Effective Dec. 7, Blanchard will become executive vice president of corporate communications for the publisher, it was announced Wednesday by Conde Nast President Bob Sauerberg. There, she will be responsible for the company’s communications and positioning strategies, media relations, employee and internal communications and corporate social responsibility priorities.
“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.”
At NBCU, Blanchard had direct responsibility for all corporate communications functions. This included ad sales, research, cable distribution, legal affairs, diversity, NBC stations and affiliates and internal communications. She also served as head of communications for NBCUniversal’s entertainment and digital networks and integrated media division, which included properties Telemundo Media, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, Sprout and Fandango. From 2006 to 2011, she oversaw the communication outreach for Bravo Media and, after NBCU acquired it in 2008, Oxygen Media. She also worked with the NBC Sports & Olympics division and with MSNBC.
Blanchard succeeds Patricia Röckenwagner. She had been in the role since 2013 and has now shifted into a new communications title at AV Partners, the investment arm of Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications.