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Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2012/01/26 - Future Publishing has announced the appointment of Nick King to the position of Digital Commercial Director - Futureplc.com. LSE: FUTR
Joining Future from his position as Senior Digital Trader at News International, Nick has over a decade of experience working in digital roles in a media environment. Whilst at News International, Nick was responsible for managing The Times and The Sunday Times digital sales teams.
A strong addition to Future, Nick will begin his role on 6th February and will be heading up the Digital Sales Team and Ad Operations Team across Future’s Bath and London offices.
Reporting in to Malcolm Stoodley, Future’s London Sales Director, Nick brings with him a raft of expertise and will be responsible for driving forward Future’s digital sales ambitions.
With special expertise working with iPad technology, Nick will work closely with Richard Foster, Future’s Digital Director, to maximise digital revenue on Future’s products.
Malcolm Stoodley, London Sales Director, says: “Nick has a proven track record and has worked with some of the biggest brands in media. There are so many exciting digital opportunities for Future’s market-leading brands and Nick will help us capitalise on these. I’m delighted to welcome Nick to the team and am positive he will prove a great asset to the company.”
On his new role, Nick King commented: “Future has a fantastic product portfolio and is rapidly growing its digital capabilities. I’m looking forward joining what is already a very strong team, and working with the different parts of the business to develop and grow the digital proposition on the variety of platforms on which clients and agencies want to reach their audience.”
Future is a leader in the field of digital publishing and was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the annual Association of Online Publishers Awards – becoming the first magazine publisher to win the Award. Future also won the Grand Prix Award at the event in June. Its web and mobile sites deliver 160 million page impressions every month to over 34 million unique users*. Future delivers more than 100 digital editions and bespoke apps through the rapidly growing iPad platform and is developing product for new tablet devices coming on stream. Digital now accounts for a third of all Future’s commercial revenues. And its development of video on demand and apps is rightly regarded as market leading. Technology brand T3 is leading the way on iPad, becoming one of the top grossing apps in the UK and one of the very few five star apps in the world. The Future digital portfolio includes award winning and hugely respected brands including: techradar.com, cyclingnews.com, gamesradar.com, computerandvideogames.com, musicradar.com and bikeradar.com/.
* source: comScore Digital Analytix, October 2011