovers with local charities around the globe.
Condé Nast International supports the annual White Ribbon for Women Campaign, a Kering Foundation initiative, raising awareness of Violence Against Women on the occasion of the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in November. Working with the Kering Foundation with contribution towards production of badges to increase visibility of the campaign, we also seek to amplify the message with editorial to help break the silence around this issue. We continue to support this initiative, having been involved since 2015.
GQ supports ‘One for the Boys’, a charity dedicated to removing the myths and changing the mindset in relation to male cancer. GQ’s support has included the co-hosting of events during London Collections Men and awareness raising editorial. In addition to this, GQ has hosted auctions for Help for Heroes (raising £350,000) and for The Prince’s Trust (raising £150,000). Condé Nast Britain supports MyBigCareer.
Vogue Paris organised the 4th edition of the Vogue Paris Foundation Gala to support contemporary fashion design. One of the fund’s main objectives is to help the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum, to acquire rare pieces from couture houses and fashion designers. More than €600,000 was raised in 2017, and the Vogue Paris initiative has allowed Palais Galliera to enrich its collections with more than 100 pieces of fashion and accessories.
Vogue Paris has worked on a number of cause-related campaigns through publishing advertisements with charities such as Le Cancer Du Sein Parlons-en (Estée Lauder charity organisation), Solidarité Sida and Association Petits Princes. In 2017, Glamour and Vanity Fair also published advertisements supporting Le Cancer Du Sein Parlons-en. Additionally, Les Publications Condé Nast supports ELA Foundation with a donation of €11,000.
The 2015 charity gala dinner at the Vogue Italia Fashion Experience in Dubai raised €556,000 for the World Food Projects. The Francesca Rava Foundation (a children’s hospital in Milan); Onlus Fatebenefratelli (in support of children affected by earthquake); Child Priority (non-profit organization assisting children find education opportunities); Don Ciotti Foundation (assistance for children living in mafia dominated areas); Pinacoteca di Brera Restoration of works of art in Milan); and Biella Master Delle Fibre Nobili (a scholarship programme for young people) have all received donations from Condé Nast Italy.
Condé Nast Brazil, in association with Editoria Globo, supported Projeto Generosidade, an annual writing competition where the winner receives R$200,000. Vogue Brazil organised an auction in partnership with Gisele Bündchen in which eight dresses created for her by Brazilian stylists were sold. The money was donated to eco-friendly associations supported by Gisele.
Casa Vogue developed a project with the designer Gaetano Pesce in which he created an artistic floor which was then sold in pieces in a silent auction, and proceeds were donated to Projeto Aquarela.
German Vogue donates profits to local charities, with recent donations in 2017 including €10,000 for Berliner Tafel e.V, a charitable organisation that provides food to citizens in need and €10,000 for Kinderhospiz Regenbogenland, a children’s hospice based in Dusseldorf. Donations have previously included €50,000 for Berliner Tafel e.V and €50,000 for Kinderhospiz Regenbogenland, and a further €10,000 was donated to the Shwe Shwe Poppi Project based in Soweto, South Africa.
In May 2017, Condé Nast Spain hosted the second edition of the Vogue Flower Market, which brings together local florists across Jorge Juan Street in Madrid. Following its success, Vogue Spain debuted a Christmas edition of the Flower Market in December. The Vogue Flowers Market offered guests the chance to buy handmade trinkets as well as toys for a good cause. Profits were spread across Juegaterapia Foundation where proceeds are donated towards children with cancer and Fundación A La Par, an organisation who works for the rights of those with disabilities. Condé Nast Spain also made a donation to Juegaterapia Foundation to carry out solidarity calendars to raise funds for their cause.
GQ Spain sponsored “24hours FORD Race”, both in print and online. The race is a competition of resistance, minimum consumption, strategy and teamwork, of which teams of different publishers represented the participating NGOs to raise funds. GQ’s team consisted of two editors and two VIP guests, and the proceeds went to SAR NAVARRA for humanitarian aid, assigned by FORD.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Vogue Korea co-hosted a campaign named Red Kiss with MCM in 2016 to support young fashion talent in Korea. Vogue Korea and MCM made and sold special clutch bags designed with artist Donald Robertson’s lip illustration. 100 million KRW from the sales profit, approximately equivalent to $100,000, was donated to up-and-coming designers participating Seoul Fashion Week’s Generation Next shows.
Allure Korea annually holds Green Allure Campaign with eco-conscious brands, donating profits of 144 million KRW accumulatively to Green Korea United to help save wildlife. W Korea’s annual breast cancer campaign and charity gala dinner titled ‘Love Your W’ supports free diagnosis and patients’ medical treatments with the Korea Breast Cancer Foundation. The cumulative contribution since 2006 came to 500 million KRW.
In 2017, VOGUE provided cross-media positions to HPA (Health Promotion Administration), Taiwan Child Welfare League Foundation, MAC and Gucci. Regarding The Pink Ribbon Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Campaign, we had extensive cooperation with The Estee Lauder Company as media co-sponsor. We called on celebrities to film themselves in breast cancer prevention and provided cross-media positions during September to November to co-promote the campaign. We also made a donation in a local fundraising dinner party.
In April 2017 #voguepicnic continuously cooperated with Taipei City Government and DEP (Department of Environment Protection) in order to advocate recycling and the decrease of disposable utensils. In addition, we offered the booths at #voguepicnic event respectively to Chiling Charity Foundation, a Food Bank that looks after underprivileged children and senior citizens who live alone, and to The Association of South Link Health Care Promotion of Taitung County that supports Taiwan medical organization in executing the building of general hospital in Taitung County.
In January 2017, GQ cooperated with warehousing startup company BOXFUL (Hong Kong) to organize a charity event for stray cats. We combined our strengths by bringing together the leverage logistic system from BOXFUL and social media talent from GQ. We collected cat food and litters for over two months for SCPA.
México & Latin America
Condé Nast Mexico promotes local traditions and design as well as supporting projects that encourage the development of disadvantaged communities. In 2016, craftsmen from Guanajuato produced hand painted plates, each with a different design and exclusively for Condé Nast to send to key clients as a Holiday Gift.
Vanity Fair Mexico contributed to the production of catalogues for the Mexican contemporary photography exhibition and auction organised by Duerme Tranquilo and Grupo Habita. Proceeds from the auction went to low resource hospitals in the country (Hospital Juárez de México, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría). Together with Make a Wish; Vanity Fair Mexico also fulfilled the wish of a teenager with leukemia. The magazine offered the individual the opportunity to be a professional photographer for the day, collaborating with Zony Maya on a shoot.
Glamour Mexico presented “Maneja con Glamour”, a safe driving campaign, raising awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. Celebrities, influencers and readers were invited to spread the message with the hashtag #SinTextear. Promotional videos were created including a social media contest for readers. The gross audience reach for this was 95,205,965. For the fourth consecutive year, 2016 saw Glamour Mexico host #ViveConGlamour, an initiative dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer. This year the campaign was sponsored by Essie and Pfizer Laboratories and the gross audience reach was over 145 million.
House & Garden’s main focus has been to support the Southern Guild Design Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at growing the local design industry. As media sponsor the magazine runs editorial supporting its products, as well as hosting exhibitions, events and talks to raise funds for the initiative.
Glamour’s Stiletto Run raises money annually for The Homestead, which helps street children, and Infinite Family, which provides mentorship to orphans and underprivileged children. Glamour’s annual Women of the Year Awards also provide a 12-month platform for a single cause. The current charity, Santa Shoe Box Project, provides Christmas gifts to orphans and underprivileged children nationwide.
GQ has worked with 46664 – a fashion brand named after Nelson Mandela’s old prison number. The first initiative will promote a search for a young South African fashion talent and the second will publicize The Long Walk to Freedom art therapy project and subsequent celebrity auction with profits going to the Mandela Foundation.
Vogue Japan held a charity auction in partnership with Isetan Department Store and Yahoo, with bags donated from celebrities such as Hilary Swank and Isabelle Adjani, and monies raised went to UNICEF. Vogue Japan also donated advertising space to benefit the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation providing proceeds to a worldwide initiative in the fight against breast cancer. Vogue editors from around the world congregated in Tokyo in November 2011 for a memorable Fashion’s Night Out event in a bid to boost spirits and retail sales following the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country earlier that year. The Newhouse family made a US$1million donation to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Vogue and GQ Japan both supported the SAVE JAPAN! PROJECT – activity included a portal site that was opened immediately after the Great East Japan earthquake disaster. Ten artists from around the world including Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow designed T-shirts with messages on sale in June 2011 through Uniqlo stores in 11 countries. US$1.6 million from the sales were donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society for the earthquake relief efforts.
Vogue China supports young Chinese designers through its Creative Sky program, the project The Vogue Talents Corner, and the relaunched International Woolmark Prize. Vogue China continues to dedicate column inches to charitable endeavours, environmental issues and concerns about female health, including an initiative with Estee Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign focusing on anti-carcinogenic foods. Self China includes the Pink Ribbon logo on each October issue in support of Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness.
Revenue from sales of the official Portuguese Vogue Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts were donated to ACREDITAR, an institution that gives support to parents whose children live with cancer.
Glamour partnered with the Association Against Cervical Cancer to promote the Healthy And Beautiful campaign to inform women about all aspects of cervical cancer, providing free medical checks for readers. In addition, the magazine held the Pearls of Wisdom Awards commending those involved in raising awareness for cervical cancer, and Poland’s First Lady as well as the Mayor of Warsaw, were high-profile supporters of the campaign.
Glamour Hungary’s Women of the Year Awards recognises ‘The Heroine of the Year’ supporting an organisation helping young people integrate into communities abroad, and this award is given annually. The awards also recognised a Hungarian fashion designer incorporating traditional elements and values in their designs.
The Dutch edition of Glamour has revealed plans to become the first fashion magazine in the Netherlands to produce 10% or more of all content sustainably. The magazine will show more sustainable products alongside regular fashion and beauty products, and will continue its practice of not using fur in fashion shoots. In addition, they will feature more brands whose production processes are respectful of people, animals and the environment; who are committed to fair and humane labour conditions and who source materials that are not harmful (or less harmful) to the environment.
Vogue and Glamour Netherlands support high school students’ work experience placements. Glamour Netherlands features editorial coverage on charities such as Orange Babies. Glamour also donates free advertising space to cause-related campaigns such as Pink Ribbon, raising awareness of breast cancer.
As a continuation of the Vogue Empower initiative launched in 2014 to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the magazine in India, Vogue India commissioned ‘My Choice’ starring Deepika Padukone and directed by Homi Adajania. This short film featured 99 successful women from different fields coming together to send out one powerful message regarding the empowerment of women. The aim was to encourage people to think, talk and act in ways big or small on issues pertaining to women’s empowerment, reminding everyone that making a positive impact in this area starts with each and every individual. The video achieved high profile within India and elsewhere, and set a new record for views of a Condé Nast video, totaling more than 9 million.
Glamour Bulgaria supports school libraries, which are unable to buy new books, by donating all titles sent to editors for reviewing, as well as past magazine issues. The magazine also promotes various products to readers with proceeds going to breast cancer charities.
Profits from sales of Turkish Vogue Fashion’s Night Out products were donated to the Tohum Autism Foundation which supports early autism diagnosis, education and social integration services for children living with autism throughout the country.
Vogue Ukraine supports the International biennale of fashion illustration IMAGO, a contest that provides a platform for aspiring illustrators to collaborate with fashion designers, graphic designers and media worldwide. In 2016, prizes included an opportunity for the winner to publish their work in Vogue UA as well as a paid fashion course at the University of the Arts London.