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Condé Nast India to launch ‘GQ’ magazine in India by September 2008

09-April-2008
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Condé Nast India to launch ‘GQ’ magazine in India by September 2008

‘GQ’, the men’s magazine from Condé Nast Publications Inc, will hit Indian newsstands by the end of September 2008. Sanjiv Bhattacharya has been appointed Editor of GQ India. It is also known that ‘Glamour’, another magazine from Condé Nast’s stable, is also slated for launch in India.

Nicholas Coleridge, Vice-President, Condé Nast International, said, “Indian ‘Vogue’ has rapidly dominated the women’s magazine market, far surpassing expectations in both circulation and advertising. It has given us the confidence to start a second title, and ‘GQ’ is the logical choice.”

Alex Kuruvilla, Managing Director, Condé Nast India, said, “There is a huge vacuum in the men’s luxury magazine space. We have been inundated by requests from advertisers and readers to launch ‘GQ’ in India. Like its international counterparts, ‘GQ India’ will be stylish, opinionated and celebrate the finest journalism India has to offer.”

First published in the US in 1957, ‘GQ’ has been covering a range of subjects such as fashion and grooming, celebrity, sports, travel and motoring. It is known for its standards in feature writing and photography.

With a combination of Indian and international content, ‘GQ India’ will help the discerning Indian male discover and develop his sense of style and individuality.

Prior to joining ‘GQ’ as Editor, Bhattacharya had completed a book for Simon & Schuster and presented an investigative documentary for Channel Four in the UK.

Brendan Allthorpe has been appointed Art Director of ‘GQ India’, while Che Kurrien is the Senior Editor. Iain Ball, who has worked as Chief Copy Editor of ‘Vogue India’ and previously as Consulting Editor to TimeOut Delhi, has been appointed Features Editor of ‘GQ India’.

‘GQ India’ is one of the many magazine launches in India planned by Condé Nast International for 2008. The others, previously announced, include ‘Vanity Fair’ in Spain, ‘Tatler’ in Russia and ‘Condé Nast Traveler’ in Greece.

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