Cosmo Expands to Nigeria

By Chris O'Shea Comment

Hearst Magazines International is taking the Cosmo brand to Nigeria. The publisher has launched Cosmopolitan.ng, an English-language site led by Yemisi Odusanya and staffed with local writers.

A key to Cosmo Nigeria is its responsive design; the same format used by HMI sites here, the UK, Italy, China, and the Netherlands. Readers will feel comfortable using Cosmopolitan.ng right away, thus giving HMI a shot at a solid audience.

Duncan Edwards, president of HMI, said Nigeria was “perfect” for the Cosmo brand because the country “has a large population of digitally-minded young women with a growing appetite for beauty, fashion, entertainment and relationship content.”

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