Beth Hardy, product manager at Future, nominates Hal Pearson,
former media manager at Mediapolis
’Everybody is going to be amazed that I’m nominating Hal, because he has
a reputation for being loud and outrageous. He’s hilarious - the life
and soul of any party. If you go to an industry event and he’s present,
there’s no doubt you’ll remember him. He’ll definitely get up to some
prank or other.
’Despite the fact he’s quite mad, he was my first boss and was kind
enough to take me under his wing when I joined Mediapolis.
’I can honestly say he taught me everything I know about planning and
buying, and how agencies work with media owners. He has an excellent
knowledge of the market and great negotiation skills.’