Bauer Media appoints Christian Baesler as MD, Bauer Xcel Media

Under his leadership, all of Bauer Media’s US brands have experienced extraordinary digital growth: among other achievements, Life&Style became the fastest growing magazine brand in the US digital space, while J-14 became the largest editorial teen brand on Facebook. In addition, Christian has grown the operation into a team of more than 70 across editorial, technology, marketing and product management.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Keenan CEO UK & Nordics said: “Christian brings a wealth of experience to further unlock Bauer’s ambition to globally scale strategies, innovative data-driven products and monetisation opportunities”.

Christian Baesler said,:“I’m thrilled to be leading Bauer UK’s rapid digital expansion across its portfolio of more than 100 incredible, market leading brands. I look forward to working with our highly talented teams on significantly expanding our reach and unlocking even more value for our premium advertising partners.”

Christian Baesler ()

Christian began his career with Bauer at the group’s headquarters in Hamburg, and after four years was relocated to New York in 2012 to jump-start Bauer Media’s digital business in the US. He has a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and studied at Nordakademie Hamburg, Boston University and Harvard Business School. Prior to this, Christian was a freelance writer, photographer and web developer. 

Christian will take up this post with immediate effect.

Bauer Media is a member of FIPP.

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