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Wildman promoted to president of Hearst Magazines Europe

05 Sep 2019  |  David Pidgeon 
Wildman promoted to president of Hearst Magazines Europe

Hearst Magazines, publisher of Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Good Housekeeping, has announced that James Wildman is to be president of its European operations.

Wildman, who has been the CEO and president of Hearst UK since 2017, will add oversight of Italy, the Netherlands and Spain to his responsibilities.

The announcement was made by Hearst president and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Magazines president Troy Young, to whom Wildman will continue to report.

“James is an enterprising leader who immediately made a positive impact on our U.K. business,” Young said. “His passion for our industry coupled with his keen understanding of the European market will enable him to further advance our growth overseas, an increasingly important focus for us.”

Commenting on the news, Wildman added: “I look forward to driving the strongest collaboration between our talented teams across Europe and with our colleagues in the US.

“There is such great work, creativity and development across all our businesses, and, with strong teamwork and mutual support, we are brilliantly positioned to build upon our success in these dynamic markets.”

Wildman previously served as chief revenue officer at Trinity Mirror newspaper group (now known as Reach), and, before that, he was managing director of Yahoo UK. Prior to that, he ran ids, Virgin Media’s former television ad sales business.

Wildman’s appointment is effective immediately.

See also: "Fabulous!" The James Wildman interview

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