Time Inc. UK appoints Charlie Meredith as Transformation director, Sam Finlay as managing director, Advertising
Meredith was previously managing director of Time Inc. UK’s advertising team, and before that was managing director of Central Operations
London, England – September 9, 2015 — Time Inc. UK today announces the appointments of Charlie Meredith as Transformation director and Sam Finlay as managing director, Advertising. Both take up their roles with immediate effect, reporting to CEO, Marcus Rich.
Charlie will work to accelerate the development and implementation of Time Inc.UK growth initiatives both organic and acquisitive. The role is newly-created and is one of the key appointments in Time Inc. UK’s transformation into a contemporary cross-media network.
Charlie has worked across Time Inc.UK in number of senior roles, including MD of the market-leading TV entertainment brands, MD of central operations, and for the past five years, MD of Time Inc. UK Advertising.
Taking over that role, Sam will lead the cross-discipline sales teams for Time Inc. UK’s portfolio of over 60 influential and trusted multi-platform brands. Focused on developing the company’s commercial partnerships further, Sam will be responsible for the central sales operation, including the agency, client, category, digital, creative media, content, insight and brand sales teams.
Sam joined the business in 1995 and held a number of advertising roles prior to his appointment as advertising director for the men’s and music titles in 2004. For the past six years, Sam has been the head of Digital Advertising, leading the online and mobile sales teams, and last year was promoted to head of Digital Advertising & Custom Solutions, taking additional responsibility for creative media and content sales.
Time Inc.UK, CEO, Marcus Rich says: “I am delighted to be making these appointments. Investing for growth is a critical part of our strategy and with his deep understanding of our business and market leading brands, Charlie is the perfect candidate to help evolve and drive the business to the next level.
“With over 20 years’ experience in the industry and a real passion for our business, Sam is the ideal candidate to lead Time Inc.UK advertising and ensure we are an entrepreneurial and effective commercial partner for our customers.”
Sam Finlay says: “It’s a huge honour to be taking on this role at such an exciting time for Time Inc.UK. We have made significant strides in developing our commercial offering, giving us an unrivalled range and depth of opportunities for clients. There is a wealth of talent across Time Inc.UK and we will deliver further innovation to the market in the future which will continue to give unique access to our audiences’ through our market leading brands and content. Whether it be in print, digital or live media, our customers have an affinity with our brands which serve their passions and it’s this bond and trust which creates exciting opportunities for marketers to truly engage with their future customers.”
Charlie Meredith adds: “I am delighted to be taking on this very exciting role, and am keen to play my part in our ongoing transformation journey, building on the great work already under way.”