I am the Digital of UBM Live, United Business Media, a leading B2B media company of exhibitions and magazines covering 15 different business sectors across three continents. As a member of the board, I work with my fellow directors to identify strategies to deliver our business goals.
What skills do I bring to the job? I’ve spent over 20 years in B2B media, with 14 years as an editor of three different magazines and papers, then an associate publisher/publisher and now Digital and CSR Director of an exhibition and magazine company.
I’ve worked with some great teams and individuals to relaunch magazines, revive websites, helped to create one of the UK’s first Web 2.0 B2B sites with user generated content and social networking. I won PPA editor of the year (2005) and CMPi’s publisher of the year (2007).
I’ m a “change agent”
With great teams and colleagues, I bring about change, introducing new ideas and ways of working, whether online, in print or in sales. I often show others how by doing it myself first. Once they are onboard, they excel and so does the product.
I have also sat or sit on both a PPA committee and the AOP board, have written books, done regular TV and radio broadcast work plus public speaking at conferences and several lectures, both on subjects as diverse as architecture, commercial property, travel and the media.
Digital, Web 2.0, social media, social media marketing, newspapers, magazines, exhibitions, architecture, travel, commercial property, leadership, management, PR, marketing, public speaking, TV and radio, lectures, training.
The views I express are my own and do not in anyway reflect the position or views of my employer or colleagues.
I started this blog on 22 June 2008.
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