The media industry has recently lost two well admired leaders.
Piers Pickard, Lonely Planet’s managing director of publishing, said: “Sue was a much-loved colleague and friend within Lonely Planet and among our international partners. Sue was a joy to work with, always bringing great insight – along with a sense of humour – to her work and we are deeply shocked and saddened by her death. It is due to her leadership and industry knowledge that we have such an enviable portfolio of international editions of Lonely Planet Magazine.”
Sue joined Lonely Planet on maternity cover in 2010 as marketing and sales director. Making a huge impression during that time, she remained with the company, covering a number of roles in both London and Melbourne, including acting general manager, Asia trade sales and marketing director and becoming the company’s director of magazines in 2014. Under Sue’s leadership, Lonely Planet now boasts 13 magazine products around the world, with a new Italian edition of the magazine set to launch in Spring 2019.
A veteran of the magazine industry, Sue has previously held publisher and marketing roles at IPC Media, Harper Collins and The National Magazine Company.
Laurence Hembert-Wermus was international director of Groupe Marie Claire in France. She joined the company in 1985 and managed all 53 foreign editions of Marie Claire.
The FIPP Management Board appointed four new members at its last meeting on 27 March 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Appointed were Helen O’Donnell of BBC Studios' TalentWorks; Jonathan Wright of Dow Jones; Nikolay Malyarov of PressReader; and Nicola Murphy of The River Group.8th Apr 2019 FIPP News
The first ever FIPP Insider events to take place in the USA take place in Washington DC on 29 April and in New York on 1 May.1st Apr 2019 FIPP News
Berlin, 25 March 2019: The 2019-2020 edition of the Innovation in Media World Report has been launched today at DIS2019 in Berlin.25th Mar 2019 FIPP News
FIPP and VDZ’s Digital Innovators’ Summit 2019 takes place Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 in Berlin. If you were unable to make it to Berlin, here are some ways you can follow news from there.25th Mar 2019 FIPP News
New digital printing technology developed by Canon in Europe can now enable publishers to use data to produce the same personalised functionality to printed products that we have become used to in online publishing. Now it is possible to marry the emotional impact of print with variable data at industrial speeds.15th Apr 2019 Features
Here, PressReader’s chief content officer, Nikolay Malyarov, talks to us about the media dating game: how publishers can attract more readers by placing an audience-centric focus at the heart of their distribution strategy.15th Apr 2019 Features
Statista’s Digital Market Outlook estimates that the UK ePublishing market was worth USD$1.3 billion in 2018, with that expected to grow to $1.6 billion by 2023.15th Apr 2019 Insight News
In November 2018, we co-hosted an Insider event with FIPP in Argentina and Chile about the role and value of digital editions. Given the Latin American venue, I decided to use a local coming-of-age tradition - a quinceañero - the 15th birthday milestone when a girl transitions from a child into a young woman in the community.11th Apr 2019 Opinion
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