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VNU / Computeractive announcement

Added: (Mon Jul 16 2001)


13th July 2001

VNU is pleased to announce recent moves in its publishing team that will serve to strengthen its existing brands.

Raphael Fleischer
Raphael has been promoted to from his role as marketing and business development manager on Computeractive magazine to associate publisher of PC Magazine. Raphael has worked for VNU in London for two years following two years spent at VNU Italy as product manager on PC Magazine. Since his time at VNU he has worked as marketing manager on Computeractive magazine where he has developed a series of successful brand extensions including the recently launched WebActive magazine.

Simon Haisman
Simon also joins PC Magazine as publisher, in addition to his role as Computeractive publisher. Simon joined VNU in March 2001 from Future Publishing where he worked for eight years as group publisher and built up the music division to eleven magazines in total, which ranged from Classical Music through to Metal Hammer and then on to technology titles such as Computer Music.

Zoe Rouch
Raphael’s position as marketing manager of Computeractive is to be filled by Zoe Rouch who moves from her role as marketing manager on VNU’s PC monthlies. Zoe joined VNU in 1998 where she worked as marketing executive on Computeractive. She now returns as marketing manager.

Juliet Parker, publishing director of VNU said:
“These latest moves at VNU reflect our dedication to developing existing and new brands. We are delighted to welcome Raphael and Simon to PC Magazine and Zoe back to Computeractive.”


Notes to editors:

About Computeractive
Computeractive is published by VNU, the leading IT and business publisher. It is the UK's highest selling computer magazine, written in plain English, cutting out the jargon usually associated with computer magazines. Computeractive is published
fortnightly, priced 1.20.
TGI 3Q results show Computeractive has a readership of 687,000, ranking the VNU publication as 121 out of 257 titles exceeding titles such as PC Plus, GQ, Empire and Time Out.

About PC Magazine
PC Magazine is the leading source of PC product information for the business specifier, with a circulation of more than 127,000. Its core focus is in-depth, comparative product reviews compiled using PC Magazine's industry standard benchmark software.

About VNU
VNU is one of the world's leading media and information companies. Its core
activities are marketing & media information, business information and
directories. VNU is active in more than 100 countries, spread across all
continents. The company employs over 35,000 people and has annual revenues
of approximately EUR 4 billion.

For further information: Please contact Lydia Hall / Catherine Betts at Praxis PR on 020 7 749 5911 or email lydia@praxispr.co.uk or catherine@praxispr.co.uk

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