The Telegraph appoints Chris Forrester as Chief Revenue Officer
The Telegraph has today announced the appointment of Chris Forrester to the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer, reporting into CEO, Nick Hugh. Chris will lead the company’s advertising revenue teams including Display ad sales, Client Strategy & Development and Spark, The Telegraph’s branded content and data division. He will also have responsibility for all Commerce revenues, excluding that generated by Telegraph Travel and Telegraph Financial Services. Chris joins The Telegraph with over 20 years experience from some of the industries biggest brands including 4 years at Primesight, where he first held the position of Commercial Director. He later became Managing Director and created a culture of success positioning the business as a thought leader and becoming renowned in the UK media market. The appointment of Chris is part of The Telegraph’s ongoing commitment to lead change within the UK media industry. The company has successfully evolved into a multi-platform digital news brand that continues to deliver the highest-quality journalism. The Telegraph is also focused on diversifying into new revenue streams, including advertising, digital subscriptions, travel and financial services and events for the needs of The Telegraph’s discerning audience.
Nick Hugh, CEO, The Telegraph, said, “We are delighted to welcome Chris to The Telegraph in the role of CRO. His extensive experience and forward-thinking attitude make him well positioned to lead our commercial efforts into the future.”
Chris Forrester, said, “ I am immensely proud to have joined The Telegraph. The company has a wonderful history and unrivalled reputation with a focus on quality journalism, a successful sales teams and creativity at its core. The Telegraph has consistently broken new ground and I am excited to be able to join now, at a time when never before have so many people, from such diverse backgrounds consumed the content we create in so many different ways.”
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