Neil Thackray is Co Founder of Briefing Media Ltd and has worked in business media for more than 25 years and on digital projects since 1996. He began his career at Reed Business Information acting as publishing director of numerous magazines and trade shows. He went on to be divisional Managing Director at Miller Freeman, before leaving to head up the launch of The Industry Standard in Europe. That gig was famously shortlived as the dot com bubble burst. After the The Standard Neil joined Quantum Business Media as CEO. After three years he sold the business, which was private equity backed and moved to Nexus Business Media also as CEO. In addition to his full time roles Neil acts as Non Executive Chair of Osney Media, ia a past director of the AEO, has been a member of the PPA Business Media Committee and undertaken numerous consulting roles on a confidential basis. Neil has now stepped down from his role at Nexus but continues to provide consulting services to media companies. Topics covered include digital development, reader engagement, pricing, market strategy, asset reviews and analysis.
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This morning we announce that the company has agreed to acquire of two world class business media brands, Farmers Guardian and Pulse, from UBM.
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If personal blogs aren’t for self-aggrandising posts when something good happens, then what are they for?.
The Sun on the Appeal Court ruling that stopped the press naming a sportsman said by the paper to be a love cheat: "Yesterday was the day Britain became a judicial banana republic. The nation that created the rule of law bent its knee to a sportsman who fornicates his way through life like a dung hill rooster.