We’re approaching the second anniversary of Quartz’s launch this month. To kick things off, our team in New York will ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange today.
We’ll be celebrating this anniversary with real confidence and hope for the future:
Quartz had 6.8 million unique visitors in August, according to Omniture, well above our own targets and more than double just a year earlier. Revenue has nearly quadrupled from last year, with over 65 advertising accounts.
We very recently launched a site redesign that has attracted broad user praise (thank you!) and our journalism has been sparking discussion and earning honors. Just a few months old, Quartz India has been publishing scoops and exceeding our readership targets. Our popular email newsletter, the Daily Brief, is closing in on 90,000 subscribers. And we’re well into a wave of hiring that once complete will add about 20 new staff to our ranks. Managing editor Bobby Ghosh and global news editor Heather Landy are among the respected, experienced journalists who joined Quartz recently.
We remain very thankful for your readership and support. Quartz is for people who are excited by change—in business and the global economy, and how they’re covered. You have our commitment that Quartz itself will keep changing and improving as it enters its third year.
If you want to get a glimpse of the people behind Quartz every day, you can watch the Nasdaq closing bell live at 4pm ET.