The Christmas Speech
Christmas is nearly upon us. I have attempted to navigate myself towards the Christmas crescendo at a steady pace, and hope you have too – so that by the time we are in a position to take some time off we are not so exhausted we can’t enjoy it.
As always it has been another interesting year. Both in terms of our traditional business, and future multi-platform developments.
In running any business there are always the ongoing challenges of retaining your customers, your staff, and your profitability; that is a given in any year and for the best part this has been achieved. We took on the British Dietetics Association this year and I am thrilled about that; they are great to work with and an ideal client for us.
And of course it was great to win Best Magazine at the TUC Communications Awards in the summer for Usdaw’s Arena magazine.
I am also excited to be working with the Institute of Hospitality on the fantastic Hospitality magazine, and look forward to building a strong relationship with MS-UK in the year ahead as we begin selling advertising space on New Pathways magazine.
Our developments in the digital arena will be significant in 2015. They will involve new markets but also be relevant, and remain relevant in the years to come, to membership and specialist organisations. Localised content, personalisation and mobile will continue to underpin communications in the year ahead, and we are ensuring our digital publishing solutions will support our clients’ goals.
A big thank you to all both colleagues and suppliers – we couldn’t do it without you. And a big thank you to all of our clients, who are just great to work with. From me, and all the team, we wish you a merry Christmas and a well-earned break. See you in the New Year!