Abby Carvosso

Group MD, Advertising

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Abby Carvosso

Group MD, Advertising /

Abby Carvosso is Group Managing Director of Bauer Advertising, part of Bauer Media, which is the UK’s biggest and most influential multiplatform media brand network. Abby leads a commercial team of 200+ people, working across radio, print, digital and TV. Her remit is to provide Bauer’s commercial partners with compelling, creative, content-led advertising solutions across multiple brands and platforms. Abby has held a number of senior commercial, publishing and management roles at Bauer Media, including Head of Magazine & Digital Sales, then MD of Lifestyle and Advertising and latterly Group Managing Director, London Lifestyle, responsible for brands such as Empire, Heat, Grazia and Closer.

Her many and varied achievements include being launch Publisher of Grazia, the UK’s first weekly glossy. Grazia changed the UK magazine market forever, attracting an upscale audience and premium fashion and beauty advertisers to the weekly magazine market for the first time. More recently, Abby was instrumental in the launch of The Debrief, Bauer Media’s first digital-only brand. The Debrief delivers a distinct mix of tailored content that mirrors the behaviour of the constantly connected ABC1 20 something female, providing relevant content at the right time and through the right channels. The Debrief offers exceptional native advertising opportunities to its commercial partners and has been recognised with some high profile industry accolades, including the PPA new talent awards.

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Andy Calton


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Andy Calton

Editor / MCN

Andy is editor of Motor Cycle News (MCN).  He first worked on MCN in the 1990s, leaving to work on regional papers including the Coventry Evening Telegraph before returning to MCN in 1997. Having served as Production Editor, Deputy Editor and Managing Editor (news), Andy then turned to golf. He was Editor of Golf World for a year and then Today's Golfer for a further eight. Several re-launches of both mags and the website followed. Andy then returned to MCN in August 2012 as MCN’s Editor.His mix of daily newspaper and website experience has helped him fully integrate the MCN web and paper team as both go from strength to strength.

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Andy Roberts

Group Programme Director

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Andy Roberts

Group Programme Director / KISS NETWORK

Andy Roberts is Group Programme Director responsible for all content/editorial, policy and commercial broadcast output of the KISS Network. Along with business and talent management, his role includes the creation of bespoke ideas for commercial clients to daily output providing engaging content to drive listening, viewing and interaction across broadcast platforms including Radio, TV, Digital and Events.

Andy has expanded the KISS Network nationally, making it a market-leading brand within its target audience along with being London’s number one commercial station , and internationally into new territories.  He has taken audiences to record highs across the country while maintaining the right balance of commercial success vs brand quality.

Twitter handle: @RadioAndy

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Caroline Reid

Deputy Editor

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Caroline Reid

Deputy Editor / Closer

Caroline worked as a news reporter on The Sun and the News of the World in Manchester and was features editor at the launch of that's life! magazine;  associate editor and later deputy editor for Woman's Own; deputy editor at love it!  and in public relations for pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur and for a number of leading cosmetic surgeons.

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Charles Gant

Film Editor
heat magazine

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Charles Gant

Film Editor / heat magazine

Charles Gant has been the Film Editor and film critic of Heat magazine since its launch. An acknowledged expert on the film industry, Charles also writes for Screen International, analyses UK box-office every week at, and writes two monthly columns for Sight & Sound magazine. He discusses film regularly on Heat Radio and appears on Radio 4’s The Film Programme. He has served on the jury for the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award since its inception in 2006, and votes in the British Independent Film Awards and London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

Twitter handle: @charlesgant

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Chris Hewitt

News Editor

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Chris Hewitt

News Editor / Empire

A mainstay of the world's biggest movie magazine, and host of the award-winning Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt is an expert on all things filmic, but will talk the hind legs of a donkey if you mention Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Evil Dead II. Will do a bad Bane impression at the drop of a hat, if that's your thing.

Twitter handle: @ChrisHewitt

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Christian Baesler

Group Managing Director, Digital
Bauer Xcel Media

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Christian Baesler

Group Managing Director, Digital / Bauer Xcel Media

In October 2016, Bauer Media U.K. appointed Christian Baesler as Managing Director, Bauer Xcel Media - a role that has him oversee Bauer Media’s digital business in both the UK and the U.S. Previously, he spent 4 years in New York building Bauer’s US digital business, where he has created a highly successful department which spear-headed the set-up of Xcel as a separate global digital division.

Under his leadership, all of Bauer Media’s U.S. 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 US operation from 0 into a team of more than 70 across editorial, technology, marketing and product management.

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 U.S. 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.


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Clare Chamberlain

Magazine Media Sales Director

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Clare Chamberlain

Magazine Media Sales Director / Magazines

Clare became Head of Brand and Sales Director in April 2014 as part of the Bauer Media commercial restructure. Prior to this, Clare was Sales Director at London Lifestyle for over two years.

Clare’s display career originally began at Mother & Baby magazine, and she continued to work at Emap for six years, including two and a half years spent in Australia, as Commercial Director for New Woman magazine.

The restructure of the executive Bauer Media team, involving Clare, has had an encouraging response from clients so far, and is working to streamline Bauer Media’s commercial sales strategy for the digital landscape.

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Dee Ford

Group Managing Director Radio
UK division

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Dee Ford

Group Managing Director Radio / UK division

Dee Ford is Group Managing Director Radio, for the UK division of the Bauer Media Group, a position she has held since 2005. Dee and her team run a thriving, multi-platform portfolio of 81 commercial local, national and digital stations, including KISS, Absolute Radio, Magic Radio alongside the Bauer City Network of 22 iconic local stations each reflecting the personalities of the most influential cities across the UK.

Over 17 million listeners tune in to a Bauer Radio station every week. Bauer Media UK has the biggest commercial digital radio audience, with 56% of Bauer’s radio listening being consumed on a digital device, compared to the UK industry average of 45%.

In March 2016, Bauer Media began broadcasting six of its national radio stations on the UK’s second national DAB digital radio multiplex network, including two new launches; Mellow Magic and Magic Chilled

In May 2016, Bauer Media announced the acquisition of the market-leading Midlands-based commercial radio group, Orion Media, which incorporates the Free Radio and Gem radio brands, further strengthening the Bauer City Network across one of the UK’s fastest-growing regions.

Bauer has also expanded its radio operations internationally and is today the biggest commercial radio operator in Europe with a market leading position across the Nordics, Poland and Slovakia and an interest in Radio Hamburg.

Dee began her career in sales, rising to senior positions within a number of newspaper, magazine and radio groups.She joined Emap in 1994 as Managing Director of Preston’s Rock FM, and was rapidly promoted to Regional Managing Director for Emap’s stations in Yorkshire, where her teams achieved outstanding success in audience and revenue generation.

In 1998 Dee was promoted to Group MD Emap Radio and in1999 she took additional responsibility for Emap’s music magazines and Box TV business, driving the group’s successful strategy of extending famous media brands across different media platforms.  During this time the Box TV business launched a further six new music TV channels in quick succession. These channels, including the UK’s number one TV music channel, 4Music, now form the basis of Box+, a joint venture between Bauer Media and Channel4.

Dee was the natural choice to become Group Managing Director of the expanded Emap Radio network when the division doubled in size through the acquisition of Scottish radio Holdings in 2005.

An alumna of the prestigious Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, USA and of Stanford University, Dee is highly respected within the radio and wider media industry for her many professional and often game-changing achievements. Under her leadership, Bauer Radio is achieving sustained and rapid growth and real innovation in the digital space.

Dee unites and leads her team in a common goal; to tell stories which entertain, surprise and inform, through an ‘always on’, multi-channel strategy, delivering content wherever, whenever, and however, Bauer Media’s valuable audiences want it.  

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Graham Bryce

Group Managing Director
Bauer City Network

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Graham Bryce

Group Managing Director / Bauer City Network

Graham Bryce is Group Managing Director for Bauer City Network (England and Scotland). He joined the business in June 2009. The Bauer City Network encompasses all of Bauer’s local radio stations from Manchester north, operating in sixteen locations with iconic brands such as Key 103, Metro Radio and Clyde 1. Bauer City Network now includes the Free Radio and Gem brands.

Prior to moving to Bauer, Graham was Strategy and Operations Director for Communicorp, a privately-owned European Radio Group based in Dublin, operating across seven countries in Europe and founded by the entrepreneur Denis O’Brien.

Before moving into Europe Graham worked for eleven years for Capital Radio plc, performing various roles culminating in his role as MD for Xfm, Choice FM and Capital Gold.

Twitter handle: @grahamdbryce

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Hannah Rouch

Digital Creative Director
Bauer Media Advertising

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Hannah Rouch

Digital Creative Director / Bauer Media Advertising

Hannah is Digital Creative Director at Bauer Media Advertising. Hannah previously ran the digital lifestyle business for Bauer Xcel, working across product and editorial, and moved into this newly created commercial role in September.

Hannah began her career in editorial at The Telegraph and in 2010 Hannah launched her own digital content / commerce business which she sold and exited in 2015.

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Hugo Wilson


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Hugo Wilson

Editor / Bike

Hugo is one of motorcycling’s most experienced editors.

In his second stint as editor of Bike magazine, during 2015 Hugo has ridden Harley-Davidsons in America, mopeds on the TT course, a dirt bike in the Welsh 2 day enduro and an assortment of the latest machines on his regular ride to work. He’s also got his hands dirty trying to turn auction bought old bikes into runners. Other assignments from the past 12 months have included interviewing bike riding celebrities Grayson Perry and Richard Hammond, attending new model launches in Tenerife and Amalfi, and putting together the 500th issue of Bike.

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Lucie Cave


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Lucie Cave

Editor-in-chief / heat

Lucie is an award winning editor and journalist with over 12 years experience in media. She has grown heat into a multi-platform brand reaching over 4 million consumers a week across radio, online and print.  In 2015 she was awarded BSME Entertainment Brand editor of the year and heat was awarded Best Use Of Social Media at the PPA Awards.

As well as being an innovative and talented journalist, Lucie is a multi-skilled media professional - presenting and producing for 4music,, as well as hosting her own heat radio show plus live programming and specials.

An experienced broadcaster – Lucie also appears on National TV including a regular showbiz correspondent on This Morning, ITV’s National Television Awards coverage, E! at the Baftas and is a sought-after media pundit and regular red carpet anchor.

She is famed for her range of exploits - all in the name of heat - such as becoming Simon Cowell’s most diminutive bodyguard for the day, appearing in The Only Way is Essex and co-writing an Episode of Hollyoaks. She has ghostwritten several books including Joey Essex and Charlotte Crosby’s Sunday Times Best Selling autobiographies.

As well as being Editor in Chief of the heat brand Lucie is also Editorial Director for commercial content across all Bauer brands.

Twitter: @luciecave

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Nadia Holmes

Head of Digital Audio
Bauer Media

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Nadia Holmes

Head of Digital Audio / Bauer Media

Nadia Holmes is Head of Digital Audio at Bauer Media, the UK’s biggest and most influential multiplatform media brand network. Nadia heads the company’s digital audio proposition and has recently been promoted from Agency Group Director – Digital, having worked closely on developing InStream, Bauer Media’s unique ‘logged in and listening’ audio advertising platform which runs across its Absolute Radio, KISS, Planet Rock, Kerrang! and heat radio brands. Nadia has come across from Absolute Radio where she held the role of Head of Digital Sales selling InStream to clients and agencies, specifically to the digital and radio departments. Nadia has worked at Bauer Media for over five years and has previously held roles at Primesight and Haymarket.

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Natasha Pearlman


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Natasha Pearlman

Editor / Grazia

Natasha Pearlman began her career as a feature writer for the Daily Mail’s Femail section, before becoming commissioning editor there. She was then appointed features editor of the News of the World, moving first to Fabulous magazine as Deputy Editor, then ELLE in the same position. She took over as Editor of Grazia in May 2015. In March 2015 she won the PPA New Talent Gamechanger of the Year. 

Twitter: @NatashaGrazia

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Owen Ryan

Group Content Director
Bauer City Network

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Owen Ryan

Group Content Director / Bauer City Network

Owen Ryan is an internationally experienced content director.

Over the last 18 years he has worked with all the major UK radio groups including Chrysalis, EMAP and Gcap across the North of England and Scotland, as well as the Australian Radio Network, where from 2007 to 2012 he was Head of Creative Programming nationally, before moving into market specific Content Director roles in Sydney and Melbourne.

In 2012 he returned to the UK as Programme Director of Hallam FM and in 2013 took on the role of Group Content Director for the Bauer City Network.

Twitter handle: @OwenRyan4 

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Paul Sylvester

Content Director
Absolute Radio, Bauer Media

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Paul Sylvester

Content Director / Absolute Radio, Bauer Media

Paul Sylvester is Content Director of the Absolute Radio network. He’s led the stations in the last year as audiences hit a record 4.5m and in 2016 was awarded Radio Programmer of the Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.

He is responsible for hiring and coaching all on-air talent and producers. In the last year he’s commissioned award-winning documentaries, poached Dave Berry from Capital Radio and convinced Noel Gallagher to host his first radio show. He created commercial radio's biggest ever live comedy event, taking over the London Palladium and raising awarenss and funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. He’s also produced the station’s festival coverage for the last eight years and is a longstanding supporter of both the Student Radio Association and Hospital Broadcasting Association.

Previously, he was Executive Producer and newsreader at LBC, Heart 106.2 and Lincs FM.

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Phil Alexander


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Phil Alexander

Editor-in-Chief / MOJO & Q

A stalwart of the UK music industry, Phil has worked at Bauer, and before that at Emap, since 1989. During that time he has edited Raw, Kerrang! and MOJO magazines and hosted both Raw Power and Friday night rock trivia show Popped In, Crashed Out for ITV and regularly appeared on Radio 1's The Rock Show. In 2009 Phil was presented with the Record Of The Day award for Outstanding Contribution To Music Journalism and in 2012 he won the BSME’s Editor Of The Year award. Phil also presents a weekly MOJO Rocks show on Planet Rock, Bauer’s Sony Award-winning radio station.


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Rebecca Holman

The Debrief

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Rebecca Holman

Editor / The Debrief

Rebecca has been a member of The Debrief team since launch in February 2014, joining as Deputy Editor and then becoming editor in January 2015. Rebecca has a decade's experience in women's consumer publishing. Starting her career on the award-winning magazine, she then went on to edit and launch with American media legend Jane Pratt, and writes for the Telegraph Wonder Women about sex, dating, and love. She once interviewed Uri Gellar round the back of a bingo hall and he read her mind. 




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Ric Blaxill

Music and Content Director
Planet Rock, Kerrang! and heat radio

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Ric Blaxill

Music and Content Director / Planet Rock, Kerrang! and heat radio

Ric started his career at Radio 1 before being appointed Producer Top of the Pops and TOTP2. Ric then left broadcasting to work as A&R Director for Independiente Records. Moving back into broadcasting Ric was Producer for SMTV Live and Producer for ITV’s Friday Night's All Wright series. After producing The Pop Years for Sky Ric moved back into radio as Group Creative Director at Capital. Ric was then offered the Head of Programmes role at BBC 6Music. In 2007 Ric joined Bauer Media and is now Music and Content Director for Planet Rock, Kerrang! and heat radio. In 2014 Ric was awarded a Fellowship of the Radio Academy


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Sharon Reid


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Sharon Reid

Editor / Yours

Sharon has been Editor of Yours since January 2014 but began her career at emap more than 25 years ago. Previously Deputy Editor on the brand, Sharon looked after all the features content of the magazine and spearheaded the creation of Sharon has an encyclopaedic knowledge of and deep passion for the magazine and its audience. The success of Yours is born out of a real depth of understanding of readers’ needs – knowing how to tap into and talk about the subjects that really matter to 50-plus women.

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Simon Kilby

Group Commercial Director
Bauer Media

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Simon Kilby

Group Commercial Director / Bauer Media

As Group Commercial Director at Bauer Media since April 2014, Simon Kilby has ownership of Bauer Media’s overall agency strategy, driving revenue and share across all Bauer Media platforms and brands.

With over twenty years’ experience in media sales at some of the UK’s most and well-recognised brands, Simon previously lead the commercial team at Absolute Radio as Commercial Director before its acquisition by Bauer Media.

At Absolute Radio, Simon was central to a strategy that saw the pioneering radio brand ‘redefine radio’ with its new personalised InStream product, which allows the brand improved targeting to a logged-in listenership through ‘full view’ gender, demographic and active location based data.

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Steve Fitzpatrick


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Steve Fitzpatrick

Editor-in-Chief / Angling

Steve is responsible for all six of Bauer’s UK market leading Angling titles including Angling Times, UKCarp, Improve Your Coarse Fishing, Sea Angler, Trout Fisherman, and Trout & Salmon magazines, plus our website and nine social media channels.

In between looking at over 800 pages per month and tweeting about our great content and people, Steve is a coarse, carp, sea, and game angler and super-keen photographer.

Steve started on Angling Times as a junior reporter in 1996 after completing his M.Sc. in Environmental Biology at Liverpool University and has been here ever since, taking on almost every role on the title in that time.

His favourite fishing spots include the jetty close to the Bauer offices in Auckland, New Zealand, the River Dee in Chester, and Lac De Premiere Carp Fishery in France, owned by pal and Everton footballer Tony Hibbert.

Twitter: @AnglingTimesEd


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Steve Parkinson

Group Managing Director
National Radio

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Steve Parkinson

Group Managing Director / National Radio

Steve is Group Managing Director for Bauer Media’s national radio brands – Magic, KISS, Absolute Radio, heat, Planet Rock and Kerrang!. He is responsible for the overall business from audience strategy to revenue and station profitability.  Originally from Aberdeen, Steve has worked at both local and national level in radio and tv across the UK and has been an award winning programme director, marketing director and director of sponsorship and promotions in his time.

Steve leads a team of 200 dedicated media staff and presenters in One Golden Square, and together the team broadcasts to well over 12m listeners across the UK. Steve is a non-exec director for the Prince’s Trust, and deputy chair for the Radio Academy, with responsibility for championing the next generation of talent from across the industry.


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Terri White


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Terri White

Editor-in-Chief / Empire

Terri White is Editor-in-Chief of Bauer Media’s flagship film and entertainment brand, Empire. White is an award-winning editor with sixteen years’ experience working for publishing companies on both sides of the Atlantic. She joined Bauer from Time Out New York where she worked as Editor-in-Chief, overseeing the brand’s editorial direction and content across all platforms. Previously, White was Editor of men’s freemium title ShortList and Buzz, the magazine distributed with The Sun. She has also written for Q, Red, Elle, The Pool, Grazia and The Observer magazine. White was named one of Folio’s Top Women in US Media, 2015, BSME’s Men’s Magazine of the Year and PTC’s New Editor of the Year. 


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Tim Pollard

Digital editor-in-chief
Parkers and CAR magazine

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Tim Pollard

Digital editor-in-chief / Parkers and CAR magazine

Car expert Tim Pollard is a seasoned motoring commentator and has appeared on everything from BBC Breakfast TV to Radio 4’s Today programme. If it’s a question about cars, the automotive industry, future tech or motoring issues, he’ll have an opinion to share with you. He’s test driven most cars on sale today and now heads up CAR magazine’s digital operations after a stint at Microsoft.


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Tony Moorey

Group Content Director
Magic Radio, Absolute Radio

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Tony Moorey

Group Content Director / Magic Radio, Absolute Radio

Responsible for both Magic and Absolute Radio, Tony is passionate about creativity and innovation, combining content and digital to connect with audiences.
In his time as Content Director the Absolute Radio team launched highly successful brand extensions such as Absolute 80s, pioneered digital audio with the launch of targeted InStream advertising and created market-leading branded content.

Tony is a Trustee of the Radio Academy, a member of the IAB UK’s Audio Council and frequently speaks at conferences about the future of radio, digital audio and branded content.


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Vicky Foster

Digital Commercial Director
Bauer Media

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Vicky Foster

Digital Commercial Director / Bauer Media

Vicky Foster joined Bauer Media in April 2015 as Digital Commercial Director, following significant growth in digital revenue and opportunities for clients across Bauer Media’s media portfolio. In her new role, Vicky is eager to push the boundaries in digital advertising campaigns to help advertisers engage with audiences across multiple platforms. Vicky brings extensive digital experience to the role, with over a decade of digital-first roles within ad networks, publishers and media agencies, most recently at Northern & Shell where she worked on the publisher’s digital proposition and structure. 

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