Carla Buzasi to leave Huffington Post
July 7, 2014
WGSN Group today announced that Carla Buzasi, former founding editor of Huffington Post UK, is joining the senior leadership team of WGSN Trends in the newly created role of Global Chief Content Officer.
Carla Buzasi, said:
“Launching The Huffington Post in the UK three years ago was a once-in-a-lifetime role. I have relished every opportunity and challenge along the way, and feel proud to leave it with 8 million UVs in the UK each month. It has been a pleasure to grow and lead an award-winning team, who I know will continue to succeed and flourish. Now it is time for a new chapter and another amazing opportunity, and I couldn’t be more excited about joining WGSN Trends to lead its world-class team of content experts and forecasters.”
Steve Newbold, Global MD, WGSN Trend, commented:
“Carla has clearly done an excellent job at Huffington Post and I am delighted she will now bring her leadership skills and considerable content expertise to our business. Our talented global creative teams at WGSN Trend provide unique information, detailed analysis and accurate forecasting services for our customers. Carla’s digital expertise, editorial vision and industry profile will add a further dimension to our global operations.”
For more information, contact: Jane Windsor, Director of Corporate Communications, Top Right Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 7775 523156.
Notes to editor:
Carla Buzasi – Bio
Carla was the launch editor of the Huffington Post UK. The Huffington Post UK has more than 8 million UVs per month in the UK and has been growing double digit year on year. It has around 9,000 contributing bloggers including David Beckham, Cherie Blair and HRH the Prince of Wales. Prior to the Huffington Post, Carla was Associate/Online Editor at Marie Claire, where she oversaw two site re-launches, 196% unique user growth and 771% revenue growth within 18 months of arriving. From June 2004- Sept 2006, Carla was Deputy Editor at Glamour.com where she conceived and oversaw Fashion Finder, the site’s most successful addition in its history. Earlier in her Conde Nast career, Carla wrote for Vogue.com and GQ.com.
Carla was awarded the Media Innovator of the Year award in 2012 and has won Editor of the Year in the Online Media Awards for the past two years. She was also named as one of the top 50 female Innovators in Digital Journalism in 2013.
She relishes public speaking and is a regular commentator on the media. She has appeared on Newsnight, Andrew Marr Show, Daily Politics, Sky News and Lorraine.
WGSN Group provides strategic intelligence, trend forecasts, actionable insights and accurate product performance data to the style and retail sectors. It has a solid reputation as a leading provider of global, powerful information services that offer market, brand and product forecasts up to five years out. In a world of technology enabled consumers, a wrong decision can cost millions. WGSN’s unique and innovative products and services enable the 75,000 global users to reduce risk and make better-informed business decisions.
WGSN has trends and information hubs in New York, Hong Kong and London and has 16 offices around the world. It employs approximately 500 people, and more than 50% are content experts.
Top Right Group
Top Right Group is an international, B2B, multi-platform media group. Its operating companies provide trusted information, proven analysis and access to new customer groups.
The Group delivered revenues of £271.4 million in 2013 and headline growth of 12% (9% organic). It has three main business areas, serving around 170,000 global clients:
– Events, comprising i2i Events Group and Lions Festivals;
– Information Services, comprising 4C Group and WGSN Group; and
– Subscription Content, comprising EMAP and MBI.
In 2013, Top Right Group delivered eight new geo-clone or launch events and further increased its international footprint through acquisition of three significant businesses – Educar and Mindset in Brazil and Stylesight, Inc. in the USA. 43% of revenues in 2013 came from international activities.