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Out of Office

All the best chats happen out of the office.In this podcast, Pugpig co-founder Jonny Kaldor joins interesting people in publishing for ambling walks through the streets of London, New York and beyond in order to try and find out what makes them tick. We cover everything from how they started out, what they love and hate about media and the many forces that are fundamentally changing the industry landscape right under out feet.What will the future of publishing look like? God knows, but we'll talk about it anyway and we'll have fun while we do it...Big thanks to Matt Prevett and Luke Croydon for helping produce the Out of Office theme tune! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Out of Office with Justin Pearse

Welcome to Episode 8 of the Out of Office podcast, which I recorded with Justin Pearse in early January 2021Justin Pearse is first and foremost a writer, and currently the editor of new digital age (after having spent a number of years also editor of new media age, and soon to be launching e-commerce age). In between all that Justin was heading up branded content at The Drum and Digiday - so he’s been writing about media and marketing pretty much his whole career.We took a covid compliant walk around Kelsey Park in Beckenham and talked about trade publishing, about launching new media brands, about the continuing growth and importance of ecommerce to publishers and about how events are continuing to evolve now that we’re getting to grips with what works best in a world where we continue to be doing everything remotely.Just a little warning in advance that you’ll hear a mix of ducks, cars, children and maybe a certain amount of sniffing in the background on what was a chilly, damp January day in London, but hopefully they will just add a touch of texture to what was an extremely interesting conversation with Justin. Here we go…I suspect we’ll have a short hiatus now that at least in the UK we’re pretty much housebound, and I think this podcast works so much better when we’re talking face to face, but I hope to be back soonish with more walks and chats for you. If in the meantime there’s someone you’d like me to walk and talk with, or if you have any feedback at all - just give me a shout - I’d love to hear from you… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

19 Jan 2021

Rank #1

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Out of Office with Esther Kezia Thorpe

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Out of Office podcast, which I recorded with Esther Kezia Thorpe in June 2020At the time of recording, Esther had recently left her role at Dennis publishing so that she could commit herself fully to her own consulting business and also to the ever growing media voices empire which now includes a daily media roundup newsletter, an annual podcast awards event and of course their own media voices podcast - all of which we cover in our conversation and all of which I would recommend you check out and sign up to if you haven’t already!I hope you enjoy it - as always, if you have any feedback do let me know...Jonny See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

4 Jan 2021

Rank #2

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Out of Office with James Hewes

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Out of Office podcast, which I recorded with James Hewes, the President and CEO at FIPP (the international network for global media) a few months ago when we were all in lockdown. We chatted about the future of consumer magazine businesses and how the need to diversify is becoming ever more important. We also touched on live events and how they can survive in a world where large gatherings can’t come together - well timed given he’s just managed one of the biggest online events that the publishing industry has seen to date. In fact I’d recommend you heading to FIPP.com to have a look - there’s loads of great content on there, including a sneak preview of our very own 2020 state of the digital publishing market report in which we got to interview 40 execs from across the industry about what’s keeping them up at night and where they are focusing their effort in the coming year. I hope you enjoy it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

6 Oct 2020

Rank #3

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Out of Office with Katie Vanneck-Smith (2)

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Out of Office podcast, which covers the second of a two part conversation that I had with Katie Vanneck-Smith, ex-President of The Wall Street Journal and co-founder of Tortoise Media.Katie and I took a long walk in the fields of the South Downs near her home in Slindon, where, after chatting about her career at News Corp (see part 1), we covered the inception of Tortoise Media and how she and co-founder James Harding have built a completely different newsroom, in the form of a membership business built around slow news, open journalism and live events.Please do give it a listen and as always, please feedback, like, subscribe and tell your friends! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

3 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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Out of Office with Katie Vanneck-Smith (1)

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Out of Office podcast, which covers the first of a two part conversation that I had with Katie Vanneck-Smith, ex-President of The Wall Street Journal and co-founder of Tortoise Media.Katie and I took a walk in the fields of the South Downs near her home in Slindon, where we started by talking about her career at News Corp from her early days at The Times to her move to New York where she became president of The Wall Street Journal. We talked about how she fell in love with journalism, how, in 2010 we built one of the world's first paid news websites for The Times and how she helped grow The Wall Street Journal subscriber base to 3 million readers by April 2019.In the next episode we'll cover the creation of Tortoise Media and how she and co-founder James Harding have built a completely different newsroom, in the form of a membership business built around slow news, open journalism and live events.Please do give it a listen and as always, please feedback, like, subscribe and tell your friends! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

14 Jul 2020

Rank #5

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Out of Office with Syd Nadim

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Out of Office podcast, with my third guest Syd Nadim, the founder and chairman of Clock digital agency, inventor of Swipe Station (a food and drink purchasing platform for sports and entertainment venues which may well do very well indeed as we come out of lockdown) and a good friend of mine.Syd and I took a lovely sunny walk along the Grand Union Canal from his office in Kings Langley towards London, while chatting about his career, his early start growing up in a religious cult and how that has given him a very particular outlook on life. We also talked about remote working and managing teams, along with some of the initiatives he has been spearheading over the last few year in order to help give disadvantaged kids a better start in life.Please do give it a listen and as always, please feedback, like, subscribe and tell your friends! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

15 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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Out of Office with Alison Dolan

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Out of Office podcast, with my second guest Alison Dolan, who was at the time of recording, the Chief Strategy Officer of News UK, the UK arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.Alison and I had planned to walk through Richmond Park, a stone's throw from her West London home, but global lockdown got in the way and so instead we spoke from our respective living rooms, a glass of wine in hand.In this episode, you'll hear how Alison arrived at News UK from Sky, whether she thinks the big tech platforms are playing fair with news media companies and how the growth of audio is changing the way that News thinks about its future...We're just learning the ropes here so please feedback, like, subscribe, tell your friends etc. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

20 May 2020

Rank #7

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Out of Office with Barry McIlheney

Here we are at last!Welcome to Episode 1 of the Out of Office podcast, with a perfect first guest - Barry McIlheney, CEO of the PPA, ex-editor of Smash Hits and Empire Magazine and all round good egg.Barry and I go for a walk in Clissold Park where he dazzles me with stories of how he went from his first job as a librarian to editing some of the biggest and most influential magazines titles of the last few decades.You'll also hear why Barry is optimistic about the future of magazine publishing.We're just learning the ropes here so please feedback, like, subscribe, tell your friends etc. Back in a week... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #8