1952 Takes first job as a cub reporter on a Scottish local paper

1952 Takes first job as a cub reporter on a Scottish local


1964 Quits journalism for a management role with Thomson Regional


1972 Becomes circulation director of the Manchester Evening News

1986 Moves to current employer, another regional newspaper publisher, as

divisional chief executive

1995 Masterminds pounds 205 million buyout of regional publishing

operations, subsequently becoming part of the USA Today stable

1999 Bids for Newscom, hoping to become the UK’s second largest regional

newspaper publisher

Am I Freddy Johnston of Johnston Press, Jim Brown of Newsquest or Philip

Graf of Trinity Mirror?


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Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).