Chief Business Officer
Eric Gillin is the chief business officer of The Culture Division, at Condé Nast, which includes The New Yorker, Wired, Pitchfork, Ars Technica, Teen Vogue and Them. Prior to his appointment in October 2019, he was chief business officer for the organization’s Lifestyle Division including Bon Appétit, Architectural Digest, SELF, Epicurious, and Condé Nast Traveler.
In this role, Eric oversees all revenue and brand development for his division, as well as manages category sales for verticals including automobile, business, technology, finance, spirits, media and entertainment. In his tenure, he has been recognized by the industry with inclusion on the 2019 “Folio 100,” honoring the top executives in media and the “Adweek 50” in 2015.
Eric was instrumental in growing new flourishing revenue streams for his division’s brands, including AD Pro, Architectural Digest’s foray into a B2B subscription model; Condé Nast Traveler’s launch of Women Who Travel, which includes editorial-led trips; and Bon Appétit’s expansion into streaming video with its OTT channel. Under his leadership, The Lifestyle Division’s revenue had record revenue growth, Architectural Digest’s Design Show saw its most profitable year ever, and Bon Appétit expanded its tentpole Hot 10 Party to a four-day festival this October.
A digital native and former editor at Esquire who crossed over into product management and now revenue, Eric is known for his innovative approach to uncover new growth opportunities and for modernizing traditional media brands.Back
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For me, it’s vital that I attend the FIPP World Media Congress. It’s the one place to learn about the international industry developments and to meet key contacts in person, so it’s the best use of my time and money.
Yolanda Ausin Castaneda, General Manager
Asociación de Revistas de Informacion (ARI), Spain
The FIPP World Media Congress is a place for us to do business and meet publishers from around the world, both existing partners that we have relationships with and new ones that can help us expand our brands globally.
Kevin LaBonge, Vice President, Global Licensing
Penske Media, USA
I’ve been to every FIPP World Media Congress since 2015. It’s a great opportunity to sit down with potential customers and show them what we do. It’s a great event.
Jonny Kaldor, Co-Founder & CEO
If I were a doctor, and you were my patient and a media company, my prescription would be ‘go to the FIPP World Media Congress’.
John Wilpers, Senior Director, US
Innovation Media Group, USA
It’s the place to feel the pulse of the industry, to see what’s changed and what the new trends are. As well as the big-name speaker presentations, the networking opportunities are invaluable for us.
Dragana Trivanovic, Client Relations & Event Manager
Content Insights, Serbia
The FIPP World Media Congress is one of the biggest, most established and most important events in the industry. It combines great networking with great presentations – real-world, practical insights that you can take back to the office and put into practice straight away.
Chris Kerwin, Managing Director, Food Group
Immediate Media Co., UK