Industry Voices

9 Sep 2020
Industry Voices

Alice Wilkinson | Deputy Editor | Waitrose & Partners HEALTH Magazine, John Brown Media

As one of the winners of our PPA 30 Under 30 2020 awards, Alice Wikinson, Deputy Editor of Waitrose & Partners HEALTH magazine explains how she got to where she is now so early on in her career and the ways in which she has navigated the changing media landscape. Our judges said that Alice is clearly a hard-working, 360-degree thinking, conscientious editor who is always thinking about ways to drive the brand forward.

2 Sep 2020
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Peter Clifton | Editor-in-Chief | PA Media Group

As the national news agency for the UK & Ireland, PA Media Group provides a whole range of content for a whole range of customers. The likes of Sky and the BBC to regional newspapers and digital-only publications all benefit from the news, sports, features, real-life, entertainment and many other types of content created by PA. Editor-in-Chief, Peter Clifton explains how they have worked in partnership with their customers during COVID to help them "weather the storm" and the concept behind their new award-winning platform, PA Explore.

29 Jul 2020
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Gideon Spanier | Editor-in-Chief | Campaign, Haymarket Media

For our final Radar interview before the August break, we spoke with Gideon Spanier, Editor-in-Chief of Campaign magazine and 1 of the 3 judges on the PPA Diversity Award judging panel. Spanier spoke to us about what he was looking for from a winning Diversity Initiative, what others in the industry can learn from the winning entry, Vogue, and what steps he is taking at Campaign to keep momentum around diversity in the industry.

22 Jul 2020
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Fiona Godlee | Editor-in-Chief | The BMJ

It has been a unique few months for all publishers, but no more so than for The British Medical Journal (The BMJ) which has been at the forefront of the COVID coverage for the clinical and medical industry. Editor-in-Chief, Fiona Godlee reflects on its evolution since she inherited it in 2005 and the many moving parts which continuously come together to produce this highly respected, readable academic journal both online and in print.

15 Jul 2020
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Gary Charlton | Head of Procurement | Haymarket Media

At this year's PPA Awards, Haymarket Sustain was awarded our inaugural Sustainability Initiative Award. The judges unanimously agreed that Haymarket Sustain was an excellent example to all when it comes to implementing sustainability initiatives and it was clear they had a sincere desire to improve their environmental impact. We spoke with Head of Procurement at Haymarket, Gary Charlton, about what it meant to win, how the Haymarket at initiative has evolved and what he sees for its future.

8 Jul 2020
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Rob Attar | Editor | BBC History Magazine & History Extra Podcast, Immediate Media

Last week at The PPA Awards, the History Extra podcast from BBC History Magazine received the inaugural Podcast of the Year award. With up to 3 million listens a month and a roster of episodes dating all the way back to 2007, the podcast remains one of the most popular general interest history podcasts out there. Editor of the magazine and podcast, Rob Attar, explains exactly what value the podcast brings to the BBC History Magazine brand and how they keep it relevant and fresh.

1 Jul 2020
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Claire Hodgson | Editor-in-Chief | Cosmopolitan, Hearst UK

For a second year in a row, the public voted for Cosmopolitan to win the PPA Front Cover of the Year award. Forever pushing boundaries and providing a platform for a diverse range of communities, the winning Cosmopolitan cover featuring the TV star, Jonathan Van Ness demonstrated exactly this. We spoke with Editor-in-Chief Claire Hodgson about what it meant to win last night and the evolution of the magazine since she took up her role last April.

24 Jun 2020
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Will Nightingale | Reviews Editor | What Car, Haymarket

As Reviews Editor at What Car?, Will Nightingale covers new car launches, writes and films comparison tests, always making sure there's real science behind all the information they provide. In recent months however, the science has gone further than how many miles to the gallon a car can do, as Will has spearheaded a project introducing new COVID car testing guidelines. While this may lengthen the process of car testing, it has ensured the What Car? team can continue to produce trusted content for their readers.

17 Jun 2020
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Lisa Smosarski | Editor-in-Chief | Stylist, The Stylist Group

From the very start of her career, Lisa Smosarski learnt that to be a successful Editor is to "live or die by how well we know our audience." Having taken on the editorship of a number of iconic magazines, namely Smash Hits when she was 25, she is now the Editor-in-Chief of the incredibly popular Stylist magazine, which caters to 'Women Who Want More From Their World.' In this interview, Smosarski reflects on these last few months, the digital innovation that has taken place within The Stylist Group with the introduction of the app and when they hope the beloved print magazine will be returning.