Potter scoops prize for achievement in publishing industry

Mike Potter, the managing director of the Abbott Mead Vickers Group contract publishing company, Redwood, has picked up the 1998 Marcus Morris Award for outstanding achievement in the magazine publishing market.

Mike Potter, the managing director of the Abbott Mead Vickers Group

contract publishing company, Redwood, has picked up the 1998 Marcus

Morris Award for outstanding achievement in the magazine publishing

market.



Potter won the award for his pivotal role in developing programme

publishing and customer magazines.



The presentation was made by Terry Mansfield, the managing director of

the National Magazine Company, at the Periodical Publishers

Association’s chief executives’ conference.



The award was established by the PPA to commemorate the contribution of

Marcus Morris OBE, who founded the Eagle before becoming the editorial

and then managing director of the National Magazine Company.



On accepting the award, Potter said: ’Marcus Morris was definitely a

hero for me. And, in hindsight, I can see now that he broke the rules

and did something really different.



’That’s certainly what I’ve always tried to do and in pioneering

customer magazines and opening up the idea of magazines linked to

television programmes, I hope that Redwood has made an original and

positive contribution to today’s publishing world.’



Potter started his magazine career in 1971 when he joined Haymarket

Publishing.



He subsequently became the publishing director of Campaign and Marketing

before setting up Redwood Publishing in 1982 with the former editor of

the Daily Express, Christopher Ward.



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