LCC alumnus Ben Lifton, who graduated from BA (Hons) Magazine Publishing last year, has secured a nomination in the prestigious PPA New Talent Awards 2015, which celebrate the next generation in magazine and business media.
Ben is currently a publishing assistant at London-based content marketing agency The River Group, where he works on lifestyle magazines healthy and Healthy For Men, sold in Holland & Barrett and GNC shops around the UK.
Healthy magazine was also launched onto newsstands in December 2014 and is now available in supermarkets, Marks & Spencers, WHSmith and 5,000 independent newsagents. Ben manages healthy’s subscriptions and helps the brand gain market share, researching future opportunities.
He has recently arranged partnerships with innovative companies to help drive the magazine brands in new directions, increasing sales and providing a better user experience for the customer.
Regarding his nomination, Ben said: “With the publishing industry constantly changing, it is an exciting time to be working with magazines. It is great to have been nominated, and for my work with River to have been recognised.”
Ben’s nomination is in the Best Graduate/Intern category. Speaking about Ben and a shortlisted colleague, beauty writer Daisie Smith, CEO of The River Group Nicola Murphy said:
“We are immensely proud that two of our brightest stars have been nominated for what are highly competitive awards. They both display boundless enthusiasm to learn and are a pleasure to work with, and we are now looking forward to the awards ceremony in March.”
The ceremony will take place on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at The Brewery, London.
The best of luck to Ben from LCC!
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