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.
Blanchard will be responsible for the company’s communications and positioning strategies, media relations, employee and internal communications and corporate social responsibility priorities. She was previously senior vice president of corporate communications at NBCUniversal.
“Communication is central to everything we do as we transform Condé Nast to the premier media company of the future,” said Sauerberg. “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.”
Blanchard’s tenure at NBCUniversal spanned nearly 20 years. In her most recent role, as senior vice president of corporate communications, she had direct responsibility for all corporate communications functions including ad sales, research, cable distribution, legal affairs, diversity, NBC stations and affiliates and internal communications.
In her previous role, Blanchard served as head of communications for NBCUniversal’s Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division, comprised of 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, adding Oxygen Media to her purview in 2008 after NBC Universal acquired that cable network.
Prior to that, Blanchard spent two years at NBC as vice president, NBC Entertainment East Coast Communications where she managed 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 served as the senior director for the NBC Sports & Olympics division. Blanchard joined the company in 1996 for the launch of MSNBC. She began her career in marketing communications for the National Basketball Association.
Blanchard graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and currently resides in Brooklyn Heights with her husband and two sons.
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