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January 11, 2017updated 12 Jan 2017 11:53am

Hearst Magazines appoints Trinity Mirror’s James Wildman as president and chief executive

By James Beeson

The publishing company behind brands such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar has announced the appointment of James Wildman as their new president and chief executive officer.

Wildman, who leaves his post as chief revenue officer at Trinity Mirror, will replace Anna Jones, who has held the position since 2011, on 3 April.

Jones is set to depart the company in February having co-founded AllBright, a new funding platform for female entrepreneurs.

In his role at Trinity Mirror, Wildman is responsible for the group’s national advertising revenue and commercial operation. Prior to this he was managing director and vice president of sales at Yahoo UK.

Hearst Magazines President David Carey said: “James is entrepreneurial and has a strong track record of transforming media businesses.

“He understands the UK, European and global marketplace, and has a clear vision of how we can continue to move our business forward. He will be a dynamic leader of Hearst Magazines UK, which we plan to expand in the years ahead.”

“We also thank Anna, who has encouraged experimentation and new ideas that drive revenue. She oversaw the growth of our brands on all platforms, our partnerships with Asda and Jamie Oliver, and used our brands to develop female empowerment initiatives that will continue to be a priority.”

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Wildman said: “The UK is Hearst’s most important market outside the U.S., and I have been given a clear growth mandate for our existing brands in print and digital, as well as incubating ideas for new products, partnerships and acquisitions.

“I am very much looking forward to working closely with my new colleagues both in the UK and the U.S. as we set the agenda for 2017 and beyond.”

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