13 January 2015

Centaur Media today announces two new appointments, creating a combination of expertise that reaches across both its editorial and commercial arms.

Russell Parsons has been named Editor of Marketing Week, replacing Ruth Mortimer, who has been promoted to the position of Content Director for Centaur’s marketing titles. She will continue to have an active role overseeing Marketing Week but all operations on the website and print magazine will now be led by Russell.

Russell has worked for Marketing Week for five years, most recently as News Editor. He joined the team with a wealth of digital and financial journalism knowledge and is very well respected in the marketing industry. He regularly contributes to the national media on marketing matters and has recently taken part in high-profile European panels on trust.

Russell has also played a role as a mentor within Centaur, with his reporters not only winning internal Centaur awards for editorial excellence but also external awards for new journalism talent.

Andria Vidler, Chief Executive of Centaur Media, says: “It is always very rewarding to be able to promote people internally and I am delighted that Marketing Week will have Russell at its helm. It is one of Centaur’s flagship publications and a key brand for the business, driving innovation and growth for the group.”

Kate McVeigh has been appointed as Commercial Director for the marketing solutions teams across Centaur Marketing. Kate has over 15 years experience leading large scale commercial teams, most recently as the Sales Director for CNN International in New York where she was based for 5 years.

Katharine Plunkett, Centaur Marketing’s MD says: “Kate brings a wealth of creativity and expertise to the portfolio, her experience in working with large organisations on innovative marketing solutions is perfect for our brands. I am thrilled she has joined us.”

Marketing Week is a media brand with digital, mobile, print and events media brands focused on senior marketers. It is part of Centaur’s marketing portfolio, which draws in around 1.5 million unique monthly visitors on its website and reaches around 3.8 million professionals each month through all its channels. Centaur Marketing delivers a unique set of services that help marketers to achieve excellence. Its news commentary, analysis and market data provides up-to-the-minute intelligence, while its events, awards and training bring together a global community of agencies, brands and vendors. Additionally, its consulting, advisory services and job sites provide ground-breaking practical advice and insight to those from the C-suite through to practitioners. Its brands include Marketing Week, Econsultancy, Creative Review, Design Week, Year Ahead, Foresight News, Celebrity Intelligence, Fashion Monitor, Beauty Monitor and the Festival of Marketing.

Visit: centaur.co.uk/marketing

Follow Marketing Week on Twitter: @MarketingWeekEd

Follow Russell Parsons on Twitter: @RussellParsons

For more information, contact Ruth Mortimer: ruth.mortimer@centaur.co.uk

Published on: 3:43PM on 13th January 2015