1971: First media job as planner at J. Walter Thompson

1971: First media job as planner at J. Walter Thompson

1975: Transfers to JWT Toronto

1975: Joins IPC women’s magazines as sales executive, rising to deputy

group sales manager for women’s weeklies

1984: Joins the National Magazine Company as advertisement manager of


1989: Moves to Cosmopolitan as publisher - identified by a colleague as

’managing director material’

1998: Swaps jobs with senior colleague. Doesn’t get managing director’s


2000: Quits in surprise move

AM I: Lizzie Kershaw of Cosmopolitan, Simon Kippin of Good Housekeeping

or Vivien Cotterill of She?

ANSWER: Simon Kippin.


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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).