Industry Voices

22 Jul 2020
Industry Voices

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.

20 May 2020
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Laura Rowe | Editor | olive, Immediate Media

Locked down at home with nothing to punctuate our days other than breakfast, lunch and dinner it's no surprise that olive magazine subscriptions are up 277% this month and digital traffic is up 200%, increasing steadily every week. Editor Laura Rowe, picks out the processes they'll be carrying forward, the importance the magazine plays in championing the food industry at this time and their reactive content which shifts daily as our quarantine eating habits change.

13 May 2020
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Kim Karman | Marketing Director | Pugpig

From a science lab in America to a digital publishing platform in London, Kimberly Karman's career progression into publishing is not typical. However, after 12 years at New Scientist during which she was part of the digital launch of the magazine in the UK and time as Marketing Director at Pugpig, Karman has found her purpose in supporting the ideals of great journalism. She unpicks the engaging power of an app for publishers versus the internet, the acceleration of digital transitions during this pandemic and digital developments on her Radar.

29 Apr 2020
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Barry McIlheney | CEO | Professional Publishers Association

After 40 years in the industry, editing, publishing and launching magazines followed by 10 years of bringing the industry together as CEO of the PPA, Barry McIlheney looks back on the career that began in Belfast and brought him to London where he instantly made his mark as Editor of Smash Hits at 26-years-old. "I didn't really know it at the time, but this was the big break," he says. "Everything I have done since then stems from that." As he steps down from his official role at the PPA, McIlheney reflects on the highlights, his favourite covers and the striking changes in the industry that have taken place over the last 30 years.