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Tim Brooks

Tim Brooks


Managing director


Guardian News and Media

Work Telephone

+44 (0)203 353 2000


Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, , N1 9HE


Career highlights

Fave moment: greeting Paul McCartney at the 2006 NME Awards.

Favourite TV programme

The Wire.


The Guardian.


Observer Music Monthly.


Favourite recent marketing campaign

Can't think of a single standout campaign.

Favourite brand

Apple: form AND function.

What’s your concession to the recession?

My bonus; taxis; business lunches/dinners.

Who would play you in a movie?

That would never get development dollars.

Party trick

Staying awake.


Reading, running, shouting at Arsenal.

What gadget do you think should be invented?

ErrError alert: automatically highlights any error of fact on an internet page.

You’ve got one last Tweet before you die. What do you Tweet?

\"Here lies one whose name was writ on Twitter.\"


It's been a tough year for Brooks professionally as he's had to dish out news to his staff of job cuts and restructures, while batting off reports that The Observer would close. He was partly hired by Guardian News & Media to progress its online strategy so all eyes will be on this during 2010.


Kingston, Jamaica, 1957.

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