Marketing Week

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Marketing Week
Editor Ruth Mortimer
Frequency Weekly
Founder Michael Chamberlain and Anthony Nares
First issue  1978 (1978-month)
Company Centaur Media
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English
Website www.marketingweek.co.uk
ISSN 0141-9285

Marketing Week is a magazine focused on the marketing industry in the UK. The magazine is based in London.

The magazine is owned by the LSE-listed company Centaur Media plc. Among the senior staff are Publishing Director Sarah Gilchriest and Editor Ruth Mortimer. Its circulation is approximately 40,000, with around 30,000 of those accounted for by controlled circulation. ABC primary circulation for 2009 was 36,619.[1]

Marketing Week was launched in March 1978. Its co-founders were Michael Chamberlain, a former editor of the advertising journal Campaign, and Anthony Nares, an entrepreneur who set up Marketing Week Communications Ltd shortly before the launch. MWC subsequently launched Creative Review and was later subsumed in Centaur Communications, a buy-in vehicle run by Graham Sherren and Jocelyn Stevens (1982). Nares became managing director of the new organisation – a position he held until his early death in 1996. Chamberlain left Centaur in 1988 to take up a career in consultancy. He is currently chairman of BMJ Group.

Despite its long duration, Marketing Week has had only six editors. Chamberlain was the first, Stephen Foster (1980–1983) the second, Howard Sharman (1983–1988) the third, Stuart Smith (1988–2008) the fourth, Mark Choueke the fifth (2009-2012) and Ruth Mortimer the sixth (2012-).

Marketing Week Live[2] is the UK’s largest marketing event[citation needed] and is held annually at Olympia, London.

Centaur also publishes Design Week and Creative Review magazines.

Rival publications include Marketing and Campaign.

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