Hearst Magazines UK names Karen Meachen Head of PR
The Hearst communications team will also be strengthened by the hire of Ben Bolton as PR Manager
London, UK – March 11, 2015 — Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar has strengthened its Communications team.
Following the appointment of Lisa Quinn as Director of Communications in January, Hearst has appointed Karen Meachen as Head of PR.
Currently Head of PR for Cosmopolitan and Red, Karen moves into a central role to become Head of PR across the whole business. The team will also be strengthened by the hire of Ben Bolton as PR Manager later this month. Ben joins Hearst from Rightster where he is currently Corporate Communications Manager. Hearst is also currently recruiting a PR Exec.
The Communications team will be responsible for developing and communicating the corporate communications strategy for Hearst Magazines UK, as well as executing strategic consumer PR campaigns for each of its 26 brands.
Meachen has been with Hearst Magazines UK for the past eight years, having previously worked for Bite Communications where her clients included Apple, DHL and BT’s Chief Technology Office. Before Rightster, Bolton previously worked at Future and Time Inc. UK.
Lisa Quinn, Director of Communications at Hearst Magazines UK said: “I am delighted about these appointments. Hearst has many well-known brands, and our job as a team will be to amplify the power and reach of these brands, as well as further develop the Hearst corporate brand profile.”
Karen brings with her a deep understanding of the business, as well as excellent judgement, a creative and strategic approach to PR, and good contacts across a broad range of media channels. Ben also has excellent media contacts, and a good understanding of the tech industry, combined with creativity and a proven ability to deliver impactful campaigns. I am really looking forward to working with them both this year”.