Complex takes over NTWRK

Together with

The Future. While most media brands are contracting, Complex’s new ownership team at NTWRK announced a major expansion… first things first, getting rid of the NTWRK name altogether. If Complex 2.0 is successful, it may launch an era when publishers’ best recipe for success is more is more.

Maximalist media
The new and improved Complex is off to the races.

  • The brand is boosting headcount and hiring many of its early execs, including former editor-in-chief Noah Callahan-Bever and the brand’s founder, fashion legend Marc Eckō.
  • It’s already made an acquisition, purchasing media firm Idea Generation to bolster its original content production.
  • It’s bringing back its monthly flagship magazine, which it’ll make shoppable, of course.
  • It’ll relaunch Complex News to incubate media talent and launch a paid-membership for access to exclusive content and product drops.

With Complex diversifying its revenue streams equally among commerce, content, and experiences, the publisher wants to make sure that it’s here for a long time.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


No design skills needed! 🪄✨

Canva Pro is the design software that makes design simple, convenient, and reliable. Create what you need in no time! Jam-packed with time-saving tools that make anyone look like a professional designer.

Create amazing content quickly with Canva