Longtime NBC spokeswoman Cameron Blanchard has been named EVP of corporate communications at Condé Nast. Blanchard will be responsible for the company’s communications and positioning strategies, media relations, employee and internal communications, as well as its corporate social responsibility priorities. The 20-year NBC veteran most recently was senior vice president of corporate communications at NBCUniversal. She starts her new job on December 7.
Blanchard succeeds Patricia Röckenwagner who has taken on a new communications role at AV Partners, the investment arm of Condé Nast parent company, Advance Publications.
“Cameron is a uniquely qualified executive with extensive experience in media, and will be the ideal partner to me and the team to lead our communications and strategic efforts during the next phase of our growth,” Conde Nast president Bob Sauerberg said in making today’s announcement.
In her most recent role at NBC as SVP, Blanchard had direct responsibility for all corporate communications functions including ad sales, research, cable distribution, legal affairs, diversity, NBC stations and affiliates and internal communications.
She previously served as head of communications for NBCUniversal’s Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division, which included a diverse portfolio of businesses including Telemundo Media, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, Sprout and Fandango. From 2006 to 2011, Blanchard oversaw all communications strategies and outreach for Bravo Media. She also spent two years managing NBC’s New York entertainment press office for all East Coast-based primetime programming, movies and specials, as well as all late-night programming. From 2000-2004, Blanchard was senior director for NBC Sports & Olympics. And she joined the company in 1996 for the launch of MSNBC after starting her career in marketing communications for the National Basketball Association.
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