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4 Dec 2019

Knut Henriksen | Head of SEO & Analytics | Haymarket Media Group

With the rise of digital comes the rise of SEO and analytics as data becomes increasingly important in the publishing industry. Knut Henriksen knows all about this, having worked with marketing and SEO from the very start of his career. Now Head of SEO & Analytics at Haymarket Media Group, Henriksen ensures data and trust in data is consistently prevalent in the newsroom, encouraging all teams to integrate it into their everyday work.
13 Nov 2019

Lucy Donoughue | Head of Content | Happiful

After winning two accolades at last week's Independent Publisher Awards, _Happiful's_ Head of Content and Podcast Host, Lucy Donoughue, spoke to us about the evolution of her own career as well as the _Happiful_ brand since it began in 2017. As well as writing for the magazine, Lucy has had the opportunity to sit down with a number of public figures to discuss their experiences of mental health as the _Happiful_ podcast host. "My biggest challenge is just to relax when I meet the guests and focus solely on the conversation between the two of us", she tells me. "It’s one of the things I love most about my job."
6 Nov 2019

Laura Jenner | Product Director | Immediate Media

On Friday November 8,  a number of industry voices will be convening under one roof at the PPA Independent Publisher Conference to talk about a variety of topics including product management in publishing. I spoke with Laura Jenner, Product Director at Immediate Media, who will be presenting on this particular subject, having established herself as a key player in product management within the publishing industry. We spoke about her journey from editorial to product, the difference between the two when it comes to deadlines and the ways in which product has evolved over the last decade.
30 Oct 2019

Ben Ward | Marketing Manager | Rouleur

As _Rouleur_ gears up for Rouleur Classic, their three-day cycling event starting tomorrow, I managed to steal a spare moment with their Marketing Manager, Ben Ward, to speak about the power of the _Rouleur_ brand. Ben spoke about the importance of validity and honesty when building a magazine brand, ensuring it stays true to itself. It is the deep understanding of what the _Rouleur_ audience want and need that won them PPA Independent Publisher Brand of the Year last year and got them on the shortlist for 6 categories this year.
16 Oct 2019

Amanda Clifford | Editorial Director | Signature Publishing

While you might not be surprised to find a child glued to a television or mobile phone screen, you might not expect to find them with a magazine in their hand. Amanda Clifford, Editorial Director of Signature Publishing, which has launched over 17 children's magazines, speaks to us about just how popular this medium is for the young, the massive post bag they receive every day and how they track what's trendy and what's not.
9 Oct 2019
Industry Voices

Georgina Holt | Publishing Director | The Stylist Group

This week marks the official tenth birthday of _Stylist_ magazine, and to celebrate, they have partnered with a number of influential women to edit 11 of their issues. Ahead of their 'gusty women' issue next week, guest edited by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, we spoke to The Stylist Group publishing director, Georgina Holt, about the future of the _Stylist_ brand and her personal journey through the publishing industry.
25 Sep 2019
Industry Voices

Jeremy Leslie | Creative Director | magCulture

If there is anyone that truly eats, sleeps and breathes magazines, it is Jeremy Leslie, founder of the magCulture Online Journal, the magCulture shop, author of several books about magazine design and founder of annual magazine conferences in London and New York. We caught up with Jeremy following his roundtable session, Meet The Indies, at Magfest 2019 to find out a little bit more about how he became such a passionate advocate for editorial design and why magazines are now thriving in this era of niche.