Charlotte Stockting, the first corporate sales and marketing director at
Conde Nast, has quit suddenly.
Stockting, who was previously the publisher at Elle, joined the company
two years ago in a newly created role. Her original brief was to
attract new business and develop group ad deals. The appointment was
seen at the time as a break with Conde Nast’s tradition of brand
In reality, Stockting’s role appears to have centred primarily on new
‘Two years in, I did not feel that the role had developed like those
which have developed at other magazine houses, notably the National
Magazine Company. I felt I would be stifled by staying at Conde Nast,
and needed to look outside,’ Stockting said.
Nicholas Coleridge, managing director at Conde Nast, said: ‘She did a
terrific job, but she felt like a change. She’d been handling new
business for us, and a couple of other projects. We both felt it was
time for her to move on.
‘We will be looking for a replacement in the new year. I can’t say yet
whether it will be a direct replacement, but we want someone to fulfil
that sort of role,’ Coleridge explained.