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11 May 2023

Stuart Forrest joins Bauer Media Group as Global SEO Director for Publishing

Bauer Media Group is pleased to announce that Stuart Forrest will join the business as Global SEO Director of its Publishing business.

Forrest will commence his new role 12 June 2023 and joins from Future plc. bringing incredible experience regarding technical SEO, audience trends, data provision and paid performance marketing across digital channels for a market leading portfolio of publishing brands.

In his new role at Bauer Media Group, he will be responsible for technical SEO, creating effective and harmonised ways of working regarding SEO actions in UK and Germany including supporting our content strategy and portfolio for audience growth through organic traffic.

Forrest will be based in London and work closely with both Charlie Calton-Watson, Chief Digital Officer in the UK and Chief Innovation Officer Inga Leister in Germany.

Speaking on the appointment, Calton-Watson said: “We’re thrilled that Stuart is joining our business. His expertise will perfectly complement the skills we already have within our talented teams and the unique brands. Building on these is a focal point for us as we look to accelerate the growth of our digital business. As such, this is a tremendously important development in our transformation journey and for the future of our Publishing business.”

Forrest said: “I’m pleased and excited to be joining Bauer at what’s clearly a key moment in its digital transformation journey. My whole career has been in media, and I’ve always enjoyed working closely with content, technology and commercial teams to reach and engage consumers with world class quality content. Bauer’s brands have a deserved reputation for quality, and this is an excellent platform from which to grow our digital audiences. I’m looking forward to working with Bauer’s teams to realise what I see as enormous growth potential.”

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For further press information, please contact:    
Josh Colley, Head of Corporate Communications
T: 07894595614

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Brand Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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