Out of Office


Out of Office with James Hewes

Season 1, Ep. 6

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Out of Office podcast, which I recorded with James Hewes, the President and CEO at FIPP (the international network for global media) a few months ago when we were all in lockdown.

We chatted about the future of consumer magazine businesses and how the need to diversify is becoming ever more important. We also touched on live events and how they can survive in a world where large gatherings can’t come together - well timed given he’s just managed one of the biggest online events that the publishing industry has seen to date.

In fact I’d recommend you heading to FIPP.com to have a look - there’s loads of great content on there, including a sneak preview of our very own 2020 state of the digital publishing market report in which we got to interview 40 execs from across the industry about what’s keeping them up at night and where they are focusing their effort in the coming year.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Out of Office with Justin Pearse

Season 1, Ep. 8
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Out of Office podcast, which I recorded with Justin Pearse in early January 2021Justin Pearse is first and foremost a writer, and currently the editor of new digital age (after having spent a number of years also editor of new media age, and soon to be launching e-commerce age). In between all that Justin was heading up branded content at The Drum and Digiday - so he’s been writing about media and marketing pretty much his whole career.We took a covid compliant walk around Kelsey Park in Beckenham and talked about trade publishing, about launching new media brands, about the continuing growth and importance of ecommerce to publishers and about how events are continuing to evolve now that we’re getting to grips with what works best in a world where we continue to be doing everything remotely.Just a little warning in advance that you’ll hear a mix of ducks, cars, children and maybe a certain amount of sniffing in the background on what was a chilly, damp January day in London, but hopefully they will just add a touch of texture to what was an extremely interesting conversation with Justin. Here we go…I suspect we’ll have a short hiatus now that at least in the UK we’re pretty much housebound, and I think this podcast works so much better when we’re talking face to face, but I hope to be back soonish with more walks and chats for you. If in the meantime there’s someone you’d like me to walk and talk with, or if you have any feedback at all - just give me a shout - I’d love to hear from you…